Featured Artist/Designer: Chrissy Larson

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

ChrissyLarsonProfilePic-01152015-250WI’m super excited to be joining you all here at Paper Crafters Library.  I’m Chrissy and I’m a former officer in the U.S. Air Force.  My husband was also in the Air Force and often teases that I’m CINC (Commander In Chief) of the household because I keep things running and everyone takes their orders from me.  He has no idea how right he is!  I have three boys who I homeschool.  Needless to say, they keep me busy.  My solace in the day is my craft space and card making is how I unwind.  Little did I know when my mother introduced me to making cards in high school just how big a part of my life it would become.  I remember teasing her about her obsession with stamps and paper and now I’m 100x worse than she ever was.  I own and run the CAS(E) this Sketch (CTS) challenge blog and it should come as no surprise to you that I’m obsessed with sketches.  In fact, my card today uses a sketch that is going to be on the CTS blog very soon and I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Hello Card

I used this sketch I created and while it’s a REALLY graphic sketch, I decided to make a softer looking card so I started playing with water colors along the edge of my paper.


There was really no method to my watercoloring.  I just picked up colors and formed some blobs.  Ha ha!  After I let my watercolor blobs dry, I realized that the paper looked better if I flipped it the opposite way of the sketch but that is the great thing about a sketch, right?  It’s just a starting point.  I took my water colored background and attached it to a piece of charcoal glitter paper since my watercolor paper is only 4″ wide and I wanted a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card.  Next I diecut “hello” out of both my glitter paper and a piece of gold foil paper.  I attached the gold “hello” on top of the glitter but offset it just a tad so the glitter forms a shadow.  I attached my sentiment to the front of my card with some foam squares and my card was finished.  Super simple, clean, and a great representation of the sketch.  I hope you like it!



Die:  Lil’ Inker Designs Hello word die
Paper:  Strathmore blank watercolor postcards, American Crafts POW glitter paper in charcoal, Chickaniddy foil paper, Goldie lox
Paint:  Sakura 24 pc Koi watercolor field sketch set w/ waterbrush
Adhesive:  Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares, Scotch tape glider

Thanks so much for having me today and I hope you enjoyed my sketch and card.  Have a great day!

We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Chrissy Larson. Be sure to stop by Chrissy’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you). You can also find Chrissy on the Case This Sketch blog.

Happy Crafting!

10 replies on “Featured Artist/Designer: Chrissy Larson”

  1. Wow, great use of the sketch but changed just enough to make it spectacular! Beautiful card and what an honor it would be to receive this card! Love CAS(E) this sketch also. Always so fun to see all the ideas you crafters come up with from just one sketch. Keep up the good work.

  2. LOVE this card!! CAS is not usually me but I think I am going to try to restrain myself next time I am making a card I think I am going to give it a try! TFS!

  3. Beautiful!! I really must invest in some of those watercolors. The intensity of the colors is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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