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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Upcoming Creative Classes

Jennifer Mercede and Pam Garrison will be teaching a workshop, "Permission to Play," in Brooklyn, NY in October.  Click here for more details. Rhonna Farrer has a free tutorial/class available to instruct how to use her photo editing app, "Rhonna Designs."  Click here to sign up. "Soul Food," is an online class hosted by Mystele […]

Washi Tape Storage Ideas

Great washi tape storage idea at Bella Blvd. See one photo below. The Scrap Shoppe Blog shows how to make this washi tape storage idea here. Put your washi tape rolls on an embroidery hoop like Wooly Petals. Or, simply string them on a rope like Ishtar Olivera.

Crafting Tutorials

Imagine Childhood shows a little tutorial here for making a "Summer Adventure Log." Donna Downey has a little tutorial posted for making these monogrammed mugs here. At Everything Etsy, you can see a tutorial for making a driftwood vase by Simplicity in the South. See another version of making paper flowers here at A Beautiful […]

Part Two of Painting a Face Video

Ok, part two of my video on painting a face has finally uploaded. I hope you enjoy it.The portrait is actually not quite finished yet, but I tend to jump around from painting to painting. So, far now, I'll call it done. I am also working on an online class, so will let you know […]

CHA Summer 2013 New Releases – Chevron Trend

The chevron trend is continuing it's popularity with these new CHA releases: Crate Paper's "Close Knit" has several chevron patterns. Maya Road's "Vintage Wood Pieces" have a chevron heart (top of photo). Cosmo Cricket has several new products containing a chevron pattern as well. Heidi Swapp's "Color Magic Collection" has chevron designs too.

CHA Summer 2013 New Releases – Chalkboard Trend

CHA Summer 2013 has officially opened.  With that, more new product releases are being revealed. This post is all about chalkboard-themed products:  Chalkboard paper notecards by Prima. See more here. "Chalkboard Cheer" by Cosmo Cricket.  "Noel" by Elle's Studio has a chalkboard patterned paper. Tim Holtz's Idealogy collection has some chalkboard backgrounds. See more here. […]

More CHA Summer 2013 New Releases

Such fun new product releases for CHA summer 2013: Charms and embellshments below are from Maya Road. See more here. Below is a hand-held binder punch and rings from Tim Holtz.  See more here. Look at the pretty flower embellishments from Prima, below.  More can be seen here. Faber Castell is releasing art journal boards. […]

Video – Painting a Face

Here is part one of a video I made showing building up a portrait by painting in the face planes. Sorry about my hand being in the way a bit – I'm an amateur videographer! First, here is a photo of the portrait in the underpainting stage: Materials used: acrylic paint on watercolour paper. Watch […]

Contests, Calls & Events

To see your contest/call/event listed, please use our online submission form here. Crafting Marfa -  GIVEAWAY Deadline: 31-07-2013 I have a fabulous giveaway for you this month! It is a MAKING MEMORIES SLICE TOOL KIT! The rules for this giveaway are the usual. Comment as much as possible during the month of July. Each comment is a separate […]

CHA Sneak Peeks – Summer 2013

Don't you love these wide mouth jar lids by Cosmo Cricket? Fun for embellishing. Also, see below, the vintage hangers.  Cute! See more here. New recycled paper flowers by Petaloo can be seen here. Tim Holtz and Ranger have 12 new distress marker colours coming out.  These look like fun. See more here. Stephanie Barnard […]

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