collage house

collage housecollage house

So excited to see my third project on the Joggles blog! To see how I created this house, head over by clicking here.

I am working feverishly on getting ready for the Waterfront Artisan Market June 18 & 19. It will be a great Father’s Day weekend in Toronto on the picturesque Queen’s Quay. Stay tuned to my Instagram account  (@nadyaedwards) this week as I send out sneak peeks of what I will have at the show.

with gratitude…nadya

paris house

paris house

My latest Joggles Design Team project can be seen in its entirety on the Joggles blog. I really enjoyed creating this wooden house with a photo I took in Paris. It was one of several shots I had taken atop the Arc d’Triomphe. I had walked the perimeter of the arch taking photos that I hope to piece together one day. These views were some of my favourite photos & memories of our 10 day stay in Paris back in 2010.

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with gratitude…nadya

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

Hello great weather! Before I head outdoors for the weekend, I am very thrilled to share my first project as a Joggles Design Team Member!

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

I have acquired several foam stamps over the years, but when I received the Joggles Foam Stamps I was intrigued! I have been trying to get myself to art journal more, so now was my chance.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

My Process:

Mono printing has been my passion lately, so it was natural that I would try out the foam stamps with my Gel Press Reusable Print Plate – 8″x10″.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

I started off with 3 colours of acrylic paints on an 8×10 Gel Press Reusable Print Plate. I used a Speedball 2”Rubber Brayer to spread the paint in a smooth, blending fashion, until the gel surface was completely covered.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

I then pressed the Wonky Layered Circles Foam Stamp onto the wet paint in a random fashion, making sure to press the newly transferred paint on the foam stamp to scrap paper each time. This allows the foam stamp to pick up more paint when it was stamped again on the gel plates. (If you are like me, you don’t waste that stamped image, but use it on other journal pages, cardstock or on tags for later.)

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

The 8×10 gel plate fits perfectly onto my Small Dylusions Creative Journal, so I carefully laid it onto a blank two page spread. I pressed on the plate making sure to get into the crease between the pages.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

Pulling the gel plate off, I had effectively transferred a monoprint into my art journal!

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

I then added blue & green acrylic paint to the plate, but instead of mixing them, I kept them separate, thinking that I wanted a blue sky, green land layout. I stamped the Teardrops in the Round Foam Stamp into the blue paint and used the end of a paintbrush to make marks in the green.Then I once again layered it onto the art journal, making sure that the blue was on top.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

Using my Ranger Mini Round Ink Blender Tool, I applied Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Black Soot to the Wonky Striped Border Foam Stamp.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

I then stamped it on the edge between the blue and green. I envisioned this stamp as a row of houses.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

I went back to Teardrops in the Round Foam Stamp, added Tim Holtz Distress paint Mustard Seed using the Dina Wakley Media Brush -1/2”flat brush. I stamped it in the left top corner to make it look like the sun.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

It did not stand out as much as I had intended, so after I cleaned the foam stamp and let the page dry, I embossed to give it some texture. I inked the Foam Stamp using an embossing pad then tried to position it back as close to the original as I could (without fretting too much over it). I then sprinkled Ranger Clear Embossing Powder over the stamped image and tapped off the excess powder back into its container. Using my Ranger Heat It Craft Tool, I  melted the embossing powder.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

Now is was time to play! Using my Micron Pigma Pens, I doodled in house peaks, windows & doors. To highlight, I used a white Uni Ball Signo pen on the roof, in the windows & doors.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

Int this point, I knew I wanted to write below the village but the space looked too big. Using the Joggles Wonky Bubbles Foam Stamp, I stamped several images side by side on white yardstick using Jet Black Archival Ink.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

I then cut 1/2 inch strips out of the cardstock and glued them down under the houses, leaving about 1/2”spaces in between.

Joggles Design Team-Village Journal Page

In the space below the houses, I used a great quote by Stephen Covey, but started running out of room, so I had to shorten it by a few words. I could have used typed words, rub-ons or stickers, but I wanted to force myself to use my own handwriting, hence the human error of running out of room!

I really enjoyed using the Joggles foam stamps. I found they were quick and easy to use with minimum clean-up. I think my journal page turned out really well. What do you think?

If you would like to see this project on the Joggles website, or you would like direct links to any of the products I used, please press HERE.

with gratitude…nadya

3 things I’m excited about

3 things I'm excited about

First off, I am finally getting back to my kinda normal after the Spring One of a Kind, and working on some great custom canvases that patrons at the show requested. One of the best parts of this show is meeting fantastic people, both patrons & exhibitors. Yes, and of course, buying stuff.

