Featured Designer: Linda Duke   Sunday, February 23, 2014
by Kendra Tillman   Post Type: Contest
Linda Duke

Each month we host a designer from one of Spellbinders’ Design Teams. This is an opportunity to meet the diverse group who design projects for Spellbinders’ Idea Gallery, trade and consumer events, and advertising. Each featured designer post also includes an opportunity to win Spellbinders’ products! 

This month’s featured designer is Linda Duke. Linda has been designing for Spellbinders since 2008. She started on the Design Team and moved to the Blog Team a few years ago. We asked Linda to answer a few simple questions that would give us a peek into her life as a designer. Here are her responses:

What’s your design/craft story? ie. How’d you get started? As a small child, I loved to draw and paint with my dad, who I thought was one of the most talented artist I ever known.  I wanted to create paintings just like him.  He was a perfectionist; he always said that paying attention to the small details will make the finished project great. I loved that about him. 

Fast-forward, I majored in art while in college, lived in Europe for 3 yrs and studied with local artist that taught me how to cast, and paint ceramics.  When I returned to the US, I became a Certified Instructor for Duncan Enterprises in ceramics for many years.  Later I joined the National Society of Decorative Painters, and took Tole Painting classes from many top instructors from around the country.  Around 1993 (approximately), I discovered rubber stamping/paper crafts, and never left.

What/who inspires you? Why? As mentioned above, my dad.  Whenever I start working on a new idea, I always think to myself  “how would he approach this idea”, or “how would he make this idea come to life”.  He always has, and will remain the force in what ever I create.

Define your design style in 1 word. Vintage/Shabby Chic – take your pick. LOL!

What’s your favorite project to create with Spellbinders’ product? A few years ago this would have been easy to answer, but now it’s tough only because Spellbinders’ has come out with so many amazing tools for creators to create with.  I can’t answer this because they have so many mediums to choose from, I can’t turn to one and say that’s my favorite!  I LOVE THEM ALL!


Head over to Linda's blog, Linda's Works of Heart, for this beautiful silhouette tutorial:
silhouette card


Click this link and complete the entry form for a chance to win the Spellbinders' products used in 
Linda's tutorial:  Featured Designer Giveaway


The prize pack includes:  Elegant Ovals,  A2 Tranquil Moments,  Classic Ovals LG,  Grand Rectangles,  Silhouette


**Check back for the announcement of the winner on the Stacey Shares post on Spellbinders' blog on 

Friday, February 28th.**

Happy Crafting!




 

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  • Mrs B Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Hi Linda. Thanks for sharing your crafting life : ) I love the card, it is so delicate.
  • Mac Mable Sunday, February 23, 2014

    What a delicate card. Love the colours and so very pretty. Thanks for sharing x
  • Randi M. Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Very Beautiful card!!
  • Rebekka K Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Hi Linda, this is gorgeous!
  • Donna Ellis Sunday, February 23, 2014

    What a beautiful card! Love all those gentle layers, and the pretty distressing. Thanks for the tutorial on your video, too!
  • Raya Rawson Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Need to duplicate this one!  I love viewing your blog.  Of course I have it bookmarked! Love the softness and vintage look.  Thank you for sharing your talent.
  • Eileen L. Sunday, February 23, 2014

    This lady surely is influencing the style of cards Im making. This card is beautiful. Love the dies used for the layers very much.
  • Sandy K Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Your card is beautiful. Love the dies.
  • ginger c Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Your card is gorgeous. Love the spellbinders that you used ..  It is so elegant. Thank you for the iinspiration.I have been working with a few myself and can't wait to add to my collection the possibilities  c are endless!
  • deniseann Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Just adore this card, what on earth did we do before Spellbinders? Crafting has never been so good .
  • Regina M. Hamilton Sunday, February 23, 2014

    This card is amazing.  Linda, you works is always so beautiful.
  • Ree Sunday, February 23, 2014

    I have always loved your cards. Keep on creating.
  • debra Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Linda, your work is always beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing about your life. You are fortunate to have had such a special man to influence your art.
  • Shirley Fread Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Linda, your work is awe-inspiring as usual. Your cards are always so beautiful.
  • Halia Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Love the elegance and simplicity of the card. And the dies?.... are to die for =)
  • Mary Jo Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Thank you for sharing such a touching story of your Dad's influence.  The card you share today and each you have made before are so beautiful.  Thank you for sharing each of your creations.
  • Sharon Just Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Linda, you are a true inspiration to me.  I love this card, but I love everything you do!  This card is so clean and could be used for any occasion.  WOW!
  • Heather Thompson Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Thanks for sharing your stories. Very creative. I love this Card.
  • Linda Wilcott Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Linda, an absolutely beautiful card.  I am always inspired by everything you do.  Love the silhouette die.
  • Larina Miller Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Beautiful card! Thank You for sharing a glimpse of your creative strive. 
  • Barbara Galyean Sunday, February 23, 2014

