Friday, October 14, 2016

Guest Designer at Craft Stamper Magazine


Hi everyone.  Today I'm thrilled to be the Guest Designer at Craft Stamper Magazine.  I was so excited to win their August challenge with THIS CARD.  Not only am I a Guest Designer, but there's more information about me in a Winner's Profile from last month.  I also get a two-page spread in the December issue of their magazine, featuring my winning card.  YAY!!



The challenge for October is "Take a Theme - Autumn (or Fall!)".  I do love this time of year.  The colours are spectacular, and I wanted to reflect that in my card.  I used Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves on my autumn leaves, using the Splash Watercolouring technique.  Click HERE to see my video on this easy and fun technique.

I added some embossing paste through a stencil for the background, just to add some texture and interest.  But it's all about the pops of colour on this card.  I kept the card in my CAS mixed media style that I love best. :)

Thanks for coming by, and if you have a chance, pop over to the Craft Stamper Magazine to take a look.  I hope you'll join in this fun and easy challenge to create an Autumn Themed project.

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This card is also for the CAS Watercolouring October Challenge - Autumn.  Hope you'll come play along!




Stamps:  You (Simon Says)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock), Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Stripes Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz), Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Palette Knife, Tattered Leaves die (Tim Holtz), Acrylic Block, water mister, Thinking of You die (Simon Says), white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine - Take A Theme Challenge - Autumn (or Fall!)
CAS Watercolour October Challenge - Autumn

29 comments:

Julie B said...

Congrats Loll, well deserved. Those oak leaves are stunning. The trees here are still lagging behind in the colour stakes.

Di said...

Well done Loll! Beautiful card too.

Hugs

Di xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Congratulations Loll on your win. i can see why you won as your card was beautiful in the August challenge. Being featured how fantastic and two pages, what a dream come true. Off to check it out.

SARN said...

Many congratulations Loll. Brilliant card and deseved win. Xxx

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Loll! Wonderful write up and a beautiful card. I am always so inspired by your posts. :)

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, congratulations to you! I love the card you won with and todays card is just lovely. The leaves look so realistic and I'm off to see the video. I am learning so much from you and trying it all.

Colleen said...

Congratulations, Loll...another amazing card! I am NOT surprised you have a full spread in the magazine. You are so gifted and make such awesome cards! Your winning card is fantastic, you have a real knack with those brushos!! Proud of YOU!! And thank you for sharing your talent with all of us using your videos and tutorials!

Viv said...

Another super card Loll, the leaves are coloured so well too ;) Viv xx

Marcia HIll said...

Congrats Loll...can totally see why you won! Your card is fabulous and I'm headed over to see the magazine spread right now. Have a great weekend my friend...hope everything is going well!! :0)

Sue said...

Wow, congratulations, Loll! You are one talented lady and maker of amazing cards. Am heading off to take a look at Craft Stamper (I didn't know they have a blog!). Big hugs, Sue xxx

Linda said...

Congratulations Loll and well deserved. Beautiful colors on that leaf and gorgeous card.

TK said...

Stunning! Love those beautiful colors, and those leaves just scream "look at me"! Congrats on the win and magazine spread -- off to take a look now...

Nancy Stislow said...

I'm so excited for you and you so deserve this honor! Love the sentiment label picking up the hint of purple in the leaves! Thanks for the link to their blog too!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful fall colors, Loll! I love how they play off the texture of the stenciled background and the extra pop of color on the sentiment piece! Congratulations again! I'm so happy for you!

Marcia said...

Congrats!! What an honor but one you certainly deserve. You have a beautiful style and it's reflected in all your card creations!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll, I am feeling so honored that you sent me your Gorgeous "You are the best" card for my birthday:-) Your card IRL is even more gorgeous with all the textures and the brighter splashes that make your card really pop! I even brought it with us on our Fall camping trip!

Congratulations on your winning mixed media fern beauty, Guest Designer Spot and your December 2 page spread...all so deserving my friend.

Hugs, nancy

Chris Alexander said...

Congrats on your craftstampers magazine win. It's one of my favorite magazines, so it makes it even more awesome that your card one their monthly spots, you deserve it. Both cards are so pretty:)

Susan said...

It is so exciting all the things that follow on from your challenge win at Craft Stamper! What a beautiful card you made for your Guest Designer spot! Love the colours you got on the leaves - a perfect blend of autumn colours! And the texture behind it is great as a CAS background.

Bobby said...

We have a celebrity in our midst and it's so deserving, Loll. This card, and the August win one, are both beautiful expressions of nature and your wonderful style. Congratulations.

Donna said...

Congratulations, Loll. You deserve this.
Lovely CAS/MM card. Glad you won. X

Sheila H said...

Congratulations, Loll! You are so deserving of this honor. I absolutely love this card.

Pat said...

Congratulations Loll this is wholely deserved as you make such fantastic CAS cards. I love the colours of this leaf and the texture paste background goes beautifully. x

Lisa Lara said...

A big congratulations Loll. Love the leaves.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow! Congratulations Loll. I am very glad your honors. Presentation in Craft Stamper is a great event. I believe, however, that you are known throughout the world cardmaking. Your latest card as always very inspiring and beautiful. I love the background texture and beautifully colored leaves.
hugs,
BozenA

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well deserved win, Loll! I see you've done it again with this GORGEOUS design! Your white embossing paste on the background works perfectly with your beautiful leaves! I love all the texture and dimension on this card, and the rich autumn colors you chose for your focal point!
I'll bet the magazine was thrilled to see this beauty, too...You must be so proud of your achievement!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Wow, how exciting! Congratulations! Love your winning card and this one, too! You make the best CAS Mixed Media cards! The leaves are gorgeous with the embossing paste background in white! So much interest and texture without looking too busy!

Linda said...

Congratulations hun .... well deserved! It's a pleasure having you as our Guest Designer this month and what a stunning Autumn themed card .... those leaves look amazing xx

Maura R said...

This is so exciting and so well-deserved, Loll!! Enjoy your moment! Great card too, of course!

Anita in France said...

Many congratulations, Loll ... so exciting ... will go and follow all the links! Beautiful card ... the autumn colours against the white on white texture are so delicious! Hugs, Anita :)