Friday, January 28, 2011

Design Team Call

Well, I've never tried to be on a Design Team but I'll give it a shot. TAC™ has a call going out for designers and I thought, can't win if I don't try. So, without further ado, here's my submissions.


This first of 3 cards uses the Rustic Chic Wing It Collection, Hieroglyph Horses and Noble Notes stamp sets.  I did a bit of the Bandana technique on the red background, can you see the white dots? I used my White gel pen for that.  I also stamped the horse using the Crumpled Paper technique. (You can find how to do this by looking down in the left sidebar to the Resources section and click on the technique.)  I had a smudge from ink on my finger just below the horse so, rather than start over, I smudged it more and edged the stamped pieces with the ink! Don't you think it gives a kinda vintage or aged look?  I colored the white floss with a Copic marker. All images (and smudges) are stamped with Jumbo Java VersaMagic ink.


How do you like the little saddle?  It's from a pair of earrings that I got at the yard sale (same place I got the corks). I thought it'd work great with this card so it got added!


Ok, card # 2.  I started with a 6" x 6" base of black cardstock and added a 5 1/2" square of Reece SWIC. I used my Wizard and Nestie Labels 3 for the 2 pieces behind the Cowboy Boot. While the paper was still in the Nestie after embossing I sponged some L'Amore PH ink on the corners. Gives quite a framed look, don't you think? The boot is raised up using some foam mounting tape.


The boot was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black on White Caboodle cardstock then colored with Copic Markers.  The boot's blue top just didn't photo that well but it is a little bit bluer than it shows.  I used B41, G82, R89, and T5.  Any shading was done by going over the sections with the pens numerous times. Very subtle, don't you think?


I used Reece ribbon, a safety pin,  and another piece of an earring.  The phrase comes from the Bless Your Heart Hostess level A set.  I was wanting to use eyelets on the tag but either I'm out of the color I needed or they didn't want to be found.


One of my favorite flower sets is Blossoms & Blessings. It's so versatile! Here I used it with the Uptown Girl Wing It Collection. I used a sketch by Heather Scott.  I also used my Mega Scalloped Oval punch, really adds a pit of punch! Again I used Copic markers; G12, G82, YR23, YR 24, RV25, 7 RV19.


Can you see the little dew drops of Glossy Accents on the flower and leaves? I also used it on the flower center.  And the little hearts are from the Clear & Pearl Gem Collection.  This is a great box of small goodies! They're sure fun to add some bling to your project!

And speaking of projects, we had to make something that wasn't a card.  Well, I picked up 2 cute little alarm clocks at IKEA in Phoenix, AZ a while back and got to altering one....


I used the Baby Blossoms Limited Edition set since this clock is pretty small, only 3 1/2" tall. Again, the images are colored with Copic markers but I forgot which ones I used.

So, keep your fingers crossed for me as I submit this post to The Angel Company!!

13 comments:

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Great projects, Carol. They look like YOU! And I love the little clock. Good luck on your entry! Hope you get chosen!

Rita Kegg said...

very nice!!! Good luck ....

Angela K said...

Great projects! I really like your "found" charms, and the little clock is so sweet! Good Luck!!

Glittered Paws said...

I can tell your SW designs a mile away - you have your own very unique style - love the altered alarm clock. Good luck

Trudy Osborn said...

Best wishes on the design team! Great cards and project

Teresa Jenkins said...

Great projects Carol! Love your cards and altered clock, so cute! The boot one is my favorite! Love the little charms you added too!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

Very nice, I love the little charms and accents.

Sheila said...

Wish you much luck. Can't undestand why they turn you down for catalogue submissions. You do GREAT WORK!

Sonia said...

Hi Carol
Great Creations!.. My fav is the Pink Flower Card!~
Good Luck on the DT.

Anonymous said...

Great job, Carol! Good luck on the design team. They can be fun but can be demanding. I found the rewards were not only product but meeting new friends.
Sue Stenzel

Melisa Waldorf said...

You go girl! These are fabulous Carol! Good luck!

Shelly N. said...

Good job there! Your work is realistic. By that I mean what I would do and mail. So many of the card we see are so loaded with embellishments that it would take a Priority Mailer to send them. Your cards are very classy.

isu.alum said...

Fun Projects! Love your daisy card the colors are so deelish. Good luck in the call!

Kerry #4751