the possibilities are endless! (and a little insight into Spike’s creative process)

Well howdy! Yesterday, I found myself again gravitating to Dyan’s “say it how it is” set. I know, I know I’m beginning to sound like a broken record. But they’re so wonderful, I just couldn’t resist!

I know I could have easily sprayed a background but I was drawn to this one. I think it was a blotter when it started and I just went from there. I haven’t played around with Tim’s new Distress Paints a lot so whenever I think it would fit in well with what I’m doing, I take advantage of the opportunity. I just finger painted Vintage photo paint around to create a frame, dried it then stamped over top with jet black archival ink, used white gel pen, added black soot paint around the edge and then…I stared at it.

I stared at it for some time… Alright, okay…get a grip Spike! (I do talk to myself when I craft lol) I figured, okay…stamp the sentiment! I stamped it on a previously sprayed tag and cut it out. I placed it on the card stock and stared at it once more. (remember this from a tip the other day? take a photo of it to get a different perspective)


I stared at the card, I stared at the photo….and stared some more. *blink, blink* I was blank! I leafed through previously coloured, stamped images. Nope…don’t like ’em (for this). Looked through my stamps that I thought would work…Dyan’s…Tim’s…nope, nothing clicked for me! GAAAAAHHHHHH! *deep breath* So I sat and stared some more. Okay sure…I could have gone and done something else but it wouldn’t let me go! ACK!

I looked up, sat up and reclined back in my chair then rocked back and forth in it. (I sit cross legged in my chair and like to rock in it…yeah I know, I’m weird!) I gazed over at the Clip it Up beside my desk…then it hit me like that meteor in Russia! (without injuring myself) I grabbed the stamp and took another deep breath……I gotta colour with Copics!


Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE colouring with Copics. I take my time with them because I’m somewhat finicky. When I look at an image stamped in black on a white piece of paper, I try to picture it in 3D. Even before I took Copic 2 certification, I thought back to my optics physics class…trying to figure out where light is going to land. Fabrics are quite the challenge! (Especially looking at a white piece of paper!) I tried my best with her cape but I’m happier with one side more than the other but even with that…um, it’s okay. Everything else on there I’m pretty happy with. I just need to look at the card as a whole 🙂 And I’m quite happy with it!


And you know something? The possibilities ARE endless!

Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy your Sunday! I think I’m going to make a bunch of Christmas cards today 😉


Card Supplies:
Stamp (rubber not digital) is from Kenny K – Lady Victoria



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5 thoughts on “the possibilities are endless! (and a little insight into Spike’s creative process)

  1. Oh Spike, I love it, it she looks so mischievous. Humm I am going to have to start using my rocking chair when I draw blanks. Don’t know if I will be able to sit cross legged though. Thanks for all the tips.

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