Sunday, 15 May 2011

Design Team Call.....


There's a new Challenge Blog on the block, and for once I've been alert enough to pick up on it at its beginning stages.  The blog is for the online shop, The Craft Room, and they've put a call out for a Design Team, which I've thought that I might actually try my hand at for a change.  I've been a guest designer for Sketch Saturday in the past and loved it, so why not, eh?

Trouble is, they've asked us to pick three projects we're proud of that best showcase our style of crafting.  Being a Gemini, this is extremely difficult for me, and I've had to discard at least three projects!  Two of them were three dimensional - my altered "sculpture" and my punky peg.  I've abandoned them because whilst I love them, I get the feeling that cards might be more de-rigeur...

They'd also like us to tell them why we'd be good for their team.  Now many of you out there are probably wondering why I'm going for it, as I don't appear to do much crafting - well, I do quite a lot actually, I just don't tend to shout about it!  Till now.... LOL

Well, why would I be good?  I'm different, that's for sure!  I like some of the cute cards that are out there, but I am very much my own style whilst using elements of what's available.  I can do cute, or grungy, but I'm aware that everyone has a budget and I can work my new stash with my old quite easily.  I'll also put a different spin on a style and be the oddball in the pack that does something a little left-field from time to time (like the punky peg).  Speaking of punky peg, I don't go into a flap if asked to work outside the box, and do something 3D for a change.  Madame Versatile, c'est moi.... Definitely not same old same old. 

So, onto my fave pieces.  And what a pain to only be able to pick three!

I love this card.  It's so "me" - with my love of medieval.... It was worked from a sketch.



This next card I loved as well.   Funnily enough, I gave it as a wedding card, would you believe?  The couple in question had a quiet civil ceremony followed by a loud and rumbunctious handfasting.  The blue card is made using the same ink I used for all the stamping, to ensure it co-ordinated.  So, three stamps, one colour?  That's me....


Lastly, and an absolute fave of mine, is the most recent piece I did for a circle journal.  The idea was to use the stamp sent around with it, which was two in this case - the opened and closed doors.  I just LOVE masking and getting the most out of my stamps, and the quote I used appealed to my sense of quirky.  Colouring was all done with Copics....



I'd love to be involved with a DT because it will push me to think beyond my current abilities, to bring something new and fresh to my own table and therefore to others.  I've been encouraged this way by my involvement with UK Stampers, and being on a The Craft Room's DT will take it a step further I hope.  And if I'm not what they're looking for, then I wish the other entrants the very best of luck!

7 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Certainly showing a range here, thank you for your interest in our new Craft-Room Challenge. GOOD LUCK XOXO Zoe

craft-roomjulia said...

Hello and thanks for entering our DT call. You have some fab pieces of work, all very different. The very best of luck.
Julia x

Doone said...

Good Luck,

If you want to stretch your boundaries you will find a way to do so...and you should show off a bit more...

Dx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous card :) Good Luck

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Great cards and cj

Angelnorth said...

Great variety of projects there - good luck!

Debi said...

Diane- lovely cards- love your choice of stamps :-) and Medieval style x

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