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Monday, November 10, 2008

Inspired by Teri Anderson

There's nothing I like better when browsing thru Take Ten magazines than coming across a creation by Teri Anderson! Her artwork just speaks to me - it's happy, it's off-beat in the best way, and for as simple as some of it might look you can definitely tell it was created by an artist.

So here are some cards I put together yesterday with her style in mind, but of course they are all mine so you should go look for her stuff to get the best idea of what she does (you can see her gallery on Art Declassified! and I believe she has a blog and she's been published a ton!)

I had so much fun doing these - I loved putting just a few images, colors and loose layers together, and throwing some office supplies in the mix LOL They go so fast!! As you know I kind of have an aversion to using preprinted designer paper but I made an exception and used some old found papers that I've piled up over the last few months. I need to get some cool old books that are worthless enough I can tear them up and stamp on them ;o)

(Click on photos for more detail)

Stamps: all - I Brake For Stamps (seaweed is actually grass from cactus silhouette stamp)
Inks: acrylic paint, Distress Antique Linen, Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss and Bordering Blue
Supplies: staples, silver paper clip, twine, satin ribbon
Notes: used a foam brush to swipe acrylic

Staz-On inks work great for stamping over acrylic paints (just make sure the paint is thouroughly dry LOL)

Stamps: cat - Rare Image (see my sidebar), flourish - I Brake For Stamps, calender words - Inkadinkado, phrase - partial Verses Rubber Stamps
Inks: acrylic paint, Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette ink, Pallette Burnt Umber ink
Supplies: staples, note paper, Stampin' Up!'s spiral punch, brushed silver brad, paper flower

If you want to add lighter color over dark, you can't beat acrylic paints! Just make sure you wash it off your stamps and brushes right after use (normal water on a scrub pad works fine for the stamps after you've rubbed extra paint off on a scrap of paper)

Stamps: dog - Rare Image (see my sidebar), ruler & phrase - I Brake For Stamps
Inks: Distress Antique Linen, Stampin' Up! Night of Navy, Staz-On Timber Brown
Supplies: hole punch, rectangle slot punch, twine, metal alphabet charms
Note: notebook paper is thin so I layered two pieces with the lines perpendicular to add visual interest (shows up more irl)

When using fewer elements, add in texture wherever it fits by using torn edges, textured paper, sponging or direct to paper

Stamps: alphabet - Studio G: Series 3, all the rest - I Brake For Stamps (Stampinback line)
Inks: Distress Old Paper, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick inks, Staz-On Timber Brown ink Supplies: paper clip, National Brand ledger paper
Notes: to get the circle around the number I just used a pen cap

When using just a few colors try second generation stamping (ink stamp, stamp off on scrap paper, then stamp project) to add variation of color

Stamps: diamonds - Stampin' Up!, fern - Hero Arts, phrase - , butterfly -
Inks: Distress Fired Brick, Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery, Staz-On Jet Black, acrylic paint

Supplies: string tag, paper clasp, foam brush

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed this alternate format :o)


Evelyn A said...

Well, well, well! What a different direction these cards are for you! But of course, you made a success of them.

Beth said...

Great set of cards Nancy like the shabby chic look

Manna said...

Oh, I so love these! Very different direction indeed! But I love them nonetheless!