Thursday, 18 June 2009

Chris' Creations

Some of you may recall a post back along where I introduced Chris, who demo'ed for us at the Harrogate show earlier this year (and did a fantastic job). Well, Chris is a regular tutor here at Sir Stampalot and contributes some amazing artwork for shop and show samples.

Here's a superb example of what Chris designs:

This card incorporates one of the latest designs from Hero Arts (Be Yourself).

The inkpad colours used are Jumbo Java and Red Brick by Versamagic:

Even the inside is well laid out and each section could be used as a card front in itself:

The lovely glittery red patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye, stamped greeting is by Whipper Snapper.

And intricate cutting of this foliage stamp design (keep the curved shape of the leaves by adhering with silicone glue):

And the message reflects Chris totally - 'one of a kind'.

Here's another card sample where Chris has used the same Hero Arts stamp set:

The greeting is such a unique saying that can be used in all situations. You can find it humourous and chuckle, it could bring you a smile and perk you up when feeling low. These tiny buttons are from Lasting Impressions:

Don't be fooled into thinking Chris has painstakingly sewn each button onto the card (sorry to spill the beans Chris!), but she's just threaded a little cotton through the holes (or co-ordinating thin strip of paper if you fancy) and then adhered the button onto the card with glossy accents. Neat eh?

Patterned paper is from KaiserKraft's Peek-a-Boo range, distressed with a soft brown inkpad, and I love the way that Chris has the little owl popping out of the 3D frame and the 'funky foliage' is entwined in and around the frame:

And again, Chris has created a lovely co-ordinating insert:

The greeting is by Penny Black and the frame is cut from the Cricut Machine using one of the designs from the Storybook cartridge. Notice that the frame is actually visible when the card is closed - see the first photo of this sample, as Chris has cut the card front so as not to be as wide and hence give a taste of the inside design.

Chris' Blog is called Always About Colour and was just launched last week. Go and have a butcher's.

Watch out for classes and demo's featuring Chris in the next set of Sir Stampalot events - release date for next event schedule is 1st July.

And if you ever get a chance to try any of Chris' Eton mess, ginger lemon cheesecake or messy caramel crunch, believe me, you really wouldn't want to miss out! She's a total all round star.

I'll be posting some more of Chris' creations shortly, showing off some of the 'inchies' designs from Inkadinkadoo.



Both beautiful cards, Dianne xx

Jo said...
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Jo said...

Stunning cards-you really are a genius xx

brenda said...

Wondered when we were going to see these great creations again, as I told Chris, I admire her patience as the work is so detailed.

B x

Mel said...

i adore these cards, my favourite ones ever ! Mel x