Saturday, June 22, 2013

Studio's First Commerical!

Check out My Whimsical Little Worlds FIRST commercial! Super Cute!
Email or PM  at the fan page for more details how you can register yourself or your child in a Mix Media workshop.  

The studio is fully licensed.  I am a Certified Copic Designer and Copic Dealer.  I teach Mix Media, drawing, painting, card design and Copic Coloring.  The Studio is located in the Ottawa Valley. 
Come check out the Studios Fan Page! :)


Blue & Green with a Splash of Mix media

Who doesn't love a challenge?
I do! I do! :)  I was super excited when I read about the blue&green challenge at SOG community  and was even more excited when I found out I can enter the same card in their monthly sketch challenge!  Whoo hoo! I am new to these challenges (does it show LOL )still learning how to navigate them, but am loving every minute creating one of kind cards and meeting new people of like minds. :)  Loving it!

Back to my card....I created my card using SOG  Sneaky Boy Tobie digi stamp and played with non-traditional papers for creating the layers on my card.  I really wanted something different, brighter, textures and sturdier.  I colored the digi with my Copic sketch markers using only blues and greens..well except the skin. :)  He is a cheeky little guy so finding the right sentiment was a challenge in itself...however I dug around my stash for stamps no luck there.  I searched the internet for digi cuts and found the perfect sentiment at the Silhouette site. I have never cut words so tiny before on my Cameo so that was interesting and thank goodness I remembered to use scrap paper while testing (I had several test runs LOL ).  Eventually I did figured out!  I was able to get my sentiment cut out and look good.  Played around with it on the card and I felt it needed something more.  I wanted to add some mix media in there but it had to be subtle.  To make the words stand out I sprayed some tags.  Once you spray tags it is amazing to see how the fibers of the paper react to the sprays and vice versa.  It made the card more interesting with the texture and different shades of blue on the wording.  I added little metal stars, they were grey at first but then I smudged some Inka Blue Gold on them, if you are a mix media lover you have to try the Inka Gold product.  That was a lot of fun! :)

Hope you like my card for SOG blue & green weekly challenge plus the monthly sketch challenge!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Pink, Purple, Orange Oh My!

I am keeping my promise!
Lots of color in the studio this summer! 
I've been working hard on a super cute mixed media project for a children's workshop. (Adults can take the workshop too!) I wanted to create something cute and colorful where the colors can easily be replaced by other colors.  I did not want the kids to go home with a finished piece. That's no fun! No,  I wanted them to go home with a finished piece PLUS the opportunity to keep creating.
To achieve this, I played with different variations of an art journal that the children could easily put together and wouldn't take until Christmas to do . :)  I also wanted to teach them several easy techniques that they could do at home with things they could find in the dollar store or right in their own home.  I think I accomplished that today! However, I didn't stop there.  I was super excited by the finished piece and knew that the children would also be proud of their work and would want to display it and showcase it.  Thankfully, I had a white frame laying around that was meant to be used for my certification certificates but was too small for this use...LOL. There you have it! I am one of those who does not measure first. I cut first, I can't help myself! :) Anyhoo, I grabbed my owl piece and TADA!  It fits in the frame and it looks incredible!  The white frame makes the colors stand out even more.  This was the perfect way for the children to showcase their work and they are also able to display any of the pages they have created on no need to buy a bunch frames! :)

I will be posting details for this workshop by mid week. Keep your eyes on My Whimsical Little Worlds fan page and spread the word by sharing the fan page.   
Make an Art Journal & Create a Page or 2

Show off your work!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Get Ready! Get Set! Its Going to be a Creative, Colorful Summer!

It has been quite some time since I have posted.  I will be honest and say that I am THE worst for a blog!  I don't know how bloggers with fan pages and websites do it! Kudos to you! :)

Also please note that my blog is under construction to get it looking just the way I like it and that it fits my needs.  So please bare with me as I get to look right and behave as it should. :)
Here we go....
For the last few months I have been trying to find my niche and I am happy to say that I am getting pretty close to finding it.  I have been very fortunate in playing in all sorts of mediums this past year.  I love to try new things and I whole heartily dive in devouring all the information I can possibly adsorb so that I can try to create something decent LOL 
I am also very blessed in that I am slowly recovering or at least getting my health back to the point where I can now teach part time.  A new chapter in my life. :)

So! What have I been up to? LOTS!  Lots of colorful art in any shape or form. 
Medium of choice right now.  Copics!  LOVE LOVE LOVE Copics! Can you tell I love them LOL
This spring (April 2013) I became a Certified Intermediate Copic Designer.  Yay me! This was no easy task for me as I had to fly to the location on my own and bring all my supplies for my medical needs with me.  I was very lucky that the hotel staff made it possible for me and without my husband there I would never have been able to do the courses.  I love him dearly for all the support he has given me.
I had so much fun! I thrive being surrounded by art, I do not notice that I am sick.  Its just me, I feel like my old self again.  That is a VERY good thing! I had so much fun learning as much as I could about the Copic markers, particularly the Copic Sketch.   Now I am so thrilled to be able to bring Copics to the Ottawa Valley and teach how to use them.  You read right!  My Whimsical Little World now teaches and sells Copic product! Yay! Very excited! 
What is even more exciting is playing with tons of cool stamps from various designers! I was super excited when I came across Some Odd Girl stamps and Saturated Canary Stamps.  Both very talented ladies! Two different Unique styles ...LOVE it!
So sit back and enjoy the coloring! Its going to be a CREATIVE & COLORFUL summer in the Valley! :)
Mix Media Hello Card (SOG digi stamp)