Happy Autumn! Best time of year in my neck of the woods where the weather turns crisp, the trees change to beautiful colors and we can break out the warm sweaters and hot cocoa! It's the shortest season yet the one I wish would last longer!
The project that I'll be showing you this week is for a Halloween mixed media card. As a kid, my mother always instilled in us to send mail. Thank You notes, Birthday cards, Sympathy cards, Thinking of You cards. Whatever the occasion was, she would always send a card in the mail. And I think that form of communication is really starting to fade away, which totally bums me out. I love getting mail (other than bills, of course!) Who doesn't like to go to their mailbox and open it to see a nice card from somebody special?
Thanks for stopping by our blog hop with Linnie Blooms! We'll be sharing easy, mixed media projects this week. To enter in our giveaway, make sure to stop by each day and leave a comment. One winner will receive $50 in Design Memory Craft products. The giveaway will end on 9/27. Good luck!
Hey everyone, Mou here with today's hop project and it's a banner!
Hey Creatives Rita Barakat here! Thanks for stopping today I am excited to sharing my project on this blog hop with Linnie Blooms! To enter in our giveaway, make sure to stop by each day and leave a comment. One winner will receive $50 in Design Memory Craft products. The giveaway will end on 9/27. Good luck!
Hi, Artsy friends! Thanks for stopping by our blog hop with Linnie Blooms! We'll be sharing easy, mixed media projects this week. To enter in our giveaway, make sure to stop by each day and leave a comment. One winner will receive $50 in Design Memory Craft products. The giveaway will end on 9/27. Good luck!
I have a fun and easy project for you using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products with Linnie Blooms Mixed Stitched Media Products. I used Linnie Blooms 5 x 7 canvas sheet, Sunflower, Petal Flower, and Leaves in two sizes.
Hi blog friends, Mou here with today's post and it's an art journal page!
As my oldest is getting closer to turning into a teenager, I hear about a lot of peer pressure for conformity, generic expectations and stress over acceptance vs. being true to yourself. From her choices of clothing to friends, after-school activities, choice of music and the list goes on while she weighs her options and balances authenticity with social acceptance. We have all been there and we know that at times it's hard to say 'no' to popular choices in favor of what we know to be right for us in the long run. It's the dilemma of fitting in and standing out. As she enters this realm of choices that she has to be responsible for, I try to encourage and remind her that it's important to remain true to herself and that these choices might alienate some people but not those who are truly meant to be her friends, I also try to validate that it is easier said than done and the pressure is real but it get easier as she grows older, wiser and more confident of her choices. From all those conversations with her, sprung this art journal page.
It is somewhat symbolic to me. The little triangles are like little obstacles that surround all of us. But they are not so big that we can't overcome or work around them. To translate that feeling into tangible texture, I applied Whipped Spackle through a triangle stencil. I used a heat tool to dry the texture medium and to introduce a few bubbles into it to create a bumpy texture.
From another perspective, the triangles are arrows pointing a certain way to look forward to. They are also like stepping stones guiding the way once you can rise above the small stuff and take a look at the bigger picture! The colors all around are using Gelatos colors.
Then there's the quote that says it all! I handlettered it with Stamper's Big Brush pen BLACK to make it stand out on a busy background.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Gelatos Designer Colors - 50's Diner
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen BLACK
Others: Art journal, heat tool
And now, the winners of September 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...
1. Paper Therapy Ponderings said...
here is the link to my project http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/2015/09/apple-for-teacher.html
[Barb Housener posts her links and comments on my personal blog as she can't post on Typepad due to technical issues]
2. So glad that I can start joining in the fun again. Here's my work : http://vanessamenguitagutierrez.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/live-love-create.html Thank you for looking!
Congrats Barb and Vanessa! And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)
Winners, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [firstname.lastname@example.org] with September 2015 Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.
Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)
I'm back with a sweet steampunk layout. I used the new Gelatos® Steampunk kit. I love the mix of colors of this kit.
First, I made a watercolor background with Gelatos® Snowcone, Cotton Candy, Aqua Dolce. After, I sticked some pieces of paper to create dimensions behind the photo. I added a little bit of gesso white with spatula.
Zoey here, and I want to show you an easy layout I made using Gelatos® Double Scoop® !
The reason why I am obsessed with Gelatos® Double Scoop® is the fact that they are bigger than normal Gelatos®, this not only mean that they will last longer, but they also have a bigger surface that I can use as color palette..and it is perfect for me as I love to use the brush straight on the top of the Gelatos®
I started by adding Whipped Spackle through one of the new Stencils 10ct 201 Collection. I didn't want a bulk effect, so I carefully removed the excess of Whipped Spackle.
Whipped Spackle is so soft that it will be so easy to add it to your project!
Want a gorgeous metallic surface to cut into shapes and add as embellishments? Well, I have a technique for you! This was so fun (if you have a little patience and room to leave it to dry!)... Those pie wedges on the page are Texture Luxe skins! What is a skin? Well, acrylic mediums are plastic-based and when they dry on a non-stick surface, they can be peeled off and create a "skin" of medium to cut shapes from!
I'd like to know specifically what stamps were used. Lovely layout!
C'est une très belle page Marie-Eve. Je l'aime beaucoup. Et j'ai aussi aimé ton tutoriel.
Super adorableness! You are SO good with those colored pencils!!! Your punkin's are glowing!!! :D
Your butterfly tags are gorgeous Kasia, can you please tell me which stamp you used to make the lowercase letter background? Or were they just individual letter stamps?
Delightd to have found your inspiring blog and you lovely videos.
Warmest wishes from across the miles here in France.
@Ria- it is open to international designers! :)