Congratulations Donna!! I sent your email to Christy to get you registered. Can't wait to see you in class, and I hope to see more Roberts faces in there as well! It's going to be SO much fun. :)
Thanks for entering, everyone! See you all back here next week. ;)
For this week's Freebie Friday we're doing something a little different. I am SOOO excited to have Christy Tomlinson as our guest designer, and even more excited about the giveaway she has for you! Mixed media art has always been an interest of mine, but I've always been so overwhelmed by it, because you can seriously use ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to create a work of art. I can't wait to do Christy's workshop, and learn the techniques she uses! :) I hope you all enjoy! -Brie
Hello! I am so excited to be a guest here on the Roberts Crafts blog! I love that there is a place we can all gather as crafters and artists to be inspired! Thanks for inviting me!
A little bit about me:
I have been in the art/papercrafting industry for over 12 years. I first started in painting and mixed media and published a book and 100's of patterns before getting introduced to papercrafting in 2000.
In 2003, I was offered a job at Chatterbox, a scrapbooking manufacturer, to come on as their creative director. To help with product designs, books, marketing and advertising. I was so blessed to meet so many wonderful people during my time with Chatterbox and got to know Melody Ross, the owner of Chatterbox, who is now of my dearest friends. One of my best friends! After I left Chatterbox in 2006, to stay at home with my 6 kids, I took a job with Better Homes and Gardens: Scrapbook Etc, Magazine as a contributing editor and helped them also launch their first online class event. In 2007 I started my own company called, Scarlet Lime, a monthly kit club, which soon grew and allowed both me and my husband to work full time at home together on this new adventure. In 2009, we opened up a sister store called Scarlet Lime BeadArt, where I designed jewelry and sold them as kits, for consumers to put together themselves. This past year I started blogging and creating art again both on canvas and other mixed media formats and decided to add a full online mixed media shop to our Scarlet Lime website! It launched just this past week and carries all of my favorite mixed media, papercrafting and fine art supplies! I also launched in registration for my latest mixed media class:
The She Art Workshop, which begins on Monday, February 28th!!! It's an online 3 week course, where I show you how to create backgrounds, and textures and layers on canvases, as well as She Art "girls" as I like to call them. So excited for this class to start and teach papecrafters how to use their products for canvas art!
That is just a little bit about me.. I was so thrilled when I was asked to Guest Design on the Roberts blog, but I also told them I really wanted to do a fun mixed media canvas piece instead of a layout or card. I was thrilled when they said yes! They sent me a box full of papers, ink pads, Tombow pens, American Craft Thickers, brads and some chipboard pieces and this is what I came up with!
I normally don't limit myself when creating my art but I REALLY wanted to stick with what I was sent, to show you that you can create art with just about anything! I didn't use any paint, or rubons, or stamps like I normally do on my canvases. This was all done with only paper, ink pads, markers , stickers and brads and my doodle pen! Oh I did print off some words from my computer.. hehe.. but you always have to tell a story right?
I actually created this art piece for my friend. I was up late the night I was creating this, talking to her about a recent decision she made in her life. She was offered an unbelievable opportunity with a great company to work as an art director. It meant moving her son and her husband to another state and would require her to be gone a lot. It was an awesome opportunity both as a creative person, but also financially. It was her DREAM job. After much thought and consideration.. she finally knew what she had to do. She knew that the move would not be good for her son, who has aspbergers and also knew that her being gone so much would not be great for him either. She decided to not accept her dream job and stay where she was and do what she felt was right. It was a hard decision for her, but she did it anyway. So I created this canvas for her
She put her dreams on hold for them
I put the number "three" on the house to symbolize her family of three and the house symbolizes her family as a unit. I can't wait to send this to her as I know it will be a gentle reminder that she made the best decision for her.
Thanks for letting me share!
I would also love to offer a giveaway to my upcoming e-course, the She Art Workshop! It starts MONDAY! Registration is still going on and ends Sunday night! This is a 3 week course, hours and hours of instructional videos, pdf's, templates and downloads. OODLES of content in this e-course! You can read all about this e-course and what you will learn in this class Here.
As my way of saying thanks to Roberts Crafts for letting me come play on the blog, I would love to give away a spot into this class! All you have to do is post on today's blog post to win!
Leave your email address so we can contact you and get you registered for the course. :)
Additional entries can be earned by:
• "Like" Roberts Crafts Facebook page
• Be a follower of the Roberts blog
• Follow Christy Tomlinson's blog
Total entries per person: 4
Good luck everyone!!! We'll announce the winner Saturday afternoon. Be sure to check back!