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New Artistic Designer – Janice Ellis

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 Janice Ellis

Janice hails from Canada and rounds out our international team members. While an Asian style is found throughout much of her art work, Janice creates many more projects covering a multitude of styles and images. Here is what she shared with us about herself:

My name is Janice Ellis, a SAHM who got into rubber stamping about 17 years ago. I have always done crafts, but since I can't draw, I could never express myself on paper, until one night at a neighbour's home demo on rubber stamping.....oh my!!!....FINALLY!!... I knew I could do this, using these preformed images. Less than three months later, I became a demonstrator for the same stamp company, doing those same in-home demonstrations in my neighbourhood.   Astonishingly, I went on to become a top seller for them 2-3 years in a row!!!!  Sales was not something I felt I was good at, so I guess my enthusiasm is what did the trick.

I even managed to talk my husband into going to California so I could go to a stamp store in Santa Barbara, and I promptly left him sitting outside for 4 hours in the hot sun while I shopped myself silly!!! Yes, we are STILL married, 22 years now, and he doesn't have to repeat that experience, now that online stamp shopping is available.

My favourite style is Asian, and I have been published in a couple of magazines. What a great feeling of accomplishment it is to know that your work is magazine-worthy!!!

Here's a sample of Janice's projects from her application for a position on Stamper's Quest Design Team.

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Level: Easy

Technique: Embossing/pastel chalks

Stamp Company:
Rubber Romance

Directions:

  1. Stamp image on white cs, emboss with silver EP.
  2. Using chalks and a cotton ball, apply chalks as illustrated.
  3. Cut a piece of sticky 2-sided tape to fit inside the moon.
  4. Pour silver holeless beads onto tape, press them into place.

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Technique: Three types of embossing....Cuttlebug, brass template and using Embossing Powder( music notes on wave highlighted with black markers).

Stamp Company:
All Night Media (large note and sheet music background)
Judikins ( background small notes)
Other:
Cuttlebug music folder
Brass template (music wave)

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 Technique: Metallic markers on glossy black cs, metallic pencils, and multi image layering

Stamp Company: Onyxxpressions

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A tea tray stamped and embossed in black with Comotion rubber stamps. Janice used acrylic paints to colour in and shade the images and the background.


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6 Responses »

  1. Janice, great projects. They are luck to have such a talented artist.

  2. Hi Janice,
    I love looking at your samples. Music one was my favorite. I could see you playing steel drums and dancing about.
    Congratulations dear talented stamper.
    Hugs,
    beverly

  3. Way to go Janice. I can confirm you create beautiful cards and projects. What a delightful surprise to see your picture and story when I opened my email box this morning. Congratulations.

    Carolyn
    Eagle, Idaho


  4. Hi Janice
    Love all your beautiful art....Joe

  5. Hi Janice! Love your cards and your techniques 😉 The tea tray is exquisite! Welcome aboard.

  6. I really enjoyed your cards. I'm going to have to try those layered birds; they were beautiful. Your aztec desert tray was bright and refreshing.

    Smiles, Kim