Sunday, July 24, 2016

TTCRD July 26 - Dr. Digi's - Mini Tavel Log


Hey Guys!

This is my project for TTCRD this week. I decided to use this fun digi called "Summer Holiday" by Dr. Digi's to make a Mini Travel Log! Such a wonderful digi!!
Here is the final result, but you can check out more details and products that I used on the new edition of TTCRD magazine for September / October.



Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  Here you will find monsters, aliens,
odd balls and Dundertons as well as many many more wonderful digital stamps. Our artist and founder cut
his teeth in the craft world at the company "Just  Inklined", where his unique digis made a huge impression.
We're hoping to continue to entertain and amuse, with our growing catalogue of great value digis with
a sense of humour.
It's Dr. Digi's 4th Birthday!!! To celebrate we have an EXTRA SPECIAL prize up for grabs. Want to win an EXCLUSIVE Dr. Digi mug, 4 free digis and an "I Love Tea" badge? Then try your hand at our month long Mug-A-Thon challenge!
To enter, just post you crafty creations using any Dr. Digi image with the "I Love Tea" mug in it, or any Dr Digi tea time sentiment, backing paper or element. In fact if it's Dr. Digi and Tea themed you can put it in!
At the end of the month our fab design team will pick the luck winner, who can then choose if they want an exclusive and very limited edition weekend Walter or Weekend Wanda mug and the other goodies.
Good luck and put the kettle on


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

TTCRD July 12 Challenge - A day for Daisies


Hey Guys!

This is my project for TTCRD this week. I decided to use this beautiful digi called "Flower Dreams" by A Day for Daisies to make a mixed media Canvas art! Such a wonderful digi!!
Here is the final result, but you can check out more details and products that I used on the new edition of TTCRD magazine for September / October.





A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 3000 digital stamp illustrations for all your crafty projects. See our website to view them all!
ADFD WEBSITE: www.adayfordaisies.com
ADFD BLOG: http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com
ADFD FACE BOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Day-For Daisies/142905905744876?ref=ts /span>http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Day-For-Daisies/142905905744876?ref=ts>
ADFD ETSY: http://www.etsy.com/shop/adayfordaisies

Challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/


Monday, June 27, 2016

TTCRD June 28 Challenge - MISSING YOU



Hey Guys!

This is my project for TTCRD this week. I decided to use this beautiful digi called "He loves me" by Crafty Sentiments Designs to make a mixed media tag! I had so much coloring this digi!!
Here is the final result, but you can check out more details and products that I used on the new edition of TTCRD magazine for July/Aug. Here is the link to the store: http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/ourshop/cat_396491-Digital-Stamps.html

 

Challenges:



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

TTCRD - May 17 Challenge: FLY AWAY


Hey Guys!

This is my project for TTCRD this week. I decided to use this beautiful digi called Face 1 by Limited Runs Digital Stamps to make a mixed media canvas board! I had so much coloring this digi!!
Here is the final result, but you can check out more details and products that I used on the new edition of TTCRD magazine.


Limited Runs Badge


Limited Runs Digital Stamps is a fun place to sit back and check out our huge selection of images . We have a little something for everyone from calorie free cupcakes and sweets to all your holiday needs, Love Halloween/Christmas we've got you covered . Limited Runs is great place for those on a budget too with 90% of all images $2 and under. You  can also find lots of hidden deals running through out the shop just check out the pull down menus to see them. Pop in Limited Runs and find out what's new and enjoy a cuppa something yummy while your browse.


Challenges:

Sweet Stamps: http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/
The Dark Attic Challenges: http://the-dark-attic-challenges.blogspot.ca/
Stamp Art Papel Drive: http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/

Thanks for passing by!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

TTCRD Challenge May 3 - SIMPLE MOMENTS

Hey Guys!

This is my project for TTCRD this week. I decided to this this beautiful flower digi called Blanket Flower by Stamping Boutique to make a mixed media postcard! I had so much coloring this digi!!
Here is the final result, but you can check out more details and products that I used on the new edition of TTCRD magazine.

Our fabulous sponsor is The Stamping Boutique.
Winner will receive 3 images of your choice if you use a Stamping Boutique image and only 2 otherwise.
Isn't that fabulous? 
Let's give a big applause to





Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

Thanks for passing by!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

April 5x7 Canvas Board trade - SUNSET

Hey guys!

Today I have April 5x7 Canvas board to show you guys! If you are seeing this post, it means my partner already have it...

Here is what I made:


YouTube video



Close ups!




Supply list:

Here are the products that I used:
-5x7 Canvas board
-Golden fluid acrylic in diarylide yellow, vat orange, Quin magenta and Phthalo blue
-black posca pen
-white posca pen
-Tim Holtz chit chat stickers

I now design for THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR Magazine
http://craftrmdoor.ning.com/

Here is where you can find me:

email: alessandra_185@hotmail.com
blog: http://artnewbiett.blogspot.com/ 

PO Box: 
Alessandra Matthew
PO Box 9416
TT Post National Mail Centre
Piarco 350462
Trinidad & Tobago

Thaks for passing by!

