I'm feeling a bit excited and nervous today as one of my favourite inspiration blogs - Paper Players - is having a Design Team Call and I've decided to give it a try.
I've made the decision to play along with more challenges this year and would love the added inspiration of being on a Design Team, having a deadline to work to and communicating with lots of other stampers. And a 3 month stint sounds like the best way to be introduced to Design Team responsibilities.
My name is Ann Craig. (yes it tells you that at the top of the blog but we were asked to include it in the post!) I have a happy family life and a beautiful family. I am a retired Art Teacher who has always loved creating in a variety of media. It is only in the last 6 years that I've been exposed to stamping and that was after I signed up as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator when it hit the shores of Australia. That was BEFORE I learned to stamp. I know that's a little backwards, but I could see the amazing opportunities of combining stamping with so many other crafts, and in teaching/sharing with lots of others.
I can't tell you my one favourite technique because I love them all, with a particular leaning towards water-colour, a variety of brayer techniques (usually combined with sponging and masking), collage and using texture in my cards and scrap pages with dry embossing. So you see I'm rather an eclectic crafter who goes with the flow of what's inspirational at the time. I teach card classes and scrap-booking classes from my home studio and find it very enjoyable designing projects for those classes.
Here are 3 of my projects showing the use of a variety of techniques.
|Collage Card - stamping, mixed media, stitching.|
|Brayer, Sponging, Masking, Heat Embossing.|
|Water colour, Sponging, Collage.|
So, Until Next Time,
Wish me luck and
Wish me luck and