Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tooting my own horn...

Even though I have a post scheduled for later this evening, I wanted to "toot my horn" a little bit to let you know that The Angel Company (TAC) asked if I would design the projects for the Stamp of the Month for the corporate website this month! Of course I was honored and said YES!

I usually create as inspiration hits, so it was a new challenge for me to be told what stamp set I had to use and given a deadline. I ended up falling in love with the set--it's called "Autumn Leaves," and I found it to be so versatile. You can view my projects here and click on each one for a larger image.

This first card below did not make it onto the TAC website. That's okay--I wasn't even sure I liked it that much anyway! LOL I like the simplicity of it, but I think it's lacking pizzazz.

The close up is so you can see the embossed frame on the orange cardstock. Can you see it?
All the projects below made it to the website so remember to click here to see the full project. I just wanted to show a few details that TAC can't show due to space limitations.
The tag in the photo below is popped up with Pop Dots, and I colored the pumpkin with Prismacolor pencils and OMS (oderless mineral spirits). Later you'll see one colored with Copics, and it gives a different look/feel.

I'm showing you the note cube below so you can see the "rock and roll" technique that I did to add the L'Amore Red and Burnt Umber to the Sunflower ink. Did you notice the ribbon is different on the TAC website? I told them to feel free to change it to brown! I thought it needed more contrast. Because I was allowed to use only TAC products, I had to use the ribbon in this photo when I sent it in--I was completely out of ALL my brown TAC ribbon!!!
This little jar was photographed from the left side, so I figured I'd show you the right side as well as a close up of the pumpkin. This is the one I colored using Copic Markers.

The card below has some dimension that I thought you might want to see.
Hope you enjoy! :-)


Julie Robinson said...

congrats on your projects! They are fabulous!

Jen Carter said...

Congrats!! These all look like cute projects!

StampinCarol said...

Wow! These are just great! And congrats!!!

Christine said...

they are all amazing! love the candy container. cute, cute!

Trudy Osborn said...

These are fabulous, Diane! You rocked this set

Seleise said...

beautiful samples, Diane! You are so talented! And, love the additional views here. great to see the dimension and little details. Thanks for sharing! Congrats again on doing the SOTM samples!!!

Diana said...

Congrats on been featured, you sooo deserve it!

All your projects are soo inspiring!


Chelsea said...

congrats ... your samples are GREAT!