Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Design Team Member

I'm super geeked to announce Verve Visual's newest Design Team member, Charmaine Ikach!

If you've been hanging around Splitcoaststampers (she's Charmwarm there) or at her fabulous blog, Oodabug Alley, you know that Charmaine is a gold mine of talent. Creativity just oozes from her, and she's just as sweet as can be! Who wouldn't be honored to have her on their team? Her fabulous work speaks for itself - whether you're a long time fan of her work or just discovering her, we know you're going to love her projects.

Charmaine spent most of her life as a Musical Theater performer, singing and dancing in shows from national tours and regional theaters to cruise ships. Once Charmaine started having children, the traveling performer's life became very difficult. She was introduced to rubber stamping about 7 years ago and it quickly became a new and exciting creative outlet for her. Charmaine lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband of 7 years, their two daughters, 4 and 15 months, and is awaiting the arrival of their newest little one. In addition to being a member of the Verve Visual Design Team, Charmaine is also part of the Design Team for Paper Pretties.

Here's a sampling of Charmaine's work with Seasonal Circles & Winter Wonder. For more gorgeous samples, check out her album in the Verve Visual Gallery.

Stamps: Winter Wonder, Thoughtful Phrases
Paper- Glossy White CS, Whisper White
Ink- Basic Black, Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor
Accessories- white organdy ribbon by Darice, bling from Walmart, Stampendous Glitter, Tsukineko Glue Pad, Word Window punch, clear embossing powder, brayer.
Technique used: Bouncing Brayer

Stamps: Seasonal Circles
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Papertrey White CS, DCWV olive
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: clear rhinestone brads, Cuttlebug Flower die, 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle punches, dimensionals, Old Olive and Basic Black markers, duo satin ribbon by Darice.

Stamps: Winter Wonder
Ink: Regal Rose, Craft White
Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White, DCWV rose
Accessories: white organdy ribbon by Darice, small mason jar.
Technique used: Faux Dry Embossing

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