March 2016: Liz Clempson

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Hi Stampers

To say I am overwhelmed would be an understatement!  Thanks to whoever it was who nominated me to be Spotlight Stamper of the Month.

I have been stamping and making cards for 15 years now.  My daughter went to the USA for work with her husband and I inherited her stamps, LOL . How lovely.!  I had seen Spruce Goose stamping back in the 1980’s and loved it then, but I was doing study so of course stamping was put on the back burner.

I absolutely love stamping and making cards of all kinds really, but oriental would have to be a favourite of all time. It is so versatile and looks so elegant when finished. I became a parchment teacher 2/3 years ago and really love that style of card.  It suits oriental cards exceptionally well, I feel.   I think that these two modes of card making will be what I do till I no longer can keep the hands steady enough.  🙂

I have been a crafter most of my life.  Knitting and crochet in earlier years as it was easy to pick up and down with  a daughter.  Also being on a dairy farm, and time was very short , then as I said studying for my VCE when I was about 40 which was enormous fun. Huge life changes when I was 45.  I embarked on a new life with a new man who indulges my love of stamps, etc.  He is my fiercest critic as well, although a fair one. My favourite stamp company for oriental would have to be Artneko, but also Onyx Impressions when that was operational. I haven’t seen them around now for some time.

I have four daughters, one mine, and the other 3 are step daughters, with 10 grandchildren to keep us busy as well.  I had a lull in cardmaking for the last year or so, operations, etc.  And moving house kind of took away the fun and interest.  But now its coming back  and I am looking forward to the next 50 years.  LOL

Again thanks for taking the time to read this scribble.   I hope you enjoy my cards.

10 Responses to March 2016: Liz Clempson

  1. Minda Oberle says:

    Congratulations, Liz. So glad to see you back in stamping action!

  2. Peg Klitch says:

    Congrats Liz! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful art work.

  3. cbsumm says:

    Oh my gosh, Liz. Your pergamano parchment cards are marvelous. I wish you lived near me to teach me how to make such gorgeous cards. We have missed you and I’m so happy to see you and your art here at OSA for the March SAM. Hopefully you will have time to share more of your art with us this year. CONGRATULATIONS.

  4. Jan Castle says:

    STUNNING cards! Thank you so much for sharing…looking forward to seeing more of your work! You are well deserved as the March SAM….enjoy your time in the spotlight Liz!!!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan Castle

  5. Jan says:

    Stunning work! Well-deserved recognition.

  6. Shaz in Oz.x says:

    Lovely, interesting bio, such amazing cards revealing your great creativity do love vellum and always wanted to do pergamano..one day!! 😉 thanks so much for your inspiration Shaz in Oz.x

  7. Shaz in Oz.x says:

    Ps sorry Liz forgot to say a hugs congratulations on your selection too.:-) xx

  8. Carla vdM says:

    Wonderfull parchment card with the Geisha, like the other cards tooo.
    Congratualtions Liz on being SAM this month…enjoy it all.

  9. Hi Liz: Many congrats on being Spolight Artist for March. I can hardly believe how fast this year is already going. Your cards are beautiful and Pergamano is a technique I have never attempted although I admire it very much. All the Best, SuZ

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