Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sweet November Spotlight on Sammi!


Are you ready for some February
Sweet November previews? I know! I can't believe it is that time already either! But before we start that all up again, I want to shine the Sweet November spotlight on February's very special SN Guest Gal... Sammi Betbeder!

One look at Sammi's mad coloring skills with Copic markers and it is no surprise to find out that she is the owner/operator of her own Aussie based store... Mad for Markers! Yep, I've been a follower and admirer of Sammi's for quite some time now and she has always had quite the way with markers and her card designing is just as impressive. Her imagination always shines through on everything that she creates and come to find out... she is also quite artistic in other ways as well. Recently Sammi has started sharing some of her own drawings and designs on her blog and I'm sure that this is the start of a whole new adventure for her! :)

Now it's time for Sammi to answer the Sweet November questionnaire... which I always look forward to reading!

1) What color do feel represents your personality and why?

Purple - It is the colour for passion, romance and sensitivity. It is mysterious... a mixture of coolness and warmth (just like me) lol!

2) Is your style of dress/ home decor similar to your style of card making?

Perhaps... I am not sure of what my "style" is totally as it changes around a lot... bits of this and that... I guess that is the same for my dress and home as well as my card-making! lol

3) What one thing always puts you in a good mood?

Mmm... my lovely hubby, Guy, my copics, coffee and chatting with good friends/family - oops...was supposed to be only one thing! sorry!

4) If you could visit any time in history when would it be?

I would love to be alive at the time of Jesus' life and the early church... I think it would have been an exciting time!

5) If you were a mythical creature ie. fairy, elf, mermaid, troll, wizard, witch etc., what kind would you be and why?

Mmm, hard one there... I think I would be a fairy- to be pretty, dainty, graceful, mischievous. ;)

Bonus question
6) If you are a fellow Gleek, which character from McKinley High do you most identify with?
I'd love to say Rachel, as I would love to sing that well... but in reality I guess the character I am most like is Emma- sweet & nice (well that's what people think hehe) and would do anything to help others... and whilst I am not totally obsessive compulsive like she is, I so have "some" obsessive inclinations!

LOL, it's always nice to meet another 'slightly' OCD crafter... great answers Sammi!

Check out the stunning card that Sammi created featuring the ever dreamy Princess Isadora. I can't get over how much like actual satin her dress looks... amazing! And the tree branch that she drew and colored... it nearly leaves me speechless. WOW! The over-all layout design may be a simple one but it is the scene that Sammi created which totally transports the viewer to another place and time. Love it! So for my CASE of Sammi's card I just had to ink up a Sweet November Princess too. I chose the serene Princess Ilyse and flipped the sketch on it's side. Then I concentrated on creating a scene for Ilyse to live in. I decided it would be fun to create a 'tower' using a Sizzix brick embossing folder and some grey cardstock that I then inked with some Pumice Stone Distress ink for added dimension. And yes, I do realize that I've got yet another yellow and grey combo going on here but what else was I going to do when working with a stone tower? I couldn't fight it. ;)

Alrighty, so tomorrow Sammi is joining Nancy, Marion,and myself when we will be kicking off the February release previews! You won't want to miss the Sweet November sneak peek week!

See ya then!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Basic Grey (Lily Kate), My Mind's Eye (Stella & Rose)
stamps- Sweet November (Princess Ilyse), Verve (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz distress pumice stone, Colorbox creamy brown
Sizzix embossing folder
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, e11, R00, R20, R85, YG00
eyes- G46
hair- E30, E31, E34, E35
clothes- RV000, RV10, RV11, R83, R85, YR30, Y11, Y32, Y21, Y26, Y28, Y13, E50, E51, 0


Larisa said...

They are very beautiful! ))

Janine said...

ooo so pretty

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Both cards are absolutely stunning!

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful cards. TFS.

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy and Sammi. I think that both of your cards are fantastic. I love how Sammi was able to make that branch look so real, and you can just hear the birds as they sing to her while she is enjoying herself. lol... Amy, I think your tower turned out awesome too! I just love how your princess looks next to it with the sweet little butter flies around her. I am hoping to get some creating done tonday. We'll see. lol... Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Lisa

sweet said...

Wow these cards are stunning!!! Beautiful work ladies!

Heidi Brawley said...

Omg both your guy's cards are Beautiful. Excited for the new release!!!!hope your weekend was Awesome!
Hugs, Heidi

Sammi said...

oooh thanks Amy! It's a pleasure to GDT for you!! :D Thanks for your sweet words! I just LOVE your card .. the pink and yellow are so soft and pretty and what a fun idea to have the stone tower!

Renkata said...

Was such a fun to read your post Amy.
Love the two card.
And I love your style simple and elegant.

RiNNE said...

Congrats to Sammi! Her coloring is wonderful! And I love the long card!

The card you made that was inspired is also beautiful! Love the simplicity of it as it showcases the image better. Awesome color combo! And yay for all those followers, girlfriend! :)

Isa said...

wowwwwww !! First card is beautiful but .. 2nd is AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love it !

Jenn said...

Wow, these princess stamps are wonderful! Great colouring! TFS!
hugs, Jenn

Leanne said...

Yay Sammi!! She is a sweetheart. Another gr8 choice to the SNL group Amy.
Both cards are gorgeous and I love the images you both chose. Terrific scenes and gorgeous coloring. Bravo ladies, BRAVO!!