Marie Browning

"Inspiring and honoring creativity"

Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow and DCWV! March 28, 2015

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Hi and Welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! We have 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You probably came here from Karen Jiles’s Blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the  DCWV Blog to start!

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For my post I created these lettered paper canvases for a super quick home decor accent!

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Gather your materials for the Lettered Canvas Panels: I used the DCWV Gilded Stack, the wood pages and the lettered panels. Tombow products include the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, Blending Mister (filled with water), Dual Brush Colors 476, 346 and 373, and the new Xtreme Mounting Putty.

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 Cut the lettered panels from the DCWV Gilded Stack. I used the brush tip of the marker and applied color over the gilded lettering. To blend the edges, simply spray with the Blending Mister. Let it dry and then repeat for a nice saturation of color to make the lettering pop!

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Create the paper canvases using the wood patterned paper from the DCWV Gilded Stack. The paper panels make a very strong and durable dimensional canvas. You can make them all the same depth, or create different depths like I did for added interest. The following sizes are based on a 4″ x 6″ lettered panel with a 1/2″ boarder. For a 3/4″ deep canvas, cut your paper 6.5″ x 8.5″ and score at 3/4″ along all the edges. For a 1″ deep canvas, cut your paper 9″ x 7″ and score at 1″ along all the edges. For a 2″ deep canvas, cut your paper 9″ x 11″ and score at 2″ along all the edges. For each canvas, you will need two paper panels, a top panel and a bottom panel. For the top panel, cut the corners as shown in the photo above. Fold along all scores and adhere the corners together as shown using the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive

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For the bottom panel (which is cut to size and scored exactly like the top panel) cut your corners as shown in the above photo. Slip the bottom panel into the top panel. It holds together very well, if needed, add a little adhesive on the sides to hold together. Here is a photo of a finished paper canvas. The beautiful DCWV paper makes it look like a wooden canvas!!!

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Adhere the lettered and colored panels to the the paper canvases. I added a gilded boarder panel as well. The finished pieces are attached to the wall using the Xtreme Mounting Putty. I also placed some objects on the tops for accent which were also attached using the mounting putty. Seriously, I can’t imagine living without this putty! So great for hanging items without marring your walls and to keep objects in place!

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Here is a side view showing the different depths of the paper canvases.

To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.

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Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

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DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4×4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

Here’s the line up for today, Saturday, March 28th:

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Taylored Expressions and Tombow Spring Fling Blog Hop March 21, 2015

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Welcome to the Taylored Expressions and Tombow Spring Fling Blog Hop! You probably came here from Charmaine Ikach’s Blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow Blog to start!

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My project used the Oh Happy Day Stamp and Die Cut Set from Taylored Expressions and the Dual Brush Pen Bright Set and Adhesives from Tombow.

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I started with this cute memo pad holder from Kaisercraft.

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I covered it with a book page using Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, the perfect paper to wood glue! I cut the paper a little bit larger than the wood piece, and then used a emery board to sand the edges to make it perfectly flush.

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The next step was to stamp and color the flowers from the Oh Happy Day Stamp Set using the Dual Brush Pen Bright Set. I used the colorless blending pen to do a little blending.

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The Oh Happy Day Matching Die Cuts makes it super easy and quick to cut out the blossoms!

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The flowers were adhered to the back of the memo holder using both the Dots Adhesive Tape Runner and Foam Tabs from Tombow. The little bit of dimension from the Foam Tabs makes those bright blossoms pop! I also added a 727 Zoom Pen from Tombow for a lovely gift pairing.

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Enter to win! Ready to hop into spring? We’ve got TWO terrific prizes for TWO lucky winners to help you get started! To enter, leave some love on our participating designer Spring Fling Blog Hop projects by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. For each comment, you’ll receive an entry to win one of the two prize packs from Tayloered Expressions and Tombow! We’ll pick two winners at random. Here’s what you can win:

Prize Pack #1: Taylored Expression’s For Peep’s Sake Matched Kit, For Peep’s Sake Sequins, Walking on Sunshine Embossing Folder.

Prize Pack #2: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, Adhesive Dots, Dual Brush Set of 6 in Jellybean.

Remember to like Tombow and Taylored Expressions on Facebook!

Here’s the Saturday line up in case you get lost!

Your next stop is Courtney Kelly’s Blog to see what beautiful project she has created for you!

 

Blog Hop with Jen Goode! November 14, 2014

This weekend we are blog hopping with our guest designer Jen Goode! If you have just come from Jennie Garcia’s blog you are on the right track! If not, go back to the beginning on the Tombow Blog for a chance to win a fabulous prize set of Bright Tombow Markers!

Do you have an ornament exchange party this season? Here’s a great project that I created and made 15 in 1 evening with the help of Tombow Adhesives!

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Here is the finished shadow box ornament.

