Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gift It On, Free PR

Free PR Day Promote your G rated zazzle, etsy store, kids books, G rated cookbook, kids ebooks, in the comment section No stars or RF numbers please. up to 15 shops or books! Have fun its free.

How do you give thanks? What does being thankful mean to you? I’ve been reading pinterest and I saw a saying it says someone is praying for the things you take for granted. I want to show gratitude more.

Gift it's to give back to others for information kindness given to you by them or other people. It's a way to make the world a little better, and hearts a little happier.

Ways to gift it on (Share your own ideas)

1. Drive Less

2. Plant some seeds

3. Donating books to a library sale

4. Give an art loving friend some art

5. Donating sensory toys, or language DVDS to families with an autistic child, or speech delayed child.

6. Say thank you

7. Buying seeds to give away

8. Starting a community garden

9. Giving working items you do not need away to a thrift store or to friend who could use them. Don't give them to a friend with too much clutter

10. Using a re-usable water bottle for drinking

12. Donating care packages to a woman's shelter

13. Read to your kids or grandkids or sister's kids or a class of kids

14. Have a free gifts exchanges with ALL gifts being used

15. Hug your Family

16. Promote other artists on your blog

My art

Make more than 3 wishes: Y8 Modern Art Canvas Prints
Make more than 3 wishes: Y8 Modern Art Canvas Prints by AbundanceLoveTrip
Make a photo canvas online at Zazzle.

Art by the Blog contributes

The Creepy Wedding, Thank you cards
The Creepy Wedding, Thank you cards by loudesigns
Add your photos and text to blank greeting cards at Zazzle
Ohio the Beautiful, 15 Post Cards
Ohio the Beautiful, 15 Post Cards by loudesigns
Find more Ohio Postcards at Zazzle

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New art, Artists, Bella Bella Studios

I just did the art for this stacking_dolls_aka matryoshka

Itya and Loudesigns
Creepy Walk Greeting Cards
Creepy Walk Greeting Cards by loudesigns
Look at Creepy Cards online at Zazzle.com

I am featuring this hear and removing it from my squidoo page.

Bella Bella Studios work is inspired by Vintage Couture European Designs and a passion for art and travel, to come up with something more whimsical and original. She has have been in business since 1998. She has designs sold throughout the United States and Europe

Friday, April 5, 2013

Altering Children's Board Books, Free PR Day, Featured Artwork and Designs from Zazzle

Hello Everyone,

Today I thought I would share something I've wanted to make with several possibilities of mediums to choose from. I know that most everyone is familiar with children's board books. They're the story books that are made from chip board and don't use paper for the pages. I've watched a few tutorials and thought this would be fun to explore here.

What would you use an altered board book for? You could use it as an art journal, a scrapbook journal, a photo album, or as stand alone artwork. The possibilities are only limited to the number of ideas you can come up with!

A few supplies you might need depending on the style you want to create are - board books (easily found at Walmart, Goodwill, Thrift Stores, your children's bookshelf, etc.), decoupage medium, glue stick, gesso, acrylic paints or distress inks, markers, pens and whatever else you like to make art and write with. I like using white gesso for the first coat on projects such as this as it is quite opaque and a few coats will cover up most anything. If you layer your paints, you might not mind if the images of the book show through your end design. I rather like the idea of incorporating the artwork on the book as part of the overall artwork myself. Keep in mind copyright issues and only use your design for personal use or gifts if you do incorporate the artwork in the book.

Here is a video walking you through her process with how Michelle alters her board books to create  mini albums.

Here are a few links to articles and Pins on Pinterest to help inspire you and get you creating some awesome board book altered art -

Altered Board Book Tutorial

Altered Books For Kids

Altered Books on Pinterest

That ought to get you started creating for yourself or with your kiddies!

Now for today's featured links of artwork and designs from Zazzle.

Jane Austen's Tea Party Invitation 2
Jane Austen's Tea Party Invitation 2 by loudesigns
View Thomas Invitations online at zazzle

Harmony Invite
Harmony Invite by loudesigns
Look for more cheap invitations at zazzle.com

Dinosaur Baby shower its a Girl Custom Invitations
Dinosaur Baby shower its a Girl Custom Invitations by AbundanceLoveTrip
Look at other Dinosaur baby shower Invitations at zazzle.com

If you have a store or blog that you feel would be of interest to other artists, authors, or creatives in general, feel free to add links in the comments section! We love visiting links and discovering more creatives out there.

See you next time!


Itaya's Art Blog

Itaya's Zazzle Store of Art and Designs