Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Through the Craft Room Door 3rd Annual Celebration Blog Hop!

HOWDY - once again - from Joi@RR!!



As some of you know, I became a designer for:
 Through the Craft Room Door Magazine

GUESS WHAT....????

WELCOME...
it's CELEBRATION month!!!


What ELSE???

There is BLOG CANDY... of course!!! 
Make sure you leave a comment on all the blog 
hop posts. Winners will be announced on Dec. 1.
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The image I am using is from Crafty Sentiments Designs
They are offering a blog hop prize of 3 images!

You can find HENRY - the image in my project - HERE.

Here is a short tutorial of Henry's Christmas Home!



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There are NINE sponsors this year and
 each one is offering a really SUPER prize!!!



Bugaboo Stamps (One Prize of $12.00 store voucher)
https://bugaboostamps.com/

Crafty Sentiments (One Prize of a Choice of 3 images from the store)
http://www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/ourshop/

DigiStamps4Joy (Three Prizes of 1 Selected image)
http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/

Lacy Sunshine (Two Prizes of 1 Selected image)
https://lacysunshine.weebly.com/

Wink Wink Ink (One Prize a of a $15.00 store voucher)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WinkWinkInk

MHKDesigns (One Prize of 1 Selected Image set)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MHKDesigns

SheepSki Designs (One Prize of 1 Selected image)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SheepSkiDesigns\

Unity Stamps (Prize: Three $20.00 vouchers to store)
https://www.unitystampco.com/ 

ALSO...THERE WILL BE A GIVE-AWAY ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF A ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO TTCRD MAGAZINE.
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Let's HOP...















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Thanks bunches for participating...
sure am hoping you win a prize!!! Xj. 

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas Round-up Charcoal Canvas: Through the Craft Room Door

Hello from Joi@RR!


Recently I have had a fun time working 
with charcoal and colored pencils. 
So I used them on this Cowboy Christmas Canvas!
It is 8x10 and on canvas board.

Using a Lacy Sunshine Cowboy digi image, I drew
 scenery all around him with a charcoal pencil. 



Time to just begin filling in the sketch with
various charcoal pencils.





And then the fun begins... add a bit of color!


After coloring with my Inktense pencils I like
to enhance the drawing by going over the
colors with DecoArt Media Matte Medium. 


Of course, it would be hard not to use DecoArt
Snow Writer and a bit of DecoArt Media Translucent
White to make this scene a wintery wonderland. 




After outlining the little cowboy with 
DecoArt Media Carbon Black... all done!!!





Products Used: 






This darling "Ten Gallon Ted Cactus" image is from: 

Lacy Sunshine loves to draw and share her images.  She has
hand drawn stamps, digi images, designer papers and more.



This Snowman Snow Globe is inspiration for the Nov. 7
challenge at Through the Craft Room Door Challenge

ENTER your project HERE:
ANYTHING GOES!!!!

Would love to see you there...
from cards to mixed media  - all projects welcome!

Prize: 3 digital images of choice
 from our sponsor Lacy Sunshine.


Find the "Ten Gallon Ted Cactus Critters" image HERE: 


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What ever is on your "round-up" agenda today - 
wishing you success!!! Xj.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

HEARTS ENTWINED: Designed for Nov/Dec Issue - Through the Craft Room Door Magazine

HOWDY... from Joi@RR!

Can it really be November? 
In Texas - the leaves are just now beginning to turn and fall.
Meanwhile... it the artsy world, it's time to move on 
to the upcoming holiday events. 
Through the Craft Room Door Magazine has an AMAZING Nov/Dec issue escorting in the holidays.

Here is a glimpse of the design I drew for 
this Nov/Dec Through the Craft Room Door publication.



You can find the wonderful magazine here
 

 There are over a 100 pages of great ideas, tutorials, craft hints and photos. It is only $18 for a year.  Pretty awesome!!! 

Subscribe HERE!  

No - I promise - I don't get paid to ask you to subscribe. 
I just enjoy the magazine and the fun of contributing to it. 
 You can contribute too if you love to create! 

Click here for the submission guidelines. 

One more 'teaser' photo for you from my published submission. 
In the beginning - it looked like this....  


Thanks so much for once again checking out my art work.  
I'm hope you can see my finished piece in this Nov/Dec edition of Through The Craft Room Door Magazine


Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving month. Xj.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

What's Santa Reading - Portrait on Canvas - DecoArt DT Post

HOWDY from Joi@RR and my guest... Santa Claus!

By the way...
thank you Dear Santa for allowing me to share
your portrait on the DecoArt Media Blog today.  




