Forever I have said that I suck as a "stamper."
I can carve one, I can design one and I can stamp one onto a paper but that is where it stops...
I realized that the reason I have always told myself (and others) that I suck as a stamper is because I was comparing my stamper skills to others.
You know what happens when you compare yourself to anyone or anything and the worst part is that I am the one who always reminds you NOT to compare.
Throwing myself under the 6am bus.
I had not realized that I was in fact comparing myself and because I felt like my stamping skills were not up to the stampers of the worlds standards, then heck, I suck at it.
But guess what?
It turns out I don't. I just told myself I did so many times that consequently I believed myself.
NOTE TO SELF: Don't believe everything you think.
So you want to see what changed my mind? (and please do not think that I am bragging.) I am just excited to share and please note that I am using PINK AND PURPLE. ( I am not sure how to address that situation yet)
Did you know that you can use Distress Markers as watercolors???
Important note: IF you are using these markers, you probably should not use anything but watercolor paper but don't mark my words. I also watercolor in my bible and my Documented Life Journal but use dry watercolor pots (like the kid sets)
Anyways, all I did was color in a little area of my shape and then with my water brush, gently painted the color around. boom.
So I finished that piece, posted to IG & FB and gave it away. Then I moved onto another image that I had stamped, fell in love with the outcome and realized that I am not a sucky stamper. I only told myself that I was when really,maybe I am not.
The moral of this story isn't so much about stamping, but more about what we tell ourselves over and over and over. Don't believe everything you think. More than likely, you are wrong about you.