Thursday, June 2, 2011

Joan's Gardens First Guest Designer for the Summer


Today we are starting our summer fun by featuring guest designers and a project they have designed, with a tutorial. We want to help you learn new techniques and/or receive templates for exciting new projects. Yesterday, I announced that we are looking for guest designers who would like to teach how to create exciting new projects. We would love to have your submit a project for consideration. Read about this guest designer call by clicking here.

To kick off this new event, we are featuring Glenda Brooks.  Isn't her box gorgeous?  She is going to teach you how to create the beautiful papers covering this box using Ranger Distress Inks, plus show how to create these beautiful flowers in a tutorial she has posted on her blog with complete, step-by-step instructions.

Let me introduce you to Glenda and give you a little information she submitted about herself:

"My name is Glenda Brooks and I live in East Tennessee. Living in a rural area, there are not any classes so anything I do is self-taught or found while cruising crafting blogs. My passion is card making and altering things to make them beautiful again. I am currently working with Heartfelt Creations as a Design Team Member and before that I served on two other Design Teams; Just For Fun Stamps and the Critter Sketch Challenge. My journey has been a long and tangled one starting as a child with crochet, and weaving in and out through all the current crafts through the years. Some of them fit and some did not but I dabbled a little in each one. When my MoJo leaves, I just make flowers and set them aside to use on my projects. Who knew that a few scraps of paper could turn into such beauty? This definitely keeps my mind and hands occupied and out of trouble! Most days you will find me in my craft room with paper in my hair and glitter in my eyebrows. My favorite products are Heartfelt Creations stamps, Spellbinders dies, and Ranger Distress Inks. You will find I use these products on most every card or project I do. I color my images with Distress Inks and brushes. My goal is to make something beautiful and cause someone to smile. I feel if you can do that then you have arrived!"

We have always been very impressed with projects Glenda designs creating flowers and her use of Ranger Distress Inks. In order to learn these techniques, go over to Glenda's Blog by clicking here for her tutorial. Once you have time to study her tutorial ,you will be able to submit a similar project.

Thank you Glenda.

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Summer Weekly Challenge

Enter a project, similar to Glenda's, using techniques used in her tutorial. Your project does not have to look exactly like hers we just want you to use her techniques and create something similar.  Make it your own, but use the techniques Glenda teaches in our post.

You will have until next Thursday (June 9th) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your card/project. You will be eligible to win a prize worth  $15.00.  Thursday morning Selma and I will be reviewing each entry and select a winner. Our criteria will be whether or not the techniques were used in the tutorial and the overall appearance of the project. The winner will be announced Friday morning (June 10). You can enter more than once. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate from Joan's Gardens.

Below are the guidelines.:
1.You must post to your blog or post to the SCS gallery.

2.Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is JG62 and needs to be posted with the challenge.

4.Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.

Important, please have a direct link to your challenge card and not to your blog address.

We hope you will try Glenda's technique using her tutorial.  Great job Glenda!


Glenda said...

Joan, thank you so much for thinking of me! I have really enjoyed doing the tutorial and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Can you post Glenda's blog link?

A Consuming Passion said...

Glenda's Box is just beautiful Joan........I love seeing all the cards and dimensional projects she makes. Fabulous challenge......good luck everyone!

Jane Wetzel said...

beautiful ! tfs Joan! She is quite talented!

Joan Fricker said...

I am sorry you are having trouble finding the link. It is at the very bottom of her post just before I start the details of the challenge. It is in red and it says "go over to Glenda's blog by clicking here. Just click on the red words and it takes you there.

You can also see it by copying and pasting this link:

Thanks for checking in with me.


phyllis e said...

Absolutely beautiful box! I loved the flower tutorial. I have found a new site to visit each morning!