I met Karen Ellis several years ago at CHA and I liked her right away- she is one funny girl..with a contagious laughter and a fun sense of humour. And on top…she is a wonderful Mixed Media Artist. Can you guess where Karen comes from? 😉
I’m a woman who likes to experiment with all things artsy. I’m a mixed media artist, card maker and art journaler who loves new challenges, experiments and developing new techniques and skills .
I am a proud contributing writer for the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, and have been fortunate to have some of my stencil designs distributed by The Crafter’s Workshop and also a fun polymer stamp line with fellow Canadian company myStamp BOX!
I write, create and do most of my teaching from my working studio called The Art House Studio located in Cambridge, Ontario Canada. The studio has evolved and grown into a thriving retail store while continuing to provide a place for people to create and learn from either myself or some of my talented friends in the industry. 2013, for example, will welcome Joanne Sharpe, Sue Pelletier, Anna Dabrowska, Donna Downey and Dina Wakley to name a few.
I am one of THOSE people – a lifetime crafter who has dabbled in everything from knitting/crochet, metal art, jewelry making to encaustic. I started scrapbooking in 1995 when I was pregnant with my (not so) little one and immersed myself into mixed-media in 2005 and have become completely addicted. I love texture and I’m never more happy than when I’m elbow deep in paint and mediums, tossing them around just to see what they will do. That is my true happy place.
Most of my projects are media based and I like to switch it up quite a bit. One day I’ll be working in my Visual Journal, the next a canvas but don’t think for a minute I won’t create a wearable or sew something unique into a bag or other accessory. It’s all good and the variety satisfies my creative ADHD tendencies! Join me on Friday Nights 6:30 EST on USTREAM to see what I mean. I broadcast live every Friday from the studio and you never know what I’m going to create. In fact, I never do until I click “start broadcast” …. okay, maybe I know an hour before. Smile But I think you understand.
I hope you enjoy my submission as much as you have enjoyed the other creations provided by this fantastically talented group of people. Happy 2013!!
Whimsical Houses – A Greeting Card
- Karen’s Houses Template 12×12 & 6X6 – The Crafter’s Workshop
- 2 more of your favourite stencils
- 2 pieces of heavy paper (I used stamping paper from LaBlanche)
- Gelli Plate & Brayer
- Acrylic Paints (3 colours + white)
- Molding Paste (I used Magenta (and Pearl Blue on the other page) Modeling Creme from Viva Decor)
- Pallet Knife
- Black Sharpie
- Black Trim/Ribbon (5″)
- 5×7 Card form and envelope
But wait – there is more- Karen also has a giveaway for you!!!
I would be happy to give away a 12×12 and a 6×6 of the Whimsical Houses
Here is what you have to do in order to be able to win this giveaway:
Leave a comment here and tell us if and how you like to use stencils.
Good luck! The winner will be chosen randomly with a number generator picking the a number out of the comment entries and will be announced the first week of February.The website address with all giveaway winners will be sent out with a newsletter. You have to be of the age of 18 to enter. Comments have to be posted till February 1, 2013 midnight Central European Time as this is when the Creative Jumpstart 2013 officially ends. Double entries will be deleted! All comments received after the February 1, 2013 will not be eligible for winning. You must be signed in for the Creative JumpStart 2013 Newsletter to be eligible for the giveaway.
You can find more about Karen here:
Art House Studio/Online Store: http://www.thearthousestudio.ca
USTREAM (broadcasting live from the studio every Friday at 6:30EST)
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