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Monday, June 23, 2014

Customer Gallery #15

Hello everyone! Hope your week's off to a good start :)
Here are the latest sent in projects using Designs by Ryn stamps. Hope you enjoy! I've included blog links to the artists where possible.
To start things off, here is what the winner of last month's Customer Creation Draw made with her prize (Flying Hummingbird 2). Big thank you Jenny Pilz for sending in your make!!!
Jenny's blog post HERE
Kellie has made an awesome video showing how she made this piece using Striped Reed Set. Highly recommend checking it out HERE

A couple of pieces from Barbara Cleggett. In this floral arrangement she used African Daisy and Ornate Leaf Set. Her blog post HERE
One more from Barbara using Butterfly Fish. She made the stencil in the back! Way to go Barbara! Her blog post HERE
This one's from Amanda using Ornate Leaf Set. Love how she used the stamps large out small along the branch. There's no specific post for this project but you can visit Amanda's blog HERE
This one is from Zoe using Striped Reed Set. Like how she used the white gel pen to help pop out the leaves. Her blog post HERE
Bernie's used Kelp, Patio Stone and Spiral Shell in this piece. She teaches classes in Plymouth, UK. More on her blog HERE
This one is from Ute using Raindrop Set. The scale of the droplets makes the little boat look tiny in a big storm doesn't it? Her blog post HERE
Here's a creation from Sandie using Water Droplets. She doesn't have a blog but you can find her as sistersandie on Splitcoaststamper.
These last pieces are made by Cybele, a ceramic artist located in Toronto. You can see any of her pieces on her blog HERE In this one she used Seahorse Set.
That's all for now. Hope you're leaving inspired :) Thank you to everyone who contributed to this gallery!!!
Bye for now,

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Hey everyone,
I'm off to spend the day with my dad. Just wanted to post something quick. I'm giving this card to him. Shhhhh ;)
Lots going on in this one. I'll have to explain some of the techniques in more detail another time.
The background is Dyslusions Ink Sprays (watered down quite a lot). I stamped Luna from my collection with VersaFine ink and coloured the wings with Tombow Markers. I then blended the colour inwards with water. I used Distress inks through the stencil. After all of that was done I sealed the paper with matte medium to keep the colours from running.
Overtop, I did a layer of fluid acrylics in clear tar gel. Really cool marbling effects. First time using them in a card and I love them!!! More on that another time... Below you can see that it dries with a glossy finish.
Last touches were some ripped up Japanese rice paper that I had coloured with Dylusions Ink Sprays and some foil. Finished!
That's it for me. Sorry if the description for this one was rushed. I want to spend the day with my dad :) Wishing you all a great Father's Day!
Adios for now!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Customer Gallery #14

Hello everyone :)
I've got a lot of projects to share in this gallery. 21 to be exact. Wow!!! Thank you to everyone who has contributed artwork for this post!
Sarn has used Raindrop Set and Sea Bubbles Set. Her blog post HERE
Bronnie's used Circle Cluster Set. Her blog post HERE
In this pennant Sheelagh used Water Droplets. Her blog post HERE
Doreen's used Raindrop Set in this tag. Her blog post HERE
In this tag Jane's used Rising Bubbles. Her blog post HERE
Felicie's used Leafy Branch in the background and Flying Hummingbird 2 and 3 in the foreground. Her blogpost HERE
Kay's creation using Lucine. Her blog post HERE
Denise's card using Rising Bubbles. I don't have a link to this specific project but you can visit her blog HERE
Wilma's used Silhouette Dove Set and Kelp in the background of this layout. HERE's an awesome video showing how she put this together.
Zoe's tag using Raindrop Set. I don't have a link to a specific post for this one but you can visit her blog HERE.
A project from Sandie using Buttefly Fish, Spiral Branch Set and Rising Bubbles.
Cynthia's used Water Droplets 2.
Sonja's gilded Flying Hummingbird 2 in this project. Must try this!
A card by Bernie using Raindrop Set.
A fun and colourful project from Alda.
Carola's card using Water Droplets. Her blog post HERE
This piece is from Carola in Aruba. She's used Raindrop Set and Sea Bubbles Set.
Karen's project using Trickling Water Set. Her blog post HERE
Lastly, a couple of projects from Bozena. She's used Flying Hummingbird 2 in this card. Her blog post HERE
Bozena's used Sea Bubbles Set and Leafy Sea Dragon. Her blog post HERE
So many different styles and all beautiful creations. It's always a pleasure to see what you are up to :)
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

June News!

Hello everyone,
Sorry I'm writing late today. A lot of you in Europe will already be asleep. Or not, if you're a night owl like me ;)
I've got as few sales to announce for June, the 1000 like challenge on Facebook and the Customer Creation Draw winner for last month...
Sales for this Month
The following three stamps have been discounted by 50% on my site (www.designsbyryn.com) I hope you like the selection for this month!
Betta - $4.49
Clown Fish - $4.49
Fish Scales - $4.99
The 1000 like Challenge
I just checked and it looks like the Designs by Ryn Facebook Page is at 999 likes. I'm so excited!!! I think it's important to stop and take the time to celebrate achievements along this journey. But how? I posed the question to you on Facebook and got some great suggestions for free stuff and a challenge. So here goes, my very first challenge...
Once we hit 1000 likes the challenge begins. The first 5 people to share a new project using one of my stamps as a focal point will receive a stamp of their choice. Photos of projects must be posted to my Facebook Wall. Please feel free to leave links to your blogs so that others can visit you as well.
Keep an eye on my Page. As soon as we hit 1000 the challenge is on! Good luck :)
Customer Creation Draw Winner
I've also randomly drawn a winner for the Customer Creation Draw... Jenny Pilz! Below is her creative take on the smart phone/tablet. I absolutely love the little 'app' icons on this card! Genius!
In the top row she used Trickling Water from my collection and in the last row Raindrop Set.
Please stop by Jenny's blog HERE to see her post on this project and to leave her a comment.
Everyone is welcome to participate in June's Customer Creation Draw. All you have to do is send in a project using one or more of my stamps (feel free to use other products as well). You can send the photo to my email address: designsbyryn@gmail.com or post it to my Facebook Wall. Be sure to add a link to your blog post if you have one. I randomly draw a winner on the first of every month and announce here. The winner gets a free stamp!
Thanks for stopping by,