Monday, January 9, 2017

Making Votive Holders Using Dollar Store Finds

This is my first 2017 AIRs project for Imagine, here's a sneak peek, just click on their link to see the full project with instructions.


This is a fun, inexpensive project using StazOn Studio Glaze and a couple of purchases from the Dollar Store.  I hope you'll click on the link and take a look!
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Renee

Sunday, January 8, 2017

And the winner is....

I drew the name today of the winner of the Somerset Studio Gallery magazine and it is...

ANNIE!

Please email me your mailing address so I can give it to Stampington, they'll mail your magazine directly to you.
renee.zarate2015@gmail.com

Thanks everyone who left a comment, I appreciates all your visits, hugs, Renee

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mixed Up Magazine is worth checking out!





Have you seen this new magazine, Mixed Up?  Editor Katy Leitch has really produced something truly astonishing!  I look forward to the first of every month when I can access this digital magazine, I'm a sucker for instant gratification.  Not only are the projects right on trend, from so many internationally known artists, but there are interactive tutorials that can be viewed with just a click.  I've never seen anything like this in the mixed media world.  I can also keep each issue in my computer, on my tablet and my phone and review it again at a later time without giving up valuable space in my studio.  The price makes it a real value.  It can only be accessed online and this can be done at Pocketmags.

I invite you to check it out.  This is the fourth issue and I'm pleased to say I have a piece of artwork featured on page 40.  If your ambition is to have your artwork published this year the submission guidelines are in the magazine and Katy is wonderful to work with.

I'd love to hear what you think of it and I'm sure Katy would as well.  Here's a link to the FB page.  Don't forget to check back here on Sunday to see who won the Somerset Studio Gallery issue!

As always, thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!  Hugs ~ Renee

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Somerset Studio Gallery 2017 GiveAway!

Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2017

Yes, it is giveaway time!  Stampington has very generously provided an issue of the Winter 2017 Edition of Somerset Studio Gallery magazine for one of my followers.  Click on the link to take a closer look at how fabulous this issue is.

I was fortunate enough to have a cute card published on page 100.  There are some pretty fantastic articles to look at and projects to try your hand at.  If you are interested in entering the drawing the rules are pretty simple:  Be a follower of this blog, a U.S. resident and just leave a comment.  I will select the winner on Sunday, January 8th, 2017.  The winner will have 24 hours to get in touch with me or you can leave your email addy and I will get in touch with you.  Simple.

I hope you'll take a moment to leave a comment!  Have you chosen your word for the year yet?  I'm still thinking about that one, I cannot believe it's 2017 already.  A new year to me is always a fresh start, so let's all take a deep breath and start over again.

Hugs ~ Renee

Sunday, December 18, 2016

And the winner of the Coloring Studio workbook is...

I drew the name of the winner of the Coloring Studio Workbook Vol. 4 today and it is...

Kathy H
Congrats!!

Please contact me ( I hope to hear from you within 24 hours) and let me know what your mailing address is.  

Thanks everyone who entered.  Have a great weekend.  ~ hugs  ~  Renee

Friday, December 16, 2016

Drawing faces with a Jane Davenport stencil

I drew this face using one of Jane Davenport's face stencils.  This one is called "uptilted", then I just tangled free hand around her face with a Micron05 pen.  She'd be fun to color in, don't you think?




Queen of the Butterflies

I hope you're having a great week!  Don't forget to comment on the previous post for an opportunity to win Stampington's newest Coloring Studio workbook.  It is not just another coloring book, it offers so many articles on techniques and tips to improve your coloring skills.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs~Renee

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Give-away of the new Coloring Studio workbook!

The Coloring Studio




It's time for a give-away!  My work was featured in the latest Coloring Studio Workbook and Stampington has provided one copy for me to share with one of my followers.  The only rules are 1) you must be one of my followers and provide an email address so I contact you and 2) you have to be a resident of the USA. Just leave me a comment on this blog post, I will choose the winner on Sunday, December 18th, 2016.  After I have announced the winner, please contact me within 48 hours so I can have the book mailed to you by Stampington.  If I don't hear from you I will have to choose another name so be sure and check back to see if you've won.

Here is my page to tangle in and color, I give suggestions on how to do it yourself.





There are so many inspirational articles and submissions in the workbook.  Lots of ideas on things to create with your finished pages.  So if you'd like to win one just leave a comment here.  I hope you do!
Hugs ~ Renee