Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Colour Full Announcement!!

Woohoo!!  I am so excited to be a part of the
I have been so excited  and couldn't wait to share this with all of you...I am now a Design Team Member for COLOURARTE!!!!
*Here is my submission Video:
I found out a couple of weeks that I am on their new
*Video Design Team* but we were told to keep this a secret until they made their announcement on the ColourArte Blog...and today is the day we can finally announce it too!  Believe's been quite a challenge not to yell it from the rooftops!!  Woohoo!!
Let's just say it was an interesting day in our!  :D

***Things to Come***
*I can't wait to get started creating wonderful Artworks and beautifully crafty creations as soon as my products arrive!!
*And you know I will definately post a video on that!!

*Starting this September, I will be posting process videos of my Cre8n's featuring ColourArte Products every 2nd and 4th Monday of the months for my Mixed Media Mondays on my Cre8tvlyYrs YouTube Channel as well as on ColourArte's YouTube channel!

*I will be posting all about it here so check back often...but to see my works in progress you can catch it all on my FB Art page.

*To see who else made it on the Awesome "Dream Team" (as I like to call it!)  you can learn more here on the ColourArte Blog:  ColourArte Design Team

*While I was waiting to announce my exciting news I got busy and got:
*ReOrganized for my Cre8v Time!*
So for the last week I have been busy getting my Arts and Crafty zones ready...I'm talking a Mission Reorganization again!  I purged out quite a few things but since I had purged out 60 percent of my old craft supplies a few years back (including hundreds of rubber stamps) and really was careful not to purchase new things I didn't have much more purging to do, but mainly reorganizing.  It took me a couple of days to get my main area (which is in my dining room) ready and also for my Crafty "Tinkering" area in my garage I am in the last part of my guest room which I will post about later.
I have some videos of my thinking process of the before and after to share with you all.

Here's the BEFORE:

Here's the AFTER:

So now I am ready to begin my new and exciting DT venture with ColourArte!  Thanks for sharing stopping by and letting me share my exciting news with you all!  Have a fun and blessed day!

Cre8tvlyYrs, Gina

P.S.  Don't forget to come back soon to see my Design Team package Reveal Video!  

Saturday, July 4, 2015

*Cre8'n With ColourArte*

Hello everyone!  Here's a mixed-media wall decoration I created for my Design Team Submission for ColourArte!!  I love using ColourArte products for the beautiful, vibrant colors they have...for this Creation I used Silks Acrylics, and Twinkling H20's!  Here's some photos of the supplies I mainly used for this project:

I was planning on creating a whole video but of course my battery died on my recorder near the end (embellishment part).  So I just took photos of the other steps...Here's the whole process with my painting process in this video here:

First I Mod Podged the Tim Holtz Tissue BG paper to the Chipboard Scalloped edge shape (Prima), then painted the background with Silks Acrylics and after adding dimension with modeling paste and Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil I painted over those parts with the Twinkeling H20's (my favorites!!)

Painted with Silks Acrylics and Shimmering H20's
 Then I drew in and painted the heart with gel medium and titanium white acrylic paint for a translucent look.  Painted the wood words "Always in my heart" with the Twinkling H20's and glued on top and added some shimmer Mod Podge on top.  Added a layer of white washing the edges and some stamping for more texture.

Closer view
 Added another layer of white dry brushing after I sealed the whole piece with Mod Podge.

Then embellished with Prima Flowers and sparkle dots.
Here's the final look:

I had a wonderful time creating this bright and lively mixed-media wall sign with the vibrant ColourArt Products!  I really hope to make it on the Design Team because I can't wait to see what else I'll be creating using such wonderful products!!  To learn more of ColourArte Products you can find them here:  and to see other fun projects check out the blog here:

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  Cre8tvlyYrs, Gina

Friday, July 3, 2015

A Happy 4th and an Update!!

Hello Everyone!  Getting ready for 4th of July over here but I wanted to be sure to wish all my fellow Americans a Happy 4th of July!  I created this Digi card a few years back and yep that's me at 4 years old!  LOL!  Hope you will all have a fun yet safe 4th of July and that your pets will be safe too!

Well I also thought I'd give a little update here...I've been a bit busy since last I blogged...All last week I created all these FAUX suede leather cord necklaces and I will be working on some more pendants featuring my artwork next week.

 I also have sooo many ideas swirling in my mind for some new original artwork that I can't wait to start!  I'm actually working on a special project for my submission for ColourArte's Design Team to be posted here by Sunday so be sure to check back in for that!!

Hope everyone has a fun and blessed weekend!!  Cre8tvlyYrs, Gina