Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Guest Designer Wendy Sue Anderson

Well, hello friends!  I’m Wendy Sue Anderson and I am so excited to be joining all of you today, here on the Avacado Arts blog as a guest designer!  Before I share my projects I’d love to introduce myself to you.  I live in a little mountain valley in Utah with my husband and four awesome kids – we love the small-town atmosphere and love being within a few minutes of lakes, mountains, resorts, and so many beautiful places!  I have been working in the scrapbooking/paper-crafting industry for a long time (about 14 years) and I am so blessed to continue to have opportunities to share my love of all things paper!  I’d love to invite you to visit me at my home on the internet – my blog Just Me…and My Little World

And now, on to the fun stuff!  I received the Sassy Chick Stamp set and I had so much fun creating a few projects to share with you. 
My first card features the Sunshine, clouds, and sentiment.

One of my favorite techniques is stamping an image onto patterned paper and embossing with white powder.  I just love how it makes the shape pop, yet allows it to remain soft and subtle at the same time.

These small images stamped so crisp and clean – I loved how the little stitching lines were each so well defined when they were embossed!
The next card I made features the flower and grass border images and another little sentiment:

I stamped the flowers onto a little strip of patterned paper.  My first inclination was to stamp the flowers in various colors, but ultimately I ended up stamping the flowers in gray and adding a colored brad to the center of each one. 
Can you see where I used the grass border stamp?  I didn’t use it as grass as all!  Instead, I used it to create the little detail at the top of the stamped flower strip.
To complete my card, I stamped the sentiment onto a different piece of paper, trimmed it into a little flag shape and added it with foam adhesive.

For my final card, I just had to use those fun little chicks!

I stamped the chicks and the puddle (with a few extra splashes) with black ink and colored them with copic markers.  I’m not a very artsy gal, so this is the extent of my “coloring” abilities.  They are simple, but I thought they really popped on the white cardstock.  Do they appear to be jumping in the puddle?  I hope so – that’s what I was aiming for. ;)

I punched out the image and added it to a card base, half covered with washi tape.  Finally, I stamped the “sassy chick” sentiment repeatedly onto the other half of the card base and added a few colored dots to tie it all together.

Thanks so much for letting me visit you here on the blog – I had a blast working with this stamp set and I’ll be watching the blog and galleries on the web to see what YOU are creating too!  Happy Spring! J


Annette Allen said...

wow these are ALL amazing.. thanks for the inspiration.. fabulous post..

Amante del Papel said...

amazing cards!!!!

Cindy C. said...

How fun and cheerful! I absolutely love the first one with the multi dimension sun rays!! TFS!

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Jo said...

omg, your cards are amazing! love how fun and playful they are.

Pinky Hobbs said...

Such gorgeousness!

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