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Monday, August 12, 2013

Welcoming Anja to the Design Team!

Hello everyone,
Today I am happy to announce that Anja Hardenfels from Germany is joining the Design Team here at Designs by Ryn. I am so honoured to be collaborating with such talented women from around the world. Shirley (Canada), Eileen and Wendy (UK), Miranda and Karin (the Netherlands) and now Anja (Germany). Art really does cross all borders :)
Shirley introduced me to Anja's art a few weeks ago. She had seen a project by Anja using my stamps and liked it so much that she kindly sent me the link. I popped over and was blown away by what I found. Anja incorporates the art of stamping into a style that is fresh and completely her own. Just look at her colouring technique!
In this piece: Raindrop Set. Anja's blog post. Stunning colour work on the drops!
In this piece: Rising Bubbles and Leafy Branch. Anja's blog post
In this piece: Water Droplets 2 and Trickling Water Set. Anja's blog post
In this piece: Raindrop Set. Anja's blog post. Great idea to use the drops as earrings.
In this piece: Raindrop Set. Anja's blog post
In this piece: Water Droplets. Anja's blog post

I sent some stamps to Anja as a Guest Designer but it soon became obvious through her enthusiasm for the stamps, positive and encouraging attitude and of course her consistently beautiful creations that she would make an excellent addition to the Design Team. I think there is a lot of inspiration to be found in her art and I look forward to sharing her take on my stamps with you. Below are her newest pieces using stamps from my line.
In this piece: Rising Bubbles. Anja's blog post. Anja drew these dolphins herself!
In this piece: Leafy Branch. Anja's blog post. This is a personal favourite of mine. The colours in this scene are so atmospheric. Reminds me of late summer.
In this piece: Clown Fish, Starfish Set and Rising Bubbles. Anja's blog post
In this piece: Leafy Branch. Anja's blog post. I want to live in this colourful country house!
In this piece: Sea Turtle. Anja's blog post. Love how she made one of the turtles female by changing the eye a bit. Just like in the Clown Fish piece above.
In this piece: Wanda and Starfish Set. Anja's blog post

What a gallery eh?! hehe, I just caught my self being VERY Canadian - "eh" ;) Last but not least is a photo of the artist and a little bio.

"Hello, my name is Anja. I was born into an artist family already with a colorful brush behind the ear. My parents, grandfather, uncle, aunt and cousins are all studied painters. They make a living as art teachers or as freelance designers. Growing up in this environment I have painted as long I can remember. In 1996, I saw a stamping workshop and it had happened - I decided that I wanted to stamp too! I learned more and more, and soon some stamp producers asked me to design for them. During that time I designed more than 1200 motifs for different stamp companies. Now I lead a stamping forum in Germany. I'm glad to have found Ryn's beautiful stamps because they are so inspiring and I'm happy to be added as a member of the wonderful Design Team."

If inspired by anything you've seen please pop by Anja's blog. I'm sure she would be more than happy to hear from you: www.artefaktotum.blogspot.de

Many thanks for visiting me again :) I so appreciate your continued interest in my stamp collection!
Hugs from afar!


  1. What fabulous, fantastic gorgeous work ... wonderful stuff!! Wecome Anja xx

  2. Hi Anja, welcome to the team! I am very happy that you joined because I like your artwork very much! Hope to see a lot of your work combining with the stamps of Ryn! warm greet Mirandax

  3. Wonderful news and a big welcome to Anja! I also like Anja's artwork very much and look forward to seeing more of her inspiring designs. I'm honored to be part of this team of talented and friendly ladies! Hugs, Shirleyx

  4. Fabulous work so wonderfully coloured
    Amanda x

  5. Anja - my warmest congratulations - I'm very happy for you and also for all visitors here with you because there are always wonderful inspiration! I love your art works so much!
    All the best, Dagmar

  6. OH thank you so much for that lovely welcome. You all are so talented ladies, that I'm very proud and happy that you accept me in your midst.
    Warm embrace to you all:-)
    Thanks also to my stamp friend Dagmar.
    xox Anja

  7. I think you have made a marvelous addition to your design team. Anjas' work is outstanding & so different & fresh from what I'm accustomed to seeing. Her use of the Ryn stamps is awesome, and will zip over to her blog to check out more of her art. TFS & Congratulations to Anjas!

  8. Wow, what amazing creations.

  9. Wow, your work is amazing Anja! I'm looking forward to seeing more of it x

  10. I love Anja and her artwork since a long time...
    And I'm really pleased you've chosen her to take a part in your design team.

  11. Hi Anja, welcome to the team!
    I was already a follower of your blog
    because I love your colorful pieces of art!
    Groetjes Karin

  12. Beautiful work, and wonderful stamp designs. Anja really is a star, I know her work here in Germany! Valerie

  13. Such bright and beautiful work Anja! Welcome to the team! xxxx

  14. Ryn, thank you so much for selecting Anja & her marvelous art work to be on your team. I'm so pleased to find her awesome blog and enjoy her awesome use of your stamps on her show-stopping art! TFS

  15. Hullo Ryn have your posts sent to my email and dont often comment - love the moths up above you are so right about them undervalued and under-appreciated.

    .. one of my friends did fab card with your bubbles stamp so wanted to share it with you:


  16. I love your stamps and would love to win! Lissag123@verizon.net


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