Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of our last Blog Challenge!
The very talented Design Winner of our 2016 challenge is
Cornelia won the challenge with this amazing card! We loved the bright bold colour, and the striking bird image, so much fun!
We asked Cornelia a few questions all about stamping (well, we are Craft Stamper after all!)
Q: How long have you been a stamper, and how did you get started?
A: I really got hooked on stamping somewhere late in 2012 - my sister did that to me….
Q: What are your favourite kinds of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?
A: I love stamps that can be combined well, especially geometric type builder stamps. I also love any kind of bird stamps - have to have them all. As for a company - I love them all, as long as they make stamps I like. I don’t discriminate here ;)
Q: Describe your style, are you a messy kind of stamper or a more ‘clean and simple’ kind of person?
A: Definitely leaning towards CAS, although I step out of my comfort zone every once in a while. Messy is not my thing (except for my craft room) - the messiest thing I do is splattering, but that I do liberally!
Q:What kind of projects do you like creating the most?
A: Cards, of course!
Q: Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn’t be without when you craft?
A: One product only???? Well in that case it's going to be stencils.
We also asked Cornelia to show us a couple of her favourite stamped creations, and share why she likes them so much. Here are the gorgeous projects she has chosen:
"I got inspired to make this card by a challenge picture. I first sponged the background. Then I taped the stencil (iStencil) down and sponged in a darker shade again. I applied clear embossing paste and let it dry over night. I went back and did some additional sponging in areas to get the darker background colors. (Hope that was clear). I had not anybody seen doing this “double stenciling”, so I feel like I invented that 'technique' " -Cornelia
"I had some leftover panels after I had experimented with alcohol inks, spritzing them onto the stamped butterflies (STAMPlorations). It did not quite come out to my liking, but it was too pretty to throw out. So I punched the squares with the butterflies in them. I used an iStencil to make the background in matching colours" -Cornelia
Congratulations Cornelia on being our May Design Winner, and it was lovely to learn a little more about you!
Do YOU fancy having a winners profile all about you on the CS blog?
The profile is part of the prize package for each Design Winner of our challenges. All you need to do is enter a creation into the challenge, then if you are voted Design Winner everyone will be reading all about you before you know it!
Our current challenge 'Take A Technique: Lets Get Inky" is open until next Wednesday evening, so still time to enter! Don't forget the fabulous prize, a set of five PaperArtsy infusions!
All the details can be found HERE.
See you back here next Friday, where we will be announcing the winner of the June challenge... Good Luck!