Monday, December 21, 2009

Guest Designer - Geri Utterback

Hello! I have two very talented guest designers this month, Geri Utterback (aka my mom) and Jenny Charboneau (aka Miss Boo). Both ladies graciously agreed to help showcase my newest stamp set, Life is Good. This week I am featuring this beautiful card, made by Geri, here on my blog. Both Geri and Jenny will have projects to show you on their blogs, too!

My mom made this scene to look like a lake near where I live, called Whiskeytown Lake. Whiskeytown Lake is one of the most beautiful locations around here. The water is always a crisp blue and dotted with these little tree covered islands. It's great fun to go kayaking there, because there are all kinds of fun little inlets to explore. She really captured the look of the lake by using the tree lined bank images from Life is Good.

I asked mom to answer a few questions so you could get to know her a little better...

How long have you been stamping and how did you get started?
I've been stamping for about two years. My daughter Brenda was really into making cards and tags. She would share her supplies and show me how to do different techniques.

What are your favorite kinds of projects/techniques?
My favorite project is making cards but I do like making other projects like luminaries, tags and bookmarks. My favorite technique is sponging. I really like the effect of sponging and masking off to create different looks. But I do like to try new things.

Do you enjoy challenges and, if so, what are your favorites and why?
Yes, I do love the challenges and I really like the sketch, potluck and the blast from the past. But I like most all of the challenges.

What inspires you in your crafting?
I get my inspiration from a lot of different things. Nature, like the sky and the mountains. Sometimes a magazines or newspaper. Other card makers and mostly Theresa's tutorials are a great help to get me inspired.

Want some more inspiration? Be sure to hop on over to Geri's blog and Jenny's blog to see what they have for us!

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Card details...

Paper: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue and Black all from SU
Ink: Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue
Stamps: Life is Good by Theresa Momber
Prisma color pencils ,with OMS and white gel pen.
Techinque: Sponging and masking.


Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Wow! Theresa, your lake is stunning! Geri seems to have captured it perfectly. What great talent she has!

Patti J said...

Hi Theresa! I am amazed once again, at your talent to make your illustrations look so incredibly realistic! Your mom has done a beautiful job on this card. It looks like you could literally just step into the water! How lucky you are to have a mom and a sis with the same love that you have! Big hugs!

Brenda said...

Wonderful card, and from someone that has been on that lake it is a perfect replication of it. Great job Mom. Theresa I love this set, it has so many possibilities.

leenda said...

Way to go Theresa's Mom! This is breathtaking!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!!

Karen x

Heather "Hev" said...

Although I havent had much chance of coming by and saying hello during this past year - I am hoping 2010 will give me the opportunity to do so.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Heather from Vanilla Hevn

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow stunning card hun, your work is just so beautiful, wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas & Happy Healthy New year, sue.x

Deebi27 said...

Stunning ladies, just stunning!

Natalie said...

I can definitely see the inspiration from Whiskeytown Lake. It's a beautiful setting! Love that drive on 299.

Tina Gilliland said...

How GORGEOUS!!! It looks so real. Love it!!!