8 June 2009

Design Team Member announcement

I was asked to be on the 2nd design team for Janet Rossi's Corrosive Challenge - after I got over my initial shock & I thought yes I can do this, I know I need to be challenged & pushed outside my comfort zone to grow as a stamper.

The the list comes & yes I'm outside my comfort zone straight away with week one (week 15 for the challenge). The theme is Father's day (I think it's happening in the States soon) or masculine. Must admit this is an area we all struggle with. Lucky for me I've just been to Convention & Nicki Tidbold did a talk on "male projects". She suggested using the following images: trees, stars, circles, spots, sports. Techniques which are good to use: sponging, spritzing, thump & bump (with the ink pad), tearing, crumpling, crimping. Good accessories to include: hodgepodge hardware, chipboard, jumbo eyelets, twine or twill tape, brads and clips. PS lucky for me I also got one of her swaps which I've used as my inspiration.

For Leslie thumping and bumping is just touching the ink pad to the background - I really like the effect & perfect for those that have problems holding a BIG background stamp

Stamp set/s: Lovely as a Tree, Everyday Flexible Phrases (retired)
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy
Paper: Old Olive, Watercolour paper, Four Seasons DSP (retired)
Other: Watercolour crayons, aquapainter, word window punch, vintage brads, sponge dauber, crimper, dimensionals

Here's Nicki's inspirational card made using Seaworthy. So we've thumped & bumped, torn, sponged, crimped & used brads. So hope you can play along too - lots of ideas above to use/inspire.
NOTE: Anyone from New Zealand that enters the challenge I'll put you in the draw to win some goodies from ME. Janet also has a random winner every week so what are you waiting for! this week it's a Gina K stamp set of a man & a golf bag sounds worth winning.

You can check out the bios of the rest of the team HERE too.


Janet said...

YAY:) great card! glad to ya have sister, you rock!

Diane said...

what an awesome card Karen and good on you for taking up the challenge you are super talented and will be fantastic

Leslie said...

Karen, great card and thanks for all the tips on the male cards. Those are always a challenge for me too. You are going to have to teach me what thump and bump is. Have a great week, Leslie

Anne said...

Love your card, the inspiration list for male cards is great - I think we can all use a bit of help with this one :)

Lovely colours and good to see a non-cute card for a "Hallmark" celebration :)

Deby said...

What a great card! So "non-traditional" - I love it! Colors, layout, image...they're all perfect!

Ria said...

Wow Karen - good on you!! Thanks for the tips for masculine themes. I am doing a 'boy' page in my next scrapbooking workshop so will keep all those things in mind when designing it :~)

Ruby said...

Love your card Karen and well done on making the Design Team. I find male cards tricky too, but you did a great job ;o)

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful, Karen! Congratulations on the DT spot! :)
Hugs, Vanja

Debby said...

Karen your masculine challenge card is wonderful. And I'm a bit baffled about you needing to be challenged as a stamper. I think you have an incredible talent.

Tracee, Peter, Hayden, Campbell and Bridie said...

Love the card Karen. I am not surprised you were invited to join the team as your stuff is always great. Congrats.