Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Having Tons of Fun!


Firstly..... fun, fun, fun news.... I've been published in Stamper's Sampler (June/July 2011) using Rogue Redhead Designs stamps!!!!  Here's the page above... the actual piece is much more vibrantly colored in real life - maybe they wanted the whole page to harmonize, so they lightened it. Hmmmm..... Ah well, I'll take it!  Thanks to Shar for making such awesome stamps!

In other fun-ness.... I am taking Teresa McFayden's Paint, Paper, Paste E-Workshop.  WHAT. A. BLAST!  Her style is shabby chic, colorful, vintage, gorgeous - love it!  I have been a bit of a scaredy-cat when it comes to really getting down and dirty with collage - afraid I'd end up with a mess and a bunch of supplies wasted.  Teresa guides you through some great collage techniques with a combination of stepped out tutorials and videos.  Her first video was how to layer a collage sheet with patterned tissue, papers, paints, stamps, stencils, rub-ons, etc.  She did her first one with a very neutral palette - right up my street - so I did mine with ochres, pinks, grays, and creams.  You can see the result below (well, about half of the result.... as much as my scanner would fit).  I've cut out two journal covers (YES! I cut into it!!!! Are you proud of me, LOL????), and I have some left over for something else.....

Today she put up a little tutorial on collaged tags..... very cool.  You can see a sneak peek on her blog.

I'll keep you posted on the projects I create. :)

17 comments:

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your collage is coming along beautifully. Congrats on being published, beautiful work!

Paula said...

Congrats on being published!
(I know what you about the colour thing,it was the same for me with my items in Take Ten.)

LeAnne said...

Congrats on your being published! Woohoo! And I need to check out that blog---I can always use hints for shabby chic!

lynne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Looking forward to receiving my issue so I can see your artwork in detail.
Wishes
Lynne

PetraB said...

Congratulations! I haven't received my copy yet, hopefully soon. The pieces are wonderful. I also love the collage you created, it looks amazing.

Susan Allan said...

I am not in the least surprised you are in Stampers Sampler..you certainly deserve to be published there! Well done!
Sue xxx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Congrats and looks like you are having fun in your collage class too!

Gerri Herbst said...

Congrats on being published! They are marvelous.Collage class looks funtoo.

Daniele said...

many congrats Jean on being published.....your work is inspirational
hugs

Deb (dcorder) said...

Congratulations!! Beautiful work.

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations Jean!!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Jean, congrats on getting published! (I've had that experience more than once where I know they altered the color in my work so it would "fit" the color scheme on the page. Which doesn't seem right really) Anyway, don't want to be a downer when congrats are in order!! Good for you:)

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Congrats on being published - great card! Can't wait to see it in the magazine : )

penny4thoughts said...

Yea Jean!!!! I saw your piece flipping through my issue - congratulations! It looks fantastic!

Suzanne C said...

Congrats! IRL it is even more wonderful! I can see all the details!

Lynn Stevens said...

WoooHooooo A big Congrats Jean, I saw it right away. Awesome and so creative!
hugs Lynn

Shar said...

Huge congrats on getting published in Stamper's Sampler! Your piece is beyond gorgeous!

Your course sounds awesome. Have a ton of fun with it!