Thursday, May 17, 2007

New Designer

Well, I received the news today that I would be part of the design team for Impression Obsession. Yeah! I am really looking forward to the challenges they send to me. Basically, they will be sending me a box of product every two months for me to play with. I am required to make at least four projects with the supplies. It sounds like fun. If I can parlay the projects into classes I can teach at Angela's....all the better!

Of course I had to look at the work of the other designers who were selected. I must say they are a very impressive bunch! There is a nice eclectic assortment of card artists as well as scrapbookers. Everyone seems to have their own blog, so I am glad mine is up and running.
The card today was made by using the "faux batik" technique on watercolor paper instead of mulberry paper. I embossed the butterfly images with clear embossing powder then sprayed the entire paper with an assortment of blue color sprays. I then used an iron to remove the powder. I finished the card by masking around the butterflies and then stamping them with a script stamp. The thing about this card that amused me was that I had forgotten what it was like to design a card with so many steps. Usually I make cards that easily translate to teaching in classes. It was nice to make art for art's sake.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Art for art's sake! (Of course, I have no idea how to do what you did - guess I need personal lessons!)

Anonymous said...

Wow! On the design team; that's awesome. Of course you deserve it. Too bad you didn't have time to ring up some of your old crafting buddies to let them know. I guess once you make it big, there's no time for the little people anymore. ;-) Congratulations!

stamp and scrape said...

I keep being attracted to your batik work. The dark blues are really rich - lovely choice of colous.