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Entries in Paper Bag Studios (2)

Wednesday
May012013

Mixed-Media Essentials Blog Hop!

 

The highlight of my month has been creating with a brand new rubber stamp set, "Mixed Media Essentials" by Roben-Marie Smith.  I was honored to have been asked to be on her Paper Bag Studios Design Team, and especially to be included with such an amazing group of talented artists (see list below).

When the stamps arrived, I couldn't wait to rip into the package and get busy!  Every design in the pack is so clever and reminds me of random doodles and scratch marks that are so common and useful for a lot of mixed-media artists.

 

I created several backgrounds and stamped each image over and over, then decided to start thinking outside the box.  My right brain really took over, especially when this guy emerged . . .

I love the whimsical aspect of these stamps and my "work" quickly became "play!"

 

It was easy to incorporate the stamps into my traditional artwork and I love the whimsy and playfulness of the images.

I love how perfect these images are in the backgrounds of my sketches and paintings.  They are great for creating texture and dimension or as the focal point of the artwork (shown in the tags below). The word stamps, "fly" and "wish" are also from Paper Bag Studios.

I've been thrilled to be included in this design team project and if you just have to have a set of these stamps of your own (and you know you do), you can purchase them from Paper Bag Studios here.

Leave a little love below in the comments section and become eligible to win one of three mixed-media grab-bag kits from Serendipity Studios! I hope you've enjoyed the designs!

Please hop on over to these other artists' blogs to see the amazing things they have created using Roben-Marie's stamps:

April Cole:  http://aprilmariecole.blogspot.com/
Carissa Paige:  http://carissapaige.blogspot.com/
Cynthia Shaffer: http://cynthiashaffer.typepad.com/
Danielle Donaldson:  http://danielledonaldson.com/
Jen Osborn:  http://identityseven.typepad.com/themessynest/
Kristin Peterson: http://alteredstatesstudio.blogspot.com/
Lorraine Bell: http://serendipitystudios.squarespace.com/
Roben-Marie Smith: http://www.robenmarie.com/blog/2013/5/1/mixed-media-essentials-blog-hop.html
Sandi Keene: http://sandi-keene.squarespace.com/

 

Wednesday
Apr172013

I'm on a Design Team! I'm on a Design Team!

Excuse my excitement, but I have been asked for the very first time to be a part of a Design Team!  I am honored beyond words {along with some trepidation} but I take this challenge seriously and I can't wait to dig in!

I am proud to be working with Roben-Marie Smith and her new line of rubber stamps from Paper Bag Studios.  Here is the task:

I get to create four pieces of art - anything I want - using this amazing set of stamps . . .

(photo cred - Roben-Marie Smith)

 

The possibilities are endless.  Go on over to Roben-Marie's blog and see what she has already been creating and stay tuned here to see my contributions on May 1st!