Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Whatevers or Who Are These People?


Here are links to the other creative stories about The Whatevers. Please stop by and see what these fabulous artists have created.
If you would like to play along it's not to late to join in. Here are all the details that you need to know.
Here is how it works ~
  • Vicki, Cat, Cuchy (Carmen), Nathalie and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th –  each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you to download and show us your version of The Whatevers. The photo will be posted at the end of our blogposts- not on Facebook!
  • There is no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the length or the form of the story- it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the artform you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an artjournal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Blog Hop with Catherine Scanlon Designs and Art Gone Wild!

Welcome to the Catherine Scanlon Designs and Art Gone Wild Blog Hop. Today is the day to celebrate a fabulous achievement of one of my favorite artists and a reunion of sorts with other favorites.I'm happy to be a part of Catherine's very first blog hop using her stamps from Art Gone Wild and Friends!  It has been quite a journey for her and I'm so thrilled that I can be a part of her dream come true!
I'm also thrilled to be working again with Vicki Chrisman, Mandy Collins and Nathalie Kalbach. We've worked together on design teams and other artistic projects.

I'm super excited to share two fun projects with you today. So let's get this party started and get on with the fun!!

First up is an OTP project I designed with Catherine's 2014 Release stamps on the new Artist Trading Blocks. I used 3 different Paisley stamp sets ~ Viola, Clara and Annie's Paisley. I embossed the stamp images with an  antique gold embossing powder over antique book paper. The stamped and embossed paisleys were then hand painted with different gold pens.  I finished the project with a Studio 490 Art Parts Square Cake Stand, painted white with hand painted gold details. To finish off the top metal embellishments were put together to form a flower. The tops of both boxes and the cake stand were covered with a Gelli Plate print that I had in my stash…the color combination was chosen from this Gelli print. 

The 2nd project just came together while I was cleaning up from the 1st project. It started with a mop off page in my Dylusions Art Journal and the funky lizard from a Valspar Paint advertisement that has been collaged on it for several months. I never worry about finishing an art journal page but this is one that I knew I really wanted to do something with…all the colors were calling me! I started by stamping the bottom corner with Catherine's "Esthers Garden" stamp set right over the various colors on this page.
I couldn't just leave it alone…I grabbed a bunch of my various colored pencils that just happened to be the same color as the page so I enhanced the flowers.
I could have stopped there but then the other side of the page, with the same colors looked so lonely…lol! Using Catherine's "Clara Paisley" stamps I stamped images on paint chips that I've saved. The colors were perfect for this page. I then also realized that I had just purchased a package of napkins that were also perfect. Using Catherines's "Alphabet Stamp Set" from her earlier 2013 release I stamped my quote with various shades of Ranger Archival Ink.
Isn't something how all these colors just came together…randomly!
Here are the two journal pages as works in progress. Sometimes colors just fall into place as happened here. I'm sure I'm not finished…no…I know I'm not finished but this page makes me smile and I'll leave it be for another day!

You can see out the entire catalog with the Winter release at Art Gone Wild by clicking on the catalog image.
You can also see the Summer, 2013 release here and contact Art Gone Wild here for wholesale pricing. To see a list of stores (on-line and in person) that carry my stamps you can go to my blog and look at this link.
I understand that Catherine has a few prized to give out ~ to be eligible to win, leave a comment on Catherine's (www.cmscanlon.blogspot.com) blog by Friday, April 18th. The two Winners will be chosen on April 18th, and will be posted on the Art from the Heart by Catherine Scanlon Designs blog. The two winners will be emailed that they have won, so please remember, when commenting make sure to leave an email address where you may be reached so Catherine can email you that you've won and get your mailing address. 

Here are the other artists blogs that are participating in the blog hop…make sure you hop on over and see what fabulous projects they have created!

Art from the Heart by Catherine Scanlon Designs: www.cmscanlon.blogspot.com

This Art that Makes me Happy by Vicki Chrisman: http://vickichrisman.blogspot.com/

Pearl Maple by Mandy Collins: 

Kooky Delucy by Kathie DeLuca: 

n*Studio by Nat Kalbach: 

Live the Dream by Jennie Atkinson: 

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in all the celebrations! I will be updating this post, adding a list of all supplies used, so check back in the next few days.