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.


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

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

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

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

  5. Congrats Ida,
    The cards are beautiful.

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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