Happy Wednesday everyone!
Today we have lots of things to share, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join your favorite design team!!
Please be sure to leave comments for the Drawing of the Designer Calendar Cartridge. Cindy's stitching tutorial
Sponsor: Crop Stop
Guest: Lolly from Romania
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Crop stop is giving 3 winners 2 folders each of the European release. Isn't that great? They are retailing at $8.99 each.
Add a direct link to your blog post or gallery picture by next Tuesday.
You can get some inspiration from the projects our fabulous design team have created. Don't have a sewing machine or don't like stitching? Try faux stitching.
As I announced on Monday, I am bringing a special guest today to teach you more fabulous Fine Art using your cuttlebug. Are you ready? Here is......
She is going to teach you how to incorporate cuttlebug die cuts into an oil painting.
But let's get to know her first through an interview she was so kind to answer for our blog:
Tell us about yourself.
My real name is Raita Maria Sabina and I am from Romania. I am 19 years old and have studied art (painting and graphics) in my hometown (Alba Iulia).
My passion for drawing started at the age of 13 and influenced my decision to study art in high school. This brought me many benefits and especially activities. I have previously worked as a volunteer teacher at a special care school and I also had my art displayed at various exhibitions in my home town.
Please describe your art.
I'm interested in digital and traditional art. I doubt there is one word that describes me and my type of art. I like to dream and try to find my true identity in art.
Mostly my art is divided into categories (like my feelings). On occasions I am in an unpleasant mood and I tend to create drawings that are, in essence, negative. These can be subjects such as blood, melancholy and surrealism. However, I also have good days too (there's no storm without a rainbow). At such instances I like to draw happier subjects such as flowers, cartoons etc. I find inspiration in music, people, and dreams.
How has using the cuttlebug enhanced your art?
Last summer I discovered cuttlebug on the internet and since then I have fallen in love with scrapbooking. Scrapbooking and drawing have several things in common: paper and creation!
Ultimately all you need is patience and imagination. A few weeks ago I visited my new friend Meda, and there I had the chance to try the cuttlebug.
I cut out a few butterflies and when I came back home I started to paint. I decided to make a collage, using just paper and oil colors.(All you need is the courage to add elements such as fabric, objects made of paper, leaves and branches).
Having found cuttlebug, it is much easier for me to create shapes, and textures with various materials such as paper or metal foil . I want to experiment more in the future and create male orientated designs, especially since men are more difficult to please when it comes to gifts.
Thank you, Lolly!
And now, the video that shows how the above mixed media painting was made:
How to enter…
1. Make a project using stitching and get 4 entries in the prize drawing to win, and upload your project to your blog, or any online gallery, (leave the links only) on Mr. Linky.
2. Don’t have time to create a project? Leave a comment for 1 entry in the prize drawing.
3. Don't delay ~ this Cuttlebug Challenge ends on February 24th 11:55 pm EST. Have fun, and good luck!!
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