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We thought it would be nice to have spotlight posts throughout the month dedicated to our top 5 from the last challenge "VINTAGE" We hope you enjoy reading about their crafting journey and you never know it could be you in the spotlight next month.
Hello my name is Hermina Speksnijder, I'm 44 and live in Liverpool.
I've been 'into' art and crafts all my life but used to think stamping was just about colouring in someone else's designs. That was until I saw Barbara Gray on Create and Craft when she created a Tuscan landscape out of a couple of stamps, some ink and a brayer.
At first the price of the stamps put me off, then I saw the Nativity set for the classroom lesson 5 and decided even if they were expensive I would use them every Christmas. After they arrived I could see their quality and soon bought more and decided to join the New Design Club as well.
I love the Clarity challenge as it inspires my mojo trying to think of something to fit the months theme rather than trying to make a last minute card for some ones birthday. It was a lovely surprise to be picked for the top 5.
I used the Windmill and Reeds classroom set along with the insects from the Blooming Corner classroom set and of course some Clarity ducks. The clock was cut with my Cameo and aged by embossing with a mixture of embossing powders and salt.
Vintage to me means the past or old so my entry for the challenge was inspired partly from walks along a canal with my Mother whilst my Grandfather tried to fix his canal boat and partly from visits to Amsterdam as a child. The family houseboat was moored near a windmill and we used to watch the ducks swim past the windows.
Here's Hermina's card which reflects those
memories from her childhood
Hermina entered the challenge via email as she doesn't have
a blog so you could so the same too!
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