Friday 20 March 2020

Take It Make It Challenge: Winner's Profile

Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of last month's Take It Make It challenge!
The very talented winner of the February 2019 challenge is:

Carole Jones

Carole won the challenge with this amazing project. We loved the background, the textures and the colours... and the blooms are gorgeous too!

We asked Carole a few questions about stamping (well, we are Craft Stamper after all!)

How long have you been a stamper, and how did you get started?

I started card making about four years ago. I watched lots of card making process videos and this encouraged me to try stamping. Once I had a stamping platform, I was up and running.

What are your favourite kinds of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?

I like quirky characters, vintage stamps, florals and animals – a strange mix, but that's me! I have several favourite companies including AALL & Create, PaperArtsy, Rubber Dance, Lost Coast Designs, Carmen's Veranda and Inkylicious.

Describe your style, are you a messy kind of stamper or a more ‘clean and simple’ kind of person?!

I am most definitely a messy stamper. I have trouble leaving white space.

What kind of projects do you like creating the most?

I like making cards, tags, ATCs and MDF projects.

Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn’t be without when you craft?

That would have to be my markers. I use Copic Markers for colouring and Posca pens for detailing.

We also asked Carole to share a favourite stamped creation with us, and to tell us why she likes it so much. Here is the work of art she has chosen:

"I was pleased with how my Cat and Bird card turned out. This Lost Coast Designs stamp is stunning in its own right, but I think the smooshed Distress Oxide background makes it more eye-catching. The colours resemble autumn time with second generation stamped florals from Rubber Dance in the background and the foreground foliage and wildflowers from Inkylicious giving a feeling of perspective. The Cat and Bird were stamped twice; once directly onto the background and once onto white card which was fussy cut and adhered over the background. Black and white mats add a frame around the image" - Carole

Congratulations on being our February Design Winner Carole, 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!


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