Today is September 1st and that means it’s time for a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. The September theme is this Inspiration Photo:
Totally awesome, right? Oh!! And did I mention that I’m now part of their fabulous team? I AM!!! :D YAYAY!!!
Lookie…I have a badge and everything!!
So ANYWAY!! For the month of September, the Design Team (and that includes ME!) is asking you to use the inspiration photo above and create your own mixed media piece.
For my piece I created a little canvas using Gelatos® from the 15-Ct Pastels Set and created circles on the pre-gessoed canvas using my fingers and a teensy bit of water. Once I was satisfied with the size of the circles I went over this with a stencil and Texture Luxe™ Pearl . I spritzed it very lightly with a granite colored spray and allowed it to drip just a bit. For embellishments I added 3 paper flowers and added pearls and one sequin to the centers of the flowers. To finish the piece I added a rub-on to create a personalized quote, which I covered with a touch of Gel Medium.
Our amazing Guest Designer this month is the FABULOUS Julie Fei-Fan Balzer!! She created the most awesome art journal page for this month. Just love her style! Be sure to visit her blog (linked above) to get the deets on her stunning page.
Our sponsor this month is Angela Magnuson owner/creator of Unity Stamps Company! Angela is offering one month FREE to Brave Girl University. Just be sure to link up your creation to the MMMC Gallery to be eligible.
Thank you so much for joining me today and for sharing in my excitement. I’m really thrilled to be a part of this team. This team is crazy talented and I know you’ll be inspired by everyone!
Hi everyone! I have a little Hello Card that I made using some of the brand new adhesive products for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® on their blog today.
I always enjoy challenging myself to think a little outside the box with products. And this Hello Card worked out just perfectly. I’m still crushing pretty hard on the whole black, Kraft, gold color scheme – so please forgive me. I can’t seem to shake it just yet. And I love the added interest of the vellum on this card. The dots with the diagonal stripes behind it just make me happy.
Ahhhhhhh!!!! Doesn’t it just make you wanna go up to some random stranger and say “Hello”?!!? No? Well, okay then. Maybe it’s just me and I’m getting a little loopy from it being SO late. ;)
Anyway! I do hope that you’ll pop on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog and check out how I made my cutie little Hello Card since I made y’all a little tutorial over there. I promise that you won’t hate it. :)
Hope that you all have a FABULOUS Monday. Drink lots and lots of coffee! I intend to slurp down at least a pot or two myself. ;)
Hi crafty people! It’s Wearable Crafts Week – Design Memory Craft on their blog all week long and today it’s MY turn on the blog. YAY!!! I’ll be showing how to turn a plain ‘ol tote bag into something completely fabulous.
Here’s a pic of the sad, plain tote bag before. I mean, it’s “okay”, but wait until you see the tutorial on the blog!!
Using a bunch of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products to create a one-of-a-kind tote bag was so fun. Here’s what I created:
Isn’t it fun?
I hope that you’ll stop by to check out my tutorial for our Wearable Crafts Week – Design Memory Craft and see how easy this bag is to recreate. While you’re there go back and visit the other crafts for the week! They’re all unique and beautiful.
Ellen is having an Overstock Sale and during this sale you can save FORTY PERCENT in the overstock category!! Just make sure to enter the code “goodthings” when you check out. Be sure to read all the details below. Sale ends Friday, August 28th, 2015.
You can start shopping the Overstock Sale using my personal link right HERE <–click
Have a great time shopping during the Overstock Sale at Ellen Hutson LLC!! And happy weekend to you all.
We have 3 days of projects and inspiration all featuring Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products, and 4 fabulous prizes to give away! Join us August 6-8, each day six of our talented designers will dazzle and amaze you with ideas for cards, scrapbook pages and mixed media projects, for crafters of all skill levels.
I’ve created a card using some of my favorite products of Donna’s (but there are sooooo many to choose from!). I love finding different ways to use products and I loved using the pigment powders to color the ribbon roses and even just creating the ribbon roses themselves.
Some day I’m gonna go crazy and see just how far I can go with those pigments…just you wait! ;) But look at how beautifully gold that one rose is! And the deep, bronze-y brown is amazing. (The pink and blue pigments are beautiful, too, by the way.)
I also love using pieces of the organza ribbon as a way to give the patterned paper a subtle layer. It creates dimension and shine without a lot of bulk.
Take a closer look at these sweet roses! The ribbon itself creates the perfect petal:
There are so many beautiful products in this line from Donna and so many wonderful ways to use them all! Be sure to check out all the blogs listed below to see the creative ways the hoppers for today have used her exclusive items for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.
