Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stroke of Color: Altered Paint Brush

Hi!  While I am drooling over Winter CHA pictures on the web, even though I wasn't there in person :(, I am home with a sick little boy and creating!  I finally got my Donna Downey Altered Brush Project done!  I've had this baby for 6 months... and well... I knew what I wanted to do with it but let's face it, I put it off.  There was always another project that needed attention.  But I decided that I'd do it this week!  I loved how it came out and it's going to be tough sending it away to Donna's Studio.  I think I'm going to have to do one like it for my "studio". 

 WOW Embossing powder on metal... LOVE that!
 Paper feather

 Gelatos and Light Modeling paste... YUM!

 Prima goodness... with some Glam on it! Oh Ya!
 Drippage with Gelatos and Stamper's Big Brush Pens on stamps.
 New Prima stencils and paint splotches!

 Backview of the brush

 Front again. 
This is one project done. I should have finished it months ago but I'm happy with it now. Now I have to finish other incomplete projects. I signed up for The Sketchbook Project for the 3rd year and this was the first time I didn't finish on time.  Sigh... just didn't get it done.  I'll still do it and share on my blog but it won't be part of the traveling exhibit.  DARN!  So, I am telling you all right now that I will have it done by May 1st.  That's my deadline!  You need to hold me to it...

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll have some fun posts coming up with new CHA product and a tutorial or two!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CHA and a winner!

It's that time of the year again when CHA meets with all the fun new products out there in the crafty, art, and scrappy world!  I am sad that I'm not going to Cali for the fun but I do have a few new products to share from some of my DTs! 

Before I share some good stuff, I have some good stuff to give away!  My blog hop winner is:
Laura C.  you are my winner!!!  Email me your addy and full name and I'll get that prize of Gelatos, WOW stamps and powder and some Prima goodies to you!

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.... I LOVE LOVE LOVE comments. 

Okay... now for some new products that I am in LOVE with:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's NEW Gelato colors!  Gorgeous new Designer colors in Tropical and 50's Diner!  These are so new, I don't even have them yet!  So jealous to those at CHA who will be seeing these in person!   Hoping I get some soon!
 New tool kits just for Gelatos!  You can make mists and drips, drops, dabs and smears until the cows come home!  YUM!
 Okay.... my favorite is new Essential Textural Accents in JARS!  Gel Medium, Gesso, and Glaze!!!  I am over the moon about these!!!  YES!
I am so happy to see these new products and can't wait to make new art with them! 

I'll leave you with another new preview from Prima and a CHA project that I did with them.

Prima's Divine

Here's an altered project that I created with this line:
Front view
 A paper tea cup with hot air balloon and banner embellishments.
Back view with nest

Close up of the new flowers!

Chipboard pieces!

Close up of the balloon part... fun!
This project will be in the Prima booth this week and I can't wait to work with this line more!  So many fun designs and gorgeous colors!  Hope you liked this peek at new products for CHA.  I have more to share next time!