Friday, November 21, 2008

Stampers' Sampler Guest Artist




Yesssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!! Its my name on the front cover!!!!! Even more suprisingly my name fits onto the front cover!! lol

I can't believe it's me! I made Guest Artist in the latest issue of Stamper's Sampler (Dec/Jan 09). I haven't felt this elated about my work since first getting a card published in a readers gallery competition when I first started out.

Christen Olivarez was very complimentary in her Editor's Letter about me and also in the introduction to the article itself, which consists of four pages of artwork and a page of interview.

Have I said I'm excited!!!!!!!

LOL :0)

Here are one or two pieces from the article, which were created almost a year ago now, so my overall style has changed a little. I hope you enoy it if you manage to get hold of a copy.






Stampington did a superb job with the photography and layout, especially with the two I've shown that I took myself (above). I found them very tricky to capture with all their elements with my little camera, but if you get the magazine you'll get to see better shots.
Thankyou very much indeed.

47 comments:

Paula said...

I know Ive said it a hundred times already but Congrats Jo - Im so chuffed that theyve given you and your work the reconition it deserves,actually Im chuffed for you,full stop!

Sarah said...

you go girl!!!!

:D

I'll try and get hold of a copy

penibear said...

FAB FAB FAB Jo, will be getting a copy soon!!

joanne wardle said...

yesssssssssssssssssssss!!!!

I'm so pleased for you!
althought I do think your name should actually be in flashy lights on the cover!

Veronica said...

Congratulations - well deserved - your work is beautiful

Hugs

Vron xx

Sue said...

WELL DONE YOU!!! Many congratulations, it is well deserved!!
Will have to get a copy so I can see your work in all its glory.
Sue

Hazel said...

W.O.W !!!!!!

What fantastic, amazing news :D I really have to get a copy now. The pieces you have shown are so gorgeous. You are going to have to introduce yourself as Jo C-S, as featured in... all the time now!

Kim Piggott said...

Fandazzydozzy!!!!
That is so wonderful, but Jo you totally deserve the limelight as your creations are stunningly awesome!
It is great that you are getting the recognition you so deserve.
These are just amazing pieces I love them to bits.
Big hugs
kim xxx

alcoholinky said...

faberoony Jo. very rich sumptuous colours. love diamond dangly on the second one. can't wait to see the rest of the article.

Lottie said...

My heartiest congratulations. I am a beginner - and I look long and lovingly at your blog for inspiration - but mainly in awe!

I don't know where I can get hold of that magazine - so thanks for show casing some of your featured work on here.

Sid said...

Jo, congratulations.....and you certainly deserve it. Such great artistic talent so well represented in your article. Yay !!!

bockel24 said...

That´s great news, Jo, I can´t wait to see the article!

KardKrazy said...

Congratulations to you on your GA feature in SS. Your work in this issue is especially fabulous -- well deserved spotlight I think!

Claireabelle said...

Gorgeous pieces and CONGRATULATIONS! xx

Karin said...

Congratulations, Jo. Brilliant work. :o)

Mercedes said...

congrat Jo, fantastic news

crafty capers said...

Congratulations and very well done Jo. Always admire your work..... Kate :-)

NETTI said...

Oh, brilliant Jo - and so well-deserved.
Your work is always truly inspiring and a feast for the eyes. It's so good to have you posting on your blog again now you've settled in your new home too.
Shall have to get hold of this issue!

Glenda T. said...

Congratulations!! You totally deserve it, your work is absolutely amazing! I wish I could get my hands on a copy. Another downside to living in a smaller city!! I love coming here to get inspired and see your newest creations!

Creative Chaos said...

Congrats Jo !!! And you deserved it !! Your cards are stunning !!! I really love them !!
Patti xx

deb said...

About time, lol, I am so happy for you Jo, a well deserved recognition for you and your work.

Joanne said...

you are sooo talented. I love ALL your work. I've tagged you today and would be grateful if you can spare time to have a look on my blog and possibly take up the tag.
Joanne xx

Deborah March said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Paula said...

Very well deserved, Congratualtions!
Gorgeous artwork, I really love the depth in both of these pieces.

paru's_circle said...

congrats are in order!
go girl go!

Sharon said...

I'm delighted for you, Jo. What an achievement! *clap, clap*

Well deserved too! Your work is fabulous! :)

Anneke said...

what a beautiful work.
i love it very much

Tootie said...

Congrats Jo! That's awesome! I'm going to have to get this issue!
Smiles-
Melissa

Hels said...

Congratulations Jo, I was looking out for this magazine, I saw the preview of the last one saying you were a guest artist...you have every right to be excited....magic! well done and enjoy x

Linda Manning Findley said...

congrats Jo .... you deserve every bit of it ..... the samples are wonderful ... now to run out and get my copy .... Linda F

Odetta's Scrap-walk-in-closet said...

Congratulations! I got my copy from Art Journey. I love your work!
Thank you for sharing your art!

Katzele (Bea from France) said...

Congratulation, you are a star, hope you will still talk to us ;-)

Lana said...

Congratulations! Wish I could see it all but unfortunately I don't have a copy! It looks a beautiful colour palette!

Ilka Wilczek said...

Congratulation, Jo!
It's so nice to see your wonderful artwork - and to read your interview!

Lorraine said...

this is excellent and you deserve it as you work hard to give us all inspiration. I love the telephone whispers one as well

Patti G. said...

Jo, hurray for you doll! Very deserving to have your name in lights on the cover.....you're a star! HURRAY!!!!!!!!
Love your artwork and sending hugs as always!
xoxoxoxo
Patti

Vickie said...

So Coooooool! Now I have to go get the mag. You are such a good artist, that's why I keep coming back for inspiration. Love the last post you did for stampers sampler.

Audrey said...

well done Jo - its well deserved, fab images too, can't wait to get the mag

Zuzu's Blog said...

wow!! and not before time Jo.. congratulations.. and it all looks Stunning!!!!!!

Gillian said...

Congrats Jo,well deserved, received my copy and all the work looks stunning.

seaslay said...

I loved the veiled woman you did for the latest Stampers Sampler. Can you actually tell me how you colored her? I mean the translucent quality of the veil, the white highlights and what inks. It is a super job!

Thanks for sharing
seaslay

Sue McGettigan said...

So very cool - how fun to see your name on the cover! Loved the article and your artwork - I'm in there too, on page 31 :)

Kris Dickinson said...

SO impressive! Congratulations!

Mary Franzenburg said...

CONGRATS ON THE COVER! I've followed your work for a long time, and you definitely deserve recognition for your wonderful artwork!

Mary Joseph said...

SO well done Jo - you deserve it - your work is fantastic.
Hope I can pick up a copy from somewhere
Love
Angie

SarahD said...

Hi Jo, CONGRATULATIONS.....wonderful news. Stunning work as always Sarah xx

Susan Sager Brown said...

Jo, I adore your work. Your blog has kept me inspired at work via blackberry often when I am supposed to be working! I have given you an award on my blog, if you are into that kind of thing!
xoSusan