Thursday, 24 March 2016

Wherever you go .... Exciting news

At last I can make the announcement that I have been waiting to do for a few weeks. Whilst at Stitches in February, the amazing Andy Skinner invited me to be part of the DecoArt Media Team and of course I wanted to shout it to the world straight away but I can now officially put this fabulous badge on my blog side-bar.


Thank you Andy and DecoArt for this huge accolade and invite to be part of an incredibly talented team and to share my art using the fabulous media range products.

To celebrate I thought I would share a postcard I have just finished. It strangely fits with how I feel not just about travelling the world but being on this incredible creative journey I am on and beginning this new voyage of discovery and affiliation to a world of inspiration, talent, imagination and creativity.

So this piece started whilst demoing at one of my journalling for success workshops using decoart products ......


I used the steps from recipe 2 using DecoArt paints and gesso. I can't share the steps at the moment as I still have classes booked but the media paints work so well to create translucent layers and I love the misty, moody effects of the gesso.


The globe metamorphosed into this quite naturally coloured atlas type state by accident, in fact as I was 'playing' with the media paints and gesso it just appeared. I know I dipped it into watery washes of sap green and diarylide yellow to begin with and I stamped across it but the following dipping and daubing steps weren't documented. I do however love the effects. 


I stamped and painted the aeroplane and the postcard heading which included paynes grey and quinacridone gold ....


.... and used label letters for the quote.


The quote really resonates with me as I love going back to some of the same parts of the world I have visited as I really feel I belong there, particularly California in the US and I know that being part of the DecoArt team will definitely become a part of me and my motivation and enthusiasm for mixed media art work.


 Thanks to all of you for sharing this creative journey with me, it always amazes me to see how many visit my blog when I look at the stats and many thanks for the comments, I love reading them and getting a feel for what you particularly like. I am also proud to share the start and forthcoming journey not only with the established members of the DecoArt team but with Joi at Texas Ranch Retreat who also begins this leg of her journey with me. These are exciting times Joi and as you said - hand in hand together.

Take care and listen to your heART.

hugs Brenda xxx




48 comments:

Jane said...

What brilliant news Brenda and so deserved. Your work is the best of the best and I delighted to see that Andy and Decoart recognised your amazing talents. What a wonderful new crafting journey starting for you. Can't wait to catch up with you on Tuesday. Your card is brilliant....and so apt too. Many congratulations! Hugs xx

Artyjen said...

Hey! Look at you! How fabulous. Wishing you many great voyages of artistic discovery. xoxo Sioux

Claudia N. said...

Yay and huge congrats! Honestly this comes as no surprise to me, Brenda! So well deserved! Enjoy!!!
Claudia x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Brenda I'm so pleased for you. Huge congrats. They are very lucky to have you as you are amazingly talented. Very well deserved hugs Debs xxx

Sue said...

This is brilliant news Brenda, huge congratulations and very well deserved. Enjoy every minute xx

Nikki Acton said...

A fabulous creation! As usual expert use of paint to create depth and enhance the composition. Deco Art are lucky to have you! Xx

hazel said...

Congratulations Brenda - fabulous news and a fabulous postcard too.
xxx Hazel.

Almo said...

HUGE Congratulations Brenda on becoming part of the DecoArt Design Team what an honour and how exciting for you! So pleased they have spotted your imense creative talent. Loving your postcard too especially the colouring of the globe. Mo x

Susanne said...

Congratulations Brenda! You are so talented! I love to look on your blog, you have so many different and exciting projects, and I also like that you often share how you have made it, all the teqniques. Good luck in the team!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful project and wonderful news - congratulations, Brenda!

Monika Gulyas said...

This is fantastic, Brenda! What a great news! Congratulations!!! You really deserved this!!! Hugs xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful page Brenda and huge congrats on the new design team membership! Amazing!

oxo Susi

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Huge huge congratulations Brenda, so well deserved. I am thrilled for,you . Love your page, gorgeous backdrop. Tracy x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Brenda, what an amazing bit of news!! Your project is wonderful, but I am just so distracted by the amazing news of your new DecoArt gig!! They are so lucky to have you!! I wish you all the best on this new crafty mixed media adventure! hugs :)

A Pink said...

Huge Congratulations! Brenda Such wonderful , exciting news to share . Wishing you many happy days creating with and for the Deco art DT . I think it must be 'happy dance ' time !!
Stunning postcard - you stole my heart with this one .
have a lovely weekend and very Happy easter
hugs x

Juliz Design Post said...

This is so amazing Brenda, I know how much you love DecoArt products so I am over the moon for you, hearing this latest news of your creative journey.
Huge congrats, Julie x

toni said...

Fantastic news Brenda! You will be a great asset to the Deco Art team. Your work is always amazing!!!! Toni xx

Angela Radford said...

Well done Brenda! Love the project too. Happy crafting, Angela x

Cec said...

Congratulations Brenda - a well-deserved honour! Love your project with all that great stamping. The globe is fabulous and I would love to be on that plane right now travelling to some place on my bucket list.
Hugs!
Cec

Patty O'Malley said...

