Design Team – Journal Page by Cassandra Bright

CassIt’s the lovely Cassandra‘s birthday today and we wanted to celebrate by posting her latest design team piece that she has lovingly put together for us!

Check out the beautiful bright colours and great use of stamps.  Watch the video below to see how Cassandra put it together.

You can watch the video here:

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Leave Cassandra some birthday wishes in the comments 🙂

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Design Team – Journal Page by Robyn Wood

Time to reveal our second Design Team item from our talented member, Robyn Wood.Robyn

Robyn has designed this gorgeous journal page for us featuring lots of lovely products which are listed below the video link. I love the rich colours she has used in this piece.  Don’t forget to watch the video to see how Robyn created this page.

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You can watch the video here:

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Don’t forget to leave a comment for Robyn.  Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend.

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Our first Design Team item – how exciting!

Wow, my lovely design team were raring to go and we have our first contribution to share with you already!Anne Cahill

Please let me introduce this beautiful work of Anne Cahill.  Anne has taken photos of her process and put them together in a little Youtube video for us below. I am blown away by Anne’s sweet whimsical style.

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You can watch the video below:

Products Used:

Dylusions Creative Journal: 8 3/8 x 5 5/8
Dylusions Spray Ink: Vibrant Turquoise and Bubblegum Pink
Water mister
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber: Salmon and Snow Cap
Sumi Ink
Posca Pen:  .7 White pen
Tombow Dual Brush Markers: Cool Gray 1 (N95), Sea Blue (373), Imperial Purple (636), Gold Ochre (946)
Prismacolour: Col-Erase Tuscan Red
Prismacolor Premier Pencils:  White PC 938, Deco Pink PC 1014, Deco Peach PC 1013, Blush Pink PC 928, Peach PC 939, Hot Pink PC 993, Lavender PC 934, Dahlia Purple PC 1009, Process Red PC 994, Pomegranate PC 195, Violet PC 932, Blue Slate PC1024
Stamping Block
Paisley Stamps
Spray Adhesive
Paint Brush: 10/0 liner, 1/4 and 3/8 angle, 1 long liner
Palette Sheet for the mask
Paper Towel for blotting

If you love this as much as I do, please leave some love for Anne in the comments!

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Say Hello to the other two Team Members

Now it’s time to meet the rest of the Lulu Art Design Team.

Monika Dabroswka-Ejmont
http://greenkittenart.blogspot.com.au/ Monika

Monika moved to Australia from Poland about 10 years ago. She is a stay at home Mum who loves anything and everything creative but art journaling, painting and drawing her dolly girls gives her peace and happiness. She loves bright colours, shiny things and cats 🙂 Monika has not blogged before so we have set her up a blog to get her started so she can share her beautiful art with the world.

Describe yourself in one short sentence.  I am curious seeker, looking for peace in life and new art supplies 🙂

Why do you like doing mixed media artwork?  I love mixed media because its so freeing, you just can’t make any mistakes, anything goes and it’s so much fun!!! And if you don’t like it you can always put gesso over it and start again 🙂

What’s your favourite style and colours?  I don’t know about my style but my favourite colour is bright! and all shades of Red And Green ❤

How many hours a week would you spend on your art?  If I am lucky (or my hubby is away) I would spend about 15 hours a week on my art.

Tell us something unusual about yourself.  I love watching my chickens while they are eating, they make those cute noises and look so cheerful 🙂 I also want to be a fairy for one whole day, I am making myself a green fairy dress to run around in it and roll on the grass and than have fabulous fairy party. (I didn’t have one when I was a kid!)

What advice would you give to someone looking to get into mixed media artwork?  Just go for it! Get some awesome art supplies and experiment! Give yourself permission to try and have fun!

Inspire us with your favourite quote?  “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin

Some selected pieces of Monika’s work:

Monika_1 Monika_6 Monika_4

Robyn Wood
http://purplesalt.net/ Robyn

Robyn has been a stamper/cardmaker for about 15 years and has developed a passion for mixed media and art journaling. Her style is quite diverse and often depends on the project she is working on. Her cards are very clean and graphic, but with a strong influence from the Tim Holtz style while her art journaling and mixed media work is more on the arty side. She also makes ATC’s and participates in the monthly swap run by Darkroom Door stamps.

She has been teaching for about 8 years and enjoys being a part of the papercraft industry. She is constantly on the hunt for new ideas and will try just about anything in the way of new techniques. Robyn also holds Copic certification.

Describe yourself in one short sentence.  I’m a happy, experimental, mixed media loving papercrafter with a nerdy, scientific left-sided brain!

Why do you like doing mixed media artwork?  I love that mixed media can be colourful and combine so many different techniques, textures and supplies in a beautiful, attractive format.

What’s your favourite style and colours?  I like quite a cross section of arty style mixed media pieces but for cards & scrapbook pages I prefer a more minimal, graphic style. I’m not drawn to cutesy or overly shabby chic projects. My favourite colours are turquoise and orange.

How many hours a week would you spend on your art?  As many as I can! I generally spend time being creative every day and have two to three days a week to spend on art if I have the urge. Housework can wait, right?

