Magic of Oz altered file folder by Cherri Robb using Graphic 45 paper & Lost Coast Design stamps
Memory Box by Cherri Robb … my life journey from Kansas to California to Colorado
Each label has special meaning for me … my first car was this shade of read, I lived on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles which was the end of Route 66, sunflowers are the state flower of Kansas where I was born, I love crossword puzzles and the fruit — cherries, are spelled like my name — Cherri; and I have a collection of vintage fruit crates most of which are apples, but my favorite is with an asparagus !
“Angels & Pears” altered board book by Cherri Robb… this was the beginning of angels & pears. By now I probably have two dozen stamps of both angels & pears! Wow, this book brings back fun memories … it was a very popular class I taught several times in 2006. My original design was just for myself in 2005, but everyone wanted to do one too!!!
“Songful Summer” artwork submission by Cherri Robb to Somerset Studios magazine for publication.
One of my 2012 goals was to use the Lost Coast Design stamps and start submitting work for publication. Many of my friends have been published, and while I’ve been teaching since 2004, I wanted to join the ‘I’ve been published group’! The supplies and stamps used are found below the photos, along with a brief tutorial. Wish me luck and say a prayer.
- file folder (manila, letter size)
- Bone folder
- Ranger Distress Inks
- Momento Inks
- Lost Coast Designs (rubber stamps)
- cardstock & vellum papersplain natural smooth cardstock
- clear vellum
- Inkssentials Cut-n-Dry felt (cut to 2” squares)
- Viva Décor Inka Gold color pots
- Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink
- #1 flat paint brush
- ribbon (natural)
- dried flower petals
- embellishment jewels
- Flower Soft (summer)
- die cut corner from flatten toilet paper roll
- German scrap (trim & corner)
- McGill envelope punch (1-1/2 x 1 inch)
- UHU glue stick, red-liner tape
- 3-D and mini glue dots
- Ranger Glossy Accents adhesive
- song lyrics (words/credit typed and printed)
- Tab Words – Old Typewriter alphabet/upper & lower case letters (Songful, Summer, Endless), dictionary word Imagine
- Front Cover – silhouette girl with bird, daisy flourish, dictionary words Beauty and Art
- First Spread – rose boy, flower picker, scalloped flourish, Old Typewriter alphabet/upper & lower case letters (Sweet, time)
- Second Spread – star cat, Old Typewriter alphabet/upper & lower case letters (Starry, starry, night), lily flourish, sun and stars border
- Back Cover – flower children, dictionary word Joy
Research songs to find lyrics with a summer theme. Select flowered cardstock and vellum papers with warm colors. Cut letter size manila file folder to 7 inches at fold. Use existing fold of folder as center mountain fold; fold each side to create a front and back valley fold. Stamp selected images/words in ink coordinated to paper; cut out leaving 1/16” trim edge. Tear or cut cardstock/vellum to spread size. Cut tags for each spread to 2-1/2 by 6 inches. Layout design for each spread. Assemble paper, tags, cut images/words and embellishments into a separate envelope for each spread. Distress one inch of ink around the altered file folder edges for each spread. Lightly distress edges of paper, tags, images and words. Color natural ribbon to coordinate with paper. Design tags. Stamp any background images directly onto cardstock. Glue paper and affix pocket paper for all spreads first. Next, affix images/words and flat embellishments for each spread. Add three-dimensional embellishments last. Insert tags into pockets. Enjoy!
“Good Looks & Style” vintage fashion altered board book with wax by Cherri Robb.
This is another class project I taught, circa 2007. It’s one of my favorites, because I used several pattern covers that I remember my Mother wearing in the 1950’s. I spent a lot of fun time in flea markets searching for vintage sewing ephemera to go along with the patterns. The featured stamps are from B-Line Designs.
Lost Coast Design Stamps – designer cards by Cherri Robb for convention and website samples.
Last summer I met Linda Malcolm of Lost Coast Designs at a stamp convention at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, Colorado. I told her that I had designed cards for a class with her stamps, and we started talking. Short version of the story, I have been designing for Lost Coast Designs since July, 2011 … and I love those stamps! Here are examples of my work … the only inspiration is Linda’s stamp and the only rule is use only her stamps … everything else is fair game.
P.S. for g45 audition … I consider these cards one project or one set of my work. However, if you do not, please accept the first card as my submission. Thank you.