Designer Spotlight; Cathy Andronicou
How/when did you begin stamping? When I was a child, I went to a county show. They were demonstrating stamping and embossing and I had to get one to have a go. It was before the days of heat guns and they used a toaster to melt the embossing powder! I wouldn’t recommend you try this now, though!
What is your favorite technique/style? I love experimenting with new techniques and stretching my stamps. (There is a bonus project on my blog today showing just that.)
Which Penny Black product are you most drawn to? It is hard to pick just one product, I love playing with them all, I do find it relaxing just sitting and colouring flowers.
What do you do when you’re in a stamping ‘slump’? I have an inspiration scrapbook, with torn-out pages from magazines, to give me colour ideas, and I also put a few stamps on my desk and just look at them to see what comes to mind.
How would you describe your craft space in three words? A Creative MESS!
What would be your advice to beginner stampers? Don’t waste money on cheap stamps. It is better to spend a bit more and get a quality stamp, that way you will always get a good impression.
Do you have any questions for our readers? What craft tool could you not live without? I have a pair of detail scissors that I just can’t work without!
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