Daily prizes will be awarded, enter to win by commenting on the participating blog posts through the Rafflecopter app. We have three $30 value prizes, one will be awarded each day. Those that comment through the Rafflecopter app on each designer blog, each day, will be eligible for the Grand Prize, a $100 value, which includes the entire Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® product line, an E-Z Runner® Grand, and a selection of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® adhesives. Remember to use the same email address for each comment so that we can verify eligible entries. My Rafflecopter comments will be open until August 9, 11:59pm Central Time Zone.
And, yippeeeee!!! I also get to give this brand spankin’ new stamp set, called Thankful by Julie Ebersole to a super lucky someone! Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!
There is also a Grand Giveaway in The CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by August 11th, 2015; winners will be announced by the weekend! ** please see disclaimer at the bottom of the post. **
Here’s a look at TWO of the cards that I created for this super special hop. This first card uses the Thankful stamp set (and matching dies – sold separately)
For this card I stamped the images using Archival Ink and water-colored the images prior to die-cutting them. I love using different shades of watercolor pencils to create depth and shadows. I use my fingers, a rag, or paper towel to blend or pick up color.
I stamped the background first using an embossing ink and heat set with a white embossing powder. Then I created the rest of the background using a variety of metallic Gelatos®. To create depth I, again, used the watercolor pencils. Using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens around the Poinsettia’s while the paper is damp will also give it depth and dimension.
Adding teensy amounts of liquid glue to the centers of the poinsettias allowed me to add some beautiful Cranberry Glitter Ritz Glitter. It’s soooo pretty!
I love to add stamping to heavy-weight vellum, so this is where I decided to add my sentiment. It also allows for some of the background to show through. Using a platinum embossing powder as opposed to silver is a nice change.
Stamping an additional poinsettia and some leaves (and die-cutting them) to use as an embellishment along with some sequins finishes off this card.
I hope you like both of my cards! I had so much fun creating them.
→Your next stop on this AWESOME hop is the amazingly talented Sandy Allnock!←
Here is the full list of hoppers today in case you get lost along the way or want to refer back to someone’s post:
Happy Monday! I have a new card on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today and it has this most awesome sentiment on it Remember…Anything is Possible. Don’t you just love that? The die set and stamp that I used are both from Technique Tuesday.
When you feel like life is holding you back, this is the perfect stamp set. I KNOW that Anything Is Possible. I’ve lived it. You just have to believe in yourself. Here is the card I made, but please check out the blog for the full details:
Thank you so much for joining me today! And Remember…Anything IS Possible.
Hey there and happy Saturday! I have a new shaker card up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today that I hope y’all will mosey on over and check out. It’s not your “typical” shaker card in that I didn’t go crazy with all of the adhesive foam and layer it all up to make it. Nope! I used our awesome and fun Keepsake Envelopes to make this beauty.
I’ll let ya in on a little secret…(don’t tell anyone…) I’m shaker card illiterate. It’s true. My one attempt was NOT that great. So making them using the Keepsake Envelopes is a dream come true. On their blog I give a little tutorial on how I made my NEW shaker card so I hope you’ll check out the full post. But, here’s a close up for you:
And those rolled flowers? Dreamy, huh? The gorgeous Birthday sentiment is from the Wish Big set by Essentials by Ellen. I hope you enjoy the card today and have a wonderful weekend.
Hey everyone! I have a really fun U.S.A. Card over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today that I’d love to share with all of you. I really get such enjoyment from making patriotic cards. Must be that veteran in me or military brat…or something, huh? Nothing makes me prouder than seeing the ‘ol red white and blue.
Here’s a look at the card:
Isn’t it FUN?!! I love using dies with different patterned papers to create that inlay effect. This die is from Technique Tuesday and it’s called Nested Stars. I kept them secured together to make the spacing of the stars perfect. I may need a second set! ;)
The denim ribbon is from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and their collaboration with Donna Salazar. It’s just gorgeous! This U.S.A. Card came together so easy and I love all the little things that make it so special.
My dad is my hero, my pops, the guy who (to me) knows everything. He should be on every game show because he just seems to know more than anybody else I’ve ever known. He’s just crazy smart, and oh-so-funny, he makes me laugh in ways no one else could ever do. I wanted to be JUST like him when I was younger. He ruled the world…my dad.
I hate that I live in another state from him and my mom. While it’s not that far…I feel oceans apart. My family means so much to me and I bet they think otherwise. They’ve given me life, love, shelter, a hand to hold, a hug when I needed it, and faith when I had none.
My dad worked his butt off doing crap he didn’t want to do later in life. His knees hurt and he was tired. But he did it to provide for he and my mom. He’s a good man. And I love that man.
I hope that you will never, ever doubt how much I love you, Dad. And I hope that your day is as wonderful, awesome, and fantastic as YOU are. Happy Dad’s Day.
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