Friday, April 10, 2020

a Fun Little Challenge during this "social distancing" time!

HI everyone! Annie here! 
During this social distancing time, I was able to play around and push myself a smidge with some things I have never tried before. Mainly, GLASS!

A few of the DT and I teamed up with Jennifer Dove and Barbara Sproatmeyer to do a collab of a combo of an Whimsy Stamps image and a Stamp Anniething Image.  We just had to make water a part of our project and let our imagination go wild!   And boy did we ever!

Needless to say, when I first heard of the challenge, my imagination got the best of me and I bit off more than I could chew.  In my head, I had the MOST fabulous scene created.... Our Kelsey Fairy, sitting on the little Mason jar filled with fireflies overlooking a gorgeous enchanted waterfall.  Being my first time attempting many of these elements (water fall, glass, fire flies).... I did not execute it AT ALL as I pictured it.  So... scrapped that idea (but you can see it below).. and tried another, less full scene project. 

That brought me to Julie, Ahoy Matey standing in FRONT of the BIG mason jar stamp with her buried pirate treasure in the sea.  Ok I admit, I love the scene in the glass jar, but as you can see.... I was still learning how to do the glass effect.  Definitely a step up from the Fairy image!

So now I was on a roll and enjoying trying this glass effect out... so I went to a third project!  I took Madison and put her IN the Jar, as if she was in a pool of water.  I tried to do some reflective water on the bottom of the jar as the light would hit in the pool.

As you can see, Im still learning myself on new techniques and things to try in the Copic and coloring world!  I had fun, and I definitely saw an improvement in my technique the more I did the jars.  Just goes to show you, practice does indeed heed improvement.!  It will be a REALLY fun idea for me to come back to this in a year or so and do my Fairy scene again and see how much I've improved from this year to that! 

Hop on over to the other challengers blogs to see their wonderful creations!

Also dont forgot to hop on over to whimsy stamps to snatch up the adorable mason jar stamps!!

1 comment :

  1. whaouuuuu elles sont sublimes, les créatrices ont énormément de talent, ce sont des oeuvres d'art! bravo!