Monday, February 28, 2011

Sakura Design Team Member

Today it was announced that I will be a part of the Sakura Design Team. The last post on my blog featured the work I submitted for consideration.

Being on a Design Team is of this caliber will be truly challenging and inspirational. I am joined by a few friends from the KatScrap Studio Design team (Karen Myers & Chelsea Povall) and my fearless leader is Terri Sproul. Other members of the design team (who I have not met yet) are featured on the Sakura blog. I can't wait to see what we'll all create as we certainly bring a lot of creative diversity to the table.

You can, of course, continue to follow my blog or go to see all of the design team updates at There will be a creative post every couple of days.

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's been a while . . .

It's not that I haven't been creating - I have just not sharing my creations.

Here are a few I thought I would share. These are ATC (Artist Trading Cards). I started the backgrounds of both several years ago when I was still playing with my oil paints. I would take the excess paint from the palette and smear them over the cards. The paint would take months to dry and I eventually put them away . . . .until last week when I was playing with some new products I'd received at the Craft & Hobby Show.

On the first card, the butterflies and text were stamped onto the background. I then used Sakura's 3D Crystal Lacquer to highlight the butterflies in the image. The lacquer is great - it really stays in place without too much coaxing. Made drawing within the wings, easy.

On the second card, I played with Sakura's colored 3D Crystal Lacquer. I had a bright peacock blue color which I pulled with a toothpick into a light pink color - creating the movement on the card. The butterfly, cut on the Revolution, was also "painted" with the two colors of lacquer. The blue seemed to suspend itself inside the lighter color.