Welcome! Today is day number 5 of the Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party and that means I'm one of the featured designers.
My free pattern is for this little, make it in an evening apron. The piece work is inspired by and constructed in the style of Seminole patchwork. My goal was to use what I had on hand and to make it in an evening. I used mostly my fabrics from my previous collections. (And a little Kaffe just for fun!)
It's been really fun learning about the HG designers. We run into each other at Quilt Market and that's about it for getting to know each other. It's interesting, also, to see the variety of syles in the Henry Glass line up. They certainly do a good job of keeping the offerings diverse.
Today's featured Designers are:
Annie Downs of Hatched and Patched
Annie's style is so much fun! AND, she's got a new book out called A CHRISTMAS STORY. It has some really fun patterns in it and here is a link to get a glimpse of the cutest Christmas quilt! She uses color so well to tell her whimsical story! Click here for here blog and click here to see the quilt! I love the warm, cozy feeling of her quilt, accomplished not only through "hand of the artist" designs but also due to the coloration. Nice work, Annie!!
and next, Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup ( LOVE that name!)
The Quilt Soup store is a great place to shop for patterns and all kinds of things. I'm still drooling over this pattern (Barbara, I hope you don't mind me showing it here)
© Barbara Jones
Be sure to visit each day's featured Designer to learn more about them, see their work and enter to win a free prize. Each Designer has a Christmas Holiday word. Your job is to collect all the words, then post them to the Henry Glass Blog at the end of the hop. You might be the lucky winner of the fabric giveaway from Henry Glass!
Welcome to day 3 of our Holly Jolly Holiday Party! I'm already craving a candy cane in hot chocolate!
Today, the spotlight is on :
Little Quilts is a delightful quilting shop right down the road from me, in Marietta GA. I first discovered them about 7 years ago and made it a ritual to visit and shop often and especially when my Mother in Law was visting! I'm pretty sure it was the first thing she said after the welcome hugs and kisses - "when can we go to Little Quilts??? " And we always did go, at least once and sometimes more! These ladies have been designing fabric for a while now - go check them out! Sylvia Johnson, Alice Berg and Mary Ellen Von Holt are one awesome team!
Next, we have Lucy Morey of Hot Scott Patterns. Her blog address is http://www.thedrizzledapple.blogspot.com/ and her pattern blog is filled with some fun patterns for kids! http://www.hotscottpatterns.typepad.com
Welcome back! This is the annual Henry Glass Holiday Blog Hop! Visit the Henry Glass blog to learn more and leave a comment there, too!
This is so exciting - a chance to win some amazing gifts, including fabric, of course! AND, qualify for the GRAND DADDY, AMAZING, MONSTER, HUGE prize at the very end- all by just taking a few minutes each day and visiting all the blogs on their highlighted days and leaving a nice comment! E.A.S.Y!!!!
Aren't all these women beautiful? And sooooo creative and talented!
The upcoming designers:
Day 3 - November 15, 2011
Vicki Oehlke of WillowBerry Lane
Mary Ellen von Holt, Alice Berg and Sylvia Johnson of Little Quilts
Lucy Morey of Hot Scott Patterns
Day 4 - November 16, 2011
Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup
Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched
Day 5 - November 17, 2011
Leanne Anderson of The Whole Country Caboodle
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs
Day 6 - November 18, 2011
Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn
Renae Allen of RGA Design LLC
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage
Day 7 - November 19, 2011
Linda Lum DeBono
Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Design
Tell 'em I said hello!
I just can't believe a whole year has passed since last year's mega Henry Glass Blog Hop!!! Can it really be that close to Christmas??? Wow!
For those of you who have been participating in my daily card making, giveaway week, today it your last chance to make sure you've posted on EACH DAY, on BOTH BLOGS in order to be eligible to win the
From Faber-Castell- Red, Yellow, Green and Blue Mixed Media Samplers, Red/Yellow & Blue/Green Gelatos, Red/Yellow & Blue/Green Writing Sets. In other words, THE WHOLE ENCILLADA! What a terrific prize from the genius minds of the Faber Castell team!
And from me, a place to put all that amazing product to work - The winner will receive a full admission into my upcoming webinar workshop series, beginning in January, 2012! I've decided to finally, after being asked over and over, to create on-line workshops for my BRENDA PINNICK COLOR U, so 2012 is the beginning of my on-line teaching program! If you are the winner, you will be mailed a certificate with your admission information.
The first workshop series is a combination of color exploration and learning done in mixed media format, using a variety of both art and craft materials. The series will be done in 8 sessions, available for viewing at your convenience! These lessons are both fun and educational and you will NEVER LOOK AT COLOR IN THE SAME WAY AGAIN - I promise! With my fine art and design education and years of professional experience, I am ready to share techniques and knowledge you can't get just anywhere AND, I make it FUN! Yes, you could buy tons of books, spend hours reading and practicing and, even take college level classes to gain the knowledge I'm ready to share, but wouldn't you rather enjoy learning while having fun creating?
