Monday, August 26, 2013

Gurus-Post #2

Good Stormy Monday Morning!

The Gods are having a grand old game of bowling this a.m.!!  I'm just hoping I can get through this post before our power goes out again!

Today it's time for Guru post number two and coincidently I need to talk about two ladies!  I was hoping to keep this alphabetical but may need to fudge (one of Christine's favourite expressions) a bit today as I also need to follow a time line...that being said these two ladies share the same initials...just reversed!!  So for those who haven't yet crossed these talented ladies' paths I would like to introduce you to Dena Concienne and Christine Dol!  They are my "Prisma Gurus"!!

Christine Dol is not only one of my "Gurus" she is also a dear friend!  Christine has been encouraging me for years now not to "fear"  my prisma pencils.  I have taken many a class with this lady (both at One Crazy Stamper and Stampingbella) and found her teaching style well balanced...with both instruction and encouragement front and centre in her classes!  Christine's work shows her NATURAL talent for colour combinations and imagination...and her colouring is simply SUPERB!  Her support and encouragement has pushed me to strive for ...well just...more!

Dena Concienne...all I can say is WOW!!!  I first became aware of Dena through visiting Christine's blog.  I cannot tell you how BEAUTIFUL her work will have to visit Dena's blog.  Dena has a TRUE talent for all that she tackles!!  I get so excited and INSPIRED when Dena posts her work!!   Dena is teacher extraordinaire at The Art Studio (having trouble linking this) which you can visit/sign up for through her blog.  I have purchased both of her Prisma colouring classes and just recently Dena's distress ink class (can't wait to get on with this class) and must say that these classes are well structured and VERY informative!!  The classes combine PDF files and videos for unlimited use!   FYI...when Dena says during her classes to e-mail her with questions, she truly means it!!

So today I would like to show you my daughter-in-laws birthday card made using my Prismas (not so dreaded anymore...starting to get more comfortable).  I still need practice but I'm getting there...

This is Ava...a digital image purchased from Saturated Canary
 ...card style is a mix of matchbook and tent fold
 ...Dena uses this little cutie in her Prisma classes
 ...I have followed Dena's class instructions (except Deco Pink colour, shading and glitter)

 ...and these metal embellishments are new at Wild Orchid Crafts
( I'm so excited about these)!!
So that ends my second Guru post...I still need lots of practice (not sure if the shading was a good idea) but with the encouragement and support of both of these TALENTED ladies maybe someday I'll be able to colour as BEAUTIFULLY as they do!!
Materials Used:
DP-Prima Sun Kiss collection
Embellishments-Baby's breath (white coloured with Distress Ink Stormy Sky), crown pins and metal embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts
Thanks for taking the time to stop by!!



  1. Wow....first off! You have got to be one of the kindest people I know, second, one of the most talented but doesn't know it!!!!LOL Thank-you for the compliments Beth, I DO appreciate your words and love seeing you and Diane walk into my classes.....
    The colouring you have done on this card is amazing! We shall talk later about this!!LOL

    1. THANK YOU my wonderful friend!! And Dena is are a rock-star!!

  2. Oh girl!!!!!!! I am soooooo pleased with your card! I think it looks phenomenal!!!!!!!! What do you mean "shading not a good idea" haha! It looks fantastic, really! You are such a sweetie pie writing such nice things about lil ole me! I sure do appreciate it. Thanks for supporting my work! I am so honored by your lovely words! You have made me happy, happy!!!
    P.S. I know what you mean about Christine, she is a rock-star for sure and a jewel of a person!
    Hugs, Dena

    1. THANK YOU Dena for all of your inspiration and for sharing your talent! YOU and Christine are both rock-stars!!