Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Warm Hello with The Greeting Farm!

Hi everyone! I'm back on The Greeting Farm blog today with another fabulous card. Be sure to head over there and check out the full card as well as information regarding information on the Hair and Skin Coloring Workshop I'll be teaching at Stamping To See You on December 7 in Littleton, Colorado!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tombow DT Finalist - Xtreme Adhesive Watercolor Canvas

Hello friends! I am SO excited for my post today. I was selected as a Tombow Design Team Finalist and this is my project. We were each sent the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive and were challenge to use it to create something OTHER than a card or scrapbook layout! Something OUTSIDE the box! What a fabulous challenge, right?!

After some thought, I decided I wanted to create a watercolor mixed media canvas using the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to add the embellishments to my canvas. I started by stamping the Free Spirit Prima Bloom Girl stamp on the canvas - my tip for these stamps being they are so large and I don't have a block big enough was to lay the stamp flat on my desk, ink it up and then place my canvas carefully on top pressing down with my hands to create the impression. Next, I colored it up using my Tombow Dual Brush Pens - the flesh tone set for the skin and hair. Then I used a variety of other watercolor mediums to paint the background of my canvas with bold and bright color - using my brush to flick some color on as well.

Next, came the fun part of adding my embellishments. I used the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to adhere all my elements except for the small wood veneer stars and sequins because they were so small so I used my Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue for those.

I love the texture and depth I am able to get with the Tombow Dual Brush markers - I use them with water to move the color and get the look I want.

I am especially impressed with the hold of this metal flower cluster using the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive. It has such a strong hold and staying power - I have no worry at all that it will move or fall off!!

I also added some Wink of Stella Clear glitter on the feathers which you can kinda see here.

This is my finished 8x10 canvas and I am just in LOVE with the way it came out!! I love all the embellishments and it was super easy to put together with the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adheseive. I never would have though to use a tape runner before to add wood and metal to my canvas but I will definitely be using it more often! I have also been using it to adhere my watercolor panels to my card bases because it has such a strong hold it takes out any of the warping that occurred as I was watercoloring.

I want to thank Tombow USA for this awesome opportunity to join their Design Team. I am a huge fan and love all of the products they make. Please take a look at the original post with all the talented artists that have moved on to this 2nd round with me and be sure to check out their projects, too! It will be a hard decision, I'm sure as there are so many beautiful projects that everyone has created using the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive!

Thank you for stopping by today and wish me luck!!

Tombow Dual Brush Pens Portrait Palette
Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
Studio Calico Wood Veneers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Foliage
Feckled Fawn Cork Frame & Sequin Star
Grumbacher Watercolor: Payne's Gray, Violet, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green
Winsor & Newton Watercolor Quinacridone Gold
Koi Watercolors
Imagine Crafts IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Tuxedo Black & Wedding Dress
Prima Flower
May Arts Natural and Gold/White Twine

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Visible Image Inspiration Thursday - Classic Face

Good Morning! It is Thursday so that means I have my inspiration card for Visible Image for you today! I created my card today using the Classic Face stamp as my main focal image. I created a watercolor wash background first and once it was dry stamped the image on top with Versafine Black Onyx ink. Then I added accents with a white gel pena and glossy accents on the lips and eye. The watercolors I used have  pearly shimmer to them so I also added a frame around the image using a silver Wink of Stella Pen. Before mounting on my standard A2 card, I created a background using the Grunge Polka Dot stamp and stamped the entire card base using VersaMark ink. I love the watermark effect it has. This card was really simple to create and I love the watercolor background behind the Classic Face. One of my favorite stamps for sure! 

Thank so much for stopping by today!

Before I go, have you heard the amazing news?! Visible Image has been nominated for The British Craft Awards in the Best Stamp Range category. If you live in the UK, be sure to head over HERE to vote for Visible ImageHurry! Voting closes at 11.59pm on 19th December 2014.

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you enjoyed my card.

Be sure to check out our Your Favorite Visible Image Stamps Challenge this month for your chance to WIN £20 to spend on our stamps!

For more inspiration, be sure to join the Visible Image Facebook Group and visit the Visible Image Blog.

Visible Image - Classic Face, Grunge Polka Dot and sentiment from OZ Dorothy Set
Watercolor Paper
Yasutomo Watercolors
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Wink of Stella in Silver
PaperTrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
Versamark Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink Pad
Glossy Accents
White Gel Pen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Totally Terrific Tuesday with The Greeting Farm!

Hi Everyone! I'm up on The Greeting Farm blog again today! I am sharing a teensy sneak peek with you here, but for all the details about my card as well as the 411 on an AWESOME WORKSHOP here in Colorado next month - be sure to hop on over to The Greeting Farm Blog.

Till tomorrow…when I hope to have my post ready for Round 2 of THIS exciting news:

Eeek, wish me luck! I only have 3 more days left to submit!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Imagine Crafts 2015 Artist In Residence!!!

Eeeek! I am SO excited to FINALLY share that I've made it on the Imagine Crafts 2015 Artist In Residence Video Team! This was the first DT team call that I ever tried out for that had 2 rounds - it kinda felt like The Voice or something. LOL! I had so much fun creating with the specific products that were sent each person that made it to round 2 - my desk was a MESS after trying and trashing different ideas. This is an incredible opportunity and a dream come true for me. The team they have put together is full of talented crafters with a variety of styles sure to keep you inspired all year long. I can't wait to get started!! You can check out the full announcement on the Imagine Crafts Blog and be sure to hop through the rest of the team that I'm so blessed to join & join me in congratulating everyone. I am thrilled to be on this team with all of these amazing ladies:

2015 AIRs Project Team
Heike Linnek (Germany)
Isha Gupta (Switzerland)
Jowilna Nolte (South Africa)
Linda Lucas (Australia)
Maureen Cronin (WA, US)
Penny Ward (FL, US)
Renee Zarate (MA, US)
Roni Johnson  (US)
Sylvia Blum (Germany)
Taylor Usry (VA, US)

2015 AIRs Video Team
Baerbel Born (Germany)
Tina McDonald (NB, Canada)

Also, before you go, be sure to check out THIS POST at Imagine Crafts blog as we are looking for YOUR input on what you want to see for the 2015 blog calendar. Project posts, book reviews, crafter interviews, interesting craft news, IMAGINE Crafts behind the scenes, something else entirely?  Leave a comment on the post with your idea(s).  Don’t be shy!  Feel free to let us know what you feel has worked — and what hasn’t.  We’ll choose a random commenter to win an irRESISTible Neon Spray and Pico Embellisher!  (To be eligible for the giveaway, leave a comment by Sunday, November 30.)

Thanks for stopping by!