Colour me Positive - Week 15: Dance in the rain

Hey guys!!

Another week in my Colour me Positive journal!!! Here is week 15: Dance in the rain...


You Tube video:



And close ups!





Product list:

-Strathmore Visual Journal Mixed media
-Patterned cardstock
-gesso
-Daniel Smith watercolor ground
-Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolor in Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green and Titanium white
-Simply Simmons 1'' Oval wash brush
-Music sheet stamp
-Tim Holtz reflections stamp set
-TCW 361
-Black cardstock
-Tim Holtz Umbrella Man die
-Tim Holtz washi tape
-Gelato in boysenberry 

Thanks for passing by!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mini Art journal Page: VINTAGE BEAUTY

Hey guys!

Another mini spread! Struggled a lot with this one, but I quite like the results...

Here is the final spread:


YouTube video:



And close ups!





Here is my product list:

-Handmade mini art journal
-Masking tape
-gesso
-modeling paste
-Golden Acrylic glazing medium
-Golden fluid acrylic i n Burnt Sienna and Quin. Nickel Azo Gold
-Book pages
-Archival ink in Brushed Corduroy
-glue stick
-Memento ink in Black
-Tim Holtz Ideology Found Relatives
-Tim Holtz Big chat sticker book
-Stabillo All Pencil in brown
-Aqua brush
-Gelato in Chocolate

Thanks for passing by!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

TTCRD Designer Project - Andrea Norris

Hey everyone!

I am here today with a project for TTCRD! It's a wall hanging... and I love how it turned out. If you would like to see more details for this, please check out the new edition of TTCRD for May/June or the front page of the website after the 1st Sunday of May. The image I used is called Fuchsia and it's by Artist Andrea Norris:


There is a prize offered for the magazine entries. you can find more details about that on the blog after the first Sunday of May.

Challenges I am entering this project on:
-Art by Miran Challenge: http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/
-Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge: http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/
-Crafting with friends challenge: http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for passing by!

Colour me Positive - Week 14: HOPE

Hey Guys!

I am here today with another page in my Colour me Positive art journal!!! This time I used watercolors!!! I am having so much fun with them!!!

Here is the final page:


YouTube video:



And close ups!!




Here is my product list:

-Strathmore Mixed Media Journal (9x12)
-Dictionary Page
-Golden Gel medium
-Daniel Smith Watercolor ground (Titanium White)
-Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor set
  Colors: Perm. Rose, Perm. Al. Crimson,Olive green, Perm sap green,Aureolin, Winsor Orange, Winsor violet and Ivory Black
-Punchinela
-Archival Ink in Green

Thanks for passing by!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mini Art journal page - FOR A REASON

Hey Guys!!!

I am here today with another mini art journal spread! Napkins today!!

Here is the page:


YouTube video:



And close ups!



Products list:
-Mini Art journal
-Book pages
-Golden Gel medium
-gesso
-Golden fluid acrylics in: Quin. magenta and Titan Buff
-Donna Downey Peonies stencil
-Donna Downey art and possibility set
-Napkin
-Liquitex matte medium
-Archival In in Plum
-Getalos in Lavender and grape

Thanks for passing by!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Colour me Positive - Week 13: SIGNIFICANT

Hey guys!

I am here again with another page in my Colour Me Positive Art journal. This time I drew an eye and used mainly watercolor and colored pencils on it!!

Here is the final page:


Here is the YouTube video:



The list of products I have used:
-Strathmore Mixed Media visual Journal
-Graphgear 1000 0.7 mechanical pencil
-Pentel eraser
-Dr. Ph. Martin Bombay India ink in black
-Copic multiliner .8
-Faber-Castell Multimark Plus Permanent pen in black
-Masking fluid
-The incredible nib
-Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor set: Perm. rose, Perm. Al.crimson, violet, Aureolin, Quin. gold, burnt sienna
-Prismacolor Premier colored pencils in Magenta, burnt ochre and violet
-Copic Marker: Cool Gray 3 (C3)
-White posca pen
-Donna Downey "as I see it" stamp set

Thanks for passing by!

Mini Art Journal Page - FIERCE

Hey guys!

I am here today with another spread in my handmade mini art journal! This one is about feelings and how I deal with them my art... The quote reflects in truth my thoughts. Here is the final look:


YouTube video:



And close ups!





Here is my product list:

-Handmade Mini Ar journal
-Adhesive mesh
-Gesso
-Ceramcoat acrylic paint in sunshine and OJ
-TCW 459 stencil
-TCW 454 stencil
-Vellum paper
-Archival ink in Jet black
-Donna Downey "as I see it" stamp set
-Washi tape
-Gelato in black

Thanks for passing by!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mini Art journal Page: WILD & FREE

Oi guys!!

