Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy days

Omgosh- the news is finally out- I can burst out and tell you all! I made the design team for gcd studios! I am now one of their altered art girls and couldn't be happier! I feel truly blessed to have been given the chance to be chosen for these new teams I've been picked for these past couple months. 
I have been in this industry for 12 years scrapping and about 8 years 'professionally'. I have seen companies come and go, some who have made comebacks and some who just couldn't make it. I have seen styles of scrapbooking change many times over and have been in it long enough to see styles make comebacks. I have seen new small companies grow and expand to become giants in the industry. I have met many famous scrappers through my years and I was even on a small yahoo group with Heidi Swapp before she became a huge celebrity. 
I want to extend thanks to everyone who has sent me congratulations- I look forward to sharing my work over time, and hope that I continue to grow as an artist.

 For Today:
I wanted to share this layout I made for the contest over at Magistical Memories, the contest is to use the word Lucky in the title, and use green on the layout. I used Creative Imaginations paper for my background, got this in a package from Cards mag a couple weeks ago. 

I am cheap- ahem- THRIFTY- I mean, and have not bought any of the ink misters that are so popular right now, BUT I had a small spray bottle empty of hair product I cleaned out, and I have an OLD jar of Walnut Ink crystals sitting around. So I took and filled the jar with a couple teaspoons of the walnut ink crystals and added water, put the lid on and shook it up good. Then I took and cut out three various sized clovers with my cricut, and used spray adhesive to stick it temporarily to my layout. I misted it good and left it to dry. Before the end of the night, I layered on a good heavy weight and left it overnight. When it was morning, I was ready to do my layout, it was dry and mostly flat.

I cut off the ends of another diecut sheet from CI- and crumpled it- adding a shorter one to the top of the layout, and a longer to the bottom. I also added strips of teal and green cardstock, adding a punched border with the teal. Martha Stewart punch.
I outlined my clovers with pen, and put on these Magistical Memories photo corners, after I painted them, and sewed through the holes with green floss. I layered my pics on with some scrap chipboard for dimension.
To make the title, I used Colobok letters, sprayed on the walnut ink on some scrap paper, then pulled the letters off, it made a pretty cool title. I cut it out into a fancy kind of label shape, adding my buttons and put the rest of the title on with Colorbok chipboard letters. Then I wrote my journaling around the clover shape.

Have a great day!


Melanie said...

Congratulations, Kristen!! I'm so happy for you!!!!! **yeah***

Penny B. said...

Congratulations to you!

MrsETaylor said...

Congratulations again Kristen. I'm so looking forward to seeing what you come up with for GCD. It truly is an honor to work with you.

Kelly said...

great glimmer mist knock off idea!

love the layout and all of the small details which make it beautiful!!

Queen of Paper said...

I'm so excited you are joinging our team and I love this layout!