Featured Artist/Designer: Amber Hight – 05 28 2015

Welcome to another Featured Artist/Designer Spotlight. Today we’re thrilled to welcome Amber Hight. Before we show you Amber’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…

AmberHightProfilePic-250W-05282015I am married to the love of my life for the past 12 glorious years. We have two children. Luke and Jesse. They are hairy and have four legs 🙂 They are labrador retrievers and I couldn’t love them more if they WERE my natural born children!  My husband is in the Air Force and has now been in for 21 years. I work in a busy real estate office in the Tacoma Washington area.

I have been stamping since 2005. It all started with an Avon catalog from my Mom! I saw a fun scrapbook kit and immediately fell in love with the hobby. I scrapbooked for a couple years and then found stamping, which I found much more satisfying! I love the smaller canvas and quicker result! Last year, I found mixed media and art journaling, and my art has once again shifted focus. Anytime I can play with various ink colors and get messy, I am in heaven!

Dream Big

To begin, I applied torn patterned paper strips to the manila tag with Mod Podge. Next, I rubbed some white gesso on the papers to mute the bright colors. I added a white doily with a glue stick and let it dry. Next, I stamped the sentiment directly on the doily. Added another torn paper strip to the top of the tag, and applied more gesso. When that was dry, I rubbed a bit of the teal Silk glaze paint with my finger. As an after though, I added the heart circle rub-ons. I kind of wish I’d left that off now, but it’s part of the process, lol! Oh well 🙂

To finish the tag off I added the sun and cloud dies and added a button then wrapped twine around the tag and tied in a bow. I added the little binder clip to the top to balance everything, and that’s it!





Manila Tag – Ranger (#8)
patterned paper – Crate Paper
stamps – Shine from Within (Reverse Confetti)
dies – Sun ‘n Clouds Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti)
rub-ons – Crate Paper
Paint – various craft paints
doily – unk
binder clip – unk
washi tape – unk

We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Amber Hight. Be sure to stop by Amber’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you). You can also find Amber on Instagram: amberdawn80

Happy Crafting!

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