Happy Monday!! I’m so excited to bring you a brand new project on the Bloom Girls Design Team blog. I made a Bloom Girl collage canvas featuring Paige. There is a step-by-step tutorial on the blog showing how to create it, too.
Here is how the canvas turned out:
Sometimes I like taking the “more is more” approach and sometimes I like taking the “less is more” approach. This one was very middle of the road. I wanted the focus to be on her face, the flowers, and the coffee cup. Using the Bloom Girls products by Jamie Dougherty gives you a lot of creative freedom. And with collages, canvases, mixed media projects, and cards it’s all very easy. This canvas is perfectly sized at 5″ x 7″.
Be certain to stop by the blog to get the steps on how I made my Bloom Girl Collage Canvas , to see a few close-ups, and the full product list, too.
Hi! I’m finally back from CHA. I have a quick card to share over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog today using some of their newly launched products from CHA. It’s a quick card that I made with a little “Spread Your Wings” rub-on as a sentiment. But, the real showcase is all of the new product anyway. I had to hold back. ;)
Here’s a little peek:
There will be LOTS of posts coming up with so many new things to share. This is just the first. I sure hope that you’ll pop on over to their blog to see how I made it.
So many wonderful things came out of that show and I just can’t wait to share, but for now? I need REST!!
Hi everyone! I know that you’ve all been waiting with baited breath for the announcement for the Seasons Givings Winner, haven’t you? I can’t blame you. It’s a pretty yummy giveaway. :)
So commenter #71 YOU are the winner!! YAYAYAYAY!!! According to my extremely well-kept records (hahah!) this would be: MARY HOLSHOUSER!!! I will be e-mailing you for all of your info. Congratulations, Mary.
(Double comments were removed for fairness or counted just once.)
I hope everyone had a wonderful time with this blog hop. I know that *I* sure did. Happy New Year!
Sometimes I don’t feel like making a card or a canvas and I love the vertical space of a tag. Especially the #10 tags (8 ½” L x 4 ⅛” W). I make my own using chipboard so they can hold up to all my schtuff (haha!), but you can always buy them, too.
For my tag today I wanted to make something really special, but NOT especially difficult. I like to use unconventional colors and find different ways of using things. Try to think outside the box…or frame in the case of this Love Tag. ;)
As usual…just a peek. But I promise it will be worth it. ;)So many cool things on this Love Tag! Texture, shimmer, color. This is a tag that begs to be touched…to BE loved! Are you getting the idea here?
Please check out the step-by-step on how I made it, with some additional photos on the BLOG.
And, as always, if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.
Hi everyone! Happy New Year! :) I have a brand spankin’ new post featuring the Gardenia Bloom Girl on the Bloom Girls Design Team Blog. For today’s post, I’m using one of my very favorite techniques to create the background using Gelatos®. So, if you have hopped to my blog for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop (the post below this one) today’s post for the Bloom Girls features a technique to learn in case YOU are the lucky winner. :)
I love this stamp. If you’re into making cards, layouts, art journals, or canvases the Gardenia Bloom Girl is a wonderful size. You can use the entire length of it for a canvas, art journal or layout. OR…just pick a smaller portion to stamp (like her beautiful face!) for a card. The card that I made is a standard A2 size. (4 ¼ x 5 ½”)
Here is a (very generous) sneak peek of this beauty:
I really hope that you’ll pop on over to see how this technique is done. I have a YouTube video showing how I made a similar background on my YouTube channel that is shown on the blog post as well. ALL of my videos can be found under the yellow header on the right “Follow Me On:” and clicking the YouTube icon.
Enjoy the card and I’ll see you back here soon!
**Don’t forget I’ll be announcing the winner of the giveaway in January 8th.**
Hi! And welcome to my stop on the Seasons Givings Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Daniela Dobson’s blog. (If you’re following the list in order.)
The Seasons Givings Blog Hop is about all of you and how much we love our readers. Without all of YOU? We would be blogging for ourselves. Not that there’s nothing wrong with that (other than being sad and lonely). But it’s sooooo much more fun to have an audience. Even if it’s of one. ♥
*** IMPORTANT: My giveaway is open for EVERYONE!! YES, international, too!!! But, I’d would love it if you subscribed or followed my blog. (If you don’t already.) There are plenty of ways to do that (through Feedly, BlogLovin’, your e-mail address, Feedblitz, etc.) I don’t blog every day so you won’t get bombarded. ;) ***
Enjoy the hop and I wish you a happy, healthy, and blessed 2015.
Hi there! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas. I’m over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today with a New Year’s Tag for you today. Can you believe it’s almost 2015?!!? I sure can’t. This year has just flown by.
This New Year’s tag was SO much fun to make. I think I went a little nuts with the techniques, but I sure had a good time. I used alcohol inks, embossing paste, mica flakes, HUGE number stamps, die-cutting, a super cute Keepsake Envelope filled with sequins and stars, and used my very fave PITT Artist pens, too. I hope you like it, too.
For more information on this New Year’s Tag, please go over to the Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L® blog where you can get the full details and close-ups on this tag.
Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you all a very wonderful, happy, and healthy 2015!
Hi! And Happy Monday! I’m so super excited to be posting on the Bloom Girls Design Team Blog today. I’m using the Bloom Girl Summer stamp in such a fun way. I made her a SNOW QUEEN!! I know, I know…why did I take a stamp named Summer and turn her into a Snow Queen? Well, ever since I first saw her I just had a vision of her watercolored in neutrals, surrounded by beautiful white and gold florals. To me that just screamed CHRISTMAS!! :)
Ohhhh!! I just love her so, so much!! I wish you all could come over and see all the glimmery, shimmery, prettiness of this mixed media piece. It’s definitely one of my very faves EVER. Her eye is Gold Rush Glass Glitter. The entire shading of her face is done with Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Well, two of them anyway.
For my step-by-step on how I created this, please go on over to the Bloom Girl Design Team Blog and check it out along with some alternate views on this piece.
I really hope that you all love the Summer Bloom Girl transformed into a Snow Queen as much as I do. ♥ Have an amazing week!
Happy weekend! I hope everyone has had a wonderful week. It’s been very busy around here and TONS of rain. But I have a new Mixed Media Christmas card to share that I made for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog today.
This card was an absolute BLAST to make! And in the truest spirit of Mixed Media, too. :) So many kinds of papers, mediums, and textures. And so perfect for Christmas or any Winter holiday.
I have the full step-by-step tutorial on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog and a complete product list, as well. So if a Mixed Media Christmas Card is your cuppa tea (or java) then please hop on over to see how this was made! :)
Now, that may not seem like a big deal to any of you, but I was trying to recreate an Aurora Borealis in watercolor and then use my adhesives as embellishments. I had a LOT of fun working on the Aurora. Looking at different photos and trying to get the colors blending and working just so. Then I wanted to use some of the many products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® as embellishments, not just as adhesives. So, that was fun, too.
Using watercolors to create an actual scene was kind of new to me. I usually use them in a more abstract way, or to color in a stamp. I hope you all like what I did with this:
I’d love for you to see the close-ups and alternate views of this watercolor card over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog. Please, go check it out and let me know what you think! Your comments always make my day. ♥
We’re expecting a MASSIVE storm here today, so I may be offline. But I appreciate each and every one of you.
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