Hello, Eleanor here for a chat and to share a beautiful card.
When you eat at the house of a friend, and your host makes a delicious dish, you ask for the recipe, right? And when you make the tasty dish which you so enjoyed, you try to make it exactly as the recipe instructs, because you enjoyed every mouthful, right?
Sometimes, it's perfectly right and proper to follow a recipe to the letter, as you want the finished result to replicate the version you ate, or in my case the one you saw and fell in love with. What I'm trying to say is that it's not always necessary to tweak, or change up, or 'make it your own'. Especially when the original artist has been kind and generous enough to share a video tutorial, as is the case with my project today.
So, thank you so much Julie Ebersole, over at the classroom I loved this project from the moment I saw it, the wood veneer, and the delicate deer die, and I didn't want to change a thing, although I had no wee wooden snowflakes, so used a dinky fir tree punch instead.
These majestic animals are right outside my bedroom window, look right in at me, and never cease to awe me.
Here's my card, as nearly like Julie's as I could manage, bar a snowflake:
If someone has shared their work in the hope that others will like it and try it, then don't be afraid to copy, nobody will condemn you (well, nobody that matters) after all, why on earth do we spend hours looking at beautiful creations online? So that we can go to our desks and create something entirely different? Um, no. Not in this house anyway. The most important things are not to pass it off as your own, or try to profit from it. If you can, give credit, although it's not always easy to track down the original artist/creator.
What you learn in the replication of the work of another will take you forward - a technique or a new (to you) style, which you will then use in other ways, once you have the courage to step out of your comfort zone.
Pass it on. Oh, and we're back again soon with another project to share (COPYING ALLOWED!)