Friday, August 28, 2009

My Never Ending Quest

Today starts the voting for the final round of the Stampers Quest Search for the Trail Master.

You can see all the entry pictures {here} and there will be a poll set up where you can vote if you click on polls on the left hand side. Please vote for the one you think is the best while I'd love to have your vote I want it to be won on creativity and such not on a popularity contest.

This was an truly fun journey learning more about myself as the specific themes were stated. Some I liked, some I really struggled with and some like today's really puzzled me until "hello" light turned on and it all came together for me! LOL

The theme for the final round was to show what Quest means to us. WHAT?!?!? How the heck do you show that? Isn't t never ending. That is what I have been saying to myself ALL week. Finally last night when I looked at my started project still waiting to dry I said to myself "Self no one is going to get that without an explanation. Dang! Now what do I do this is due tomorrow."

As I sat there thinking my words came back to me NEVER ENDING which is exactly what art is, it changes and evolves and grows with you. Sometimes reverting back to where it started but it is always a result of you searching and seeking out what makes you happy - YOUR QUEST!

So here is my illustration of Quest in the form of a never ending card.

These are close ups of the pages for you to see if you like but you can also make the one above bigger by clicking right on it.

Stamps used are from FireCracker Designs by Pamela - she has been a huge part of my stamping this last year and I love the variety of styles she offers. Being a part of her DT team has also pushed me to try new things and really put myself out there for other people to see.
Thank you Pamela!

Paper is from Basic Grey collection which I have discovered along the way is one of my favorites. It seems the next collection they release is always on my Gotta Have It List!

Technique Junkies has become another favorite of mine and this shows one of the techniques (AI Foil) and uses an oriental stamp. When I first started stamping they intrigued me and I have many of them but rarely use them now. It seems my quest has taken me in another direction. The stamp I used here is from All Night Media. Coloring was done with Copics! One of the most amazing set of coloring tools I have found on my personal art quest!

I love fairy's and magical things and this stamp from Elemental Doodles fit here so well. It is a new style of stamps I tried and found to be fun to work with. They are great for both cards and more miniature works of art. Coloring here was also done with Copics and added some pearls for a little bling as well as some Spica Clear over her wings (sorry it didn't pick up so well.)

This shows the first stamps I fell in love with and they have a little of everything to suit your needs. The Angel Co. (TAC) This shows some of my favorites for backgrounds, I love the little butterfly and the saying Follow your dreams is really what it is all about.

So I hope you enjoy the bit I shared about my personal art quest and what each page was about. I love the stamping world and all the different artistic things I have seen. I am sure my quest will continue on for many a year to come!

Now don't forget to go and vote in the last round of the search!
Pictures can be seen {here}
then click on poll on the left hand side to cast your vote for your favorite!


P.S. Don't forget tomorrow starts the FCD DT's Saying Goodbye Blog Hop...the new team is ready to move in as we are moving out!

1 comment:

Libby Hickson said...

Really beautiful job Karyn, and I love your post and all of the explanation about your journey. I think I need to set up an account to see those images & voting, and I don't have time right now but will do it tomorrow - hopefully the voting doesn't close TOO soon?? Well anyway win or lose you should be proud, you really have done a wonderful job with it!