Saturday, March 28, 2015

Guest Designer Sarah Gray Part 1


Hi everyone, it's Christine!

First of all - I have to say a HUGE sorry! I've been missing post and messing up a little.
I had two theatre shows with kids and teenagers last week (I was responsible for that whole project and we had rehearsals for 5 months, so it was pretty exciting - and so so time consuming at the end!) However, this was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed it - I just couldn't make up the time to post because I went to work as soon as I woke up and came back late, falling asleep kind of instantly ;)
After that project was finished I got sick. Dam-dam..... Life happens.

So that's why I also have to say a super big sorry to Sarah Gray who was meant to be our MARCH Guest Designer. (Uhm... where has march gone?) 
So please welcome her with an enormous applause - she deserves it!

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Hello, Sarah here from Funky Fossil Designs
 I am so excited to be a Guest Designer over at Create A Smile.  I have been a huge fan of Christine's fun designs since the beginning and I have built up quite a collection!  I am looking forward to the arrival of my March release stamps and in the meantime I have made a few cards featuring a little cutie from the Monster Party set. 
 
I made 'before' and 'after' cards.  Here is the before version:
 


 
I just love this sweet furball and decided to stamp and mask him lots of times to create a pyramid in a cheerleader style! 



 I coloured the little monsters in with my Chameleon Pens.  I stamped the flag that comes with the set at the top and cut out the pennant part for a bit of extra dimension.  The central panel is popped up and there are two strips of washi tape at each side.
 


Now, are you ready for the after card?




As I was stamping up my cheerleader formation I started thinking about the little furballs collapsing in to a heap and made a second version where they are all topsy turvey.  

The same technique applied – cutting out lots of furballs with sticky notes (several at a time) and masking them to build up the picture.  This time I twisted them around so they were at all sorts of angles depending on how they have fallen.  I finished this simple card with a lovely sentiment from the Botanical Love set.  Have you seen the beautiful flowers on that set?  Another of my favourites.
 

My tip would be not to forget the little guys – just one small stamp from a set can become the focal point of your card through repeat stamping and masking.
 

I hope you like my colourful and cute monster cards – they made me smile 
 
Sarah x
 

  

6 comments:

  1. Love the two "takes" on the same basic card design. My fave is the topsy-turvy one. I hope we get to see more of Sarah's designs.
    Congrats to Christine on her show! Glad it was a success.

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  2. How fun, love both versions!

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  3. So cute! Love these little guys.

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  4. Utterly adorable and fun are your cards, Sarah! Love how you had them toppled over!

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  5. Two really FUN cards! I love the clever way Sarah played with this one monster stamp...Genius, actually! Beautiful color combo, too!

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  6. Yay Sarah! What absolute little cuties and love the design idea for both cards. And all those lovely pastel colours make them such happy cards too!

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