Congratulations, Brenda! This card is fantastic! I love how the globe turned out.

Paper Profusion said...

Huge congratulations Brenda. This is a perfect pairing! Love your wonderful artwork and that globe inking is really fantastic! Well done you and have a very Happy Easter. Nicola x

Snazzy Original said...

Love this page so many subtle layers. Congrats on your DT gig x

Joi at RR said...

Oh what a FABULOUS creation Brenda and it is PERFECT for your upcoming adventures. It's so true - until we go somewhere it is a mystery and even a bit stressful... but after we have been even just once... it becomes part of us and all the fear of the unknown is gone!!! Love your background - soooo yummy. SUPER Marvelous.

So so so soooooooooooooooooooooo proud of you Brenda - truly a great asset to the DecoArt Media International Design Team. Best of all - you are right there on the side of the pond with Andy so you will be such a wonderful encourager and helper to him. WIN WIN WIN!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! YEAH!!!! XXj.

Theresa said...

Congrats on your news. I love the combination of Deco Art and Tim Holtz products. Seems to be a match made in creative heaven. Looking forward to what come next. thanks as always for sharing.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous news Brenda! I love how you use DecoArt products and I know you will be an amazing asset to the team. Looking forward to seeing all your DT makes.

Love the postcard !!!

Jennie x

Gio said...

Fantastic news, Brenda, well deserved! I am very happy for you.
The postcard is amazing, as always!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wonderful news, Brenda, ongratulations. And your postcard is amazing, love it

Redanne said...

I am so, so thrilled for you Brenda, you are such a perfect match with DecoArt and they must be so pleased to have you on board too. What a wonderful accolade and so richly deserved - you are so very talented!

Your postcard is beautiful and I love the way the globe turned out, it looks fantastic.

Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend! Hugs, Anne xx

Doreen said...

What fabulous news Brenda,so well deserved. You will be an asset to them....Love your postcard.xxx

rachel said...

such a brilliant piece of news Brenda - and such a wonderful tag! Happy Easter clever lady xx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda,
Well this has been a long time coming in my book, I have been an admirer of your work for years and I often wondered why you were not picked up by some of the big companies!!!!! I am so very happy for you personally and I think Andy and DecoArt will love having you on the team. This will open up opportunities you probably have not thought about yet.
Your post card is so you and so beautifully designed, well done and congratulations, enjoy this time in the spotlight.
So well deserved.
Smiles:)
Sue

Hazel Agnew said...

Fantastic news Brenda....congratulations ! X

Corrie Herriman said...

Congratulations Brenda....So happy for you, although a little jealous too maybe ;)..
Fabulous creation too !

Hugs, Corrie x

Lynn Price said...

Fantastic news, Brenda!! You and Joi are great additions to the team - can't wait to see what comes out of this new adventure! And I really LOVE this card - both globe and background are fabulous - wish I could take your class!! Hope to learn details one of these days once the classes are done.... xxx Lynn

Lys Scrap said...

Congratulations, Brenda! Happy your great talent joins this fabulous team. And your card is wonderful!

Coco said...

This is great news for you Brenda, you will certainly make honour to DecoArt & Andy Skinner, no doubt about that! :) And your first card to celebrate is fabulous!! Big congrats.
Hugs, Coco xxx

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Brenda and a fabulous project to celebrate the news.
Yvonne xx

Dots Dabbles said...

WTG Brenda! Wishing you all the fun, excitement and adventure in whatever lies ahead.
Dot x

Anita Houston said...

Huge congrats to you!!! I love your first make...wonderful!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Like usual, I am way behind with my blog visiting and only saw this now..... HUGE congrats Brenda and so very well deserved!!! Love this project, you are really rocking those media line products!! xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

So glad I came for a catch up -this is such good news - what an asset you will be too! I love your page and so wish I could come to one of your workshops! Hugs, Chrisx

Julia Aston said...

BIG congratulations to you Brenda! How totally exciting for you!! love this travel creation - a wonderful background and gorgeous globe! How perfectly all the colors came together on it! I look forward to more Decoart inspiration from you! Julia xx

Inky and Quirky said...

Huge congrats and I'm not surprised as your creations are rather fab to say the least ;)
Hugs
Donna xxx

butterfly said...

You already know how thrilled I am for you - your work with the DecoArt products has long deserved this honour, and I can't wait to see where the journey takes you next. Proud to be your crafty friend!
Alison x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations Brenda! Deb xo

2amscrapper said...

wonderful news--a big congrats from me!!!!!! I love how you took this globe to the next level--gives me ideas for more options using that die.

Emma Sims said...

Wow! that is amazing news. So pleased for you. Your work always inspires me x

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Brenda while this is old news to some now, it is news to me and what happy news it is! I've not been able to get to some of my e-mail and I have your blog delivered to my e-mail (that's going to change.) Deco Art sure is smart to ask you to join their blog...you have so much talent to offer them! I'm sooo proud of you! And this tag is just brilliant! Love how your' happy accident on the globe turned out and the plane is gorgeous! Big hugs!