Wednesday, September 3, 2014

'Never Give Up' Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone!!

I want to share with you today a mixed media canvas I did for a design team project for Nani ke Ola. If you are coming here from their blog then you probably already know that I used some Domestic Goddess papers, UmWowStudio chippies and also some yummy Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays :) I finally got my hands messy again and I have to tell ya....I really enjoyed every minute of making this canvas. So relaxing to paint and watch something come to life!

Here is the full overview of the canvas...I just love the colors and how it turned out!!

Here is a close-up of some of the corners....I used some junkyard findings and embellies from my stash. As well as some chippies from UmWowStudio. The set I used from Lindy's Stamp Gang is called Under the Boardwalk. You can find all these products at Nani ke Ola. Oooooo and I just checked and she just got in some new Prima Products....OMG!! ok so on with my post....

Here is a close-up of the letters...I really tried to make them pop out..I think they turned out pretty good considering it's my first time doing something like! I also used a couple techniques I learned watching Marta which is a GDT for Lindy's Stamp Gang...the lid with the paint to make the it!!

Here is another full overview of the canvas...

I also have a start to finish video over on Nani ke Ola's YouTube channel :) Make sure to subscribe so you will receive the latest product reviews and tutorials from the Nani ke Ola's Team!! 

For a list of products used please visit Nani ke Ola's Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and I always love reading comments!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Creative Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!

As you may know my name is Becky. I am a stay-at-home mom and also a crafter! I was invited by Laurie Moore from Moore Art From the Heart to do this creative blog hop. This hop is about sharing a little bit about myself and some other inspiring friends as well.

I met Laurie first through YouTube by watching her videos on her layouts, which I absolutely admire. I still don't think my layouts are up to Anyhow, I then became friends with her through facebook and I found she had an ArtFire store and had ordered some stuff from her. She came out with these mixed media/Steampunk style tins that I absolutely LOVE! I absolutely love her style and I think she is kinda like me versatile with her style and I thinks she can do absolutely any style and pull it off! :) I have also recently been helping her with her group on Facebook that is an Unused Items Challenge every month that is a lot of fun.

Please visit her blog by clicking on the Moore Art From the Heart above to see what amazing things she is doing now.

Do you want to know what I am working on now? 

Well here is a picture....

I am working on a Mixed media Canvas for a design team project for Nani ke Ola. I am some 7 Dots Studio paper under all that stuff. There will also be a start-to-finish tutorial on this when I am done. I know my table is a mess....good thing I didn't take a picture of all of it...It always is especially when I do mixed media. 

Here is a picture of the previous project I just finished...

Some shabby chic puffy's a wall hanging I did for someone...can't say who just yet :) As you can see I go from one extreme to the next...I love all styles and will try anything at least once! I love all styles but I am really starting to think that my two absolute favorite is shabby chic and mixed media because that is what attracts me the most. The luscious laces and softness of shabby chic and the colors and textures of mixed media.

How does my style differ from others?

I don't really know how to answer this because as I am learning and growing with my crafting... I do try a lot of things that people do and follow along with tutorials until I get it and make the techniques my own. Even though I may replicate what someone has already made you can definitely tell that is was me that made it. I don't know if it is the special touches that I do to the projects or what but I think that no matter what you will never be able to totally replicate the project because you are your own person and do things your own way.

Why do I create what I do?

I love to craft it is my passion. When my kids are away at school I love to sneak off to my room. It is very relaxing and I love to see the end product. I also love to watch my views go up on YouTube and helping people that are just starting to craft. It kinda gives me that warm fuzzy feeling inside. :)

Where do I get my inspiration?

I get it from that site!! Also Facebook and YouTube are my definite go to's. I don't really have one specific person that gives me inspiration because there are a lot of people out there that I get ideas from and absolutely love their work! I also love to just sit down with just an idea and build on it and see where it takes me...I love to do this because it forces me to relax and let the creative juices flow.

Like with this project for example....

 I would like to also introduce a couple of friends and their blogs. These people are who I find inspiring. Their posts will begin on the 8th of September 2014. 

Jennifer Mileli Blog titled: Nani ke Ola

Jenn is the owner of Nani ke Ola in which I am also a design team member for. She has some amazing products in her store like 7 dots studio, Prima and Lindy's Stamp Gang. She also does some amazing layouts I especially love her Color Run layout. I am always facinated by layout because I am not sure I can really do them cause I want to add everything and then it's too! Her style to me seems simple and clean, she also love to play in a little bit of color with the Lindy's Stamp Gang and I absolutely love it!

Bobbi Ann Cook Blog Titled: The Bead Goes On

I just barely met Bobbi through Facebook and I absolutely love her tags and cards she has on YouTube. She a Parisian theme tag that is black and pink that is so shabby and cute!! You should go check out her YouTube channel: She is a very sweet person and has left a lot of sweet comments on my Facebook page. She has also done some Guest Designer spots for a couple of companies. She also love to decorate her house as I was talking to her today she was pulling out all her fall stuff. She is a very sweet and talented person!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I enjoy reading your comments!