If you didn't win and would like to know more about this exciting series debut, please join my mailing list and everything you need to know will be in your in-box soon! ( dear hubby...Christmas gift idea...)
Thank you for joining us over the last week and tomorrow morning, before noon est., the grand prize winner will be announced. So- if you haven't already done so, go back into each day's post, on both blogs and leave your comments, answering the question posed for that day.
See you tomorrow!
Welcome to day 6 of my 7 day card crafting / giveaway week!
Thank you for all the thoughtful comments, it's so interesting the different points of view on the floor color choices. Each suggestion could totally work in that space - I've decided on a clean, clear apple green for my floor. Green is energetic while grounding. It also invokes creative thinking and is easy to look at for long periods of time, (think of a beautiful, rolling pasture or forest). Green is considered a neutral and it is wonderful as a stand alone hue to combined with a variety of other hues...perfect for my studio!
WINNERS -Friday's winner is Cori and yesterday's winner is Kimberlee, as chosen by random number generator. Congrats, Kimberlee and Cori, please send me an email with your mailing address! email@example.com
Today's prize- Day 6 Red Ink & Aquarelles Set, Red PITT artist Pen Set, Red/Yellow Gelatos, AND, from me, you will win a set of fabric fat quarters ( 4 ) from my last collection, Couleur Vie. Even if you don't sew, these fat quarters are great for all types of crafting including scrapbooking, card crafting and more.
Tomorrow is the grand prize and it's pretty darn wonderful!!! ****** In order to be eligible to win, you must have commented on every single day, on both blogs -here and on http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com/
so if you haven't already done so, go leave your comments on each day's post and you might be the LUCKY WINNER!
Once again, I used my Piccadilly Circus stamps and Faber Castell BigBrush Markers to create this purse card.The circle is made from a piece of diecut chipboard and metallic paper, cut from my new dies for jewelry making, found here, on the Sizzix website or in various retail outlets. If you would like this pattern, just join my mailing list today and it's yours for free! I'll email it to you personally.
Thank you for your continued visits and I so look forward to the big day tomorrow!! See you then!
Thank you Cori for pointing out that I left out my daily question! (never post before morning coffee)
Today's question- Do you feel you understand color theory and all it's complexities? If no is your answer, would you be interested in taking an on-line class to learn more about color?
Happy Halloween! Since only one person played along on Friday-(must be everyone's busy making their costumes and cupcakes)I'm going to open Friday's giveaway to carry over onto today's contest. I will only do the giveaway is there are 10 or more people commenting so please invite your friends, personal and facebook!
Here is today's card
For this card, I used my Piccadilly Circus stamp set, which is my give-away for today.
For the coloration, I used a combination of Faber Castell Big Brush markers and of course, Gelatos, both wet and dry. I simply stamped the images onto a piece of charcoal paper while overlapping the medallians. I eyeballed a pumpkin shape and cut it out free form. Embellishments include a spray painted ( Tulip ) doily and some vines and leaves drawn in with my Big Brush Green pen. How simple is that?!
Today's give-away is awesome! From FC- Complete Assortment of Metallic PITT artist pens and Gelatos plus Stamps by Brenda Pinnick
Today's question is - If you were redoing a new studio space and wanted to paint the floor, what color would you choose? ( Three walls are glass windows and one wall is red brick ).
Answer today's question on both Faber Castell's blog and here on mine in order to qualify for the drawing. Also, scroll down to Day 4 and answer that question as well. Remember, I need 10 posts in order to validate the giveaway.
Welcome to day 3 of my card crafting series and give-away!
Yesterday's winner is...conniemelancon! Congrats, Connie! You've won your choice of two prints from my Etsy store! You'll need to send me your addy - firstname.lastname@example.org then I'll get them sent to you.
OK, let's show the card already...
We talked about color combinations earlier and here's one I'm all over lately. This combo is relaxing with the turquoise but refreshing with the greens. A small bit of yellow adds some happy, which we all love!
For this card, I used my Sizzix products, available on HSN.com or from various craft supply stores across the country or the web. The base is cut from my Decorative Edge Stationery Die, using Strathmore's Bristol board, one of my Favorite surfaces to work on. The embossing was then done using one of my Sizzix Embossing Folders, the Birds and Flowers set, also on HSN.com, a terrific value kit including 10 folders!
For the coloration, I used Faber Castell's Big Brush Markers and watercolor pencils. I love the mix of strong saturated hues with softer tints of the same hue. The pencils are great for subtle blending - I used a little bit of water to create soft transitions in the coloring. Even though the markers are India ink, while they are still wet, you can use water to dissolve them and move them around, using a small paintbrush.
Okay, now for day 3 prizes: From Faber Castell, Yellow, Green & Blue sets of Art GRIP color pencils and from yours truly, one of my embossing folder two-packs, available on Sizzix.com
And finally, today's question, inspired by Carla's comment about her husband- Do you and your husband or significant other or best friend tend to like the same general family of hues?
Leave your comments here and on Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Blog to be eligible to win!
Oh, and please tell your friends about my 7 day giveaway!