Hello and good morning!
Well here we are nearing the beginning of a brand new month and that means Sweet November Stamps previews are about to begin! It also means that I've got September's SN guest gal to introduce you to before we dive into all those wonderful candies! ;)
Now without further ado please let me introduce you to the one and only Corinne Mercado! Rinne is another long time Sweet November cheerio who has always been enthusiastic and excited about the stamps. I consider her to be the queen of texture with an eclectic and artistic eye for mixing papers and different materials on her cards. With and unexpected and whimsical style that always surprises and delights, I just love to see what she creates next. :)
Ok, time for my favorite part of the spotlight... the crazy, fun SN questionnaire!
1) What color do you feel represents your personality and why?
Right now, I feel that orange represents my personality. I have a bit of a temper but just like orange also has cool undertones, I too have a laid back side. I also think of orange as a color that depicts being unique and sort of an underdog. You know, the colors that the "different" kids would pick back in high school. People gave me a weird look when I said my wedding colors would be pink, green, and ORANGE? It turned out bright, unique and fun!
2) Is your style of dress/ home decor similar to your style of card making?
I think so. I am very detail-oriented. I like to accessorize, I wear different earrings or necklaces and like to have cool rugs/ pictures on the walls. My style of card making is pretty much the same, most of the time, I love layering different textures, embellishments and patterned papers!
3) What one thing always puts you in a good mood?
Crafting, of course!
4) If you could visit any time in history when would it be?
I would love to visit the early 1900s to 1930s. I would like to see how my grandparents and family lived back then. I am very curious to also see how my native land, the Philippines, looked.
5) If you were a mythical creature ie. fairy, elf, mermaid, troll etc., what kind would you be and why?
I would love to be a fairy. I adore those thin, intricate wings. Plus, I'd get to fly everywhere and have a sparkling trail! I would also love to be a mermaid. They are so beautiful and mystical. And one of the things to do on my bucket list is to swim with humpback whales. :)
6) If you are a fellow Gleek, which character from McKinley High do you most identify with?
I definitely identify with Rachel. She is driven, determined and full of dreams. She is dorky just like me, but is not ashamed of it! I also admire her passion.
Hey Rinne, have you seen the Glee promos yet? It looks like Rachel is even stealing your hair-do this season with her new bangs! ;)
Now it's time to share Rinne's beautiful card and how it inspired mine for today. First and foremost her fab undersea theme featuring Fathom Calmsea had me reaching for a mermaid as well. Her cool use of the mesh as netting is brilliant and got me to dig through my stash until I found some too. Finally I loved the look of the dangling tag along with the twine so I had to add that to my design as well. I didn't have any seashell to add so instead of a rough textural embellishment I decided to go with smooth Raindrops for my bit of dimension and texture.
Rinne will be joining Traci, Rachel and myself in the September Sweet November sneak peeks starting tomorrow! Things are going to get a bit twisty this week... well, as twisty as anything in Sweet November Land can be anyway, LOL! ;) Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
paper- Basic Grey (Olivia)
stamps- Sweet November (Coral Reefweaver and Echo), My Sentiment's Exactly (sentiment), Fancy Pants (wave)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox dark brown, prussian blue and black chalk ink
The Twinery twine
Pink Hedgehog Oregon Raindrops
Ranger Stickles and Liquid Pearls
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic Spica glitter pen
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20, R21, R24
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55, 0
eyes- BG13, BG15, BG18
everything else- YG01, YG25, YG17, BG0000, BG000, BG72, BG75, BG78, R21, R22, R24
echo- C00, T0, T1, T3, T5