Hi all my lovely friends! I will have to keep this post fairly short, as the internet is still playing up (not as much as it has been, but still enough to make it quite tedious).
However, you know what they say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” . . . well, I did just that! When my computer was playing up and the internet was hardly usable, I made cards!!
I have been trying techniques and styles that I have never had the nerve to try before and this is one of them.
Some of the 'experiments' I have tried have been more successful than others, but the failure is in the 'not trying', not the failure itself . . . right?
Anywho, today I stepped out of my comfort zone and thought I would have a go at the kind of 'artsy' style I admire in other's work, but have never had the nerve, or the talent to try. The result is not wonderful, but who's is 100% of the time? Plus, I had fun trying!
Here it is, exposed in all it's nakedness and feeling vulnerable . . . well, that's how it feels!
I used a NBUS stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and stamped and masked one of the trees on to a sponged background, coloured them sketchily - for texture - and added the white dots that are so popular now and stamped the sentiments from the same stamp set.
If I did it again, I would definitely stamp the sentiments in the same brown I used for the trees, rather than the harsh black.
Constructive criticism would be welcome from artists out there more versed in this style! Thank you for taking the time to visit today and for all your comments, they are always very welcome! Have a lovely day . . . it's pouring with rain here! Hazel xx