Monday, August 20, 2012

August Mixed Media Contest


 Hola mis peeps! So after much tribulation, I decided to make another project but this time really follow the rules! =D I had painted 3 8x10 CANVAS that had a sunset with Dia de los Muertos pumpkins thinking I would be able to enter them but as it turns out I couldn't.  *the violin playing in the background* So I just thought to myself that I would make a page.  But then Bona announced a mixed media tag swap and I already had ideas running through my head! So why not? I'm hitting 2 birds with one stone!  The sponsor for this month's contest is Faber Castell Design Memory Craft!  I also followed ALL the contest rules. ALL 1-9! Woot woot!!!! O.K enough babbling. Off to my tag!

The inspiration came from one of my besties pins on Pinterest.  From there I drew myself an image and then paper pieced her (Yes, I hand drew her myself.) For the background I used acrylic paints, stamps with archival ink, hand-made glimmer mist, made the clouds with my hand-made stencil and finally a FABER-CASTELL PITT ARTIST PEN (f.y.i I ADORE these pens! I have been using them on my paintings and my mixed media projects. They don't smear or smudge!!!!!)







 Here is what Limor posted.  Go check it out!


CONTEST RULES:

    1. Create a Journal Page or a Tag
    2. THEME " SUNSETS/SKYES - Anything to do with a sunset or a sky
    3. MUST USE AT LEAST 1 FABER CASTELL - DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT PRODUCT IN YOUR PROJECT - HERE IS THE LINK TO THEIR SITE IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHAT PRODUCTS YOU CAN USE.  http://www.fabercastell.com/design-memory-craft/products
    4. Please head over to the Faber Castell - Design Memory Craft Facebook page and like their page... and tell them Limor sent you!
    5. Create either a Video response to contest video or a Blog post and post your blog link on my blog - I will create a link for you to be able to upload it.  Photos can still be uploaded but only blog posts and video responses will be entered into the draw.  CONTEST VIDEO - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osWVtI37s0w&feature=youtu.be 
    6. NOTE: PLEASE REFER TO FABER CASTELL AS "FABER CASTELL MIX & MACH OR FABER CASTEL DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT" AS THEIR OFFICIAL NAME ( DO NOT ABBREVIATE PLEASE)
    7. You must me a member of the Limor1278 Mixed Media group to participate https://www.facebook.com/groups/405073446194833/
    8. CONTEST WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY AUGUST 31ST AT MIDNIGHT.
    9. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!
    Here is a list of retailers that sell Faber Castell - Design Memory Craft products:
    Joanns.com,
    Archiver Annex,
    Two Peas in a Bucket
    Simon Says Stamp
    Oh My Crafts
    Marco’s Paper
    Donna Downey Studios
    Michael's

Saturday, August 4, 2012

1 Card, 2 Cards...

So if you have been keeping up with my YT channel and my FB you will have known that I have got back into drawing again.  My first love was drawing and painting and I'm so glad I did! How I missed it so! =)

So, I have drawn 6 little doll images. 3 of them are Dia de los muertos themed and the others are "normal." I have been doing 1 card each week.  I already have more ideas but I don't want to overwhelm myself. Jajaja! I'm enjoying doing this and I'm hoping to one day make my images into stamps.  It would be so so neat! Anyway, here are some pictures of 2 of my cards.  I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!