Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Stamping With Chelle Fowler: Guided Path

I first met Chelle Fowler at the Winter CHA show in January, and then I was lucky enough to see her again at the Carson show in March. Chelle lives in southern California, this beautiful lady's smile is just as sunny as her home state:


Not only does she have a sparkly smile and personality, but this married mother of a 19-year-old college student is also a very talented stamper! That's why I'm delighted to introduce her as our Inky Guest Designer for May.

"I can’t remember a time that I didn’t own a rubber stamp!" exclaims Chelle. "From the sweet teddy bear stamps when I was a little girl to the tool box full of stamps and colored embossing powders stored in the corner in my first dining room...to the studio full of paper crafting deliciousness that I am lucky to have now, I have always loved this industry!"

For today's project, Chelle chose 11068SC Guided Path Clear Set (drawn by artist Darby New):


Chelle says, "I am always trying something new, and love to find something fun and add the unexpected to a project."

Just take a look at her card, and I think you'll see what she means:


How gorgeous is that! (You can click on the photo for a larger view.) I think it's a great example of the "fun and expected." For instance, Chelle used 10933MC Ravishing Ribbons Clear Set as a companion set:


"I love Ravishing Ribbons...it’s so versatile, and adds the perfect little touches to any project!" she adds.

Personally, I don't think I would have ever thought about combining these two sets, but I'm so glad that Chelle figured out a way to do it...and so effectively! You can see the stamped flower trim piece peeking from beneath her other pretty embellishments:


To create this card, Chelle stamped the path onto white card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored the image with Distress Markers and a detail water brush. She stamped the flower trim image onto patterned paper using Peacock Feathers Ink.

She cut the path image out using a Spellbinder's die and cut a rosette using a Sizzix die out of patterned paper. Then she stamped the image onto patterned paper using Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

After cutting a scalloped circle out of patterned paper using a Spellbinder's die and a Sizzix banner die, she inked all the pieces with Pumice Stone using an Ink Blending Tool and assembled with Glossy Accents.

Supplies: 11068SC Guided Path Clear Set, 10933MC Ravishing Ribbons Clear Set, My Mind's Eye Be Happy 6 X 6 Paper Pad, Distress Ink Pads in Peacock Feathers and Pumice Stone, Distress Markers, Detail Tip Water Brush, Wide Tip Water Brush, Ink Blending Tool, Non-Stick Craft Mat, Spellbinders Labels Four and Scalloped Circles Dies, Sizzix Mini Banner Die, Sizzix Rosette Die, Miscellaneous Embellishments, Glossy Accents, and Glue Gun.

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Would you like the chance to win your own 11068SC Guided Path and 10933MC Ravishing Ribbons Clear Sets? Just leave a comment at the end of this post helping me welcome Chelle as this month's Inky Guest Designer, and you'll be entered in a BLOG CANDY giveaway.

On Wednesday, May 9th, I'll randomly choose the winner for the same clear sets that Chelle used above and post that person's name...so please check back to see if you've won!

8 comments:

CheckerBeads said...

Wow! fabulous card! Welcome, can't wait to see what else you come up with this month.

Anne

Anonymous said...

This card is SOOOO pretty!It's just amazing and inspires me to think outside the box and be more creative. Thanks for the ideas.

Rose

Sue D said...

Welcome Chelle! Beautiful card--love all the pretty details.

True :) said...

Beautiful card! Love all of the pretty embellishments! :)

Hugs,
True :)

Diana N. said...

OH WOW! There are so many elements on your card. It's amazing!

Shell said...

Such great dimension and depth in this card. Welcome as a guest designer!! It was be wonderful to see what else you have to share with us!!

Debbie H said...

What a beautiful and inspiring card! Love all the details!

Debbie K. said...

Gorgeous card and banner! Love the colors and images used.

Chelle, you don't look OLD enough to have a 19 year old...lol!
- DebbieK
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com