I'm so tickled you enjoyed Greta's designs last week--I have more!
But, first, I wanted to share Greta's answers to our little word association questionnaire:
- Name - Greta Smithson
- Stamping - Whenever I can
- Style - Clean and simple
- Inspiration - Everything--from a patterned carpet to the view from my window. Sometimes I get idea overloaded! (The trick is to remember them all.)
- Color - Realistic/traditional. Grass has to be green, skies have to be blue, etc. (How boring?)
- Work Space - Cluttered and messy. I stamp standing at a counter, on a 9 x 12 tablet. (It pads the surface. I can test colors on it and then rip off the sheet.) But, it's a good day if there's a clear space to work on that tiny tablet!
- Perfect Day - An unscheduled one
- First Job - When I was in college, I worked summers as the art instructor at a day camp. We dug clay from the stream, formed it into pots and fired them. So fun!
- Wildest Dream - To win the lottery
- Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
- Family - I'm happily married with a 2 grown children and 2 adorable little grandsons!
- Beverage - Black coffee. Wine.
I busted out laffin' over Greta's 9 x 12 work space--everybody who finds themselves in a similar situation, raise your hands!!!
And now, I have more of Greta's designs for you to drool over:
Have you ever tried Spirelli? This is similar to pin art, involving the use of thread to create a pattern, as shown in this design. You can do a Google search for "spirelli tutorial" to learn various ways to do Spirelli.
Greta actually used a giga scallop circle punch-out to create this example. It's very easy to do, and creates quite an unsusual effect!
The Halloween Garland is perfect for embellishing this 4 Chocolate Kiss "Tent Wrap"! I took it apart to measure it so I could draw up a PDF diagram for you to download. Of course, the chocolates were in the way of my ruler . . . so I ated 'em . . . !!! *chinkle*
I know, I know!!! I thought it was so clever of her to use the black mini brad to create her spider dangling from the Web! Greta's just got the bestest treat containers, doesn't she?!! She's amazing! This one is super easy to do, as well!
And, yup--I drew up a PDF diagram for this one, too! One trick I learned with this box, was to fold the flaps together on one side, and punch a hole, and then do the same to the other side--this way the holes for sliding the ribbon through to keep the box shut will line up properly. You could actually create this box in any size your paper will accommodate, as long as you scale the measurements accordingly. COOL!
Well, now I get to remind you to leave a comment for Greta, and if you do, we'll enter your name in a drawing at the end of this Guest Designer series for Greta's A Muse stamp and note card picks (Hmmmmmm. After everything you've read about Greta so far, what do you think that'll be?):
- Kitchen Red 4 Bar Note Cards
Heh, heh, heh!!! I just knew it!
Stay tuned 'cuz next week Moose makes his appearance in Greta's designs!