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Sunday, March 25, 2012

I signed up to recieve the stamp of the month kit and the monthly SMAK kit from Unity stamps. I love theirnimages and sentiments, they are fun and can also be inspiring and great for mixed media as well as cards.
I had to make a card using this stamp. I lauged out loud when I saw it on their site for the first time. One of the ladies on the FB group Candian Crafters posted a photo of a card she made using this stamp and I was inspired to make one of my own. I LOVE Unity Stamps!!!

some mixed media anyone?

This is what started the love affair with mixed media. I took this canvas class at my favorite scrapbook store,the class was actually taught by my amazingly talented bff Kimberly. I was re-thinking even going to the class and tried to back out but she wouldn't let. Am I ever glad that she didn't.
The class was on a saturday, the following day we had our monthly scrapbooking group in the stores classroom. I sat there and watched Kimberly play in the art journal she had created and I wanted to play. She gave me a sheet out of her canvas paper book and let me use her paints, tools and stamps. This is what I created! The heart and flower stems are both foam stamps created by the super talented and inspiring Donna Downey. Definitely take the time to check out heblog. She is very personable and funny. I am looking forward to taking some of her pan pastel online courses soon.
This is an actual painting I did, I am pretty proud of it. Lol. I like how I was able to get the grass with texture to it. I used my black pitt pen for some outlining. So many different things to try. I am looking forward to this artistic journey I have embarked on. Please feel free to join me. Jos

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I did it! I actually applied to be on a design team. Now I know my chances are slim for making it since I am a beginner basically at colouring. It was very exciting to apply though so I am happy that I did it. Over the last couple of months I have been introduced to mixed media and I love it!!! I love the painting, the doodling, the colouring and on and on. It is so freeing and uplifting. It is fun how it combines so many mediums, some familiar, some new. The photo above is mynew toy, the Faber Castell Caddy. It is full of wonderfull goodies that help me create. It has pitt pens, big brush markers, watercolour pencils, pastel pencils and these amazing things called gelattos. They look like chapstick but are creamy colour rich goodness that comes alive with a spritz of water.
This photo shows a stamped imaged that I coloured using the gelattos and water colour pencils. Thanks for stopping by. Jos