This last batch of Lexi's designs exude all the fun and cheerfulness of A Muse Art Stamps, and, Lexi's knack for simple, yet delightful sense of style!
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Let's Get Together: So many folks enjoy being members of book clubs, so this invitation to gather for coffee and great discussion over the latest in print is just perfect!
Notice how Lexi quickly created the illusion of a wooden desk that the stack of books sits on, with some hand-drawn lines and then coloring it in with markers.
Aligning this focal image, then, with the band running across the note card, gives it even more prominence and draws the eye right into it quite easily.
Two Holiday Cocktails: While this image features 3 holiday cocktails all in a row, each of them standing straight, Lexi chose to ink and stamp them separately, at different angles, to simulate two glasses raised in a toast! *clink*
She chose a wonderful combination of colors that really set this design off well--the softness of the pink asterisks, the Swiss Red, Cabana Blue, and hint of Kiwi Tin Plate all work together very effectively!
The glasses were highlighted with a Sakura Clear Glaze Pen, and then Micro Dot Twinkle Stickers for a bit o' bling!
Hey, Cupcake!: Home-baked goodies are always a tradition of the Christmas season, and you tell me what Holiday Baker wouldn't get a total kick outta' this???
Altho you cannot tell this in the photo, the cupcakes in the background have actually been "iced" with Pink Sakura Stardust, and topped with red, glossy, maraschino cherries (Sakura Glaze)--even the holiday apron has a bit of twinkle to it with a red Micro Dot!
Lexi also added some extra fun by wrapping A Muse's pink AND red piped ribbon.
Christmas Magic: Inside this cozy little cottage, there's obviously awarm fire ablaze, and it is all decked out with a full string of lights, a wreath be-decked door, and a tree in the window!
Lexi stamped the image on a piece of Cabana Blue card stock, punched it out with the Marvy Giga Scallop Square Punch, and very smartly achieved the white snowfall effect by coloring in with the Sakura White Glaze pen! Fantastic!
To further the idea that the house is surrounded in snow, she 3D mounted the house panel to the front of a Cabana Blue Band Note card, which was turned so that the blue represents the skyline, and the white is the snowy yard. She then ran a line of Red Mini Dot Twinkle Stickers on each side--which reminds me of the way my husband decks the fence line that runs the perimeter of our property, every Christmas! Waaay cool!
And, Isn't this just the sweetest color combo? Reminds me of a candy shop--rubber stamps are like candy, aren't they? 'Cept they have no calories! LOL!
Once again, Lexi creates interest and texture by layering several different patterns together, incorporating a scalloped edge, and some ruffly ribbon that echoes the brown colors in the stamp shop. I especially like how she "edged" the focal panel with a darker brown ink, keeping it very clean, but, still giving it definition and presence as the top-most layer on the card.
I couldn't help but reserve this card for last, because it IS so true, at least for me!
It just makes me think of all the fun times I've had down at the A Muse shop with Linda and the A Muse Crew, and some of the best times I've had on "field trips" with some of my stamping buddies, where, after a fan-STAMP-ulous time picking up all sorts of new goodies, we go find a restaurant with BIG tables, and spread out our treasures for show & tell . . . *happy sigh* . . . Good times, and more good times to come!
We sure have enjoyed this opportunity to share Lexi's AWESOME designs and a little more about her, and hope you've enjoyed it as well! Thank you, Lexi, for sharing *YOU* and your great designs with us all!
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