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.
Here’s how to enter: stop by theFaber-Castell Design Memory Craft® each day this week and leave a comment. One random winner will be announced on December 15th and win our $50 prize pack and a prize from DCWV! The blog hop will close on December 12th at 11PM. Good luck!
I have a really special project on the blog today as I’ve created packaging with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and DCWV products. Not just ANY packaging, but WINE packaging. ;) Now, if you’re not a wine drinker or don’t drink alcohol at all, that’s okay, too. You can use this packaging for sparkling cider or maybe a special bottle of olive oil if your recipient is a chef (or chef wanna be).
Here’s a small peek of what’s on the blog!
Don’t forget to head over to the blog to comment so that you can be entered to win.
If you have ANY questions at all about how I made this that aren’t covered in the tutorial, please feel free to e-mail me. I’m more than happy to answer any and all questions.
Have an amazing week! I hope you enjoy this project. :)
Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to have a Bloom Girls Winter Tag for you today on the Bloom Girls Design Team Blog. I’m using the Bloom Girl Jing stamp and she is so beautiful, so lovely, and I wanted to create something for the season in colors that were maybe seen as non-traditional. I love using cool hues like these when creating for the cooler months and for Christmas. It always makes me think of snow…even though we don’t have any! ;)
Here’s a little peek at my tag! It’s a pretty good peek, too. :) I love not using a whole stamp when I create. Am I weird, or do you do that, too? I think it leaves a little something to the imagination. It makes her look like she’s peeking around the corner. Makes her seem more mysterious. And this stamp already looks that way anyway. Soooo pretty! But even though it’s a large stamp, they can be used in so many ways.
So go have a look over on the Bloom Girls Design Team Blog and see the steps that went into making my Bloom Girls Winter Tag and all the products I used. :)
Hi friends! This is going to be a jam-packed week here on the ‘ol blog so I hope that you are ready. I have lots of projects in the works starting TODAY!
I’ve been working on this new mixed media canvas for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft for a few days but I finally got it all worked out and I’m so happy with it. It’s got a few things going on, but it’s a really pretty canvas that’s just so perfect for Christmas gift-giving or just hanging up anywhere around the house.
Hey everyone! For those of you who have been wondering when would I ever make another new video?!!? Well…
I HAVE A NEW VIDEO UP ON YOUTUBE!!! :)
I made the cool mixed media ornament card that you see below for my new post AND new video over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog, but….as with all things I have to leave you wanting to check out their blog, right? So, if you want to check out the new video, you either have to already be one of my subscribers or head over to their blog to check it out. :) See how that works?
But, isn’t it pretty?! Makes you kinda wanna check out how I made it, huh? Hahhah!!
I really DO hope that you’ll check it out. Although I tried recording using my HandyCam instead of my camera and I think I’ll go back to my camera. Not all that thrilled with the Handycam. :/
Hi everyone! I’m so super excited today!! As a representative of theScrapbook Adhesives 3L® Design Team I have a card featured on the Spellbinders Holiday Blog Hop!! How fun is that?! This is a super big deal with an opportunity for you all to win LOTS of awesome prizes. You DON’T want to miss out.
But first? Here’s my card. I had the best time making this one:
The patterned paper is from Pink Paislee and called Snow Village. Isn’t it awesome? I love the colors and the graphic design. The die from Spellbinders® is Nestabilities Labels Forty and I just love it.
So click on the photo below to be taken over to the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog so that you can see the other photos by my awesome teamie, Michele Kovack and so that you can enter the giveaway!
I’m using one of Jamie’s Bloom Girl stamps, Sophie, all done up for Christmas. I know!! Christmas?!! So soon!! Where has the year gone? But, here it is, almost Thanksgiving and we’re busy designing cards for the holidays.
The Bloom Girls Design Team will have our cards featured on the Prima blog this week for their 12 Cards of Christmas so make sure that you check out their blog this week, as well. It will be filled with inspiration from all of the very talented designers.
Back to my card for today! Here she is. :)
Even though this is a pic of the FULL card, I’d still loooooooove for you to stop by the blog to see the full post and the close-ups. I’m really pleased with how this card turned out. It’s such a non-traditional Christmas card. Even the papers that I used weren’t Christmas-y! Using Christmas colors is a great way to bring that holiday touch to a a maybe not-so obviously Christmas looking card.
I wish you all a fabulous week and can’t wait to hear what you all think about the 12 Cards of Christmas.
Hello my friends! Wishing all of you a very Happy Veterans Day! I’m over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today sharing a card that I made for this Veterans Day.
I decided to make a card based on poppies and the poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae. I love poppies so much (since they’re so prolific here in California), but just knowing that they have such a historical significance makes them so much more special. I used one of my very favorite Penny Black stamps Blooming Garden (30-155) and gave it a little more dimension.
Here’s a special peek of my Veterans Day card:
If I could give this card to each one of the people that served before me, with me, and after me…I would. God bless each and every one of you for your service and sacrifice to this great country and to all of our allies as well.
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