Tell us something unusual about yourself.  I am a passionate supporter of breastfeeding and until recently had been a breastfeeding counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association for 14 years and had edited our Queensland wide counsellor newsletter for 10 years. I love to volunteer and working for ABA is something I found I was really good at and it always gave me a buzz to be able to help young mums.

What advice would you give to someone looking to get into mixed media artwork?  Go for it! Learn from your favourite artists by looking at their blogs and watching a few videos, check out magazines like Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Somerset Studio and Somerset Art Journaling and just play with no intention.

Inspire us with your favourite quote?  My current favourite is – “Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.” ~ Picasso

Some selected pieces of Robyn’s work:

Robyn_Canvas Robyn_Journal Robyn_Gelli

I’m really looking forward to seeing what these ladies create for the Lulu Art blog!

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Meet two of our Design Team Members!

Wow, what a tough time I had picking only 4 people from all the amazing applications that rolled in!  A big thank you to all who applied.  Your work was beautiful and I had such fun looking through all your photos and reading your blogs.  I’ll be sending out a little gift to you all as a thank you for applying to be on my very first design team.  Please send me through your postal address if you haven’t already. Big hugs to you all.

I am so excited about the talent that will be featuring on this blog!  I sent our DT ladies a set of questions to answer so you could get to know them better.  So without further ado .. here are the first two of our four lovely Design Team members and some examples of their amazing work. Let me introduce Anne Cahill and Cassandra Bright.

Anne Cahill
http://www.mustlovepaint.blogspot.com.au/  Anne Cahill

Anne loves all arts and crafts. Her passion at the moment is in mixed media and art journaling in altered books. She loves to draw and paint and finds it an outlet at the end of the day.
She has been published 73 times in the express magazines both Handmade and Creative Decorative Painting and Folk Art. She eats, breathes and sleeps creativity 🙂

Describe yourself in one short sentence.  Creative, happy, motivated, slightly twisted. My husband gives a little giggle and says how about hormonal and nagging. But quickly adds he wouldn’t trade me for the world. “You just have to love them don’t you.”

Why do you like doing mixed media artwork?  I love being creative and having no set boundaries. I never have liked being told what to do. Just ask my husband. Mixed media allows me to express myself with using words.

What’s your favourite style and colours?  Some days I am obsessed with rustic tones, the next could pretty and pastel. My paintings reflect my mood and as my husband knows it changes with the wind :o) My favourite style would presently be whimsical.

How many hours a week would you spend on your art?  On an average week anywhere from 2 – 12 hours. I would LOVE to spend a lot more but one has to work. I am waiting to win Lotto. Aren’t we all!!!

Tell us something unusual about yourself.  “I see dead people”……. No I don’t.  I am perfect in my own mind and can be easily swayed with a glass of Red and a selection of Dark Chocolates.

What advice would you give to someone looking to get into mixed media artwork?  Go for it; Mixed Media is so rewarding. It need not be expensive to get started as you will be amazed at what you have already that you can use. But beware….. once you start you will be addicted for life.

Inspire us with your favourite quote?  “Think outside the box.” This helps justify my stash of crafts bits and pieces that I have to have on hand, one never knows what they will want at 9pm at night.

Some selected pieces of Anne’s work:

Anne_card Anne_page Anne_tag

Cassandra Bright
http://cassandrabrightdesigns.blogspot.com Cass

Cassandra started her journey with scrapbook layouts then moved onto cards, beyond the page projects, altered art and for some time now has been in love with Mixed Media. Several years ago she completed the Copic Marker Beginner Certification and then the Intermediate.  Earlier this year she was published for the first time in Scrapbook Creations Magazine.

Describe yourself in one short sentence.  Mixed bag!

Why do you like doing mixed media artwork?  I love mixed media artwork because there are no rules. There is no right or wrong and there are no mistakes! You can use whatever products, mediums or findings that you like, it is truly your artwork.

What’s your favourite style and colours?  I’m moving more into what I would call a colourful whimsical style at the moment. But I have always loved anything that is vintage, rusty and old. For a long time my favourite colours have been brown, pink and green. But now I am moving towards Teal, it is always changing.

How many hours a week would you spend on your art?  Not as many as I would like, but I am sure most people would say the same. However, I do find if I am not creating I am researching product and
technique.

Tell us something unusual about yourself.  I’m nuts about Labradors! I have two, a 10 yr old and 11 yr old and they were my flower girls, ring bearers and bridesmaids at my wedding. And they have there own bedroom with a single bed with Brass knobs. lol.

What advice would you give to someone looking to get into mixed media artwork?  Embrace the fact that your work does not have to be perfect, treat yourself as a learner with your ‘L’ Plates on and be kind to yourself. Researching products gives you the ability to understand how you can use those products to your advantage and help you get the effect you desire. Experiment.

Inspire us with your favourite quote?  Creativity is intelligence having fun!

Some selected pieces of Cassandra’s work:

Cass_2 Cass_3 Cass_layout

I can’t wait to see what these ladies create for the Lulu Art blog!

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