Friday, April 22, 2011

Exciting News to Share!!

Good Morning Dear friends!!!  I have some very exciting news to share with you!!!!

I am so happy to announce that I have been asked to be a guest designer at Two Peas in a Bucket for their 30 days of Stamping and Cardmaking Event!!!

Whooo hoo!!  If you haven't had a chance to follow this event at Two Peas you can check it out here.  They have invited Tim Holtz, Wendi Vecchi, Kimber McGray, Lucy Abrams, Jennifer McGuire, Ali Edwards, Debbie Olson.....and I can't believe it, yes, they invited me!!!  I am beyond thrilled!!!  You should see the huge smile on my face!!!  :)

I was asked to use one stamp three ways....which is one of my favorite types of projects!!!
Here is the stamp that I chose to play with:
and here is the set of cards I created using this stamp:

 There are so many possibilities when you play with a collage stamp!!  I paired the stamp up with Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe Collection and I loved the results!!!

In the first card, I stamped the image onto cream cardstock and inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. I stamped the image again onto cream cardstock and then I colored in the bird, flower, and leaves with Copic Markers. I fussy cut the colored images and glued them onto the first stamped image to create dimension. 

Copic Markers are so fun to play with!  Look at the dimension in the flower!!
 I layered three sheets of patterned paper under the stamped image and added a bow!  Such pretty papers in this line!!!
In the second card, I used the stamp as a background image. I inked the floral edge of the stamp with Versamark Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. 
 So different from the first card, you wouldn't even know you used the same stamp!  What a great way to dress up plain cardstock!

The third card shows the image stamped in black on patterned paper. Simple and easy, yet very effective. Thanks for looking!

 Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Hero Arts Stamp:  Bird Collage
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe 6x6 pad
Copic Markers
Prima Lace
Papertrey Ink Ribbon, buttons, and button twine
Recollections Florals

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my joy!!!  I am very thankful and humbled indeed!!


Mary Jo said...

Beautiful projects, Kristii!
Congrats :)

Melissa said...

WOW, Kristii--these are amazing!! I love the first one where you colored parts of the image. All are gorgeous!

Kara said...

congratulations!! that's awesome news!

Lindsay said...

WAHOO! Congrats! These are so lovely! I adore the papers!

Cathy Weber said...

I can't believe I know someone so famous! Congratulations Kristii. I love all three of the cards, but my favorite is the second. The colors on that one are gorgeous. Great job and have fun, you deserve it.

Jessie said...

WOW!! Congrat's Kristii! What an exciting thing!

curlyqmosaics said...

This is so amazing how different each one of these cards are. All beautiful and truly amazing! Thanks for sharing, they are all so inspiring. Congrats on the DT Gig, you totally deserve it! :)

Margaret M said...

Kristii these cards are just stunning! I couldn't decide which one was my favorite but I think the first one is because of all the cutting out you did. Great stamping idea I will have to put to use!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That is HUGE!!!!! CONGRATS my dear friend!! You totally deserve it! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the cards you made!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jean Martin said...

Congrats Kristii! These are gorgeous!

BethieJ said...

KRISTII!! I am so HAPPY FOR YOU! CONGRATS! Your work is BEAUTIFUL! I need to peek at the link you shared! I LOVE all your cards!!
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Amy said...

Yay for you Kristii!! You do fabulous work and this does NOT surprise me! I had to look extra close on that second card to see the stamp but it is there and boy is that gorgeous or what? That's my favorite of the 3.

Stephanie said...

Kristii.......I'm so, so excited for you!!! You always do such incredible work, so you really deserve to be recognized......not to mention teach us your tricks!!! I love the 3 takes on one stamp. I would have never thought to just do the stamp w/out coloring it like your last card. It's wonderful! Congratulations!

Fritchey said...

Congrats Kristii! You totally deserve it - your work is so beautiful! What you did with the stamp is gorgeous!
Happy Easter!

Corine van der Zee said...

Wowww, these cards are so very pretty!!!!

Gr. Corine

Diane Jaquay said...

CONGRATULATIONS Kristii!!! You certainly do deserve this honor, your work is always outstanding! I adore the cards you've created, gorgeous papers and images combined to make visually STUNNING cards!!!

Gia said...

Yay Kristii!!!!! That is so exciting! We all knew you SHOULD be doing that, and I'm so excited that you get to inspire other people with your talent! Congratulations amazing friend!!!!

Susan Beth said...

Yeah for you! Great cards as usual. You are a fantastic artist and I am so glad that more and more people get to find out about that through this opportunity!

Shirley said...

Wow! Congrats! From what I see, they are very lucky to have you too! Love all of your cards and what you did with the stamp. Your cards are each very beautifully unique!!

Lisa Spiegel said...

Oh my gosh, Kristii!! This is AMAZING news!!! I'm so happy for you!!!