Today I am here to introduce you the next member of the Anything But Cute design team. Samra was one of my very first followers and I knew the minute I visited her blog that we would be great friends! We have much in common with our crafting styles and yet her work is completely unique. She is a wonderful woman and a talented lady, stick around and learn more about this fabulous artist!
Hello, my name is Samra Leshinski and I live in fabulous Las Vegas, NV USA with my loving husband Don, son Tarik, 3 dogs, 31 turtles and 9 mini dart frogs.
I work at Customer Care department of Water Company in Las Vegas. I have been making my own party invitations for several years now, (love to throw parties) but I consider card making my hobby for about over a year now. I ventured into actual blogging and participating in challenges since April of last year.
If I had to pick my favorite style that would definitely be Shabby Chic, but I try to have variety in my work. I also base my creation on a person that will be receiving my card; what are their interests, style and favorite colors. It makes me so happy to see big smile on someone’s face when they receive my handmade card. I make my own flowers for card embellishing, from daisies to roses and am still learning a lot about all the different ways to create textures and details on a project.
I know that my card making is not going to change the world, but spreading a little joy here and there is one small step that I can make.
Samra has picked out a few of her favourite mixed media projects to share with us today. She has no limits with her creativity and seems to master every style she tries with the ease of an expert!
I love this Valentine's card, my favorite color and lots of handmade flowers and different textures.
This is my Steampunk Spring card created using tons of embellishments and distress paints in green tones. I am still trying to learn this fun style of crafting....
This card is one of my favorite :) All the flowers are handmade, resin bicycle is hand died and there is a vellum banner, my go to material for sentiment placement.
This is one of my most elaborate projects. I created this book/shadow box from scratch out of cardboard! I have it displayed at my home as a decoration piece. :)
This is my attempt to glamorise ( I just made up a word) grunge. I had fun creating this set, lots of texture and playing with paint.
Well, I think you will agree that Samra's work is raising the bar high! I for one can't wait to see what she comes up with for our challenges!
Please come and visit us again on Thursday, April 30 when we introduce our next Design Team member, and don't forget to hit that Follow button while you're here!
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