Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Two years! How time flies...
I received the latest copy of Stampers' Sampler today from Wendy at the Stamp Attic (thanks Wendy, the postman had delivered it to the wrong address, but I have it now :0) ) and I'm pleased to have published some 'Different Point of View' work using the Robin Script Heart by Stampington that I jointly submitted with Audrey Hernandez.
was submitted TWO years ago!
So I guess the outcome of this story is that if you've ever sent work off to a magazine in the hope of being published, never give up hope! I think my style has changed quite a bit, but perhaps to those that have known me a while its still hopefully recognisable, just a bit simpler in its approach maybe.. can't help play 'spot the mistakes (cringe) and things I'd do so differently now' with these, but they are displayed really well in the magazine as always.
Although it feels a little strange posting these on here now after such a long time since I making them, I'll show them anyway :0) Theres one piece published that I'm unable to track down in my archives of photos, but here are four of the five pieces that are in the Feb/March edition of Stamper's Sampler.
the simple card....stamp, paper, vellum, rub-on, crystal
The bracelet using oddments of paper from the other pieces...
the collage piece on acetate and foam board...quite a detailed piece for me back then I remember (there is tiny writing on the leaf "The family is one of natures masterpieces")...
And finally the atc on Stampbord, covered in clear utee to create a glaze to stop it smudging...atc's really were quite new to me at this time and had only recently adapted my work to such a small scale (before the days of inchies, twinchies and moos appeared lol)
My friend Carrie has a fabulous article in there using glue(yessssss!) and Nellie and Sija have stunning coin holders in there too..big congratulations girls. Debbie Kaste, Sue Smith and Anne Swinkles are others I spotted whom I recognise and are visitors here now and again.
I also see that my friend Shannon Sawyer is lined up for next editions Guest Artist...can't wait to see that especially as the article in this months is really beautiful and sneak peek of the GA work is so gorgeous. Shannon- we got letters in their too :0) )
Off to take a good look at the mag- no doubt I've missed out on a few names on what was a quickie look earlier...isnt it great to be able to go- oooo theres so and so, and I know her....and her....and oooooooooooooo :0)
As luck would have it too, this weeks Lots to do challenge theme is ...'In Stitches' and as the stamp has stitches all around it I thought it would fit nicely :0)