I am here today with another Mini Art journal Page! This one is called WILD & FREE... It was great to play with my Goden paints again!!

Here is my final picture:


You Tube video:



And close ups!




Here is my products list:

-Mini Art journal
-Book pages
-Golden Gel medium
-gesso
-Golden fluid acrylics in: Diarylide yellow, vat orange, Quin. magenta and phthalo blue
-Donna Downey dear in the headlight stencil
-Donna Downey Wild and free stamp set
-Technique Tuesday Growing wild stamp set
-black gesso

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

#TrashToTreasure: Mixed Media Mail Art and Bookmark

Hi Guys!!

I am here with a # for Creative Art Colaboration with a #TrashToTreasure art! I was going to throw an old box away and decided to make a postcard and a bookmark!

Here they are:



The YouTube Video:




And close ups:





Here is the product list:

-Old box
-dictionary pages
-Dylusions paints in vibrant turquoise, london blue, fresh lime, bubble gum pink, postbox red and squeezed orange
-handmade stencil
-TCW mini Casey and Penelope
-Black Posca paint pen
-black gesso
-gesso
-Tim Holtz chit chat stickers
-Gelatoes in black and chocolate

Thanks for passing by!

TTCRD May/June TIC TAC TOE challenge

Hi guys,

I am here today with a tag! I had so much fun making it! This one was the TIC TAC TOE challenge for the TTCRD May/June Magazine!

Tag/ticket - die cut/punch - twine/ribbon


For the supply list, please consult the May/June edition of the TTCRD Magazine. Here is a little bit a about it:

Membership to the website is free but only those with a paid subscription can access the "Subscribers Only Area".

 ***If you are a NEW SUBSCRIBER***
Please make sure you join this site FIRST!  Then go ahead and join the Subscriber Only Group after you receive your invite via email to access all subscriber features and magazine issue links!

For those who have subscribed, you will find a Subscriber ONLY Group (found in the Groups Tab on the tool bar above) where you will  have exclusive access to tutorials, templates and free digi's.
Magazines are released Bi-Monthly
January - February
March - April
May - June
June - August
September - October
November - December
Please direct all questions to
 Cara Malmrose at ttcrd1@gmail.com

Thanks for passing by!


Friday, April 15, 2016

Watercolor Journey: Introduction

Hey guys!

Today I am here with something very different from what I am used to post. I have watercolors!!! Watercolors are so much fun... But I never gave watercolors an honest try. Last year, I really looked into it and ended up purchasing quite a few sets, from very cheap to very expensive! Things were better financially and I could afford them. Again, I never really gave them a chance, all I did was to use them in the background of my mixed media pieces. So, I have been thinking about my watercolors a lot lately and decided to take a step towards more hand drawn/hand painted kind of art work.

My first step was to find an online class, and I found few great ones on Skillshare! This one that I am taking now is called Modern Watercolor Technique: Beginner's Level with Ana Victoria Calderon. I really enjoy the way she teaches.

After she goes through the material for the course, she make a little comparison with the different grades of watercolor. Here is mine:


I enjoyed making this comparison! It made me see and feel he differences between brands and grades of watercolor. I also had the chance to choose my favorite, which was very hard! Even the Crayola one was fun to play with! The Schmincke watercolor set is my most expensive one and it is absolutely great to work with... With just a touch of the water, the colors become alive and vibrant!! But for this first exercise, I chose to use the Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor set (24 colors). 

This practice task is called Transparencies and it is a lot harder than it looks!! I started with plain water an a bit of paint and work from that always adding a bit of water ever time I moved on to a different square. I did 4 colors, but I guess I could use some more practice. In any case, it was great to use ad have fun with my watercolors!


I will keep updating the progress of my watercolor journey!!!

Thanks for passing by and reading my posts!!



Mini Art journal Page - I AM OK


Hi everybody,

This page is very personal... I decided to share because I think this is part of the healing process. Sometimes, we have so much going on inside of mind and our hearts, but not always we tell people or share the load with a friend. In my case, I make art to resolve these feelings inside. After this page was finished, I felt lighter and ready to go about my day... Anyways, not much more to say about this one.

Here is the video:



The list of the products:

-Mini art journal
-Dylusions paint in Vibrant Turquoise
-black gesso
-Jane Davenport stencil
-White and black Posca paint pen

Thanks for passing by!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mixed Media Postcards

Hey guys!!

I am here again today with something different. These are mixed media Postcards for a swap at Atcsforall.com




YouTube process video:



And close ups!




Here are the products I used:

-Watercolor paper
-4x6 index cards
-scraps of paper
-Liquitex gel medim
-gesso
-Dylusions paint in bubble gum pink, squeezed orange, postbox red and lemon zest
-Various stencils
-Jet Black Arquival ink
-gelato in black

thanks for passing by!