Sunday, 7 December 2014
You may have noticed that I have not had any posts lately for Lia Stampz. I made the difficult decision to step down from the Design Team. I had several reasons but one of the top ones was that I had to face the fact that I was just not good at colouring images. I have invested in Copic markers as well as Spectrum Noir markers. It hasn't been cheap even though I don't have all of the colours. I tried watching countless YouTube videos showing shading and using colourless blenders. I realize that practice makes perfect but so many times I could've sworn that a child in kindergarten could've done a better job. LOL Every couple of weeks I was expected to come up with a card, a tag or some sort of project using an image that I had to colour and I tell you it was stressing me out to the point where I wasn't enjoying it so I made the decision to step down. As I said there were other reasons as well but this was a biggie. I will still try out for other Design Teams but I doubt it will be for any companies where I have to colour images and make them my focal point on a card. I would very much like to try for a DT where paper is the focus. I can come up with my own designs but focus on the paper.
Sympathy cards are always a hard card for me to make. Quite often I try to just make up some pretty cards, leave them blank and then fill them in as needed with a sentiment. A friend of mine lost her father in law a few days ago. She's a special friend so I wanted to make up a special card for her. I wanted to make something that her husband might like as well. So this is what I came up with. Let me know what you think. Patterned paper is from Gina K Designs. Cardstock was from my stash. Round scalloped was done with a Recollections punch. Plain circles done with Recollections punch. Ship is from. Label is Spellbinders. Sentiment stamp is Close To My Heart.
I can honestly say that everyone got a unique Christmas card this year. Even some of the ones that look similar have something different about them. That was quite the job I tell you. I believe I sent out around 75 cards, give or take 1 or 2. That's 75 different cards. I'm proud of myself. Here are some pics featuring some more of the cards.