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Merrymeeting Art House, my on-line classroom!
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Thursday, April 10

Blog Hop with Catherine Scanlon Designs + Art Gone Wild!

I'm super excited to share a fun project that I've been organizing over the last few weeks -- and I'm even more excited that I've got some amazing friends joining me!

Not only will you be inspired by some really beautiful projects created by these very talented artists friends of mine using my stamps and stencils but I'm happy to announce that I've got a few prizes to give out at the end as well!

I'm happy to finally announce my very first blog hop using my stamps from Art Gone Wild and Friends! This has been quite a journey -- from drawing designs in my notebooks and sketchbooks to seeing them as products -- a total dream come true. It's funny, the first time I realized that I had achieved one of my largest dreams -- I couldn't stop the tears from running down my face. it's amazing to see the fruits of your labors finally pay off -- when you realize it it's the most amazing feeling!

You can see out the entire catalog with the Winter release at Art Gone Wild by clicking on the catalog image.

http://www.agwstamps.com/


  • You can also see the Summer, 2013 release here (Direct LINK to Catalog: http://agwstamps.com/catalogs/winter_2013_pdfs/Catherine_Scanlon_late_2013.pdf). 
  • For wholesales inquiries you can contact Art Gone Wild at sales@royalacme.com
  • To see a list of stores (on-line and in person) that carry my stamps you can go to my blog and look at this link: Places-you-can-buy-my-stamps and stencils
So let's get this party started and get on with the fun!! I'm so happy to have these amazingly talented ladies joining me for this blog hop and even more excited to see what they've created using my stamps and stencils.

I used this set, Flower Stamps 2.


To create a funky Journal Page with Private Journaling and some fun color adding and subtracting techniques.

I started out by covering the entire page with journaling, in pencil about what motivates me. To add the flower designs, I stamped and random pattern with the Flower Stamps 2 set using VersaMark Ink and sprinkled White Embossing Powder over. 


After they were heat set I added color with Red and Yellow Distress Paint and LOTS of water. I let that dry and then added a layer of blue Distress Paint. Where the red and blue met you can see a beautiful purple color. When those colors were dry I used black paint to hide some of the journaling that was more private and I didn't want people to be able to make out what the words were.
 

To finish up I enhanced the colors with colored pencil and added journaling with a white Gel Pen. The top of the page was kind of lonesome so I filled in around the flowers with leaves and stems. It turned out pretty nice, and it felt good to get that off my chest!

Well, that's ALL I've got today, make sure you HOP on over to everyone else and see what they are up to. Make sure you leave a comment ON THIS blog for a chance to win a Clear Stamp Set, courtesy of Art Gone Wild!
I mentioned that I had a few prizes to give out -- to be eligible to win, leave a comment on Catherine's (www.cmscanlon.blogspot.com) blog by Friday, April 18th.
  • The two Winners will be chosen on April 18th, and will be posted on the Art from the Heart by Catherine Scanlon Designs blog. 
  • The two winners will be emailed that they have won, so please remember, when commenting make sure to leave an email address where you may be reached so I can email you that you've won and get your mailing address. 
  • New winners will be chosen after a few days, so be sure to reply right away. 
  • This is Give Away is OPEN to International Readers! 
THANKS for joining me today, I'll share where I've been the last few weeks pretty soon, just waiting on a few results to be sent over! Good LUCK!

25 comments:

  1. Fabulous journal page Catherine - I love the idea for the background (so personal) and then the addition of those wonderful stamps. Congratulations on having such a wonderful array of stamps and masks and thank you for asking me to be part of this exciting blog hop xxxx

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  2. Great hop . I love the stamps and stencils. The example you did is great

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  3. Cat, congratulations on your new cool stamps! The set you show today is so Springy- love them!! best wishes!

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  4. What a beautiful page. It has a sort of ethereal look to it with the flowers floating across the top of the script and leaves. I love the delicate colours. Well done and congratulations on your new stamps!

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  5. What a gorgeous page. It has an ethereal look to it with the flowers sort of floating across the top of the words. Such lovely delicate colours too. Congrats on the launch of your new products.

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  6. Hello, my friend. So happy for the release of your super cute stamps! Love the black background and white embossed shapes on your page. :-)

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  7. Thank you for letting me play with your stamps! So happy for your newest endeavor. The journal page is fabulous and I love how the stamps look like you hand drew them right on the page.

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  8. Gorgeous- love your stamps and projects. It has been fun to play along with you and your awesome designs. Thanks for including me!

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  9. I LOVE your stamps. They are joyous, light and airy!

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  10. What an amazing hop with such fun, inspirational artists! I love your stamps and now I am off to page a journal page filled with flowers and color! I look forward to seeing what else you create with them. I am a new follower also.

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  11. Of course in my excitement I forgot to add my email:
    sarah_lynch2002@yahoo.com
    thanks!

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  12. Congrats, Catherine, on your new stamp line! And love that you shared your very personal and beautiful art journal pages with us here! Great stamping and color! Can't wait to see what others on the hop are doing with your new goodies!!!

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  13. Congrats again on this big accomplishment, Catherine! - a proud mother hen :)

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  14. Congrats again on this big accomplishment Catherine! - a proud mother hen! :)

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  15. I love all your new stamps! I can't wait to get some, so I can play too! djanelle (at) austin (dot) rr (dot) com

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  16. Congratulations! Your stamp designs offer such a lovely, lyrical quality.

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  17. How exciting for you. I absolutely love your designs. And the stencils are fantastic. I love the combo of using stencils and stamps. I am very excited for you and wish you the best with your new endeavors.

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  18. Congrats! These stamps are just beautiful! I love seeing all the inspiration and how they were used!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    mjmarmo@comcast.net

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  19. Congrats!! I just love your stamps, techniques, stencils.........Thanks for your tutorial and your blog hop!!!

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  20. The stamps are lovely. It would be great to win some
    Alison

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  21. Congrats Catherine on all your success. I would cry tears of happiness too. But you have earned every right to showcase these fun and perfectly artsy stamps. I just love them all and now must decide which ones I want first to add to my arsenal. You are a special talent and I'm thankful to learn so much from you. Thanks for giveaway and wonderful tutorial.

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  22. Loving all these fab creations (I've just hopped over from Mandys blog). Congrats on your success, these stamps are fabulous!

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  23. Sweet stamps and beautiful art! Thank you for sharing..Judith, Texas

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  24. Congratulations!
    Your designs are gorgeous!

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