Texas is also the home of Inky artist Tammy DeYoung, our lovely DT member Bev Gerard, and last month's Guest Designer Anna Wight.
Guess who else hails from this great state? I'm just thrilled to introduce Jeanne Streiff as our Guest Designer for November:
Jeanne lives in San Marcos, TX with her husband Joe, to whom she's been married 28 years. They have four grown sons and two perfect grandchildren.
Since her introduction to stamping in 2005 at a SU! party, Jeanne has been very active as a Dirty Dozen alumna and moderator at Splitcoaststampers. She's also a published designer, social media director for a couple of art supply/craft manufacturers, and coordinator of two design teams.
Whew, talk about busy! We are very honored but not surprised that Jeanne made time in her hectic schedule to play with Inky stamps...it's just the kind of incredibly sweet person she is.
For her first project, she used 10918MC Gobbles Turkey Clear Set (drawn by artist Tammy DeYoung):
Over the years, Jeanne has honed her skills by making tons of cards and other projects. "Practice and don’t be afraid to try new things," she says. "I learned just about everything I know about stamping from playing the daily challenges on Splitcoast. It got me to create outside of my comfort zone."
Another resource on SCS is their extensive tutorial section, such as the one showing how to create texture with alcohol markers. Look at how beautifully this turned out with the turkey-on-pumpkin image:
Jeanne describes her stamping style as "clean, but not super clean. I started out using a lot more layers than I do now. Once I started omitting the extra layers and frill, I was much happier with the results."
Her "sorta clean and simple" aesthetic looks fantastic in the finished card, don't you think:
The color palette, with rusty oranges and the bright little pops of turquoise works really nicely. I love how the dot/circle motif is repeated in the textured marker technique, patterned paper, scalloped edges, and nailheads. Brilliant!
Papers: Kraft, Brown, White, Patterned Papers from BoBunny
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Chocolate Premium Dye Ink
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbons
Markers: ShinHan Touch Twin
Die Cuts: Sizzix Eclips & Basic Shapes Cartridge
Other: Foam Tape, Adhesive, Gold Nailheads, Sponge
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Would you like the chance to win your own 10918MC Gobbles Turkey Clear Set? Please leave a comment at the end of this post helping me welcome Jeanne as this month's Inky Guest Designer, and you'll be entered in a BLOG CANDY giveaway.
On Wednesday, November 7th, I'll randomly choose the winner for the same clear set that Jeanne used above and post that person's name...so please check back later this week to see if you've won.