Monday, July 23, 2012

I'm on The Play Date Cafe Design Team!

Look at this!
You can see the reveal of the first 3 designers, including me, at The Play Date Cafe blog! Today me, Angi, and Veronica are all being revealed, and there will be more each day through Wednesday.

Here's a little info about how this came to be: Ever since I took Christy Tomlinson's She Art course about a year ago, I have been dabbling in mixed media and art journaling. But I have found that in order to really get better at something and be motivated to do it, I need external deadlines. I am really bad at meeting my own goals, but if there is some outside pressure telling me to do it, I will! Weird, I know. This is why I love being on digital creative teams. It gives me a purpose and a reason to scrapbook almost daily (I've made over 2,000 layouts, and the vast majority of those are creative team layouts)

 So anyways, a few months ago, I discovered that there are these neat challenges out there with color swatches. So I created and entered an art journal page into PDCC121. Having these challenge deadlines was good, but still not enough to get me to participate weekly. So when I saw that The Play Date Cafe was having a design call, I had to try, even though I did not think I would make it! Imagine my surprise when I got the email telling me they wanted me on their team! I was so elated! So here is a peek at an example of what you can expect from me in the coming months...here is my entry for PDCC141:



And I swear that the colors are much closer to the swatch in person! I even made this reference for myself:


Supplies used: Acrylic paint, stencils from Crafter's Workshop and Balzer Designs, Punchinella, flowers from Kaisercraft, a chipboard piece (arrow) from Stampin' Up, masking tape, a vintage plastic doily (as a mask), a white tag, and book paper. The "bloom" stamp is from the dollar bin at JoAnn's...Inkadoo, I think?

I also used this awesome and super-easy tutorial I found on Pinterest:


I LOVE how this worked and am going to be using this all of the time.

Well, I think that's it for now! Please check back weekly, as I will have at least one new project for you each week!

21 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

We are SO very excited to have you with us, Lynn! I just know you are going to inspire our mixed media & digital players and it will be so much fun!
Welcome!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Big congrats, Lynn! Your project is so pretty! I love seeing the colors in mixed media. Great idea for the decorative tape.

Veronica Z said...

Your work is just amazing ! So excited to be on The Play Date design team with you!

Fiona said...

Congratulations Lynn on the DT position at PDCC :) Your work is beautiful! Can't wait to see more :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Lynn! It will be fun to see your designs! Thank you for the great link on making washi tape!!

Angi said...

Big Congrats to ya Lynn! I love your mixed media designs. So happy to be on the team with ya!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous journal page Lynn - CONGRATS on joining the team & looking forward to more Play Date inspiration :0 :) :)

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow your mixed media is amazing. Love that tutorial TFS. Congratulations making the team.

Jackie Rockwell said...

Very COOL idea with the tape! Your journal page is fantastic!!! Congrats on joining the PDCC team!

~amy~ said...

super gorgeous reveal project! Looking forward to working with you!!!!

Donna Bowman said...

Love your page Lynn and how you used the newsprint! Congrats and welcome to the team! I'm so glad you're here and I can't wait to see your creations and get inspiration for my own art journal pages!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Super cool journal! Love how you used that technique. Welcome to the team! I can't wait to get started working with you.

Jinny Newlin said...

You're such a great addition to the team, Lynn! Congratulations! And I love your journal page! So vibrant and happy and full of texture and beautiful things to look at!

anya said...

What FUN, Lynn! I will really look forward to your creations as part of the PDCC DT! It will be so exciting to see some mixed media projects!

Christy said...

I have soooo been wanting to try art journaling and this mixed media project is so inspiring for that! Congrats on your DT spot, so exciting!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats to you, Lynn! Welcome to the team. :) Love this mixed media page...it's super fun and fab!

Alicia said...

Lynn, this is lovely! I adore the tape pulling away the paper idea, fab-u-lous. Welcome to our team!

Kelly Griglione said...

Looks like you have some neat ideas ... can't wait to see them at The Play Date Cafe. Love your tape/text idea too. How fun!

Lita said...

Congrats!

Ruby said...

Oh yay Lynn! Welcome to the PDCC team! I LOVE your style and you never know your journalling might rub off on me at some point, it's one of my 'to do list' things! I love that pinterest technique, must try that!

Tracey said...

BIG CONGRATS on joining the PDCC team!!! LOVE your canvas!! and thanks for the pinterest idea!!