Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Positivity...

I can't believe it's nearly a month since I posted!

Still suffering with my back but this week I did manage to make a start on a markers class with Kit and Clowder.



Unfortunately I wasn't happy with the results and here is why!

I had opted to use some 'cheaper' card stock that someone suggested might be suitable for markers, but unfortunately, this months' class was quite detailed and I noticed the markers were bleeding. You can see here, where these were supposed to be fine lines... easily achievable with Copics with practice.


You can see the 'spread' of the ink.

There are a number of things to take from this...


  • It is important to always buy the 'tools' most suited to the job in hand
  • Cutting corners to save money isn't always cost effective
  • Be patient, improvement comes with practice and that includes making mistakes
  • Trust in the advice of the experts - that's why they're experts.

It is important too to look at the positives! 

  • I have learnt an important lesson
  • I will have the opportunity to improve my colouring even further with the extra practice
  • No practice is ever wasted
  • I have been able to 'recycle' my penguins and made 3 awesome cards!


I'm entering these in the Whimsy challenge! https://whimsyinspires.blogspot.co.uk/

That's me for today! Happy crafting! xxx


4 comments:

  1. Good post... and wonderful save! Your three cards are SO cute!

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  2. Sooo lovely. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks you for joining in the challenge of Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog.
    Hugs Astrid

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  3. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our WHIMSY STAMPS challenge blog so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

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