Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Stamping With Marie Oberg: Introduction

Today we're kicking off a new blog series, which I'm really excited about! Every month, we're featuring a different Inky Guest Designer, whose projects will be posted right here each Sunday.

For December, I am so pleased to share creations from our lovely friend Marie Oberg:

Marie lives in Rochester, New York, and you may recall that she hosts a stamping group called Lilac Inkers.

She is a wife, mother, and grandmother to 9 grandchildren. The grandchildren range in age from 3 years to 21 years old. There are 4 girls and 5 boys. Marie says her grandchildren keep her young and informed about the current trends:

I even have installed and played Angry Birds! If you don't know what Angry Birds is, go ask someone who is younger than 25!

Marie is an avid Nascar fan and claims that Tony Stewart is her favorite driver. Of course, she also love stamping:

In 2003, I was visiting a friend who was making cards, and she told me about a local store that sold stamps & stamping supplies and taught classes. I went to visit the store and was immediately "hooked." The rest is history, as they say!

You may remember seeing some of Marie's work here, here, and here. Well, last month Marie was busily working on many more projects to inspire you!

For example, I asked her to use 11058SC Snow Birdies Clear Set (which happens to be FREE this month as a gift-with-purchase special):

Check out the adorable treat box she made:

She used the "Sprinkled With Love" tutorial for this, but changed the width of the box by increasing the 1 3/4" sections to 2 1/2" each.  She then placed red-lined tape on the 1" tabs before assembling the base.

Prior to assembly, the clear cardstock was stamped using a White StazOn Opaque Ink Pad and colored on the inside with Sharpie markers, which you can see by clicking on this close-up photo:

One of the many things I like about Marie's projects is her careful attention to detail. In addition to her beautiful coloring and blending with Gamsol, she added white flocking to the trim of birdy's hat and skates:

And take a look at this gorgeous card using the same clear stamp set:

She used a Quickie Glue Pen to apply ultrafine glitter to the die cut edges, scarf, boots, hat, and rose, which added such a pretty finishing touch.

Want the chance to win your own 11058SC Snow Birdies Clear Set? We're doing a quick BLOG CANDY giveaway! To enter, please give Marie some "love" in the comments section below.

On Tuesday, December 6th, I'll randomly choose the winner and post that person's please check back to see if you've won!


Deloris said...

Very cute and clever candy box! Love the stamped clear cardstock liner. Card is wonderful too. Great job!


debb said...

What a beautiful box and card!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful box and card! Marie's coloring and attention to detail is awesome! and Yay Tony Stewart! LOL!

Luba Balycz said...

Great job Marie. You always come up with the greatest ideas for the stamps. Love your blending and shading.Everyone would love receiving that candy box!
Luba Balycz

Melissa Craig said...

LOVE THIS BOX!! Marie, this is absolutely gorgeous. I created a clear box for some tags. It didn't even occur to me to stamp on it before assembling. Wonderful inspiration.

Sue Lelli said...

CONGRATS, Marie! LOVE your spotlight and the CUTE treat box and card you created! Hope you have a Wonderful Christmas! (And I know what angry birds is!!! LOL!)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

That treat box is gorgeous - I want one!!

Theresa said...

Marie is one of my favorite stampers. Her work is just so incredible. I totally love her candy cane box and card. The images are just fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Too cute. Love the blending and bringing in of a different color for the belly of the birds. Thank you for sharing, Marie. Have a great week coming up. Robin Barwacz

Jovita said...

Congratulations Marie on being Inky's Guest Designer :)

The little treat box and card you made are both adorable, and the way you colored the little birdie is wonderful.

Looking forward to what you create next Sunday!

Shalady said...

Hello Marie! Nice to "meet" you! You do wonderful work! It was a pleasure to look back at your projects and I also look forward to seeing more!

Sue Lynch said...

Marie what a beautiful project! Your work is always so wonderful! Congratulations on being Inky's guest designer!!!!!!!!!

Marie said...

I am overwhelmed by these lovely comments. Thank you Jackie for choosing me as your kick off GD for this fantastic Sunday Stamping Series. Thanks also to erevyone who posted a comment. I really appreciate your kind words. Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season. See you next week :-)

Gina Fkorencia said...

Welcome and have fun stamping!!! Gina F

Sue D said...

I agree--adorable treat box and gorgeous card using this fun set.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sally said...

So cute. Love the stamp set, too.
Sally S

Chris Lancaster NZ said...

Lovely coloring the stamps are so cute,and you've done a lovely job of their use. Merry Christmas Marie and to your family.

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

just absolutely the card & box....tweet job!

stamping sue said...

marie, your card is terrific and that it acetate then covered with cardstock and images? your coloring is absoluting beautiful.
stamping sue

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity.