Thursday, March 17, 2011

Terry Medaris Art Stamps

Welcome!  Awhile back, my Blogland buddy, Cat Arenzana, contacted me to create some card samples for Terry Medaris Art Stamps.  Terry is a fabulous artist whose vibrant pencil work captures the essence of the Southwest in bold colors that make his images dance across the page.  They are a feast for the eyes.  My mom and I even had the pleasure of taking 3 of Terry's coloring workshops a few years back.  He is beyond talented.

When Cat contacted me, I was deeply flattered and a bit intimidated.  Who was I to create samples for Terry?  Well, being a glutton for punishment, I accepted the task.  I received 5 fabulous images of my choice to work with, but I already had several that I had purchased during that workshop I mentioned earlier.  Needless to say, I had more than enough options to have fun with.

As most of my regular visitors know, I am the Queen of Procrastination.  It's a real title...look it up on Wikipedia.  I would post a link, but not now, maybe later (see what I mean).  I kept putting these cards off, after all, mom was coming up for a visit to attend the rubber stamp convention with me,  and there was lots of stuff to do.  Besides, Terry was not going to have a booth at this year's convention, so I wasn't going to have to hand-deliver them to him, or so I thought.

A few days prior to the show, I received an email from him saying that he would be in attendance and to drop the cards by his booth.  What?!  I was deep in prep for mom's visit, so there was no way I was going to be able to work on these cards.  I thought all was lost, until we arrived home from having dinner Friday night and mom said, "Let's just make these cards.  I bet we can get them finished."  We started around 10:00pm and worked our crafty fingers to the bone until 4:30am Saturday morning.  Guess what?  We finished all 5!  Yay, mom!!  We even managed to have a good time while making them.  Lot's of laughing and giggling going on as the wee hours progressed.

I'll be featuring our cards over the next few days.  The card I have for you today is one I completed using the image, Just Relax.  These images combine perfectly with any coloring medium, but I chose to use my Copics.  What a surprise...LOL!  Tomorrow, I will show you one of mom's incredible cards, so please come back to take a peek.  Until then, stay crafty.        


  1. Totally gorgeous. Not that I'm surprised. Because I'm not.

    Terry Medaris is mad talented. So cool that you were asked to work your magic with his art!

    Way to go!!! You and your mom are rock stars to stay up and create to meet the deadline!!!

  2. You can be proud of yourself, admit your color work is also fabulous!!!!
    'm Really curious about the following cards!
    Good work .... and I admit my favorite works are also made at night with my eyes half closed!LOL!!!!
    Lots of love,Celia.

  3. A great job again Cheryl,I just can repeat myself.
    How nice that you can craft with your Mom!

  4. this is beautiful sheryl, and the coloring is great.

    greetings karin

  5. This is just stunning Cheryl! I can't even believe that you doubt yourself. I can't wait to see what else you and your mom created. :)

  6. Thanks for a wonderful and fun visit! I so enjoyed our time together, and staying up into the wee hours of the morning to get Terry Medaris his Card samples made! Good Times for sure!!
    Hugs, Mom

  7. I like the card and love the colors you use. It makes it look festable. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day :)

  8. This is so beautiful. I love this card and the image. How different from what is out there on the market. This is so fresh and reminds me of my vacations in the southwest. Thank you so very much for sharing.

  9. Absoulutly stunning. Love the different look of those stamps. Great work. Can't wait to see the rest of them.
    Love n hugs


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