Sunday, 8 January 2017

Say hello to our new dt

Hello everyone,
Another year gone where does the time go, I think as we get older the time goes quicker, well it does for me anyway!!
We have some citing things happening this year at C & M but Mum's the word until nearer the time!

                          Today I want to introduce you to our new DT  Ria ZonneStraaltje 

I was first drawn to Ria's work by her vibrancy of colours and the little white dot's on her creations, and now we are so lucky to have Ria on our team.

Below is a bio from Ria and then I hand over the post to Ria to show you her first creation on here.
Please show her some love xxxx

my name is Ria and I live in a small town in the Netherlands with my hubby and our english cocker spaniel called Seven. Seven is our only fid so I have plenty of time to play with my precious stamps and papers. My first love is doing anything Fantasy and then comes Cute. I used to sculpt dragons and fairies before I picked up colouring in 2007 but had to stop sculpting as my hands didn't wanted to do all the fine details anymore so had to search for a new therapy to relax and went back to something I did since kindergarten colouring...
One of the things to recognize my work by is.... I always draw 3 cute white spots on cheeks of my stamps if it is human, fae or animal it got to have my spots hahahaha another thing to recognize my work is the endless handstitching I do on my cards. As a card without stitching is like Icecream without the topping for me..... I hope I will do the beautifull stamps from Crafts and Me justice.

thank you Teresa and girls for the warm welcome to the team.

For my first card I picked this beautifull stamp from Emily Luella called Spring Faerie Greyscale.
I made a stair card and added loads of stitching around the borders of the papers and the Spring Faerie. 
I do not use a sewing machine but do it all by hand. If it is for long straight lines I use a stainless steel ruler and a needle tool and then handstitch all the stitches. But like with the stamp I use swirly lines and you just pinch these with the needle tool wherever you want around the edges.

I coloured the Spring Faerie with alcohol markers and enhanced her with pencils and white molotow marker for the white dots.

I hope you enjoyed watching my first card for Crafts & Me.
hugs Ria