Saturday, 29 December 2018

How my Colouring has Improved

After finding out that Lili of the Valley are now selling their digi stamps on Etsy, I was looking through some photos of my early cards this morning, and I found this picture of a card I made with my first LOTV stamp.  This is from March 2011.

I had only just bought my first promarkers, and had yet to be introduced to the joys of die cutting.  I had an electronic cutting machine for my birthday that year that did not stay on the market for very long (and I could tell you why), and a pair of decorative scissors.
Anyway, I decided this morning to stamp off this image and see how much my colouring has improved.  Here's a close up from 2011

and here's what I did this morning.

A slight improvement, I think!  To be fair, in 2011 I had one blue pen for the dress, for version two I used four.  😂  But that's what it's all about, isn't it?  Practicing and getting better.  What you can't see on version two is that I also added Nuvo drops to the necklace, and glossy accents to the mirror to make it look more like glass.  The bows on her shoes are sparkly thanks to a slick of my Wink of Stella pen.  

This little girly made me think of her getting ready for a party, so I decided to make her into a card to enter into the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, and "Anything goes" at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge, and Watercooler Wednesday, so I have linked up there too.

So here is my card.

You can just about see the glossy accents on the mirror in this photo.

Thank you for stopping by,


  1. Karen, this is such a cool idea, to look back through the years and then redo it with your current skills. I think there is an amazing difference between the two! I may just take your idea to try myself! Thanks for joining the party at SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, and Happy New Year! Maura

  2. Wow, Karen, I love your card! I also love the way you've illustrated to us just how much you've improved with your colouring. Words can't adequately express the difference. You've elevated your colouring to such a degree that now your image appears 3-D and alive. A wonderful improvement. Love the die-cut opening in your embossed layer. Well done! Thanks so much for joining our two-week year-end Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.


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