DIY 7Gypsies Carousel

In today’s video rewind we will look at what I did to create my own 7Gyspsies carousel since I could not find any for sale anywhere. This video was part of a collaborative posting event for YouTube creators so it has a hashtag added to it.

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Journaling by 5’s

In today’s rewind to videos we are going to talk about Journaling by 5’s. Shannon Green, one of the people whose videos I watch on YouTube, came up with this genius time exercise for freeing yourself up to get creative and have fun. You can learn about it here on her video or by joining her Facebook group. (those links are provided in the video descriptions over on YouTube). The following 5 links will take you through my results from doing the steps in my first Journaling by 5 book.

Step one Background: paint/inks

Step two Texture: collage/recycled bits

Step three Patterns: stamps and stencil

Step four Focal Point: words and images

Step five Details: pen/pencil

After all those steps you then get your Free play which is where you take what you have made and add to it any additional things you think is needed. This can be doodles, more paint, more stamping etc. Whatever you desire. I still need to film the video showing how mine look now.

Hope you take up Shannon’s challenge and try this out for yourself. I am currently working on my second book.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend

What’s up? And Some Awesome News!

Over the past few months I have not bothered to post much over here. Mainly because I’ve been posting everything to Youtube and trying to increase traffic over there. For the remainder of November and December I am going to select some videos I have posted and bring them to the blog and explain a bit about what my project was about. One of my goals for next year is to make sure to post my videos here after having them uploaded. I will not be posting my weekly chat videos, just projects. Part of the reason for this is because I started off here as a blogger about my craft and art and just because I have been using Youtube (now that I am more comfortable over there) I shouldn’t neglect where I started. Another reason is I found out yesterday I was selected as part of the design team for Canvas Corp Brands. They are the main company over 7Gypsies and Tattered Angels to name a couple (love their stuff!!). This was the first time I have applied to be on a design team and I am so excited that I was chosen. There were many other fine artists and crafters picked for next year that I am going to enjoy collaborating with. Oh did I mention its for the YEAR not just half or a few months, the WHOLE YEAR! How awesome is that! It was on my goals list to get on a design team and I have now been able to check that off. Here is the video they put on their Facebook page announcing the team selection. I am somewhere after 40 seconds

I don’t know what all is involved with being on the design team as I said before this is my first ever. I do know with some other companies you receive some of their products to work with and you make something and show how they can be used via blog, video etc. This helps others get ideas for their own projects. There were a few questions on the application that were a little different and one I marked I would be interested in included visiting thrift shops for interesting inspiration. Not sure what all that will entail but this area has lots of fun thrift shops and consignment shops to check out.

I will close for now and be sure to be on the lookout for those videos I said I would link over here. You might see some changes to the title of the blog but don’t be alarmed haha

Michelle