Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Featured Artist

Ok, I'm finally letting the cat out of the bag. I've been chosen to be the Featured Artist for one of my FAVORITE scrap companies that I've posted about on here several times!! Bisous.biz has the most AMAZING pdq (pretty darn quick) pages you ever saw! When I was chosen to be their Featured Artist I was soooo excited, because I got to create projects using their 6 newest lines, and all 6 so totally rock!

I was only required to create up to 6 projects, but I was on a roll, so I created 9! You, dear blogging friends, are the first to see them! (can I hear a woot woot?)

Project #1 is a gratitude journal I made for my secret santa buddy. I REALLY hope she doesn't view my blog before next Wed at the reveal..that would kinda suck!

For this project I used the papers from the PDQ Crave kit. I love how versatile these pages are...I can cut out every single piece of a 12x12 paper and make something out of it! I bought a 99 cent composition book at the dollar store, covered the front and back covers in black bazzill paper, and then cut out different pieces of the crave paper and adhered them to the pages. I think it only took 2.5 pages to make this!

The next project is an altered cigar box. For this project I used the PDQ RAD papers, and the vw bug chipboard cars out of all 6 of the kits. I made this into a teen/pre teen treasure box. Kinda hippyish, but I like it!

For the magnets, I used some of their chipboard stickers, and I laminated the backs of them to get the sticky off, and then hotglued magnets on the backs. So easy and fast, yet strong and cute!!

For the "I DO" valentines card, I also used the Crave PDQ papers, and the Chipboard owl.

For this valentines card I used PDQ Yum papers and chipboard with Basic Grey background paper. I can't even tell you how well these two paper lines mesh color wise!

This altered clock is probably my favorite out of all the projects. It uses the RAD PDQ kit, and was super easy, because it was already in a circle, so I just had to add some chipboard to it! Seriously only took me 20 minutes to put together!

This is a 12x12 layout that I made using basic grey paper as the background, and then cutting out the shape from the PDQ Shabby kit, and the foxy lady from the PDQ Hot kit. I used stickles to enhance the flourishes, and a Heidi Swapp clock overlay over some pdq paper to make the clock with some chipboard. Doodles were done with souffle pens (love love love em!)

On this page, I made it 8 1/2 x 11 to show that you can cut down your 12x12 pdq papers to ANY size (6x12, 6x6, etc and it still WORKS! It still looks uniform and RIGHT!) I used the PDQ Grace kit, some white alphabet stickers outlined in black pen, and some primas, as well and some pdq chipboard hearts. This is another one of the layouts that I'm making for a special lady named Anita.

This last project was my very FIRST chipboard album. I was sooo nervous about making it and screwing up that I think I called every friend I know to ask for advice on how to NOT screw it up! I used PDQ Grace for the whole thing, and as you'll notice with all the projects, hardly ANYTHING else is used at all besides the PDQ papers. A little embellishment here and there, and thats it!

so what do you think? Was I a good choice for featured artist??


Katie said...

Woman, you know how darned talented you are! When I was helping you with this, I meant to ask where you'd gotten all these yummies, now I know! Not that I can afford them, but I love them! I love your projects..that clock is fab! Heck, they're all fab! Congrats, sweetie!

About Me. said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love all of your projects. I just cannot pick a favorite. Perhaps the clock, or maybe the magnets, or the two mini albums. Oh, man, they are all so awesome. Great work!

This Is Me, Doing What I Do said...

WOW, Congrats Jill!!!'You have an awesome talent!!!
My fav would be that last book you made, that's really cool!
PS, Hope I am your secret elf, I want that book :-)

~Kammie~ said...

WOOT WOOT!!! yes, good choice of DT--wow these are great not sure which one os my fav' but I am partial to albums :O)

Anonymous said...

Can I get a HELL YEAH? :)

I know I want that gratitude journal and I KNOW I'm not your secret santa, dammit! We should have done that :)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it all. Love the journal, love the cover of the chipboard album (but no ribbons on the rings? Gasp!), love the Anita layout (thank you), love the cool clock thing with the cool girl silhouette. Where'd you get the Heidi Swapp clock overlay? I didn't know there were small ones!


Suzanne Carillo said...

Ummmm...yeah! You were a GREAT choice! :P

Just to let everyone know we have a Facebook group called I Love Bisous and anyone can join. http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=100722420257

Thanks again Jill for doing such a wonderful job with our products.