2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 1


Welcome to the 2013 Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop!  We will be sharing all the projects that we submitted to Stampin’ Up for the contest over the next ten days.  I can’t wait to share all the projects I poured my heart into for this!  This is an AH-mazingly talented group of ladies and I know you will be inspired by all the gorgeous projects!  You can choose the “next” and “back” buttons below to get to each designer’s post each day.

First off, I have to say that I was humbled and overjoyed to find myself in the company of all these creative souls!  What an honor to make the Top 20 in this contest!  I will be following all of the 2013 Artisan Design Team’s posts this year, I can’t wait to see what they come up with!  I feel especially lucky to have become friends with these girls during the weeks prior to convention when we found ourselves as part of the Top 20!  We still chat as we have time and I have truly won some wonderful new crafty friends 🙂


The first project I am sharing is a card featuring some of my favorite products old and new.  I was so sad to see the Shimmer Paint retire in May!  I just loved that stuff and used it in many ways!  On this card, I “painted” full strength Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint on my White Tea Lace Paper Doily and on at least one of my banners…yummy!  My button is made with the White Simply Pressed Clay dyed with Calypso Coral Re-Inker.  I sponged the dry button with Soft Suede Ink to give it that vintage look.  I used the Canvas Creations for the label shape, I cut it out with a framelit from the Labels Collection.  Then I stamped it with the Ship’s Log image from “The Open Sea” stamp set and sponged the edges with Soft Suede.  Thank goodness that stamp set is still around, I find myself reaching for it often!

Here are the products I used:

Stamps:  The Open Sea, Loving Thoughts

Ink:  Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, VersaMark

Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Brushed Gold, Epic Day This and That DSP

Embellishments:  Canvas Creations, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Simply Pressed Clay, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Gold Embossing Powder

Tools:  Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds

To purchase these products go to my online store!

Check here for upcoming events and classes!

Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects created by the finalists by going through the hop!  Select “back” to see Bree Renwick’s fabulous work and select “next” to get to Dani Dziama’s amazing projects!


13 thoughts on “2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 1

  1. This is beautiful! The shimmer paint is perfect. I love how you combined the Open Sea stamp with such lovely feminine details!

  2. We all won a beautiful friend in you, Cathy! Your projects reflect the beauty in you, that’s for sure! I love all of the little details that you incorporated here and in your other projects! Great card!

  3. Loving your card, especially the gold splotches and of course the sparkly bling! Love that you sponged the doily with our fabulous (and so sadly retired!) Shimmer Paint. Your card is fabulous….

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