Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of our last Blog Challenge!
The very talented Design Winner of our August 2016 challenge is
Loll won the challenge with this amazing card! We loved the amazing texture in the stencilled fern, a stunning focal point over the background colour.
Q: How long have you been a stamper, and how did you get started?
A: I’ve been making cards since about 2004. A few years before that, I was invited by a friend to attend a Stampin’ Up! Party. I LOVED looking through their catalogue at all the amazing stamps, inks and variety of supplies. I was mesmerized. I bought a couple of stamps at that party and they sat for a while before I tried them out. Once I did, I was hooked on stamping. When I retired, I joined Splitcoaststampers on-line stamping community and that’s where I started posting my cards and learning all about different techniques and styles of cards. And that’s where my love of CAS (clean and simple) was born. SCS has a weekly CAS challenge and I started playing along. Within a few months, I joined the CAS design team at SCS … my very first design team. So exciting!
Q: What are your favourite kinds of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?
A: I like to work with mostly nature stamps … flowers, leaves, trees. I enjoy working with stamps from many different companies, but have to say that Penny Black is my favourite stamp manufacturer.
Q: Describe your style, are you a messy kind of stamper or a more ‘clean and simple’ kind of person?
A: I am a Clean and Simple girl. Over the past couple of years I have added more mixed media techniques and products, but maintain a clean and simple style for the majority of my designs.
Q:What kind of projects do you like creating the most?
A: I mostly make cards, with Christmas cards being one of my favourite types to make. I usually make about 100 Christmas cards every year, mostly unique designs. I send out 60 to family and friends, and donate the remaining three dozen to charity.
Q: Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn’t be without when you craft?
A: Aside from stamps and ink, I don’t think I would be able to create as many different designs without my Big Shot. It is such a versatile tool that I use every day.
We also asked Loll 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:
" This card is an emboss resist card I made using Brusho crystals (I do love working with this colouring medium). I stamped the grid image and heat embossed with white. I sprinkled with Brushos, spritzed with lots of water and then tilted my panel to let the ink flow. I set it aside to air dry. I added a die-cut leaf sprig, which I shaped with a stylus and a few sequins for added sparkle" - Loll
"The second card has a mix of several techniques and products. I do love adding mixed media products to my CAS designs. This includes two stencils, a leafy one that is sponged with green on one side of the card, along with script stamping over top in the same green ink for a subtle look. The other side of the card is a quatrefoil stencil with white embossing paste. The main focal point is two leaves cut from copper sheeting. I added a few drops of alcohol inks to give the leaves more colour, but also left a lot of the copper showing" - Loll
Congratulations on being our August Design Winner Loll , 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 Stamp' is open until September 28th, so still lots of time to enter! Don't forget the fabulous prize of Visible Image stamps!
All the details can be found HERE.
See you back here next Friday, where we will be sharing a fabulous extra bonus project with you all... September has 5 Fridays so we have a week off from Challenge posts :)