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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sketch 6 - Kate Mason

A big warm welcome to our 6th guest artist, Kate Mason!

Kate is married to Jeff and mother to Georgia Poppy [2] & Charlotte Daisy [1]. After leaving the busy business world after 15 years, Kate's now content being mum and working part-time for her small family print house doing graphic arts. Kate has been scrapbooking for about 5 years and find it satisfies all her creative needs.

Having been selected for the For Keeps 2005 Elite Team and continuing on the Design Team throughout 2006 enabled Kate's work to be published each month in For Keeps magazine and in the 2005 Elite Team book, The Times of Our Lives. That amazing experience opened up some wonderful opportunities for her work to be published in various other magazines [Australian Paper Arts, I Can Make it Myself, Parties for Kids, Scrapbooking Memories Magazine and Bookzines].

Kate has since also enjoyed regular work as a Design Team member for Blue Bazaar, Crafty Cat Company and her local store, Scrapbook Station, plus guest design spots for Ruby Street.

Earlier this year, a little dream of Kate's was realised with the release of the book 'The Heart of Design' co-authored with Debra Fuller.

Now for the superb inspiration layouts for you this fortnight! Kate has used that famous 'mod podge napkin technique' on her background of her layout of little cutie pie Charlotte. I can promise you that this technique is lots of fun and gives you a great textured result!

....and I assure that it is okay to have a little giggle at my layout, trust me I am laughing at my 13 year old, daggy self!

Kate Mason

Sheree Forcier

Courtney Ferguson

Danielle Quarmby

Deirdre Heath

Tatum Woodroffe

As always, we love to see your creations from our fortnightly sketch and we have an extra special prize for you this time around. Pauline, from Fireside Crafts, has generously donated one of her first fire kits! This yummy kit includes beautifully coordinated products from Scenic Route and Heidi Swapp. If you just HAVE to have it anyway, check it out on their website together with their new kit twice burnt which incorporates rich browns, purples and oranges.

They also run monthly competitions on site and stock a great range of products!

Send your entries to by Monday 23rd July, midnight WST to be in the running to win this fantastic prize!

Also, stay tuned next week for a very special feature of layouts using Rasberry products with some bonus sketches for you!


Sheree said...

Thanks so much Kate for this awesome sketch! One of my fave's so far.... The background on your layout looks fantastic - and what a little cutie Charlotte is! Loving all those layouts girls!

Megan said...

Oh I just adore your work Kate! Fantastic sketch and layout. Well done to the DT girls too - awesome layouts!

Megan xx

Court said...

I don't know where everyone is but I know I have been away. I did this sketch I think the week I got it so I wouldn't miss out and I too loved it - the scalloped edge was a challenge for the digital brain, but ended up making my own mask and went from there. So thanks Kate for the challenge and a great sketch.

kate Mason said...

wow!!!!! love all the layouts girls - terrific work. love all the variations & interpretations. what a fun thing this was to do!!!! thanks tatum for having me here.