Monday, February 21, 2011

I Copy

"Some people copy. Some people don't. I copy. I find it teaches me things and most of all it gives me consolation"
Vincent Van Gogh
My LSS had a big sale, and I fell off the ,I'm not going to buy any more wood mounted stamps, wagon big time.
Bears are my closest neighbors, so i had to have this woodland set from Stamping Tapestry.
I copied this layout right from the package. It was still challenging and lots of fun.
Van Gogh didn't invent or create the sunflower. He copied. So I think it's ok for me.
I embossed the background card with a cuttlebug folder and inked it up with about 4 colors of Distress ink. I stamped and heat embossed the bears and stamped the trees on a Spellbinders deckled oval. I pounced the ink on the background of the bears with a sponge.
Then I tore paper and layered it to make the mountains and rivers and inked them up. I used about 10 different colors all distress ink.
Taped and pasted everything together- added more ink and some glossy accents to give the bears a fat tummy. Thermal embossed the Nature stamp. A Quietfire quote is the finishing and often focal touch to almost every card I make. Thanks Suzanne for providing us with so much art and inspiration to copy.
Even as we copy, our inner creative spirt makes what comes through our hands, our own.
Thanks you everyone, and Spirit and Mother Nature for making and sharing with out limits.
Please leave a comment and post your own entry in the Created Byhand Challenge.
I forgot to mention the theme is Winter Landscapes/shades of blue.


  1. This is awesome! I love the Cuttlebug background you used! Great idea! Love the bears.

  2. Robyn, I love the torn paper look. Your card is fantastic. The colors are beautiful.

  3. Absolutely stunning ... so beautiful.

  4. very nice. the torn paper/collage is wonderful. Well done

  5. Beautiful piece Robyn. So nice to visit with you today!

  6. it`s a wonderful and great ARTwork!
    I love it!


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