The other day I bought a new set of papers from KMART, and it had a 6x6inch paper with the loveliest wood panel across it. I have a real thing for wood, and just HAD to have it when I saw the paper, plus I had the PERFECT stamp to go with it.
As soon as I got home I went through my stamps and got out the one stamp I had in my mind 'A Little Bird Told Me' Designed by Mo Manning and can be purchased as a digital HERE or as rubber HERE. It's such a delightful little girl leaning out a wooden framed window, talking to a bird. How much more perfect could it be for the wooden panel paper I had!!! The paper could look like the house, with the wooden frames window on it!! Was what I saw in my head! Now just to colour it!
I decided to step out of my comfort zone and colour the image in Copics instead of distressed inks. Now I've had my Copics since the end of February and haven't had a lot of practice, and the stuff I have managed to do, well most of it has been really good flukes!!! So of course when I sit down to ACTUALLY do a project using my Copics, This is when I can't bleepin well use them or get them to work right!! LOL.. but it's all about practice right. :/
I spent the day working with my Copics, trying to get them to work and blend AND be happy with the result... and I came to 3 conclusions by the end of the day...
1. I can throw Copics a very long distance!!! :)
2. This 'Little Bird Told Me' is being painted in distressed inks!!! LOL
3. and my son is now buying me a Skin And Hair class in Copics for my Mothers Day Present!!!
So I thought I'd share with you my disasters!! I mean...works of ART!! :/
Well a second day of painting and crafting and wrestling with my paper trimmer that has decided to not cut straight! and TAAADAAAAAAA
One completed CAS card!!!
I would like to enter this card into the
at Mo's Digital Challenge Blog.
So while it's great to step out of our comfort zones, I think we also need to know when to admit defeat!! LOL, or at least admit when we have a limited time period on something and unrealistic goals and go back to what we know best... and leave new skills for things where where we have much more time to practice!! ...... and a few lessons might not be a bad idea either! We can't be naturals at every media. Some things just take LOTS of hard work and PRACTICE PRACTICE and practice!!!...... and practice!!!.... :/
..........after I collect all my Copics I've thrown around my lounge in frustrations!! LOL
Thanks For popping by and having a look!