Today's Genius is someone I have admired for quite a while . . .
It's Ardyth Percy-Robb!
If you love clean and simple cards Ardyth is your girl. She has an amazing talent for creating incredibly interesting designs with a very minimal layout. She's a complete sweetheart too. Isn't that just lovely when kind and talented go hand and hand?! Ahhh. the feels. You can check out all her wonderful creations on her blog, MASKerade.
Let's learn about all things Ardyth . . .
1. Who are you and where do you live?
My name is Ardyth. I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband Michael and my two kids Struan (16) and Kate (12).
2. How would you describe your style?
Usually CAS, but sometimes I go further.... I love high impact cards with lots of colour (often rainbow) and I love to try to use products in unexpected ways.
3. Name one product you're completely crushing on right now?
Haha, I'm late to every trend party and some I never make it to at all! I do have some of the Zig Clean Colour markers - I love how they make watercolouring so easy, and result in such bright colours. I also love inlaid die cuts, so I'm loving that everyone makes so many dies these days (my poor Silhouette is gathering dust)!
4. What is was your first crafty purchase? Would you still buy it now?
Bold Brights ink pads from Stampin' Up (2006). I would definitely buy them again - I love bold vibrant colour and those inks are crisp and high quality, even if a little difficult to open! lol!
5. What is your current favorite song?
hmmm, that's tough - I love many types of music! Right now, the 3 top go-to songs on my playlist are Hallo, Spaceboy (Bowie/Pet Shop Boys Remix), Never Get Old (Bowie - are you sensing a theme?) and You Know My Name (Bond theme song by Chris Cornell from Soundgarden)
6. Who would play you in a movie?
Another tough one - a long time ago, I was told that I sometimes remind people of Goldie Hawn, but she's way funnier than I would ever be!
7. One random thing about you that people would never guess?
I may be the only person on the planet who doesn't like pumpkin-spice anything!
Bright Colors, CAS cards and Goldie Hawn. I'm in.
Bold black and white with a rainbow. CAS Perfection. It's so graphic. I'm in love.
The overlapping colors is so fun. I adore the bright bold colors in such a traditional font. The cute scripty sentiment balances everything out so nicely!
My oh my. The gold embossing is a great way to make traditional Christmas colors really shine. It's clean and sparkly. I'm captivated.
You knew I was going to go straight rainbow didn't you? You know me so well.
Both Ardyth's first and second cards are black and white with a rainbow. I could not look away. :) I opted to use florals as a way to incorporate her third card. Coloring them at a diagonal came from the first card. I used a script sentiment mixed with more traditional font as she did in all three of the cards. Of course I had to get some sparkle in even if it's a bit different than metallic embossing. :)
Video time . . .
Damn those footage Gremlins!
I hope it was still worth the watch!
Here's a close up for you.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Don't forget to go be inspired by Ardyth's blog :)