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My cow, Annabelle was a big hit at this show. People were very attracted to her and loved the background colouring. I am pretty sure she is now hanging in the office of a lovely lady. I definitely plan on creating more canvases using this style. By the way, Annabelle is now available as an 8×10 print at my OOAK Online Shop.

3 things I'm excited aboutNext, I am thrilled to announce that I have been asked to be part of the 2016 Joggles Design Team!!! Joggles is an on-line art & craft store that has fantastic supplies, as well as great videos & tutorials. Look for exciting projects from this very talented Design Team starting this month. I can hardly wait to start playing!

Finally, I am excited that Miss Know-It-All has survived her first year of university and will be home VERY soon! I have actually talked her into accompanying me to the Creativ Festival this weekend, on our way home from moving her out of residence. For those of you who are local, I have many art back in stock at the GACAG, Energy Flow Yoga (Keswick location) & Daylyn. Remember if you can’t find what you are looking for, just contact me!

Enjoy this very fine weather we are having!

with gratitude…nadya

OOAK Spring Show giveaway!

OOAK Spring Show giveaway!

This weekend, I will be at the Inaugural Love Project Art Show & Vendor Sale at Belinda’s Place in Newmarket. Belinda’s Place is a York Region/Salvation Army facility that supports women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This event aims to raise funds & awareness for Love Project & Belinda’s Place. It runs on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Admission is $2. Please drop by if you are in the area.

I’ve been enjoying creating these little notebooks that will soon be on my One of a Kind Online Shop.

OOAK Spring Show giveaway!

The Spring One of a Kind Show is only 23 days away! If you would like a pair of tickets to the show, be the first person to email me with the words, “bunny” in the subject.

with gratitude…nadya

top 3 projects on the go!

top 3 projects on the go

On this blustery February day, I am happily in my studio creating with lots of colour. I can’t quite believe that I am heading into my 4th One of A Kind Spring Show! If you plan on attending, please use my OOAK link to save money on your online ticket purchase.

So what’s currently on the go you ask…

#1: I am creating many mixed-media canvases, including my whimsical girls, Buddhas & mermaids. New & old quotes, different backgrounds, experimenting with assorted art supplies, all this & more can be found in my canvases. This great quote is from the very wonderful, Tina Fey.

#2: I have been working on this project for a while now. Using old barn board & my photography, I have created unique little wooden houses. Whether they bring back memories of your travels or simply entice you to dream of creating new ones, these petites maisons are pretty perfect!

top 3 projects on the go

#3: Finally, I too have got mono print fever and have chosen to create some collage animals on canvas.

top 3 projects on the go

Let me know what you think!

with gratitude…nadya

Hope to see you at the Christmas One of a Kind Show!

FullSizeRender-4-2It’s time for the Toronto One of a Kind Show in Toronto! I am at booth Q36. Come say hello and see my latest canvases, prints & cards. I will be at there during the first 5 days, from Thursday, November 26th through to Monday, November 30th.

mixed media flowers

Would you like discounted tickets to the OOAK show?! Just click on the link below to save $3 off on-line. Feel free to share this link with your family & friends.

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Hope to see you at the show!

with gratitude…nadya

beyondCRAFT show & sale

beyondCRAFT show & sale

Once again, it is that time of the year! The beyondCRAFT show & sale is right around the corner. Everything from pottery & glass, to mixed-media, metalwork & more — there is something there for everyone on your list (including yourself!).

Some of my latest items you will find there:

beyondCRAFT show & sale

“wherever you are, be all there” girl, blank card with kraft envelope

beyondCRAFT show & sale

wedding couple, dr suess quote 8×10 print

These cards & prints can also be purchased here.

Stay tuned for my booth number at the Christmas One of a Kind Show!

with gratitude…nadya

The big unveil!

mister rabbit-2 thrive with passion girl-2I am so excited to introduce limited edition prints of my canvases — premiering this weekend at the Georgina Studio Tour. Once again, I will be at Homestead Orchards in Sutton, Saturday & Sunday, 10am until 5pm. Drop by to see my new work, meet fellow artist Thelma Sellers and discover the yummy apple treats of the orchard.

with gratitude…nadya

Back to School: Dorm Living

dormlivingWhat a sight it was to see my work featured on the One of a Kind OnLine newsletter! And how appropriate, since Miss Know-It-All is headed away to school!

I am in the midst of updating my OOAK Online Shop, so please contact me if you have any questions.

Coming soon… a new product to be unveiled! Stay tuned!

with gratitude… nadya