Sunday 18 March 2012

February Spotlight winners

Good Morning to you all, I have to confess that I nearly got caught out on this one, March seems to be rolling by so quickly that the date for revealing our two In the Spotlight winners almost passed me by.

We had some wonderful entries again in February and as always send our thanks to every one of you for taking part. We have again put our heads together and can now reveal the two winners for this month are Anja and Marianne. As well as both sharing fabulous pieces for artwork for their entries, their blogs are a source of inspiration and I would urge you to pop along and have a browse.

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Anja's winning entry and some of the DT's comments
"just beautiful, amazing colouring and detail", "fabulous colouring skills"

I am Anja and 45 years old. I have a husband and two daughters. They are 12  and 15. We are living in the Netherlands.

I started with stamping 11 or 12 years ago. My first stamps were from stampendous, and soon i discovered Penny Black. I still love them. And i am a big fan of the older darcies stamps. Especially in combination with the PB stamps. Mostly i make scenery cards and i think  pb stamps are perfect for these sort of cards.  I am coloring with tombow markers, distress inks and sometimes h2o’s. Love bright colors.
Thanks for putting me in the spotlight feature. It was a big surprise!!

Mariannes winning entry and a few of the DT's comments
"love the texture and the way the flower is cut"  "beautiful elegance, texture, dimension"

Hallo, first of all I want to thank Brenda and the DT for choosing my card for the spotlight. I think it is a great honour.

My name is Marianne and I live in the Netherlands (Europe). I’ve been creative all my life. It started with drawing, painting, and I went to art school in Belgium to learn how to make sculptures. I also loved making teddy bears and discovered card making about 2 years ago. It started all in 3D and then I got my first stamps and a new world opened up for me. My card making stuff is getting a little out of hand and is stashed all over the living room and I still wonder how my hubby can put up with me and my hobbies, but we are already together for 34 years. We have one daughter, she’s living on her own and she loves to make cards as well and we have a lovely dog.

The Penny Black lovely critter stamps were one of the first clear stamps I bought. I started with rubber and clear stamps and now I’m even using digi stamps now and then. I particularly like Mo Manning, Art Journey, Sweet Pea, Greeting Farm, Kenny K., Hero Arts and Crafty Individuals and of course the PB stamps. I like to participate in challenges and I’m learning more card making skills everyday and getting more inspiration by looking at the beautiful creations when I’m visiting the crafting blogs on the internet. There is still so much to learn and so little time J. Hugs, Marianne

Our congratulations to you both, please collect our In the Spotlight sidebar logo and display on your own blogs.

1 comment:

Ellibelle said...

Congrats on being in the spotlight Anja and Marianne! Very well deserved! You both do beautiful work, and I can't wait to see what you create for the upcoming challenges!