Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #9 - Think Pink

 It's time for the February Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month our theme is "Think Pink." Just make any type of mixed media project that has pink on it somewhere. How fun is that?


Our sponsor this month is the awesome online retail store Ellen Hutson. They are giving our lucky random winner a $25 store credit!! You can get so many mixed media art supplies with that. Remember, you must enter to win!

We also have an amazing Guest Designer this month. One of my favorite crafty friends, Teri Anderson. She has made a beautiful mixed media card for this challenge that you will love!!

I ran with that theme and made a 6 x 6 project on thick chipboard with pink on it everywhere!!! I made the background with patterned paper, spray inks, stencils, Gelatos and silver rub-ons. For the edges I colored some Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle that I colored with Gelatos. I just put some on a palette knife and rubbed it along the edges to make a frame effect. I love to do this. It adds lots of texture to the piece and finished off the edges.


I cut the outline of the heart on burlap using a Maya Road heart mask. Then I sprayed and sprayed and sprayed it with ink sprays and used the heat gun in between to speed up the drying time. I experimented with different ink sprays and the best were the Adirondack Sprays which are made for fabrics. They showed up the most on the burlap. After I got the colors I liked I sprayed the heart one last time with Smooch Spritz. You can't see it in the picture, but it makes the heart sparkle.  Then I used some Cosmo Cricket words finish it off with a sentiment. I outlined the edges of the words with a Distress Marker and adhered the heart to the canvas with a hot glue gun.

Christmas Card Challenges #9

Click for the February Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #9

It's time for this week's challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have a color challenge. For my card I used a new Hero Arts Wooden stamp called "Color a Wreath". I love all the circles. I stamped the image on Stampin' Up Very Vanilla cardstock with Watering Can Archival Ink. Then I chose Distress Markers in colors close to the ones in the challenge picture and watercolored  the wreath with my Distress Markers. The sentiment is also a Hero Arts Stamp.

I hope you will get a head start on your Christmas cards and join us this week. We now pick a weekly winner and honorable mentions! Thanks for stopping by!





Saturday, January 31, 2015

5 for 5 Valentine's Prize Winner

I'm just quickly posting the winner of my 5 for 5 Valentine's prize. The lucky winner is Denise Bryant. Congratulations Denise and thanks to everyone who left comments on my blog this week. I really appreciate it!!  Denise, please contact me at corgidusty at yahoo dot com on or before Saturday, February 14. Be sure to send me your mailing address. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, January 30, 2015

5 for 5 Valentine's Day 5


Welcome to Day 5 of our 5 for 5 Valentine's Blog Event. I can't believe it's the last day. Today our theme is "Collage". Each day our 5 Designers will post one Valentine Inspired Project based on a theme. Some of us are offering prizes, so be sure to visit all the links below and leave comments.

I've been out of town at a conference and it's taken me awhile to finally post my prize picture. I will announce the winner of this prize on Saturday, January 31. I'll choose from all the comments on my 5 for 5 Posts this week. 



For my "Collage" project I made a card using lots of layered embellishments. Most are from Pink Paislee, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp. To get more visit each of the blogs below. Today is our last day to post so check out when prizes will be announced to you won't miss a things. Thanks for stopping by!



5 For 5 Valentine's Designers
1. Donna Bowman (me)
2. Rachel Kleinman
3. Lynn Kopas
4. Jenn Cuthbertson
5. Alanna Moses

Thursday, January 29, 2015

5 for 5 Valentine's Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of our 5 for 5 Valentine's Blog Event. Today our theme is "Glitter". Each day our 5 Designers will post one Valentine Inspired Project based on a theme. Some of us are offering prizes, so be sure to visit all the links below and leave comments.

I've been out of town at a conference and it's taken me awhile to finally post my prize picture. I will announce the winner of this prize on Saturday, January 31. I'll choose from all the comments on my 5 for 5 Posts this week. 



For my "Glitter" project I made a CAS glittery card. I first put down 3 rows of glitter tape from American Crafts in Sunflower which is like gold with a few more colors in it.  The bow is from Maggie Holmes.  The piece of flair is from Hello Forever for Studio Calico. The paper is Very Vanilla from Stampin' Up. It's a simple but elegant card in non-traditional Valentine's colors. I hope you got a little Valentine's Inspiration today. To get more visit each of the blogs below. We'll be posting for the last time tomorrow so come and check us out. Thanks for stopping by!


5 For 5 Valentine's Designers
1. Donna Bowman (me)
2. Rachel Kleinman
3. Lynn Kopas
4. Jenn Cuthbertson
5. Alanna Moses
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