Sunday, 13 May 2012

Introducing Katrina

 Our new wonderfully talented Design Team Member...
My photo

Katrina Rollings

Hello, my name is Katrina Rollings. I live with my hubby Andrew and 3 very tame cockatiels ( well 2 very tame, the other we are working on ) in Bristol.
I have been crafting most of my life, my Mum teaching me tapestry and sewing, then went on to crosstitch. I bought my first rubber stamp at a stitching fair over 20 years ago and was hooked. That lead me to scrapbooking and then about 6 years ago a friend introduced me to ATCs and my love of mixed media was born. I love the freedom that Mixed Media gives you. To be able to play with paint, ink, paper, anything you fancy really, even that ticket stub you picked up on the way home!! My favourite images and embellishments have to be vintage ones, so I am so excited to become a member of Sarah-Jane's design team. I am so looking forward to working with her fantastic products!
When I am not in my craft room I love to read, bake, watch old films or be out with my camera, Andrew and I are both keen photographers. I also look forward to our walking holidays in Austria, of course a journal, pack of blank ATCs, scissors, glue, pens, stamps and ink get snuck into the suitcase!! 

Travel Tag Book
Craft House press collage sheets - New York and Loyd Express
Manila Tags x 3
Distress ink - Tea dye, Old paper and Walnut ink and applicator
Photo from old photo collection
Slide mount
Old bus tickets
Gold safety pins
Garden string
Book papers
Travel themed rubber stamps - my own
Butcher twine - my own
How to make it -
Cut out the 2 large travel tags from the New York collage sheet. Distress the cover tags and the 3 manila tags, front and back, with the distressing ink. Cut out all the images from the 2 collage sheets and use them as well as some strips of old book paper and other ephemera to collage both sides of the tags and inside of the front and back covers. To make the slide mount, distress with ink, stamp with a script stamp and leave to dry. Tear a square of book paper, add an old bus ticket and distress with ink. Stick to middle of slide mount and stick together, punch a hole in the top and add to book with a safety pin. Tie everything together with string to finish off.

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If you'd like to see more of Katrina's fabulous artwork and projects visit the Gallery and her Blog.
You'll also find her artwork scattererd throughout the website.
Thanks Katrina for joining us, we look forward to more of your wonderful work.


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