As we get closer to this weekend's Sweet November February release sneak peeks (and candy) I wanted to kick things off with a couple fun posts featuring my Sweet November gals. :)
Today I'm shining the spotlight on a very special gal. She has been a huge influence on me and where I am today and I think she wields Copics like magic wands, her skills are just that awe inspiring. Please give a warm welcome to Traci Porter!
Traci's polished style and creative stamping, ie. altering, are what first drew me to her blog and I still look forward to seeing what new creations she will delight me with every time she posts. Just check out her mini masterpiece featuring Tangle Goblinshimmer... doesn't it transport you to an early summer afternoon with the wildflowers blooming and a bit of magic dancing in the breeze? I love it! :)
Now I've also come up with a crazy little questionnaire for my gals to answer just because these are always fun to read and here's what Traci had to share with us...
1. What color do you feel represents your personality and why?
This one is really hard, I want to say orange because it's a bit of an odd duck and I think it takes a special personality to appreciate it! But maybe brown, because it kind of seems to me to be a responsible, supportive color but is still NOT traditional like black...
2. Is your style of dress/home decor similar to your style of card making?
Other than a love of color in all these things, probably not.
3. What one thing always puts you in a good mood?
A new episode of Project Runway!
4. If you could visit any time in history when would it be?
Probably Elizabethan England- I'd love to look at the clothing up close!
5. If you were a mythical creature ie. fairy, elf, mermaid, troll etc., what kind would you be and why?
Years ago my very best friend and I were having this conversation and she says (and I have to admit she was right) that I would be Dwarven. I am short, round, kind of grumpy a lot, and I love to create things with my hands!
6. If you are a fellow Gleek, which character from McKinley High do you most identify with?
I don't know that there is a character that I identify strongly with, but I want to be BFF's with Kurt!
Ahhh ya gotta love it! :)
So now is the time when I share how Traci's card inspired me today... I followed the same basic layout design, just flip-flopping the side the fairy flutters on. I also really liked how she framed the sentiment and had Tangle interact with it so I had to have Buttercup do the same. :)
I'm just so pleased with how this card turned out and I have Traci to thank for it!
Please be sure to head on over to Traci's blog today and show her some love! Then come back here tomorrow when the spotlight will be shining on my very special February guest gal, Amy Gould!
Later gators! :)
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse and PTI
paper- Making Memories
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Buttercup Reedweb) Hero Arts (sentiment and fern)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Versamark clear ink and Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
misc ribbon and gems
Copic Spica glitter pens
skin- E00, E11, R20, R22
eyes- G14, G07
hair- Y00, Y11, Y21, Y32
clothes- YR000, YR00, R00, R01, R02, R22, R32, YG03, G14, G07
wings- G0000, G000, G00, BG49