As part of our Guest Designer program, we ask each designer to choose a stamp and a pack of notecards to share with one (sometimes more!) lucky winner!
Lexi's choice for you is her personal favorite--the Rock Star and a package of our brand new Mango Tin Plate notecards We will also include some of our BRAND new A Muse ribbon which Lexi has been using so effectively on her designs! WOO HOOOOO!!!
How can you win? It's super easy. All you need to do is leave a comment on one or more posts featuring Lexi's work and you could win. You are welcome to leave comments on each post but only one comment per post, please.
We will choose the winner(s) in late October! Thanks for playing! *grin*
We gave Lexi a list of words and asked her to share what sprang to mind, so we could all get to know her better. Here's a portion of that list!
- Name - Alexis, Lexi, Lex--most people call me Lexi--and I'm “lexanddave” on Splitcoast.
- Stamping - My cousin introduced me to stamping a little over eight years ago and I can’t imagine life without it!
- Style - My style is simple and clean, sometimes contemporary, sometimes cute.
- Inspiration - I get inspiration from so many places--magazines, clothes, colors in nature, surfing the ‘net and sometimes just staring at the supplies around my desk!
- Color - I love color! my “favorite color” has been yellow for as long as I can remember. My studio is yellow. But, I wear (and stamp) a lot of pink and black and have red shoes for every season!
- Work space - My studio is a sun room, bright and cheery, but small and packed with supplies! As we look for a new house, I just know this room will be so hard to duplicate.
- Perfect day - A perfect day is one with no demands and happy kids, spent paper crafting, reading a good book or just hanging out together.
- First job - My first job after finishing college with a degree in advertising was teaching Pre-K--I loved it, so it was back to grad school for me.
- Wildest dream - I’d love to win the lottery and stamp around the world!
- Ink - I have two favorite black inks right now--Palette Noir and Versafine Onyx. I’ve heard there’s another I should try, since I like coloring with copics, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet!. For color stamping, I usually reach for my SU! dye inks, since they’re quick and I know the colors so well. I also have a small collection of chalk inks, too--I love that soft look.
- Family - My little family of four includes my husband David and our two daughters, Mignon (8) and Colleen (6). we're very happy in our girly-ness!
- Beverage - Pretty much anything with caffeine--lots of Diet Coke, yummy iced mochas and an occasional Tab from the Coke machine at school. For nights out on the town, I’ll have a margarita please!
So, how are observant are you? Did you spy the little trick Lexi applied to this design? The original image features a teacup atop the stack of books. So, by golly, how did Lexi get that apple up there?
She actually inked the image everywhere but where the teacup is, stamped, stamped the apple, and then quickly drew in the missing details to finish the uppermost book.
Clever girl, that Lexi, eh?!
A row of red Micro Twinkle Stickers finishes off the design, and you've got a quick thank you that would charm any teacher!
This little "composition" is something that has never occurred to me to try--I really like how Lexi "stacked" these images together, and I'm definitely going to be trying this in the future.
To build the stack, she stamped the broom, then the sentiment, and there was a perfect spot to put the hat, resulting in a great composition of images that are well-balanced and have a strong visual appeal.
Stamping the open circles from the Personal Stationary Set down the center of the white strips on the note card helped integrate the orange and black on the finished piece.
Lexie uncorked the bottle, and now all the ghosts are escaping! This design reminds of the story of the Genie in the Lamp--but, instead of 3 wishes, we end up with 3 spooks!
The ghosts were colored in with a clear Sakura Stardust Pen, and the bottle has clear glaze over the top of it. A snippet of the moss organdy ribbon, tucked into the black, and some star Twinkle Stickers help pull the whole look together.
Using the Personal Stationary Set, Lexi created the effect of "faux ribbon", dotting the center of each open circle with the Stardust Pens.
The very keen thing about this design, which is difficult to show in a photo, is the dimension she created with the shop image itself. The shop was stamped onto the scallop square panel and colored in, then stamped a second time onto a separate scrap of paper.
After coloring, the inside area of the window was trimmed out with an X-acto knife, and then the rest of the image completely trimmed out. A small piece of acetate was secured from behind, and then the entire shop front was 3D mounted over the original with very thin strips of foam mounting tape.
The result is truly charming, and it's this attention to detail that makes this entire design so adorable!
I hope you'll join me again, cuz there are plenty more cute cards by Lexi to share with you!
And, don't forget: Lexi wants you to win! *grin*