I looked back at my earliest cards and an image from Penny Black called Snowball Fun was one of my first. I've dusted it off for another outing for my sample and watercoloured it with reinkers. I've kept the layout clean and simple with a typed / die cut combo sentiment and a pelmet of designer papers die cut with a stitched curve.
So here's my new version.....
.... and below, (said in a quiet voice) is its first inking, dated October 2010!
Some things remain the same; I still like trios of pearls (although didn't add any on this card to keep it flat), I still like a splattering of glitter at Christmas, and yes, I still love purple.
But there are also some areas where I think my style has changed too, such as I don't believe I had invested in a die cutter back in 2010 so the corners were shaped with a punch. Seeing the two cards in close proximity above also does make me believe that my colouring and shading has improved too, with more depth added to the colours.
I also think that my photography skills have improved, both in terms of lighting and staging, to showcase the projects better.
I hope you like this challenge and will join in to share your 'then and now' creations.
- Image - Snowball Fun from Penny Black
- Typed Sentiment (Kristen ITC font)
- Die cut sentiment - Winter Snow by Simon Says Stamp
- Colouring - Distress Ink Reinkers
- Stazon Ink Pad
- The Langton Watercolour paper
- Crystal Glamour Dust
- Glossy Accents
- Frantic Stamper Stitched Scene Builder Die
Original card: blogged October 2010
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