Friday, October 31, 2014

Tombow DT Call!

Hi everyone! I think Tombow is a household name in every crafter's home - at least I know it is in mine! I have used Tombow adhesives and have recently fallen head over heels for Tombow Dual Brush Markers. When I saw they were holding a DT Call Out, I knew I had to go for it - you never know if you don't try, right?! (The deadline is TODAY!) 

They have asked for 3 projects that showcase our style & talent plus at least one DIY. I am sharing a Christmas ornament, a card, a mixed media canvas that I've created. I really think these three projects showcase who I am as a designer!

First, I want to share this ornament I created especially for this DT Call Out! 

I absolutely adore this CC Designs snowman and colored him up using my Tombow Dual Brush Markers. I added some glossy accents and Black enamel accents to his glasses and buttons as well as all over glitter with a Wink of Stella clear pen. 

I have had this chipboard ornament since last year, wanting to alter it up. I sprayed it with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine and then added all my elements (mostly from Pretty Little Studio) using Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue - this stuff is AH-Mazing!!! Holds like crazy and dries so fast. I know it's Halloween today…but I am SOOO ready for Christmas! Tell me I'm not the only one sneaking in listening to my favorite Christmas songs. hehe

My next two projects are some I have created  and shared already but I felt they really showcased my style (and *eek* talent?!) First, here is my card:

These bloom girl stamps from Prima are absolutely gorgeous. This is essentially a one layer card that just showcases the design and coloring. There are a few other elements such as the chipboard sentiment and some texture with Golden Acrylics Gold Mica Flakes and some Glass Bead Glitter Gel by Faber-Castell but not much!

I colored the stamp using Tombow Dual Brush markers on watercolor paper. I love how beautifully these markers blend with water. This close up shows all the texture and shading created (especially her hair_ using these water based markers!

Next is my mixed media canvas (I actually don't think I've shared this on my blog before):

I created my background on the 5x7 canvas first with different papers, paints, stamps, gesso, stencils and rub ons. Then I adhered my already stamped and colored image and blended her into the background with Faber Castell Pitt pens and more rub ons. 

It is always fun to add a little 3d texture to my mixed media projects with some buttons and twine.

Those are my 3 projects for the Tombow DT Call Out - wish me luck!! They are going to announce on their blog Nov 4 who makes it to Round 2 - so…my fingers might be a little cramped but I'm totally keeping them crossed till then. haha

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my projects today!


Leah Crowe said...

Gorgeous projects Carisa!! Good Luck!!

Krista Smith said...

Love your style!! So gorgeous--

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow you will get on any DT you apply for, these are stunning projects

Tenia Nelson said...

Girl.....these projects ROCK!!!!

Susie Bentz said...

Beautful projects! The card is amazing! Good luck!