Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Exciting News! I am a card desinger and Instructor for Memory Bound in Ankeny!

July Make and Take card for MB Wednesday 1-6
I have been busy working behind the scenes this past may for Memory Bound, it's a dream come true, a goal I have had for a couple years and it's finally happening! I am a Designer and Instructor at our local scrapbook at Memory Bounds! They have such a great eye for products and design I love going to this store as an Artist's Date, to feel inspired and to just see new products!

Thank you Memory Bound for letting me have this opportunity to create with the best-talented crafters in the Des Moines Area, It's truly an honor!

When I was approached by Memory Bound, I was pinching myself, like seriously is this a real thing? I felt honored to be a card designer for them, and to design some make and take cards for Memory Bounds!  I will stop gloating, and give you all the details on what I have been up too!







The info on the make and takes: come into Memory Bound any time from 1-6 on Wednesdays in July to make a card using a water based media technique, the small fee of $3.00 covers the materials and the instructor's time. Go away with a beautiful card to give, or... frame (can't you see that flower framed in your room without a sentiment?)




July Make and Take for MB Wednesday 1-6







I have designed 4 make and take cards for Memory bound for July!!!! Yes, they are all water-based  Media techniques, and I love every single one of these cards, after about 7 different versions of each card I came up with one to make and take home or display in your home... You are not going to want to miss this make and take!


My process for coming up with each card, was starting with a technique that I thought would be fun to do as a make and take, the technique had to be used with the right colors, size, and then add the embellishments, so although you see butterflies and flowers, you can also use other dies, these techniques that you will learn are so open ended you will be addicted to creating your own backgrounds and card bases!

I love that most of these cards are supplies you will have on hand if you are a card maker if not, each card uses about 3-4 products. I like to keep it simple with an elegant touch.









Painting with distress ink



I am also teaching a Water Based Media technique class! Seriously it's going to be awesome, we get our hands dirty with gesso and distress crayons, we use Scribble Sticks, and I am excited to show you how you can turn your Distress ink into watercolor for a beautiful technique called negative painting! Create four beautiful cards that you can take home. With loads of examples on how to utilize the mediums and tools! Space is limited so please register with Memory Bounds for my class! July 20th 2-4pm $20 for the class, you get to make 4 cards, and some new inspiration to take home! Bring a watercolor sketch journal to class to practice on! 

Resist Watercolor with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons



Gesso and Scribble Sticks with a stamped sentiment



If you are new to my blog I like to add a designer tip: so here is my design tip: Keep asking your self what if I did it this way, or added this color, coming up with 4 completely different cards also gave me a chance to use my creative freedom to say What if I added this color, and took this away, or added this die cut. Asking those what if questions and trying out ways to make your art work stand out is all about playing, and not being afraid to try new things... That's why I LOVE MY SKETCH BOOK!!!  my sketch book is my book to try new things, and not feel tied down to a blank card base.

Happy creating! and I hope to see you at my make and takes, or my class! Comment below if you have any questions on the make and take, or the class!

Links to some of the products that we will be using:

1 comment:

  1. These are all so beautiful! That butterfly card just brings a smile. So glad you could join us at The Card Concept.

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