End of an Era

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I know you are all sad about Stamp Antonio closing. I am too. All I can say is that change is inevitable. It's a sign of the times that we are losing all of our independent paper arts stores. Please support the ones we have left (scrapbooks n more in new braunfels and stamp salado in south Texas). I will still be offering classes one last time at Stamp Antonio in February. I want to do something awesome, let me know what you want to see offered. For now, you can still shop online for my company Paper Wings Productions (www.paperwingsproductions.com). I will try and expand the accessories a bit and I'm happy to special order for you. I will also arrange for local pick up. Hope to see you all soon!

Feel free to contact me at carrie.avery at hotmail.com

January Hop with Paper Wings Productions

Friday, January 3, 2014

WELCOME to the Paper Wing Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!  If you've arrived here from Norma's blog, then you're in the right place.  If you're just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

We have come up with a fun challenge for 2014.  Each month our designers will be given a challenge of creating their projects using a certain color scheme.  This month our theme is White.  It will be so much fun to see how each designer interprets the color.  Go grab your favorite snack, get comfortable and enjoy the hop. 

The main prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store.

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment on the pwp blog telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

Ok, now that we have the details out of the way I want to share my project with you.  I really needed some "play" time.  I rarely get to make something just because and sadly I haven't worked in my art journal in a long, long time.  I got myself a little Christmas present- the smaller size of the Dylusions Creative Journal.  So my "WHITE" project for you this month, the first of the new year, is the first page of my new art journal.  

I had a loose idea of what I wanted to do.  It deviated from the original plan (doesn't it always?), but I had lots of fun creating it.  I tried hard not to over think it and just keep going with it.  

The little rectangles are a mix of the *brand new* domino sized stamps from Paper Wings Productions.  They are stamped on manila cardstock with brown StazOn.  The clip art images are from the new domino sized clip art sheets from Paper Wings Productions.  I used my favorite Sticky Back Canvas Transfer Technique on them.  

There is layer upon layer of gesso, Malted Milk Paint Dabber, Dylusions White Spray, Silver Shimmer spray and anything else within arm's length from me that looked kind of neutral.  

I adhered everything very loosely, letting the edges purposefully hang off the page.  I doodled a lot with a pencil and white UniBall pen.  

 So there you have it.  Thanks for joining me today and letting me share some art journaling with you.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Make sure to head on over to Amber's Blog Next!!
***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

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