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,
Karen

2 comments:

  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

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  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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