Tuesday 30 August 2016

Making Memories frame for DecoArt Mixed Media DT and Craft Stamper news

I have a project  on the DecoArt Mixed media Design Team blog today and it is my second piece for this amazing team. I have chosen to go all girly and create a mosaic frame with some rusted and timeworn trinkets. Here is a sneak peek of the colours and some crackle to entice you over to see all the details and photos..... click the link above to find it.

.... and this is one of the trinkets I added to the frame.

I hope you can find a minute or two to spare to pop over and take a look and I would be very grateful if you would leave a comment over there.

I also want to share my first Craft Stamper project which is on the front cover of this month's issue - woo hoo how exciting is that? It's such a surreal feeling to see your own art work displayed like this and I am one very proud and excited lady right now. Just waiting for my copy to arrive which hopefully should be today so I can see what it looks like on the inside too. There's a tutorial for the background using DecoArt mediums and media paints and I was specifically asked by the DecoArt team to be their representative for this edition, so a double whammy for me. If you get a copy of the magazine please let me know what you think.

I hope your week is going well. I am catching up from the most wonderful and amazing California holiday shared with all the family for 17 days staying with friends and catching up with some of their family too.

Maddie, Tom, Ken, me, Ben, Bev with Ella and Maddison in the front.

Thanks for stopping by. 

hugs Brenda xxx


rachel said...

Morning Brenda - wow - congrats on the front cover of craft stamper - that is truely awesome news!! Well deserved though! Well done you! Your holiday looks fantastic - you all look very happy indeed! Fabulous! Off to check out your deco art piece now! Big hugs rachel x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous project on the cover of Craft Stamper!!! Wow!! That is so very cool. I definitely would have that cover framed and put on my wall if I were you. And then to be DecoArts's rep in the magazine, that's phenomenal. Seriously, major congrats Brenda. You deserve every bit of the recognition for your amazing talent. I'm headed over to DecoArt to see the rest of your project. Congrats again my friend. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Paper Profusion said...

Congrats Brenda on being on a great roll of success, well done you! You reap what you sow. The CS cover looks really wonderful. Super to see your lovely happy family too. Thanks for sharing. Nicola x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Brenda, I have been such a poor visitor here but what a day to be able to see this and your fantastic good news - HUGE congratulations, but honestly I can see why this made the front cover!!! Your frame by the way is also stunning!! Hugs, Chris ps I will get around to catching up on the rest of your posts…one day!!! xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

I am so happy for you Brenda ! Yes, it is surreal to see your artwork on the cover of a magazine... Congratulations ! Hope you are getting over the jet lag !
Corrie xx

Valerija said...

Really stunning project on the cover of Craft Stamper! Congratulations!
Valerija xx

Suzanne C said...

Amazing cover! Gorgeous! Have a wonderful trip! Will pop over to see your project!

Kaz said...

Aww lovely family photos Brenda....Glad you've had a lovely time. I love your make, its gorgeous!! ( You have inspired me to purchase some decorate media...I love it so far!) hope the jet lag is over for you soon xx hugs kaz x

Gina said...

What a wonderful time you are having...with family and with your art. Well deserved :D XXX

Jane said...

Oh wow Brenda what an achievement...you are a cover star and so rightly there. This is so well deserved, your work is fab-u-lous and you have managed to inspire so many people, me included. Loved the family photos, it sounds like you had the best of times together. Huge hugs and catch up soon xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Fab news Brenda and well deserved, it's a brilliant piece. Gorgeous photos of the hols too.

Fliss said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday Brenda and I'm sorry to have not visited in an age too. This is entirely due to work pressures and not enought me time which I hope will be better now I have a new job.
Your cover artwork is an absolute stunner and can't wait for my copy to arrive either (I have something in this one too :D)
Fliss xx

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations on the front cover of CS, look forward to reading this in detail.
Lovely holiday photos, off to catch up as I've missed your last couple of posts.
Avril xx

Unknown said...

BUSTIN' MY BUTTONS for you Brenda. YEAH - love hearing about your Double Whammy and soooooo well deserved! YEAH - so exciting. Smiling big. You look FAB on the cover dear girl!!!

Love your DecoArt project too. It's so imaginative and lovely - super memory keeping creativity.

So glad to hear that you are spending time with family/friends too. You will come back rejuvenated and ready to delight us further with your many talents. Xj.

Sylvie Collet said...

Congratulations!!! I'm very happy for you Brenda. Your work is always Fabulous.
Lovely photos of your family

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful project, Brenda. Love the arrangement of items. Congratulations on being a cover girl! Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation, too!

SewPaperPaint said...

Brenda, biggest congrats on your cover feature! I love both of these panels, the pink is wonderful! Your family is precious. Hugs, Autumn

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh my goodness Brenda that is such a beautiful front cover and such an incredible excitement! So wonderful for you!

Lucy x

Pamellia said...

Brenda, I got goosebumps when I realized you were on the cover! I am just so so happy for you, you totally deserve to be in the spotlight with your gorgeous work!! Hope you have fun with your family. sending hugs :)

Juls said...

Wow!! Beautiful project xx

Terry said...

Hi Brenda! I have lots of catching up to do, but the bits and pieces I have seen over the few months have been amazing. Congratulations all the way around on your artful talents! Wish we could have seen each other this year in CA, but it looks like you had just a fine time with family and friends. We were at our house for one night gathering up the last of our belongings until 1 AM and left the next morning early! Hope you are having a great finish to summer! Big Hugs!

Redanne said...

I have been over to see your standing frame - it is a real stunner.

Huge congratulations Brenda!! Cannot wait to get my copy now! So pleased to see your immense talent being recognised in this way, so well deserved!

Great family photos too, so pleased you had a lovely time - it really shows in the photos! Hugs, Anne xx

froebelsternchen said...

What an amazing front cover ! Congrats Brenda!
So beautiful and unique is your ART!
Seems it have to be a wonderful family meeting!
Thanks for sharing the photos with us!
oxo Susi

Evelyn Walter said...

Hey! Congrats to you, these are fantastic news, Brenda! Your published project is fabulous indeed!
It seems you had much fun in your holidays with your family and friends!
xxx Evelyn

VĂ©ro said...

Bravo,Brenda!It's fantastic!Happy for you!

A Pink said...

As soon as I've finished up here I'll be heading over to see your Deco Art project in all its glory.
Congratulations on your Craft Stamper feature and becoming a 'Cover Girl' lol .
So pleased for you, and having just purchased my copy today I'm looking forward to indulging in the detail .

Lovely family photos . I bet you had just the best time .
hugs x

Words and Pictures said...

Oh dear, I'm so behind and out of the loop. HUGE congrats on being the cover woman and what a sensational project to make your debut! A stunning, stunning piece of work. How lovely to se those happy family+friend gatherings too.
Alison x

sarascloset said...

Brenda, what a pleasure it is to visit your blog today and hear and see the amazing news! You are on FIRE! Wow, what a well deserved honor for you to have your working displayed on the cover of this wonderful magazine! And then to have DecoArt have you respresent them with your tutorial--they know a great thing when they see it! Well done! Your cover project looks mouthwatering! Wish I could see it in person!

The little sample of crackled pink has me on the edge of my seat--I will be clicking on that link just as soon as I finish here. I actually do have about 15-30 minutes of blog time this afternoon, so I will be doing my visiting with you and your lovely work today!

I so enjoyed seeing the photos of your family and friends on our side of the pond. From the looks of it, it was a happy trip and you had great (hot?) weather. Big hugs!