There are times when I’ve made a card sample for Classic and I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! A lot of times, it doesn’t make it to my personal blog for whatever reason.
Those of you who visit Classic have most likely seen this card kicking around but I wanted to add it to my blog as it is one of my favourites.
I had made it last year and as many of you know I have a soft spot for good sunflower stamps. It’s one by Gary Robertson where it is detailed but not as fine detailed as others he’s done. So I added a few textures such as the pebbled walkway and some shading in the background trees.
The stamp is called Sunflower with Butterfly designed by Gary Roberston and is by Impression Obsession, H1771
I had coloured this image before taking the intermediate Copic certification course. I used a ton of Copic colours to colour this stamp, I don’t have the list but I can easily find out if you’re interested in which colours I used.
Now what’s interesting when you (not necessarily YOU, more like ONE, but more often I mean ME although it just may refer to you as well lol) colour something you’re right up in the image and can get lost in it. When I look at the picture of it, I realize that the shading isn’t as intense as I would have liked it. At the time, I thought it was. Whether that’s after taking the course or just looking at it from a different perspective.
Where is this going you ask?
By taking a photo of it, I’ve removed/detached myself from it and can be a little more objective and see it from a totally different perspective.
When I get stuck between a couple of looks or card layouts, I place the pieces on the card and take a picture of it with my phone. Then I rearrange the pieces in the alternate layout and take another picture. Then I look at both of the photos. More often than not, I find that one comes together better than the other. But for whatever reasons/hangups I couldn’t see it when it’s right in front of me. So the next time you’re stuck and not sure what to do, you may want to give it a go!
There’s the odd time, where even photographs don’t help and that’s when I walk away and go back to the pictures a day or two later. :)
If you have other ways of changing perspective to look at your work objectively, I would LOVE to hear about them!
Thanks for hanging out, reading my card thought of the day!