Friday, September 16, 2011

Guest Designer – Trudy Sjolander


I am excited to showcase the work of Trudy Sjolander today! She happens to be one of the nicest people you will ever meet in blog land and she's an extremely dedicated to crafting. She designs for Really Reasonable Ribbon, Discount Cardstock, Clear Dollar Stamps, and Inky Antics. 


Not only is she dedicated, but Trudy is incredibly accomplishe and her resume is impressive. Her work appears on the cover of CardMaker magazine September/October issue, and four other cards are inside. See that tiny postage stamp sized card on the cover, too? Yup – that's also hers. CardMaker also featured Trudy's work with a 2-page interview! Her shabby chic style appeals to millions of crafters and I think she's adorable.



Today she's using PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps. She choose the Rosettas & Smirk "Friends are Forever" sentiment for this quilt wall hanging. She stamped the Rosettas on wheat hopsack textured cardstock with VersaMark then used white embossing powder and heat set it. She then scored between the rosettes, sponged brown around the edges, then also sponged some in the centers of the rosettes. She took a dry paper towel to wipe off the excess ink from the embossing. The sentiment was done with brown ink and clear embossing powder.


Look at the detail here. And the ribbon, who ties ribbon that perfectly? Trudy does.




This next card uses PSA Rosettas as well. She used green ink and clear powder on the card base.  The flowers were stamped in yellow, the other in teal with clear powder. Then she colored them in with Copic markers, cut them out, and inked the edges with brown ink.


Rosettas are such a fantastic stamp set, one of my true favorites.





Do you like the stamps you see? You can buy the PSA Rosetta set, Smirk set, or any of our Peel & Stick stamp collections for 25% off at The Polka Dot Parlor!  Anyone who purchases a custom stamp will also get a free alignment tool ($10 value!) So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Polka Dot Parlor for this incredible discount! Hurry, it ends on 10/1.




21 comments:

  1. WAUW both True´s cards are just as amazing as they use to be. I so love the colors too and the rosettes are just awesome. Some really awesome pieces of art here.
    HAve a great week-end everyone.

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  2. Such beautiful projects!! Those rosettes are so pefect and Trudy did an amazing job sharing them! So my inspiration!
    TFS
    Jessica
    Chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow these are just amazing projects:) Sandra H

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  4. Gorgeous creations Trudy has made! WOWIE!!

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  5. WOW! That first card is absolutely stunning! Both are great!

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  6. Trudy's cards are always fab!
    thanks for sharing!

    Anne

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  7. Wonderful projects -- Trudy rocks! :)

    Happy creating,
    Birgit

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  8. Gorgeous project!!! Congrats True!

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  9. I found you through Trudy's blog. Very excited to get to know you and your stamps!

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  10. Very nice stamps. I am now a follower.

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  11. LOVE Trudy's work!!! She is amazingly talented!!!

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  12. Love the wall hanging and the card, very creative. thanks for sharing.

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  13. Trudy is a sweetie, and always beautiful projects. :)

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  14. Great projects Trudy--esp the quilt wall hanging!

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  15. Have been following Trudy for some time now and am always just amazed at her creativity! Gorgeous, gorgeous projects!

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  16. Yay!! I love Trudy's work and these are just awesome. I especially love her vintage-looking quilt wall hanging.

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  17. I follow both you and Trudy. Love the projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. I love the cards and th scoring on the first one is cool. Thanks for th chance to win...I am now a follower.

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  19. I came here from True's blog. I just adore her cards. I am a follower of this blog also. Thanks for sharing True's work with us and a chance to win!! Hugs

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  20. Congratulation Trudy !! your work is also great .. I especially love your vintage-looking quilt wall hanging........
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    Scratch Card

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