Thank you so much for leaving me such kind comments on my last post. I really appreciate it :)
A Warm Welcome
I've got a special announcement to share with you today! The Design Team now has a 7th member! A BIG warm welcome to Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries from the Netherlands!!!
I'm sure many of you already know Alie from blogland. I've also featured her art a couple of times in this space. She's a wonderfully kind and caring person and a very talented artist. I'm so happy that she said yes to designing with my stamps and stencils and am looking forward to sharing her free-flowing feeling-filled art with you :)
To get things started here is a little celebratory gallery of her creations.
Just look at those leaf/drop fishes! Believe it or not, they are actually one of the leaves from Abstract Leaf Set and a drop from Raindrop Set. She's keeps surprising me with new uses for my stamps. Love it! Notice Maidenhair Fern in the background too. Nice subtle effect.
Lastly, a clean and simple card using Patio Stone and Compound Leaf. Like how she split the colour on the leaf!
A Bit About Alie
In case you missed her previous spotlights here is a bit about Alie in her own words.
"Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries, almost 61 years, woman, happily married since 41 years, mother, grandmother of 3, and staff of 2 cats...and stampaddict! My stamping life started in 2009, very carefull, with little material and just a few stamps. But since then stamping became a real passion! I'm not a real technique stamper, I "just go with the flow"...Sometimes an idea comes into my head...and it always becomes different than I had thought. But most of the times I sit down, look around and get inspired by a colour or a stamp. And just start a creation, wondering when it's finished that it looks how it looks...I mostly love to make cards or other creations, without pressure, but with loads of feelings.
And of course I like to visit blogs and Pinterest and enjoy the work of so many awesome stamping ladies (sorry guys...I rarely see you :-)). This year I won the Dutch poster contest from the Art Specially Event...to my surprise. That was a touching moment...that the judges had chosen my stamped card as the best of all the entries. But in the last years I also was asked 3 times to be guestdesigner at De Stempelwinkel and at Our Creative Corner. At this moment I'm a member of the Stampinback.nl designteam.
I am really honoured that Ryn asked me to be a member of her Design Team and have had lots of fun, creating with her gorgeous stamps, "Designs by Ryn". All the stamps are so detailed and unique... And I hope, you can enjoy my makes! Ryn, many thanks for this great opportunity...it's my pleasure to play with your lovely stamps! And of course I will use them over and over again!!
It would be wonderful if you have a moment to stop by Alie's blog and congratulate her :) She's written up a post too. Here's a link: http://aliehoogenboezem-devries-atc.blogspot.nl
Thanks so much for helping me to celebrate the 7th member of our little team :)
All my best to you!