Friday, April 27, 2012
Create a card using the above sketch as inspiration. You’re not required
to use TE stamps to play, but there’s a bonus prize if you do! To be
entered into the prize drawing you must link your card using the In
Linkz provided below by Thursday, May 10th. And of course there are
prizes that are up for grabs:
1. I will randomly select one person from all of the challenge links to
receive a $10 gift certificate to the TE Store! If you used
predominantly TE Stamps on your project you’ll receive an extra $10
bonus for a total $20 gift certificate!
2. I will select my favorite card to win Top Chef honors! The winner of
the Top Chef will play along with the sketch crew and have her blog
and card design featured here on the TE blog.
And the winner of our Top Chef honors is Rosemary who created this gorgeous card using the latest TE Key Ingredients kit and Make it Amazing stamp set! I love the addition of the cork layer behind the butterfly! Rosemary will be
joining with the sketch crew for TESC158 and we’ll learn more about
But for now it’s time to welcome this week’s Top Chef and long-time TE customer, Colleen Begley! We asked her a few questions to learn a little more about
I’ve taken the Standard Certification Class (Lori Craig taught the class
and it was fabulous) and I try to practice all of the techniques
we learned. I love blending colors and I love how the shading looks on
stamped images. As for paper piecing, it just gives so many options on
how the final image will look. FYI: the key to paper piecing is a great
pair of detail scissors.
of them.) I guess I would answer this by choosing a line of TE stamps. I
love the Moka line because the stamps are great images to do my two
favorite techniques above. However, I do love all of my TE sets.
the two I would pick are the TE Impressions plates because I love the
texture they add and the border dies.
layers on cards. So, the things I couldn’t live without are patterned
papers and my Big Shot and dies. Periodically, I will try to do one
layer cards, minimalist cards, etc. because I just love the look of them
when I’m cruising around blog-land. But, when I do them myself, I just
never think they work and I know it’s because they just aren’t MY style.
It’s pretty funny too, because for the longest time, I put off buying a
die-cutting machine. I just didn’t think that I’d use it that much. Boy
was I wrong! I think I use my Big Shot on 99.9% of my cards. As for
patterned papers, I’ll give Taylor’s Key Ingredients a plug here. I’ve
been subscribing to the monthly KI for a few years now and I just love
the variety of patterned papers that I now have in my stash.
Thanks so much for letting us into a piece of your stamping world, Colleen! It is always so much fun to see what you do with TE stamps and dies! Make sure you scroll down a bit to check out Colleen’s card using this week’s sketch and then head over to her blog, Colleen’s Creative Corner to see all of her beautiful work!