Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Stamping With Paula Williamson: Bug Hammock

When I first ran across Paula Williamson's cards on Splitcoast, I just knew I had to contact her. So I sent her an email "out of the blue," from one complete stranger to another...and I'm really glad I did!

Besides having a warm personality and kind nature, Paula is an awesome colorist and very talented cardmaker. That's why I am thrilled to introduce her as Inky's Guest Designer for June:


Like many people, Paula first learned to stamp at a Stampin' Up party back in 1998. She "started out with all the colored ink pads and solid stamp images. It was a hobby that went quickly to the backburner as scrapbooking became more popular in 2000."

Born and raised in Detroit, Paula and her husband celebrated their 23rd anniversary this year. With a 22-year-old daughter, a dog, and two cats, Paula has her hands full. But she couldn't stay away for too long: "Once I was shown a card that was colored using pencils & Gamsol, I was hooked!"

For her first project, Paula chose 10986MC Hanging Out Buggies Clear Set (drawn by artist Tammy DeYoung):


And here's the adorable card that she created:


After stamping the image onto kraft cardstock, coloring with Prismacolor pencils, and blending with Gamsol, Paula added wisps of grass with a sharp green pencil:


Then she placed her image piece back into the die and sponged a layer of blue chalk ink. She added a second layer of ink, this time with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.

When using the Nestabilities die as a mask, you get a framed look around your image when you sponge on the color. You can see the original kraft color under the sewn area:


Paula also sewed three rectangular plaid panels onto a base layer of the card, and then she attached a sentiment piece with a coordinating brad:


Put everything together, and you get one charming card!

Prismacolor Pencils: White, Cream, Jasmine 1012, Yellow Ochre 942, Sunburst Yellow 917, Nectar 1092, Pumpkin Orange 1032, Mahogany Red 1029, Carmine Red 926, Powder Blue 1087, Slate Grey 936, Cerulean Blue 103, Grey Green 289, Light Green 920, Chartreuse 989, Moss Green 1097, Kelp Green 1090, Putty Beige 1083, Light Umber 941, French Grey 90% 1076

Supplies: 10986MC Hanging Out Buggies Clear Set, Memento Ink, Kraft Cardstock,Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, October Afternoon 8x8 Pad in Sasparilla, Bazzill Cardstock, Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Ranger Ink Blending Tool, Color Box Petal Point Chalk Ink Set in Mist, Nestibilities Rectangle Die

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Want a chance to win your own 10986MC Hanging Out Buggies Clear Set? Just leave a comment at the end of this post helping me welcome Paula as this month's Inky Guest Designer, and you'll be entered in a BLOG CANDY giveaway.

On Wednesday, June 6th, I'll randomly choose the winner for the same clear set that Paula used above and post that person's name...so please check back to see if you've won!

28 comments:

Mrs. Swandog said...

Welcome Paula! I can see why you are a guest designer this month. Your coloring is amazing! Your card layout is awesome! Love it! Can't wait to see more of you work.

Debbie H said...

Paula, this is beautiful! I love the stitching detail, and your shading is perfection on paper! :) Looking forward to more!

Chelsea said...

This is gorgeous! I love all of the details!

Shalady said...

Love love love this card! Love the coloring and the layering! Can't wait to see more!

About Me... said...

This is very cook and creative, I have only just gotten into rubber stamping and scrapbooking. Im so overwealmed with all the choices and different items available for this hobby.

thanks for posting!

Jenn

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!

Leslie C said...

Congrats Paula, wonderful as always!

LilyPinkScraps said...

That's a completely adorable card and a well chosen guest designer - lovely!

DawnBeery said...

I LOVE Paula's blog! She is an awesome card maker!

CheckerBeads said...

welcome Paula! love your card!

Anne

snailzpace said...

welcome paula! this is such a cute card and an adorable stamp set! looking forward to seeing more of your inspiration.
linda

Patricia said...

Love this card and this set is great! Paula, you are amazing! If I don't win it, it is going on my list for Stampaway.

Tex / Bev Gerard said...

Ooooooooh how cuuuute! We're tickled to see your wonderful creations with us this month, Paula!

~Tex

Alicia said...

Welcome Paula. What a cute set of stamps.

paula said...

WooHOO! Look at me, all big time fancy on Inky Antics blog. Thanks for the warm welcome girls and THANK YOU Jackie for getting my attention and inviting me to be a little part of the company that got me HOOKED!! More Goodness to come ladies, I had a fun time playing with ALL these amazing images.

Diana N. said...

What a cute card that is just perfect for summer! Easy to tell that Paula is a master at coloring!

Sue D said...

Welcome Paula! Love all the details on your card--the coloring on kraft, grass, sponging and stitching--wonderful!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Stunning card Paula! Your colouring details are amazing. Congrats!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I love Paula!!!!!!!! I was fortunate enough to fly to Canada to take one of her coloring classes and THEN she even came to MY house on a trip to NYC and we colored together!!!

Great job Paula - as usual :)
Maria !!!

stamping sue said...

Paula! great job! coloring with prisma color pencils is the best.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful job with the cute card. Love how you gave us tips too! THanks for the chance to win. jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Edna said...

Paula has been one of my favorite artist, she puts papers together, and makes it different, I love her simple elegant way of using papers, the unique way of coloring, deep and rich and fresh. Just love her cards. Can't wait to see more her designs. Thanks for the chance to win the goodies, it is a cute set, spring time, perfect.

Barb said...

This is a totally amazing card. I love the the way the prismacolors look on the kraft paper. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

So excited to see someone using another medium to color instead of Copic Markers. This would make an excellent Father's Day card design. Love it.

Pauline said...

Paula, fantastic card as always. You are always an inspiration. When I see your cards I always think.. hmmmm why didn't I think of that! I've been fortunate enough to have Paula as my friend. since we live just a couple of hours from each other we have had some wonderful times together, stamping, colouring and just hanging out.

Crafty Cath said...

If you've had the pleasure of meeting Paula you will notice that the trait that stands out above all others is her desire to share her artistic talents with those around her. She's full of tips and loves to pass them on. I was fortunate enough to have recieved my first coloring class as a gift with non other than Paula. She had me hooked with the first pencil stroke. Lucky you for having her creations all month.

Anonymous said...

Love Inky Antics and Paula! What a wonderful combination!! Thanks for a great project! Too cute! Lori G from PA

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