You can view the step by step
project instructions here:

Or go to this link: 
http://decoart.com/mixedmediablog



Yes, Santa was reading but...
he has stopped long enough to hear me say
I BELIEVE!!! 
Here is another sneak peak...


  I would also really appreciate you leaving a comment on my DecoArt Media page. 

And while your at it...
could you say a little prayer for me... 
I sure would like to be asked back to the
 DecoArt Media Design Team for 2018.
  Hugs to you all.
Joi@RR


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Shall We Dance? Snowfolks Canvas, Crafty Sentiments, DecoArt Media and TTCRD

Hello from Joi@RR!

SHALL WE DANCE??
In the snow???  
This little snow couple is ready to tap it out!!!



Not this Texan... brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
But I know a lot of you snow folks out there would
dance in the cold until your feet were numb :)  
In my day... 
I might to the Texas Two Step until mine were numb!!!


This project was done on a 8 x 10 canvas board
which was mounted on cedar.

First item was to find the right size lid or bowl
to make a circle for my snow globe and sketch!



For the 'table' I used a stencil entitled 
"Woodgrain" from DecoArt Americana Decor. 
The snow globe was outlined with a 
Faber-Castell artists Pitt Pen. 


Marking around where the digi image would be... 
I just began painting with metallic silver and white gesso.
No plan - just light and loosely adding the background.
For the "table" I used a stencil entitled
'Woodgrain' from DecoArt American Decor.




After adding the digi image with Matte Medium,
it was time to make them come to life!
Keeping it a bit monochromatic, 


 The darling couple were painted with Translucent
White, Prussian Blue Hue, Metallic Silver and
Snow Writer Dimensional Paint.  

When everything was dry, the snow globe
was covered with DecoArt Media Liquid Glass
and Glamour Dust Iced Crystals.



It was fun to add a little extra texture with 
the Pixelated Stencil by DecoArt Americana


The words were added with the wonderful graphite
transfer paper - it leaves such a nice imprint. 


After all was completed, the canvas was varnished with
DecoArt Media Satin Varnish. It was then mounted
on a heavy glitter paper from my stash. I cut the
flowers on her bonnet from the same paper! 

Here are a few close-ups. 


Lots of fun texture!!!




Products Used: 






This darling "snowman couple" image is from: 

Crafty Sentiments Designs are UK bases and 
can often be seen on Hochanda.  They have
rubber stamps, digi images, cutting dies and more.



This Snowman Snow Globe is inspiration for the Oct. 24
challenge at Through the Craft Room Door Challenge

ENTER your project HERE:
ANYTHING GOES!!!!

Would love to see you there...
from cards to mixed media  - all projects welcome!

Prize: 3 digital images of choice
 from our sponsor Crafty Sentiments Designs.


You can find the "Snowman Couple" image HERE: 


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Hope you are not walking in snow just yet.
It's a warm 80 degrees in Texas today!! Xj.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rick St. Dennis HAUNTED COTTAGE Canvas TTCRD & DecoArt Media

Hello from Joi@RR!

It's that time of year... All Hallow's Eve!!!
HALLOWEEN! 
Please feel free to visit my HAUNTED COTTAGE. 
The cauldron is boiling and the party is on!


This project was done on a 14 x 18 wrapped canvas.

Marking around where the digi image would be... 
I just began painting. No plan - just light
and loosely adding the background.




After adding the digi image with Matte Medium,
then the real work on the cottage and background began.




The WONDERFUL cottage image is from: 

I love Rick's work because he is a fabulous artist
and he has such an incredible variety of images.
 For the cottage, I pulled and tugged on it a
bit to make it look just a tad scary. 

And on we go with a few more steps...

Adding Fluid acrylic colors to the cottage, trees
and the crumbling fence line was fun. Afterwards,
out came the crackle glaze to give some texture.

Here you see the crackle texture on the cottage,
trees and fence posts was painted with Antiquing
Cream. After drying, rub off with a damp cloth
and the cracks/crevices show amazingly well.


The finished cottage! 


And a few close-ups. 




There is a skeleton too. Can you find it???!!!



This Haunted Cottage is inspiration for the Oct. 10
challenge at Through the Craft Room Door Challenge

ENTER your project HERE:
ANYTHING GOES!!!!

Would love to see you there...
from cards to mixed media  - all projects welcome!

Prize: 2 digital images of choice
 from our sponsor Rick St. Dennis.


You can find the "country cottage" image I chose HERE: 

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Wishing you a safe and fun All Hallow's Eve month!! Xj.

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