Hiya & Happy Monday to ya! Did you have a fabulous weekend & participate in all the wonderful World Cardmaking Day challenges? I was so busy running 2 challenges, visiting w/ my mom & sister & working that I didn't get to take part in any, hee hee! Oh well, it's okay!
I had someone post a comment to one of my copic tutorials that I found pretty interesting & thought I would share--now I disagree strongly with this person's opinion, but I'm always open to other's point of views too! They complimented me on my copic skills and then said that stampers/crafters were not artists--they used other people's art to create upon, not really creative themselves. Of course I had to respond (hee hee) and let them know I disagreed. I feel that anything creative is an expression of art, whether it's graffiti, computer graphics, drawing, stamping, knitting, landscaping, dancing & cooking--it's the creative process from the heart that creates ART. I don't define ART as one thing or think that one art is better than another--I admire all creative people & I think that art soothes the soul. I mean what a dreary world this would be without creative spirits to spread color and magic around, don't you think!
As a stamper or crafter, have you run into people with this opinion? I think this is awfully high-minded & distorted view of art and shows an expression of one-up manship which I don't agree with at all! But that is just my opinion, and that's what makes this wonderful world we live in go 'round & 'round! Just curious how you felt about it??
-Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog is up & running and you can check it out HERE! The first challenge will be up this week so make sure & stop by to check it out!
This fun fall card uses a fabulous image from Mo's Digital Pencil called "The Big One"--I just adore it! You can find tons of these fabulous images at Mo's right HERE! Reminds me so much of my son when he was a lil' one--ahh the memories of all of our pumpkin patch trips. We go every year & have a blast, sometimes it's sooo cold & other years we've been hot, but always a great time! I colored him up with Copics and then added some stardust stickles to the pumpkins for a little sparkle. The papers are various scraps I had and I distressed the edges of the papers a bit with my Tonic Paper Distresser here. The background was embossed with the pumpkin Cuttlebug folder and then I added some fun burlap scraps as well.
I love metal charms and my friend Nikki has TONS of them in her store HERE & she ships super fast too (love that)! I added some Smooch paint in Pumpkin to the charm--I love that you can use Smooch on just about everything (metal, plastic, paper & wood)--so cool! If you want to see more fun ways to use Smooch--I have a video I made on my sidebar that shows you how!!
Alrighty, I'm outta here for the day! Gotta get laundry done, post office & bank errands and possibly some homemade dinner, hee hee! See ya tomorrow!