Sunday 16 September 2018

Guest Designer- Karen Sessions

Today we introduce our guest Designer for the September challenge.
Please say hello to Karen Sessions from Art and Soul who won the challenge back in July 


Karen Sessions is from Southern California but lived in England, United Kingdom with her husband for fourteen years before recently returning to California.  Her loves for the past 12 years have been scrapbooking and card making but she also explores mixed media because she adores rubber stamping.  Karen describes her creative style as very intricate, full of textures, and embellished with a feminine flare.  She explains that she loves to focus on the tiny details that add richness and impact to the project by choosing embellishments and colors that bring a sense of cohesion. Karen added, "The process of creating brings me great joy and the result is magical and irreplaceable."  Creating is her passion and when you see her projects, it will be obvious in every little detail, that Karen creates beauty by combining products in a 
unique and wonderful way.  

I began creating this dreamy autumn themed card by stamping the main elements: the woodgrain background and bare tree.  To add a bit more color and texture, I used dimensional paint to add a variety of metallic leaves to the branches. Then I used two patterned papers and multiple mattings to build the required colour scheme. 

 Next, I added a fabulous cluster of flowers to add more shades of dusty rose.  Finally, I added some small burlap flowers and gold leaves to add richness and warmth.  In following my frugal tendencies, I should mention that the sentiment appeared on the B side of the mustard paper used for the background.  Therefore, I rescued this small scrap from underneath before I adhered the woodgrain element.



Please do check out Karen's lovely Autumnal card, we'd love for you to come back and share your project for the September challenge.

The challenge can be found HERE and is open until 11:55pm GMT on October 12th.

We are so lucky to have two amazing Guest Designers this Month, please visit Aira Hashimoto's beautiful journal page   

Please also check out our Design Team spotlight, where one of our Dreamies have their inspiration for you. 

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