Welcome to my world in blog land. AJ's Design Artz will be dedicated to my artistic endeavors in card design, coloring, art journaling, mixed media design, and the occasional alternative side of me. Thanks for joining me in my journey.
First up is Scrapbook.com
with their many sales and discounts you will not know where to start. I am
going to try and help. Click here, Scrapbook.com,
and you will be taken to their page with all the sales and discounts. They are
also offering a freebie with your order.
Here are just a few that’s
happening now. Some will expire soon. Don’t forget you can click above or here
for the link to Scrapbook.com.
Welcome again! We have a new challenge blog at Through the Craft Room
Door (TTCRD) starting today. Our challenge is “anything goes”, as it is every
week. Our sponsor this week is the very talented artist, Heather Valentin of Lacy Sunshine.
A little bit about Heather:
“Heather Valentin is a lady who breathed art
her entire life. She was drawing as soon as she could hold a crayon. Guided by
her farther, she found her truest joy in drawing and painting. Heather does
have a BA in arts. Heather made her way in the world by creating original
drawings and installations for various global companies and corporations for
advertisement and display purposes.
Heather’s true love has always been creating her original copyrighted
characters and sharing them with her appreciative public. Her beloved
characters are recognizable worldwide because of her signature eyes and drawing
style, mostly featuring mismatched clothing and characters from days gone by.
Making people smile with her art is Heather's greatest joy.”
Today I decided on Heather’s image “Rory’s
Hollyhocks”. Rory, of course, was colored with Copics. All of Heather’s Rory
images are my favorite to use with my Copics and turning into cards or
mixed-media projects. Take
a look at all her characters she has in her online store, Lacy
Sunshine. Her range of characters is extraordinary and perfect for YOU to
use in your creations.
coloring I decided to create the background. I usually try and complete the background
first, but not this time. (I forgot this first step because I was so excited I
was coloring Heather’s images again!) My
“bubbles” were created with dipping a micro tip into alcohol and touching the
coloring was complete, as was my layout, I decided that she needed more flowers.
I chose a couple of dies (see links below), and colored the stems with green
Copic marker. For the blooms I colored with an amethyst sparkle marker. To add
a little more sparkle for the entire project, I added a clear glitter marker on
the dark purple cardstock. The final touch was Dandelion Yellow crystal drops
and a few flat-backed pearls.
To those of you, who continue to
play along with us every week a TTCRD challenge blog, thank you so much! We appreciate you sharing
your creations with us and truly enjoy your talent!
see how the winners and top 3 are selected you may check the Challenges Rules
tab above for more information.
May/June edition of Through the Craft Room Door has been released. To check to
see you if are winner of a gift card to Amazon.com , please check HERE
you are interested in subscribing please check HERE and click on the Magazine
Subscription tab for more information.
are invited to submit your cards and projects for the July/August Issue. Please
check out the Magazine submissions tab above for more information regarding
requirements or contact me at TTCRDmag1@gmail.com.
you are interested in becoming a Designer or Guest Designer for Through the
Craft Room Door, please check out the link HERE for more
you look at the top of my sidebar you will see a sneak peek of the May/June
issue of our online magazine.
“Rory’s Hollyhocks” will be entered into the following blog
Some affiliated links are listed below at no cost to you.
The supplies for making this project were purchased by me, but if you click on
the pics below and make a purchase, I get a commission. I want to thank
everyone for their continued support of my art.
The legends for all affiliated/non-affiliated links are: