Saturday, May 17, 2008

Back Again!

Hi Everyone!!
Sorry about the big gap in posts - I've had icky pneumonia so haven't been up to thinking about Blogging! But I'm on the mend again now and have some more cards!

Thank you so much for all the encouragement and support from the fabulous PIF girls (and other friends and family!).

I'm WAY out of my comfort zone with all this 'creativity' - have always been the logical, scientific, perfectionist kind of gal, so I'm learning a whole new side of myself! And I'm loving it. I just have to remember to relax and not agonise over everything!

On these two cards I used the same stamp (flowers from the Natural Beauty SU set), but tried to make completely different looks with just watercolour pencils.

On the first I wanted very sublte flowers and tried to make them stand out just by shading the background, and in the second make vibrant coloured flowers themselves.

It was just fun to play around - and definately the best way to learn. Inspiration - as always - came from the SCS Gallery.

Hopefully I'll be back again soon with more experiments to show!
Thanks again for all your encouragement!
Shannah xox


JenMarie said...

These are fabulous! A good thing you've started stamping gal, you've got a good eye for it!

Kathy H said...

Amazing how you can take a stamp and make two completely different looks, great job!!!Keep up the good work...

Janice M said...

Glad your feeling better and back to creating! Great cards!

Janette said...

nice job Shannah! You did well with your coloring. Glad that you are feeling better now too.

Stampin' Meg said...

You did such a good job on these I didn't realize that it was the same stamp until I read it!