Friday, December 14, 2012

December Guest Designer.. Louise Nelson!!!

I seriously cannot tell you how excited I am to be introducing our December Guest Designer... LOUISE NELSON!!!

Her work has always blown me away, and where in the past I've asked card makers and scene stampers to be a guest, I thought it was time to get a mixed media/scrapbooker in here! And... I got the best!! 

You can find Louise in the following places:

and here's a bit about her "I have always had creative hobbies, before taking up scrapbooking 6 years ago I loved to restore furniture. Since I have started scrapbooking I have also devloped a love for portrait photography, and more recently I have begun to dabble in painting. During the last 6 years I have been fortunate to have been a Creative Design Team member for Scrapbooking Memories Magazine [AUS] in 2009 and currently a Scrapbooking Memories Master for 2011-12. Also fortunate to be invited to be on the Creative Design Team for UK based scrapbooking magazine; Scrap365. Currently I create for Aussie Scrap Source, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Imaginarium Designs, Tattered Angels and 7 Dots Studio. I have been blessed to be published in Scrapbooking Memories [AUS], and have also been featured in the last 4 editions of Somerset Memories, with technique articles and layouts in the reader gallery. I am so honoured that DeeDee asked me to contribute this month to your wonderful inspiring blog; thank you so very much for allowing me to share my stampy scrappy passion."

Now.. onto the work:

Materials list:
12 x 12 grey board - Imaginarium Designs
Krylon spray gesso
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist
Prima Metal Trinkets
Green Tara Leaves
Indian ink
Cotton Thread
 To achieve the background Louise says she applied a thick layer of impasto to the background, stamped the image in to it, and then gave it a final coat of spray gesso.

 Leave her some love and let her know what you think :)


Anonymous said...

Fantastic work! love it

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Today's project is GORGEOUS!! I love all the texture and layering. Thanks for the new technique of stamping into gesso...I'm off to try it out!!!

Sandra Strait said...

Wow! I love that impasto technique!

Barbara Rankin said...

This is such a fantastic technique. I tried it once on the cover of an altered book, and I was in love. Never tried it with a crackle stamp. Great idea. I need to try that one now. LOL

PiHi said...

This is absolutely beautiful.

Heather Jacob said...

drooling over your beautiful work Lou xoxo

Unknown said...

So incredible!

Unknown said...

So incredible!