I spend quite a lot of time on online groups through facebook. Being unable to leave the house as often as I used to means I had to find a new way to "socialise" then I previously did...a way that didn't involve me bugging the bajeebers out of my parents constantly!!! and so I found not only a few support groups online for my vestibular disorder but a few groups specifically about colouring with stamps!!!
Two of my FAVORITE groups being Kit and Clowder, run by an amazing Aussie girl called Alyce and a Mo Manning Fan Club called Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse. Now while a fan club might SOUND cheesy, this fan club has been one of the most AWESOME things I have come across since starting my stamping and allows me to speak and interact DIRECTLY!!!! with Maurie Manning, the artist who designs these gorgeous stamps I love so much and get her advice and wisdom and!!!!! yep... I have a total lady crush on this women's capabilities!!! LOL but honestly, spend enough time looking at her work, and you will too... anyhoo, I digress!
It was on Kit and Clowder that the discussion of starting out came up and what our first pieces were like and how far we have come. Seeing I'm only very new to this, I was happy to share pictures of my first pieces and thought thats where I'd start here.
My Very First Stamp - using Watercolour
Stamp Name: "Swiss Pixie Heidi with Ornament" by C.C Designs
(Big Thank you to Tindaloo for telling me the stamp name!)
My Second Water Coloured Stamp! Soooo Much Better. :)
Stamp Name: " Wee Love You Bunches " designed by Sylvia Zet © Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps
My First Hand Drawn Water Colour! LOL
My First Distressed Ink Stamp!......Stamp Name: "You Are A Peach" Designed by Maurie Manning, Rubber Stamp by Penny Black.
and The Card I Made Her Into!
My First Copic Coloured Image.
Stamp Name: "Little Elf Fin" Designed by Maurie Manning, Rubber Stamp by Penny Black.
So There you go...All My Funny Firsts!
It's sooooo easy to throw these out for the "mistakes" you have made. but it's better to put them away somewhere safe, to give you giggles later on, and show you how REALLY far you have truly come in your learning.