We are so thrilled to announce our guest designer for this week, Regina Easter!
Regina Easter has 4 wonderful kids and an amazing husband. She has been crafting for little over 20 years now. Her first love was creating loads of layouts for her kids but recently she has been creating lots of cards and gift sets for family and friends.
Regina currently owns a small online business called “The Cutting Café” in which she sells cutting files and printable stamps. Regina said, “I was so excited to be asked to be a guest designer for Tombow because I am always looking for the best adhesives for my sample projects and other projects I make for family and friends. ”
The project Regina will be sharing came together just perfect using the XTREME permanent adhesive. She says, “I am in love with this adhesive – super sturdy. Just PERFECT!”
We LOVE Regina and are certain you will love her too!
Hi there! This week Jennie has challenged us to created something based on her
“April Showers” theme.
I couldn’t help but think of all of the beautiful flowers that bloom after a good Spring rain.
I watercolored this beautiful Penny Black Promise Me #4384K image with Tombow Dual Brush pens onto some Canson 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper. This is such an easy technique and you should give it a try….soon!
Color directly onto a bold image stamp (such as this one) with your Tombow Dual Brush Pens and then spritz the stamp 2-4 times (but don’t over saturate) press stamp to paper and hold there for about a count of 10-12 to allow the ink to soak into the paper just a bit.
When you lift the stamp you will have a beautiful image to embellish as you would like. I added some glitter to the flower for a little sparkle! What girl doesn’t like a little sparkle?
This week on Tombow is our challenge week and Jennie Garcia is our hostess. She chose “April Showers” as her theme and for some reason this one really stumped me. Maybe because it’s been so long since we’ve seen rain I forgot what it looked like! LOL!!
Then it hit me and I decided to share this card I designed for a bridal SHOWER that I am hosting in APRIL for my DIL2B. Ü The jar template is from Cutting Cafe’s Jar Shaped Card & Shaker Card Cutting Files.
I created the label on the computer downloading a chalkboard background and then typing in Bridal Shower with a chalkboard font. Kassy is decorating the wedding with mason jars and is a teacher, so I was trying to combine the two in the invite.
The card opens from the top and on the inside is all the necessary info.
Why not come and play along with us this week for a chance to win some fabulous prizes? GoHERE to upload your creation…any thing that says “April Showers” to you.
You have until Monday April 7th at midnight to participate! Remember that voting starts on Tuesday April 8th so tell your friends to vote! Winner will be announced on Wednesday April 9th!
Great theme Jennie! I have LOTS of experience with rain! Living in a rainforest on the west coast makes me an expert! You would think I would get tired of dark and wet days but I actually love the rain!
I made my rain inspired piece on a page in my journal. I started with covering the blending palette withDual Brush Pen colors. I used N60 Cool Gray 6, N55 Cool Grey 7 and 533 Peacock Blue. Then I sprayed the palette using the misterand then turned it over onto my page to create a splashed base.
While it was still a bit damp, I made the raindrops by pushing down the brush tip of the N60 pen onto the paper. I made more raindrops when the colored splash had dried as well.
I then drew a Zentangle Inspired flower onto the page and added the Dr. Seuss quote from the “the Cat in the Hat”; “The sun did not shine. It was too cold to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.” This rainy background would also be great on a scrapbook page or a background for a stamped card.
Happy Monday!! I am hosting the Tombow Challenge for this month and the theme is April Showers!
To play with us just do a project with this theme. It can be whatever you want: a card, scrapbook layout, project life layout, smash book page, you can alter your boots or your umbrella! Just have fun with it!
For the background I used a cool technique where I write with a Tombow Dual Brush Pen on a Blending Pallet and then I used the mister on top of the scribble to make it a colorful little puddle and then I drip it on the paper. It’s like watercolors but a lot less messy. I used pink and blue dual brush pens and also a little of Mister Huey’s Blizzard Mist to add some shimmer.
I embossed a Peachy Keen Stamps Face on Vellum and sewed around the cloud shape I made. I left a little space open to add some sequins on the inside and then I sewed it to close it. You may wonder how did I glued the vellum if you can’t see the adhesive!! I used the NEW Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive! Which is one of the prizes you can win if you participate on this challenge!
We are thrilled to announce our Blog hopping partner this weekend!
It is none other than MY MIND’S EYE!
My Mind’s Eyeis best known for their beautiful textured paper and designs as well as their fun coordinating elements. They are a hip scrapbook company that offers cutting-edge scrapbook supplies for scrapbookers of all levels!