Hello, hello, hello!
Today it is my great pleasure to shine the Sweet November Guest Gal spotlight on a super inspiring card maker and Copic wiz... Alice Wertz!
I have long been a follower of Alice's blog and her sweet style of card making is a wonderful mix of clean lines and smart design that is also full of charm and heart. This is a style that can be hard to achieve that perfect balance between yet Alice makes it look positively effortless. :)
And while her cards may subscribe to the 'less is more' approach, Alice's skills with Copic markers are phenomenally expressive! I love how she gives each character that she works with their own personality with just a few swipes of the marker. She is such a talent and I am just thrilled to have her joining Sweet November for the May previews!
Now it is time for Alice to answer the Sweet November questionnaire... which is always so much fun! :)
1) What color do feel represents your personality and why?
Hummm... I think it's yellow. You know, kind of gentle (or I try my best to be) and patient (also try very hard to be).
2) Is your style of dress/ home decor similar to your style of card making?
Not really. Our home decor is mostly earth tones with cream back drop and decorated with two cats. =) Hubby lived in it for a couple of years before we met, but I am slowly filling it up with my crafty goodies. LOL! As to my style of dress, it's really t-shirt + jeans most of the time.
3) What one thing always puts you in a good mood?
Reading books. I love reading and I am not doing it enough these days.
4) If you could visit any time in history when would it be?
16th century England. All the dramas going on in the royal palace is kind of fascinating to me. The glamorous fashion of that time is also worth living and really hope that I would land in a slightly well off family. =)
5) If you were a mythical creature ie. fairy, elf, mermaid, troll, wizard, witch etc., what kind would you be and why?
A fairy! I am kind of curious about how wings work, plus it sounds kind of fun to be able to fly around at will.
6) If you are a fellow Gleek, which character from McKinley High do you most identify with?
Now take a look at this fabulous card featuring Jessamine that Alice created. I fell in love with the strip of pattern paper against the kraft background and knew that I wanted to do the same thing. For my card I chose to use Princess Lillianne and besides placing her on the opposite side of the card I stuck pretty closely to Alice's original design. The label shape behind Jessamine was also intriguing because that isn't a shape that I use often at all. In fact I had to pull out my Slice die cutting machine to get a similar look to the one that Alice used... thank goodness for that Noteworthy design card! ;)
Alrighty then, Alice will be joining Nancy, Rachel and myself in the May Sweet November sneak peeks starting tomorrow! We've got some 'berry' cute new friends that I can't wait to introduce you all to! :)
Supply list: cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Chatterbox (Cottage)
stamps- Sweet November (Princess Lillianne), Verve (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Martha Stewart border punch
Kaiser Craft gems
CC Designs dogwood flowers
Slice Noteworthy die cut
Copic Spica glitter pen
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53
eyes- B24, B26
clothes- B0000, B21, 0, R11, R12, R20, R22, R24, YG03, YG95, YG97, YG99, Y13, Y21, Y26, Y28