I feel like I haven't posted in forever. It's actually been less than a week but it feels like a long time yo. CASEing Genius is always a good reason to find time to type out a post.
Especially this week :)
This week's amazing genius is
Taunya is a lover of fun bright colors so you can see why I was drawn to her. Two peas, she and I. Her designs are often clean and layered which I love. She isn't afraid to experiment with things and I think that is a GRAND attribute to have in your arsenal. Sometimes we all get stuck in ruts making the same things. It never seems like Taunya gets stuck, Her designs always look different. I'm so jealous! You can check out all her projects on her blog Daisies Girl. She's also like the sweetest person ever. ever. She is the best comment leaver. Even if I feel like what I've made is "meh" Taunya has this way of putting words down that makes you feel like you just created the Sistine Chapel. I love every single one of her comments.
Ready to get to know this darling girl?
1. Who are you and where do you live?
Taunya Butler, I live in Orem, Utah - about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City!
2. How would you describe your style?
I love color and fun, adorable icons!! I am pretty CAS with color and cute!!!
3. Name one product you're completely crushing on right now?
I am IN LOVE with anything made by Doodlebug Design - they are amazing with cute and color!! I am so excited to make some fun things with their collection - Santa Express!! Just bought a whole bunch of stuff!!
4. What is was your first crafty purchase? Would you still buy it now?
One of every color and style of 8 1/2 by 11 pattern paper!!! No, I do not think I would buy every color but would buy more applicable to my layouts and projects!! I still have most of the original stuff in my stash even though I have been scrapping for over 16 years!!
5. What is your current favorite song?
I don't want to seem all churchy but my favorite song right now is a hymn called "Lead, Kindly Light" - it was my dad's favorite song, he passed away in mid September and I find myself constantly humming this song! A close second would be a country song called - "Then" by Brad Paisley
6. Who would play you in a movie?
My husband and I discussed this in length - came up with Diane Lane. She is similar to my age, looks great with short hair and that is the only way I ever wear my hair!!
7. One random thing about you that people would never guess?
I hate gardening - pulling weeds or anything of that sort!! One might think I would because I am daisies girl - but I just like to look at them - I could never grow them because of my brown thumb!!!
I'm right there with you sister. Flowers are pretty on cards but not if I have to make them grow. ugh.
Pinked edges! I've forgotten how fun a border panel can be . .especially with yummy watercoloring on it :)
A rainbow and glittery clouds. Swoon. I'll take 20.
Such a fun way to use your washi tape. AND a matching envelope to boot. I love all those bright colors!!
This is one of those little bits of each card created something that doesn't look like any of them. First, I wanted to incorporate the flower and banner from the first card. The rainbow colors and glittery cardstock sucked me in on the second card. Lastly, the third card gave me my bottom right corner positioning and white sentiment peaking out from my design.
I started stamping the flower and leaves from Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower Stamp and Cut set. I used 4 masks of each image to create the background. Once everything was stamped I started coloring with Copics. I wanted the flowers to be in rainbow colors going up the side. I colored some flowers completely one color and others I split them with two colors. I added some white dots to the flowers because they are cute but also the continuity of them helps the colors move seamlessly from one to another. After I was done coloring I outlined the flowers with a black copic friendly pen. The original image has stitched lines but since it's such a busy background I decided to make them solid so it didn't distract from the all over card.
I used the Sending and Wishing Stamps and Dies from Simon Says Stamp for my sentiment. The set comes with the solid banner you see. I stamped it in black and heat embossed in white. I can't seem to stop doing this! We may have to have an intervention soon. :/
I die cut the "wishing" through my panel and inlaid it in white. Make sure you hang on to the little bits! It's a pain but it's the only way to make your inlay work :) After it was inlaid I added a bit of shadow next to it.
I added a strip of black glitter paper and a strip of grey to the right side and decided it was good to go!
Thanks for stopping by!
Big huge enormous thanks to Taunya for playing along!
Don't forget to go visit Taunya and leave her some love too :)
P.S. I'm going to go ahea and enter this into Hero Arts Monthly contest. I used die cutting, embossing and my favorite color. Anyone who visits me knows rainbow is always my favorite color ;)