Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Design Team Members REVEALED!

In no particular order, just so ya know! :)

I am excited to announce FIVE new designers to our line-up!

Each one has their own style, and each one if excited about the challenges!

So please, a warm welcome to:
(To check out the other design teams and fabulous things they are doing, be sure to check out their blogs!)

From: The Netherlands!
Visit her on the web:
She is uber talented, and her style is her own... and FUN!

From: The Midwest! :)
Her happenings:
I think you will love her simple yet well balanced style! She comes up with things all the time that I just think-duh! That's PERFECT! :)

From The Midwest too!
She has yet to "give up" her blog address! I think we can take what she can dish out...
I'll get it out of her! Just you wait! :)
Monica has a whimsical style that takes the average product and makes it extraordinary! She is FULL of wonderful ideas!

From: The Netherlands!
Check out her world here:
I think you will just LOVE her style! I certainly do! TALENTED!

Megan Klauer:
From: Illinois! (OK-she's from the midwest too! LOL!)
This girl will blow you AWAY with her style!!
See her here:

OK, so what are the chances? Two from the Netherlands and three from the Midwest!

But there ya have it!

ALSO, I wanted to add... anyone that can't STAND just one challenge a month from this blog? Well, do a layout using the tip or technique! We would be happy to highlight these layouts also!
OR combine the challenge with the tip or technique! Two-fer!

Either way, we want to keep you challenged!
That is the point! Give you prompts to help you tell your story, AND as a bonus you might just try something new!

So for a little bonus technique!
Perfect Pearls masking.
I (Penny) am Ranger Certified, and yet there are times I have a hard time using the techniques I have learned at Ranger in my layouts... my challenge to MYSELF is to find new ways to have these techniques match MY style, not the other way around. I love tattered and distressed, but I don't usually make things dark and brown and distressed... But that is OK... I can use these fabulous products on my layouts too!

For this layout I took the Amy Butler butterfly Die cuts-the "template" that was left, I used it as a mask. (Throw away NOTHING! :) )
I hadn't used all the butterflies-so I just bagged the die-cuts and empty it was. :)
To use perfect pearls you need Perfect Pearls (I know-master of the obvious) Pearls brushes-the thin brush for application and the "puffy" brush to "dust" off the colored result and of course the Perfect Medium.
One of these sets are PERFECT for getting started! You get 4 complimentary Pearls colors, a small medium (works on large stamps too though) and the two brushes you need. :)
I applies Medium through the "Mask" then dusted on the pearls (Berry Twist) with the smaller of the two brushes.
You can use multiple pearls colors too, just dip your brush in various color and "paint" them on where you want them.

Then I brushed off all the excess pearls with the larger brush, and this is the result!
To make Pearls permanent, a LIGHT dusting from the Mini-mister (of H2O) will do the trick!

And the layout as a whole...
They add just that something I wanted to the page! :)

If you have Pearls, let's see you do somethin' with them!
The technique seen most commonly is to stamp the medium, then color the image with various Perfect Pearls. That is fun too!

And remember! Challenges are due April 25th!! :)


meganklauer said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome ladies! Penny~ the way you used the butterfly template is beautiful! What a great framed piece of art it would make! Beautiful layout and gonna have to try me some of those pearls! :0)

Laura said...

So much talent together in one place - now that's a story!
I LOVE your lo, Penny! It has a wonderful heritage feeling to it, feminine without being too sugary sweet.
And your mask idea has inspired me!


*fauve* said...

Good to be here!Congrats to the other girls :)

Cant wait to play!xoxo

Sophia said...

Yay to the new DT members!!! A warm welcome to all of ya!!! Will start my blog-hopping soon :)

rev said...

huge congrats ladies, especially to my sweeties Liesbeth & Fauve!

Staci said...

Big congrats to Megan and the rest of the new DT!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Great blog! I'll definitely be checking back!