Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Looking Back at My Year - Claire Rhodes-Brandon


I actually got my first commission the same day I was told I had won!

Issue 146 - Cardmaker's Challenge to showcase the various things you can do with a set of nesting dies. 
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Issue 149 - Cardmaker's Challenge - To create cards using some new Hot of the Press templates.
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Issue 150 (I made the cover for the first time!) - 'Off the page'
To decorate the Tonic Studios Cotswold creative storage unit.
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Issue 151 - Next Issue page - my Tonic Kensington bag and my two Cardmaker's Challenge cards.
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Issue 152 - Cardmaker's Challenge - To create cards based on a summery colour combo.
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Also in Issue 152 - Technique - To create projects featuring dies from Tonic Studios Rococo Home Collection.
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Issue 154 - Sketch Challenge - To create a sketch and show the readers how to stretch it three different ways to create three different cards. 
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Issue 155 - New Products - To create some festive die-cut creations featuring the latest dies from Tonic Studios.
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Issue 156 - Sketch Challenge - To create a sketch and show the readers how to stretch it three different ways to create three different cards.
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Issue 157 - Cardmaker's Challenge - To show the readers how a wintry colour combo can inspire you to create winter-themed cards avoiding Christmas!
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And also in Issue 157 - New Products/Technique – off-the-page die-cutting. To create some die-cut creations featuring the latest dies from Tonic Studios.
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Issue 158 - New product - To showcase the newest products from Tonic Studios.
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A commission for Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 3 came in October, I was excited to be asked to design for a different magazine and use the free gifts to create off-the- page projects.

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Die-cutting Essentials 18 - Free Gift - Tonic Studios Decorative Tag - To create a female birthday card using the free gift.  
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It's been amazing, I have some more commissions which will be in upcoming magazines including one for Creative Stamping and I am currently working on some for Die-cutting Essentials and Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition. I could never have imagined winning the competition would lead to so much.
Here's to another fun and exciting year ahead :)

To purchase any of the magazines above follow the link here.
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