Saturday, 30 July 2011

Hello and Welcome

I was thrilled to be asked to be part of this new DT, and I'm looking forward to the weeks ahead where we have plenty of wonderful DT creations to share with you - hope you join us!

Anyhow,I better introduce myself - I'm Paula,I'm 39 (cant believe I openly admitted that lol) and live in Norfolk. Ive been addicted to crafting since 2004 - and I do mean addicted, or should I say obsessed!
I love paper,ink and rubber stamps and now Ive developed a taste for paints too - I would say my style is anything from Clean and Simple to the inky grungy,anything goes really.
I was lucky enough to have been a Guest Designer in Stampington & Companys 'Take Ten' magazine, been on the front cover of 'The Stampers' Sampler', had items published in Craft Stamper and recently, Ive had work published in 'Cardmaking and Papercraft' magazine.

For this new DT, we were asked to decorate our initial in our style - I'm not known for techniques etc so my initial is quite simply decorated with paint, some stamped tags and Tim Holtz metal Idea-ology embellishments.(excuse the bad photo's!)

And finally, we were asked for our favourite creation....something I found difficult, as I don't really have favourite items - so I offered a few suggestions and Val liked this tag;

The base, is a Tim Holtz manila tag - Ive used red, blue and black distress ink pads to colour the tag - the word 'Adventure' is by 7 Gypsies from their 'Lille' stamp set.The hand stamp and the dots (Dot Matrix) is by Stampers Anon / Tim Holtz. Ive also added a couple of strips of red paper and three punched out circles.