Look What I Got in the Mail!

The other day while scrolling through Facebook I saw a post about receiving samples from different vendors.  I went onto the Golden and Liquitex websites and requested samples via email.  I received an email back from the customer service saying due to the high amount of requests there could be a delay.

Today I received two exciting boxes in the mail!

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First the Golden box – inside were three 1fl bottles of paint – Pyrrole Red, Hansa Yellow and Cerulean Blue.

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So exciting the three primary colors! What a great base to work with.  I think I’m going to add them to my Out/About box to use when we are at the beach this summer!

The second package was from Liqutex and inside had these three brochures.

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Inside each of these brochures where different packages of paints

This is the Heavy Body acrylic packet which had Quinacridone Crimson, Yellow Medium Azo, Phthalocyanine Blue and Gloss Medium

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The second packet was Mediums and had Pouring Medium, Ultra Matte Medium, Flow Aid, and String Gelimage

The final packet had all Cadmium Red Packets with heavy body, soft body and a paint marker.

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Im very interested in the paint marker

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Some of the Mediums I have never heard of so I’ll be researching them.  Can’t wait to get these items into my art journal and create!  Interested? Contact the vendors and wait for your packages too!

Have a Magical day!

tinalala

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Summertime!

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but suddenly it’s summertime at the Lala’s!  J just graduated from 8th grade and is on her way to the high school and MD is now a senior in high school and is looking at colleges.  Lots of change, lots of stress.

I haven’t been able to get down to my craft table lately so I’ve brought my art journal up along with the Tim Holtz Distress crayons.image

I was watching a video from Vicky P – https://youtu.be/gwLej8heN5c about starting her summer and thought what a great idea.  Plus I need to work on my shading and outline skills.  I found a picture of some palm trees and a perfect beach chair and got to work.

Here is my page

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Using all of the orange and yellow crayons I created the sand and using all of the blue crayons I made the sea.  I used my PITT Big markers to highlight, a Project Life black pen to outline and a Uniball white pen to add touches of sunlight.  The drink is actually a shovel from my Cricut Everyday Paper doll cartridge which I colored with Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is stamped in Stazon black and tells me what I should be doing!

I hope this little glimpse of summer inspires you to relax.  Have a Magical day!

tinalala

Paper Doll Fun

Have you ever bought something or received something and thought I’ll never use this? Of course, we all say that!  Well in a large scrap booking sale my friend and I won, I received the Everyday Paper doll Cricut Cartridge.  I took it thinking here might be something the girls would be interested in so I kept it.  I’ve used maybe here or there but still hadn’t found its value until the Memership coordinator for Girl Scouts organized a registration event.  She asked me to do a camping table, since I’m the camp coordinator and I said sure – of course!  I searched Pinterest looking for a camp table display and found this registration board.

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When I really took a look at this poster I realized those scouts were from the Paper Doll cartridge!  So I got to work. I love how this poster shows each age level and the diversity of the scouts so I wanted our poster to be the same.  I used different hair styles and had to cut a shirt down for the vest, but here are my scouts.

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Here’s where we are right now.

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I know we don’t have bright colors yet, but I think the age levels are still bold and people can see the words well.  Ok now I need to make my camp poster!

Have a Magical day!

Tinalala

Graduation!

I can’t believe all the graduations that are going on right now!  J will graduate from  middle school next week, which means she will be a freshman in the Fall! YIKES!

With graduation we need a card.  I pulled out my Wild Cards Cricut cartridge and cutting it at size 7 1/2′ made this card.

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I used white embossing powder for the Class 2016.  The tassel I embossed a few times with a gold sparkle powder to make it shine and then wrapped with a blue bakers twine. I love it!  MD has a graduation party this weekend so it is perfect!

Congratulations to anyone graduating!

Have a Magical day!

tinalala

Buttercup watercolor

I was watching Mike Deakin’s video making buttercups using Tim Holtz distress crayons.  Well I love watercoloring, so it inspired me to get my crayons out to do the same thing!  I grabbed both my aqua painter, a paint brush and my Gessoed journal page and got to work!  I primarily used the yellow and orange crayons from these two packs.

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I tried to work on shadowing and detail as well as blending colors.  Here it is:

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I think it came out alright.  Definitely another media to use when I’m out and about like at the beach!  I hope it will inspire you to try watercoloring!

Have a Magical day!

tinalala

Bargain Alert

I’m always looking for a bargain especially when it comes to similar products for my girls to use that won’t break the bank.

This morning I dropped MD off at Bridgewater State University for her ACT tests – kind of like the SATS but deeper dive.  On the way home I popped into Home Depot because I had heard a rumor of a good paint deal.  I searched the shelves and there on an end cap was my prize!

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24 bottles of Crafter’s acrylics for only $10.50 after tax!  That’s $0.41 a bottle!  Look ar the variety of these colors – WOW!  I’m so excited I’m actually still in the parking lot typing this so you can get to Home Depot now.

Can’t wait to get home and dump all the old clotted dried up bottles I have and show J all these brand new colors.  She’s going to want to paint all day!

Well today I’m hoping to make a few graduation and thinking of you cards.  With MD out of the house I need to work on her ballet canvas for her birthday.

I hope you get out to get this deal before they’re gone.  Get inspired!!

Have a Magical day!

Tinalala

Do you know your camp skills?

As you know I’m very involved in my local Girl Scout community, I run a troop, I’m a trainer for council and I’m the camp coordinator for my city.  This weekend I organized a GS community campout for our city GS to teach outdoor skills.

For months I’ve been organizing and planning to teach 57 Girl Scouts from ages 5-17 how to start a fire, how to cook over a fire, knot tying, out door preparedness and team building.  Well it was a long weekend with some rain, but lots of fun!  Here’s some pictures!
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Flag ceremony

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Fire

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cooking

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knots

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team building

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the whole group

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Such a great time!  Now I have time to craft!! So do you know your outdoor skills?!

Have a magical day!

tinalala

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