Monday, November 28, 2016

CASE THE DESIGNER AT GDP064 - CONNIE COLLINS

It's time to CASE the Designer at Global Design Project.  This week, we are CASEing one of my personal favourite designers, Connie Collins.  I first came across Connie's work a few years back when she was first on the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design team.  She is also on the current team and her designs always take my breath away.

It's not without a little awe (and nerves) that I get to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) another of her beautiful designs.  When I "case", I take elements of the original design that have caught my attention.  It can be anything.  I have a good look at the original project, write down things about it that I love, then close the photo down, not to be looked at again.  Otherwise I am too tempted to copy exactly.  Why change perfection, lol.

This is actually my second attempt, btw.  I was going to use Jar of Love and flowers, but I just wasn't feeling the love and had no clear direction in mind.  After taking another hunt through my stash, I decided on Paisleys and Posies stamp, my most used stamp set from the Holiday catalogue.  The good news is that it is carrying over after that catalogue finishes - woop!

I used blues and yellows, like Connie, for my card and all the the little circle elements from the stamp set.  I think they look a little like fireworks going off!  I kept the embellishments to a minimum, using only Black and Gold Bakers Twine and the Metallics Enamel Dots to add just a touch of bling.

I hope Connie likes the card I have come up with using her original design for inspiration.  She has inspired me in many ways over the time I have known her and it is because of her that I had the courage to apply for the Artisan Design Team myself.  I was extremely honored when I was offered this position for 2017,  I look forward to bringing you yet more posts on this blog!

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13 comments:

  1. Paula, this is beautiful! I love the colors, the images, the card stock at the bottom, and the finishing touch of the black and gold wine is perfect! So glad you are on the Artisan Team. I've been inspired by your blog for ever! Love everything you do! Thanks for sharing this. It's going into my "future card class" folder. :-)

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    1. Bobbi, thank you so much for your kind words and thank you also for visiting like you do! I hope you do get to teach this at a class - it really was a lovely card to make and I enjoyed every moment designing it!

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  2. Your posies art work is stunning! Awesome!

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    1. You say the nicest things Brent! Thanks for visiting again ♥

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    2. And I used your card for my design inspiration!

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  3. Wow! This is a beauty, Paula. Your colour choices are so beautiful, and I love the black touches. Awesome card.

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    1. Awww, thanks Chris. I am so glad you like it ♥♥♥

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  4. Wow!! Well done! I love this!! I love the design and flow of the stamps around the sentiment!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. The sentiment stamp dictated what I did with the images :-)

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  5. Well I am back again to visit. Your stamps made enough of an impression to base my design on your card (with my own design of stamps). The concept of polymer stamps is so intriguing. I wonder if some use 3D printing to create their own stamps. My card should be up there soon.

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  6. Beautiful Paula I adore how you have made this card yours and kept a similar feel to the original. Everything flows so well right down to the layers at the bottom xx

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