Thursday, June 28, 2007


Yes, this is a total and complete case!!!!! Debbie Olson from Thinking Inking did the tutorial on Copic Marker coloring, and I wanted to learn how to use them. The original link is http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2007/06/strawberries-an.html. In my opinion, the best way to learn is to follow exactly the technique before venturing out on your own. Now, I know my next comment will probably ruffle some feathers, but I want to address an issue of stamp snobbery going around! I have been asked by people in the past if they have permission to use an idea, or case a card that I have done. My answer is this: If I post it to share with people, then I want them to take my ideas and run with it. I did not invent most of these ideas! Someone, Somewhere has done the same thing! The whole point of sharing our cards is to give other people ideas so that they can grow as stampers. If they want to case, then as long as credit is given where credit is due, then by all means it is the sincerest form of flattery! As a general rule of thumb, I don't post on Splitcoast a complete case because it should be for the original maker to do. But if elements have been changed, then as far as I'm concerned go ahead and post ,marking down your INSPIRATION ( because at that point that is all it is ! You can't claim ownership to a layout or color scheme!). I am so tired of people getting offended if someone else copies them. If you don't want it to happen then don't post! The whole point of blogging is to share, not just collect comments like jewels on a crown! So please don't get offended with other's for "not asking permission" most of us are flattered as long as we are recognized in the posting. And if you copy me then I am thankful that my ideas were loved by someone other than me! Now just so people know what brought this on, A good blogger friend of mine had a woman e-mail and apologize to her because she had not asked permission to make a similar card holder that was featured in my friends tutorial. This poor woman was besided herself because even though she gave credits she had people commenting that she had no right to post unless she asked permission. No longer was it enough to just give credits and links. This poor woman was going to post a public apology on her blog because of these peoples comments. That is what is getting me steamed! Trust me I also don't like people taking credit for something they didn't do, but there has to be limits. For instance is it necessary to stress the word CASE when you comment on someone else's card that has copied you? ie: " I love how you CASED my card" If the person has already given you credit all that is needed is a simple " This turned out really great" They will know that you appreciate their flattery, and you won't then be sending out the subtle message of 'they are a copier, mines the original'. I don't mean everyone does this, just a few in the bunch that I have noticed as I peruse other peoples cards and comments. So please don't think I'm pointing fingers, just venting on a irritation!
So now that I am done ranting, I hope i managed to do what I set out to do with this case: To color things amazingly well like Debbie! She is phenomenal in coloring, and although I don't think mine looks quite as perfect as hers, I hope that I at least managed to learn some of her shading skills with this tricky medium.
Cheerio and have a great day!!

17 comments:

Well Said Cards said...

such yummy colors! I love it.

Leslie Miller said...

You did a wonderful job with the coloring! Your cards are always so delightful and your skills are already top notch.

I could be wrong, but I think it's mostly the giving credit thing that people take issue with. I think CASEing is the sincerest form of flattery and love it whenever someone CASEs one of my ideas or cards. If a person is going to copy a whole card in every detail I do believe they should make sure they give credit to the designer they copied. Sometimes things like individual design elements or techniques are done so many times the originator gets lost in the shuffle. That's understandable. I was just reminded the other day that Julia S. originally came up with the idea of using the slit punch to make scallops. Many people do that little trick now, but I'll bet they don't know who first thought it up and Julia probably doesn't expect them to know.

Oops, I shouldn't have gotten started. I can think of two serious CASEing infractions right now, done by well known and celebrated stampers who are happily taking the glory (even won a contest) with someone else's design. They're basking in adulation and prize winnings thanks to someone else's creativity. Okay, I'm done. I don't like controversial topics and I'm sorry for this long post. Back to admiring your recent and very wonderful creations!

Karen said...

Lovely card! Great job on the blending.

Andrea Walford said...

Great job with the coloring. I'd say you came extremely close to Debbie's coloring job. As to your comments on CASEING - I wholeheartedly agree!

Bethany Paull said...

Looks like you're doing great with your coloring. Which copics do you have? How do you like them.

Kristine said...

Really great card and great coloring :) I love the polka-dots...they're my favorite and you can't go wrong with some summer strawberries :)

Debbie Olson said...

Wow--you did a *beautiful* job shading!

chelemom said...

I am in complete agreement with you on this subject!!!! Great card!

mum on the run said...

Beautiful card, your colouring looks fabulous

Michelle said...

I couldn't agree with you more.

You did a fabulous job on this card with the Copics. I don't have any yet, and I'm still trying to figure out which colors to buy. As you know, they are a bit pricey, so I dont want to buy all the *wrong* colors!

Libby Hickson aka stampinlibby said...

Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous on this!! And I agree with this post, too! :-)

Rose Ann said...

Your coloring looks AWESOME!

I know this is an older post, but AMEN to your CASEing points. I started stamping in January 2005. For the most part...I mostly CASED the two years following...with only an occasional original design. THAT was my training. When I started my blog, was when I began my adventure of design. I could care less if anyone copies anything, as long as credit is given, I'm happy as a lark.

Thanks for sharing your views! Excellent!

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