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's Crafty Life said...

Gorgeous projects Carisa!! Good Luck!!

Unknown 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: My Time to Play said...

Beautful projects! The card is amazing! Good luck!