Thursday, July 30, 2015

I am Officially on the Design Team for ColourArte!!!

Today is a wonderful day!!  I get to tell everyone about some exiting news.  I have known for awhile but was sworn to secrecy.  During my knowing and not telling, I have been in the frenzy of preparing to meet this new project with full steam.

How did I come to be here!!  Well most of you know my saga.  I left Washington State last year, closing my medical practice of almost 20 years, a place where I had grown to love all my patients, I had aged with them and watched them grow into adults with families. Overtime, I had said goodbye to many as well.   I was going to leave family and friends, a place where I had raised my children a small community where I had grown as a person.  The choice to leave was hard.  But I needed to forge ahead and help my daughter recover and rehab from her illness, so she could have a life.  So to Texas I went.  Roxanne secured a spot on the USA ParaEquestrian Team and I went back to work in a small clinic with no hospital call or On-Call requirements.
Roxie and my Husband.  We were in France for the 2015 World Equestrian Games.  Her smile says it all.  

With only a 40 hour work week, I figured I had time to craft more often.  Not just dabble, but really delve into crafting.  Thus, I set my goals on being a member of a design team.  But. "was I good enough".  Self doubt is often our worse enemy, I decided that I just needed to jump in.  I needed to define who I was and how I would best fit in to this crafting community.  I made cards, played with different styles and products to develop "my look" that would help me to begin my journey.   Then one day I saw it:  CALL FOR COLOURARTE team designers.  Perfect!!! I had used their products for years and dearly love my Twinkling H20's and Radiant Rain.

So here I am, an official member of the ColourArte Design Team.  I am hoping you will join me and my fellow designers as we explore the world of ColourArte.

Some important Links:
Link to the Posting by ColourArte announcing the Design Teams:  visit and read about this amazing team of designers, both for the blog and video;

Hash Tags:
Twinkling H20’s, - #TwinklingH20's # shimmeringwatercolors
Silks Acrylic Glaze - #SilkAcrylicGlaze  #mixedmediaglazing
Radiant Rains - #RadiantRains #hybridwatercolors
Primary Elements Artist Pigments - #PrimaryElementsArtistPigments
Radiant Gels: #radaintgels #dimensional paint

My YouTube Channel:
This blog : http://josettetrunnell.blogspot.come
Crafting Facebook page:

 Here is a little taste of what is to come.

Join me as I share my exploration of Twinkling H20's and other ColourArte products.  I will be sharing and crafting with these amazing products. I am scheduled for the second and fourth Saturday of every month on my YouTube Channel for crafting tips and design ideas with ColourArte
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

ColourArte Design Team Project

I am so excited to share my project that was completed for ColourArte.
The project I will be sharing is a simple card using Twinkling H2o and Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist.  A fairly simple project, but with a twist on a few of the techniques.  I paired these fabulous products with Tim Holtz Distress and Ranger Embossing powders and Inks.  I think the final result is Magical.   Visit ColourArte to learn more about the shimmering products that were used on this card.

A  Shimmering confection in blues

So, how did I create this card.  I first applied via direct application Ink to Cold press Water Color paper (140# Canson).  This was then stamped using a background stamp that was inked with Distress Stain in Burnished Brass and then misted with Radiant Rain.

A clock stamp is inked and embossed with Fine Gold Embossing Powder and then colored using Twinkling H20 in Mustard Seed, Meridian, and Pearl Red.

A panel of Water Color Paper was inked with several distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire , Faded Jeans, And Stormy sky.  After Drying was embossed using a clock embossing folder by Sixxiz.  The ribbon was inked similarly by adding ink to the craft sheet and absorbing the ink into the ribbon that had been spritzed with Radiant Rain.
The final step was to fussy cut the clock, emboss the watercolor paper and a gold foil card stock, layer onto a card base and add the embellishments.  

Here is a close up of the details.  

I thoughtfully enjoyed making this card.  There is a You Tube Video Available that shows the entire process.  
Be Sure and visit ColorArt for all your shimmering Creations.
Thank you