Design Teams

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I have been chosen for a Design Team! Firecracker Designs by Pamela


I recently saw a 'new release' announcement through the TJ yahoo group which I belong to for new sets by Firecracker Designs by Pamela. I just LOVE these Elephant stamps, so immediately had to order them. I saw a post by the owner for a new Design Team, so ordered a couple more sets from my Wish List and made 5 cards and submitted them. OH MY STARS!!! I have been chosen! For the next 6 months, I will be on a Design Team for Firecracker Designs by Pamela. (She is a sponser for the Technique Junkies ).
This card I made using skills learned from Michelle Zindorf at a workshop last year here in my hometown of Wheaton, Illinois (and she is coming back next May). The embossing used on the card makes it an Advanced Brayering class.
First I loaded the stamps with Versamark, and I colored them with markers. I stamped the images on the card stock and covered them with clear EP. Next, I punched out a circle for the sun out of a post it note, making sure the sticky was included in the circle. I lightly brayered on some color-Soft Sky on top and Creamy Carmel on the bottom.
Next, I sponged on color so the colors went right where I wanted them. Michelle has advised all of her students to buy cheap sponges at the dollar store- peel of the green scrubber side and cut them into smaller squares. They really do sponge the ink on so much better than the sponges I had previously used. I sponged Baja Breeze and Blue Bayou on the top, and Close to Cocoa on the bottom to make shadows. Once I was happy with the ink placement, I took a post it note and sponged the Baja Breeze down the side of it around the sun.
I love the Elelphant set- it is very realistic-real life nature set and if you are so inclined to take a look at it here -what do you think?? There was also a new horse set released too...it was very hard to choose between the two, but I am happy I chose the elephants.
If you look on my sidebar, you will see a link to Michelle Zindorf's blog. She has step by step tutorials for over 200 cards with visuals.

Have a great day-Happy September to you all!

Shelly

14 comments:

Sande said...

Shelly

Your card is fantastic...love the elephants. Put this on my wishlist...have a dear friend who loves elephants.

Congrats on being chosen to the design team. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Cindy said...

Congratulations!!! This is a wonderful card, no wonder you got chosen!! Have fun!!

Heidi said...

congrats! great cards too.
I wonder how I get all I get done too! Yikes.

Danderella said...

Congratulations on being chosen. What a beautiful card...such detail!

FireCracker082 said...

he he...welcome to the team Shelly! glad you are excited! I am too!!

Melisa FCD DT Member said...

Hi Shelly. I just wanted to stop by and say congrats on making the team and that I look forward to working with you!!

Ursula said...

Welcome to FCD, Shelly! I love this card! You did a beautiful job with it! :o)

TesaB said...

Fantastic card - the scenery is beautiful! Congratulations on making the team! I'm looking forward getting to know you and work with you!

kc_froglady said...

I love this card! Congratulations on making the team I am looking forward to working with you! I love how you explained the process you went through for making it too!

Kathy said...

Congratulations Shelly. This card is breathtaking, love it!

Paige said...

Congratulations on the DT assignment!
Gorgeous card! Amazing coloring!

Tami said...

I'm taking this class in Nov and am real excited. Congratulations on getting on the DT.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Hi Shelly! Congrats! I look forward to a fun few months with you on the FCD team! This card is awesome!

Libby Hickson said...

Shelly this card is so gorgeous - I love what you did with this sweet elephants! I am so looking forward to the next six months, getting to know you and seeing what you create with FCD stamps!!