Monday, February 11, 2008

Guest Designer: Ida Krause

We had two talented guest designers working with us this month to create projects for the Verve gallery.

Our first guest designer is Ida Krause. I first saw Ida's work through her submissions to various sketch challenges and contests on my blog. I loved her creations and have been a lurker on her blog, Faith Artistry, for a while, checking out her awesome creations for the Blogger's Challenge Group each week. She did a fabulous job working with Serenity and chose to submit a card for each season. I just love how many different looks she was able to create with this set! Check out her awesome creations below. To see a larger image of each card, click the photo.


Springtime Strength in the Lord
Stamps: Serenity (Verve Visual)
Paper, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Shimmery White, Apple Cider & Bali Breeze Designer Paper (SU!)
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories: Nestabilities Scallop Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Paper Piercing Tool, Pearls - Pretties Kit, Cutter Kit, White Liquid Appliqué, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Mounting Dimensionals (SU!)


A Summer Prayer
Stamps: Serenity (Verve Visual), Dragonfly (Daisy Bucket Designs)
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Gable Green, Green Galore, Watercolor (SU!), Lime Rickey Designer Paper (Doodlebug)
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Green Galore, Only Orchid (SU!)
Accessories: Tag Die (Cuttlebug), White Dotted Ribbon (May Arts), Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter,
Paper Piercing Tool, Cutter Kit, Mounting Dimensionals (SU!) Purple Brads (Queen & Co.)

Autumn Serenity Prayer
Stamps: Serenity (Verve Visual), Linen BG (SU!)
Paper: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!), Heirloom Red Blossom Designer Paper (Daisy D's)
Ink: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories: Black Eyelets, Mustard Grosgrain ribbon,
Cutter Kit & Paper Piercing Tool, Mounting Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Scallop Scissors (Fiskars)



Winter Joy
Stamps: Serenity (Verve Visual)
Paper: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Holiday Thyme (SU!)
Ink: Ruby Red, Real Red, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, 3/4" & 1" Circle Punches, Iridescent Ice EP, Fire Rhinestone Brads (SU!), Small Corner Rounder Punch, Mounting Dimensionals

Aren't they all beautiful? Be sure to leave a little love for Ida. I'll be back a little later to show you the projects our second Guest Designer, Silvia, created for us.

15 comments:

  1. Oh my, all four cards are just amazing Ida. What a clever idea to amke one for each season. Great color choices!

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  2. Wow Ida! These are all gorgeous. And all so different. You work really well with a variety of styles.

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  3. You go girl, these cards are awesome and Congratulations!!!

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  4. Congratulations, Ida! This is well deserved. Your cards are fabulous!

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  5. Congrats Ida,
    The cards are beautiful.

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  6. Ida, these cards are gorgeous. Way to go!!!

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  7. Incredible idea to do a season theme. Every one is as beautiful as the next. You did a incredible job Ida. Congratulations.

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  8. Congratulations, Ida! What beautiful and thoughtful cards showing the versatility of this set, and your talent too!

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  9. Way to go Ida!!!! These cards, like all your work, are pulchritudinous!!!!!!!

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  10. Oh my goodness! How exciting, Ida! Your cards here are gorgeous! I can tell that you've really enjoyed working with these stamps! Yaaaahooooooooo!

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  11. Gorgeous and inspiring work, Ida! Congrats on your guest design spot! Can't wait to see more creations!

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  12. Excellent job Ida! You deserve some recognition for your lovely work. Love your blog too!

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  13. Ida....Your cards are just beautiful! You SHOULD be excited....how wonderful for you to be honored for your fabulous work this way!! Way to go!!!

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