    I love all of Linda's cards. This one is beautiful.
  • ANN ROBBINS Sunday, February 23, 2014

    VERY NICE LINDA!!
  • Julie Turpin Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Lovely Card, I soo need these Dies lol. X
  • Julie Turpin Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Lovely Card, I soo need these Dies lol. X
  • Dottie Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Love this beautiful card. I love all my Spellbinder die. My cards often Spellbind the recipients..lol
  • Maureen Reiss Sunday, February 23, 2014

    This card is Gorgeous!!
  • Maryann Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Lindas card is absolutelutely stunning as all her work always are. She´s a very talented lady, that´s for sure.
  • Linda Taylor Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Gorgeous card!  :D
  • Jean Bullock Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Beautiful card.  I love the intricacy.
  • Sharon Clabaugh Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Linda's work is always stunning!
  • Jan Westcott from Oz Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Beautiful card made with a fantastic die.
  • Lora Sunday, February 23, 2014

    What a gorgeous card. I love to see samples of how to use new products.  I sure would like to win it too.
  • Linda W. Sunday, February 23, 2014

    OMGoodness  Linda's work is always gorgeous..
    Thank you for the great give a way
  • Julia Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Beautiful
  • Amy Cooley Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Beautiful project!
  • Anne Marie Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Nice as always Linda .. Love love love cameo.. That s just beautiful .. 
  • Marcy H. Sunday, February 23, 2014

    What a Lovely Card!!  Thanks for sharing your story!!
  • Devy C. Sunday, February 23, 2014

    What a beautiful card! Thanks for a peek into your life and your abilities!
  • Carol Southern Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Going to use a good old fashioned word, "pretty".
    Love the card Linda.  Been following your site for many, many years now and enjoying the cards and projects you make.  Thank you for sharing everything.
  • barbara macaskill Sunday, February 23, 2014

    I love learning more about the amazing designers who use your products to bring us such gorgeous works of art!!
  • Earline Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Linda you are one talents young lady it is always a blessing to stop on you site to see what you are up to. Thanks for all you do.
  • Mary Mac Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Yet another classy card Linda.   Your work is always sooo elegant.
  • Brenda Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Love the card.  Thank you for sharing
  • Kathy S Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Linda your work is totally amazing and inspiring- thank you for sharing it all
  • Joy Gainey Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Linda, This is a beautiful card.
  • Indy Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Linda's work always gorbeous!
  • Patricia Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Very beautiful dainty card --its so nice to hear about the designer we are following.  
  • Jen Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Beautiful Works of heart Linda as 
    always.  Your work inspires me. 
  • Marilyn in E~Town Sunday, February 23, 2014

    Gorgeous!
  • Edna Siu Monday, February 24, 2014

    Linda's style and designs are always stunning, the use of layers shows how she is genuine in arts. The dies are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win. 
  • Sandi Smith Monday, February 24, 2014

    Your card is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your creativity and your craft story!
  • Debi Monday, February 24, 2014

    Once again a truely beautiful Linda Duke creation. Thanks for all the inspiration over the years.
  • BJ Monday, February 24, 2014

    Beyond Beautiful! I love the layering of each of your cards, this one is simply gorgous.    
  • nance459@yahoo.com Monday, February 24, 2014

    This is so gorgeous, I love the layers, thanks for sharing!
  • Rita J. Smith Monday, February 24, 2014

    This reminds me of Victorian, just beautiful
  • Christine Springman Monday, February 24, 2014

    Love the card. The spellbinders make such beautiful cards. Wish I had them all
  • Michelle W Monday, February 24, 2014

    I love your style and this card is amazing!
  • Michelle W Monday, February 24, 2014

    I love your style and this card is amazing!
  • Natalie Laney Monday, February 24, 2014

    Such a stunning card as always.  Just love everything you do
  • Larissa Heskett =) Monday, February 24, 2014

    OMG!! This absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE all of the layers!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!  =)
  • Leanne S Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the elegant looks spellbinders gives to all creations.
  • Julie Shearer Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Absolutely beautiful ! TFS.
  • Peggy Packer Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Love your work!!
  • Karen Lee Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Wow. What an amazing card.  I just purchased a grand caliber and am overwhelmed with how beautiful the spellbinder dies are.
  • Helen Herlache Friday, February 28, 2014

    Linda's cards reflect her artistic training for detail and balance.
    Her creative use of Spellbinders materials brings us an opportunity to see the possibilities that  are available to us in step-by-step detail . The samples enable us to create the same gorgeous finished product. 
  • durandconnie Friday, March 07, 2014

    I like silhouettes and your use of the Spellbinder die is absolutely beautiful. You did a lovely job. Thank you for sharing  with us. -con
  • Benita Tuesday, April 01, 2014

    The card with silhouette die cut of the lady bust on white was gorgeous.  I loved it.

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