and guess what....I'm one of the friends! Here's the cover to my product catalog -- I'm so OVER the moon about this -- excited AND nervous. YUP -- that's my exciting and BIG news that I've been holding in for a while now. However -- I do have something else up my sleeve for the 24th :-D Oh wait, that's tomorrow, ha ha. Maybe Friday I'll have a chance to tell you.
Last January I went to the Craft and Hobby Association Meeting in Los Angeles determined to find a licensing agent and show them my work and find out how to get represented. I also stopped and talked to several other manufacturers. It was a little depressing and discouraging. It's hard not to doubt yourself in those instances. Thankfully I had my great and super supportive friend Martha with me to lift my spirits.
It wasn't until the last day that I was there -- and at 4:47 no less with the show was closing at 5 for the day that I approached Stampers Anonymous/Art Gone Wild! and Friends. It was so amazing to see them look at my work -- and then look at me and say they'd been looking for me for THREE years.
The ball butt that I am started crying almost immediately, ha ha. How can one not get that emotional to feel a dream coming true after rejection after rejection after rejection? It was/is an amazing feeling and I've been flying on an artistic high ever since.
This is an art journal I made from one of the flower stamps, it's so versatile you can also make cards and use it for scrapbook pages. I have some new colored pencils from Caran D'ache (Pablo I think) that I am totally loving -- oh and my standard issue watercolor palette that I used to color this one.
I can't take credit for the Copic Coloring on this card, Michelle Cutts from SA did that because we were pressed for time on making samples -- but I love the format of this stamp -- this one is layered with Foam Tape and a little glitter here and there. I love the way it turned out -- she's got crazy skills with Copic Markers!
Here's a card I made using one of my stencils, it's colored with a mix of watercolor paints and Sakura Gelli Pens. Love the way it turned out -- so vibrant.
All in all the catalog has 8 pages of stamps and stencils -- and we're already getting started on the Winter release....wooohoo!
Did I mention I'm pretty excited about this?? um, yeah. understatement. So, now that things have calmed down a little -- please StAY tuned -- I'll be sharing some how-to's featuring items from the catalog!
THANKS for stopping by and sharing in my excitement -- have A GREAT DAY!