Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stencils, Mail Art and Helmar!

If you are a follower of my blog then you already know how much I love to use stencils and Dylusions Ink Spray to create my own background papers. I start with a 6x6" square of 140lb. Strathmore Watercolor Paper...this gives me the opportunity to see how a stencil will look, gives me the opportunity to play with color combinations and have lots of fun paper laying around for future projects.

Here are 3 MAIL ART projects I created for a cross promo between HELMAR & Viva LasVegaStamps Design Teams. You can read more about this project here.

Stencils Used:
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Pomegranate {TCW285}

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Echoes {TCW371}

Ronda Palazzari Honeycomb {TCW346}

Do you like working with stencils...what are your favorites?

Thanks for Stopping by...time for me to get my art on!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Jewel Loom Beaded Bracelet

Today I'm featured over on the Positively Me blog showing my beaded bracelet using the Jewel Loom developed by Julianna Hudgins. It is such an honor so I hope you will hop on over and see the process I used to create the bracelet.

Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Exciting News!

I can finally share that I was asked to create a project using Julianna Hudgins clever, patented Jewel Loom on her Positively Me blog. I'm so honored to be asked to create a project. 

Back ground story...I took a class at Winter CHA 2013 and was one of the first 50 people to learn how to work with the Jewel Loom.

Here's the project I made from that class!

Make sure you stop by the Positively Me blog to see the new project I completed on Sat. 5/25/2013.

Off to have a creative's Art Journal Club at my house with 2 of the wackiest, eager to learn friends!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Frog Dog Studio...Exciting News

I'm really excited to FINALLY be able to announce that I've been asked to join the Design Team for a new Mixed-Media Kit Club...Frog Dog Studio, the brainchild of Tina Walker. You will want to check out the announcement on Tina's blog. Also go check out the blogs of the other members of the Design Team...Melissa McRay Johnson and Rita Barakat. I am so honored to be working with these 3 artists...incredible talent and I know that I am going to learn alot from them!

Here are a couple sneaks from the June 2013 Kit...I love what Tina has put together in this kit!

The final reveal will June 1st so stay tuned for more information.

Thanks for stopping by...time for me to go get my art on!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Repurposing While I Purge or How to Use Up STUFF

I continue on my quest for an organized studio...
purging, donating and repurposing ;)
Here is a project I created for HELMAR and you will find the full blog post here...pop on over & visit my absolutely favorite adhesives!

Have a great weekend...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Helmar's MAY Challenge...

Lydell Quinn is the creator of HELMAR'S monthly challenges and here is the challenge for May.

"The beginning of the month means a new Challenge!  Mays Challenge is celebrating the special ladies in our lives.  Its Mothers Day very soon and I thought we could share some ideas for Mothers Day here on the Helmar Blog.  Being a Mother is a great gift and our own Mothers/Grandmothers are treasured.  Celebrate the special Mum in your life.  It might be your own Mum or Grandma, or it might be your partners, or it might be a special person who is just like a second Mum to you.  It might just be a celebration of you as a Mum- YES you fit into this as well."

You will find all the particulars here. Can't wait to see what you create! Make sure you stop by the HELMAR Design Team blog as my 1st post for the upcoming DT term with go live on Fri. 5/10.

Have a creative day...I know I am ;)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Creating Art & Living!

I'm still around even though I've been quiet {if you know me then you would understand the dichotomy here}. I'm busy living my life creating ART...and loving every minute of it.

I'm teaching Art Journaling classes...I'm taking classes...I'm working on several secret projects...I'M BUSY! Here are a few photos of what I've been up to.

Working on Spring here in NC...soon I hope ;)

Secret Project :)

Mosaic Class at Serenity Studio Arts
waiting to be grouted!

Upcoming HELMAR DT blog project

Copper Wire Wrapped Jewel Cuff in progress

Teaching Art Journal classes at Serenity Studio Arts

Now I'm off to CREATE! Have a great day...