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Here are the Tombow Products you will need:

  • Xtreme Adhesive
  • Mono Multi Liquid glue
  • Mono Aqua Liquid glue
  • Power Tabs
  • Dual Brush Pens to color stampings

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Here’s the supplies you need to make ONE ornament:

  • one 10″ x 2″ piece of corrugated cardboard – with 1/2″ notches at each end and scored in half (see photo above for grain direction)
  • one 10″ x 2″ and two 3″ circles cut from decorative cardstock  (paper from Bo Bunny)
  • one cotton ball
  • rhinestones – variety of sizes
  • glitter (Art Institute Glitter)
  • Scene elements – I used two miniature bottle brush trees and a deer
  • Stamps to add a sentiment to the back (sample from Stampendous)
  • Beaded hanger – 3″ headpin and beads
  • Ribbon Bow (I show a gold bow here but ended up using a white bow!) Ribbon from May Arts 

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Step 1: Using the Xtreme Adhesive , (Xtreme is a perfect choice for quick, strong adhesion!) glue the decorative paper panel into the folded corrugated piece. Fringe cut the decorative paper every 1/4″

Step 2: Before going to the next step, stamp and color one of the circle pieces using the Dual Brush Pens.This will be the back of the ornament.

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Step 3: Form the shadow box into a circle and glue ends together using the Mono Multi. Use a clothespin to hold while drying. Fold in the fringes and using the Mono Multi, glue the circles to the inside and back to form the circular shadow box. With the shadow box made, I then glued in rhinestones on both sides using the Mono Multi (the fine tip is easy to control to make tiny drops of glue).

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Step 4: Create the beaded hanger by punching a tiny hole at the top of the shadow box. Add some beads to the headpin, then place through the hole. Continue to add a few more beads. Add a tiny drop of Mono Multi Glue in-between each bead.  Fold the top of the headpin to form the hanger.

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Step 5: I added glitter to the trees by rolling them in a puddle of  Aqua Glue and then sprinkling on the glitter. (Aqua is my main go-to glue for adding glitter!) The glittery forest was so pretty!

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Step 6: Build your scene! Tear apart the cotton ball and drizzle some Aqua Glue on. Mix it gently by pulling the cotton apart and place into the shadow box (yes, I know, a little messy but Aqua washes away easily with a wet wipe).Glue in the trees and the deer with the Multi Glue. Sprinkle on some glitter and set aside to dry.

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Step 7: Add a bow to the top with a Power Tab and you’re finished! The Tombow Adhesives allowed me to speed through this project with great results! Make sure you ask Santa for your favorite Adhesives this holiday!

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In order to be qualified to win this amazing PRIZE,Tombow’s Dual Brush Pen Bright Set, PLEASE comment on each of the designers projects. We will announce a winner Monday, November 17. Now go to our guest designer Jen Goode’s Blog to see what she has created for you!

 

Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop – Coffee Gift Pouch September 7, 2014

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Welcome to the final day of the  TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop  Blog Hop! If you’re here from the Tombow Blog, then you’re in the right place!

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I used the Coffee Love Stamp Set from the Precious Remembrance Shop and some cardstock from DCWV Sunshine Stack. This is a very simple holder designed for those yummy instant iced coffee packages. I see me using the coffee cup stamp a lot! I used Xtreme Adhesive to fold the paper and create the pouch. The Dot Adhesive runner for the paper panels and Foam Tabs to lift up the lid and center of the coffee cup. To apply the trim, add a line of Mono Multi Liquid Glue, and let it dry clear. It will be super sticky and will hold the trim firmly in place. A green Dual Brush Pen colored the small motif accents.

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The Prize will include amazing products from BOTH Companies!

From Tombow the Winner will receive:
· Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
· MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
· MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
· Coffee Love Stamp Set
· Oh So Fun Stamp Set
· Thanks Stamp Set

In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member’s blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shop on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th. Now go to Rosemary Dennis’s blog to see what she has created for today!

 

Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop – Thank You Card September 6, 2014

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I hope you are ready from some Fun Ideas and Great Prizes this week from TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop. If you’re here from the Tombow Blog, then you’re in the right place! We have three different designs each for you so make sure you follow the blog hop Friday, Saturday and Sunday for tons of inspiration!

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I used the Thanks Stamp Set from the Precious Remembrance Shop and some cardstock from DCWV Sunshine Stack. I loved the simplicity  of this card, and the stamps add that perfect touch of class.I used the Dot Adhesive runner for all the paper panels and Foam Tabs to lift up the ‘thanks’ panel and banner tags. A green Dual Brush Pen edged the panels and card for the finishing touch.

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The Prize will include amazing products from BOTH Companies!

From Tombow the Winner will receive:
· Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
· MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
· MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
· Coffee Love Stamp Set
· Oh So Fun Stamp Set
· Thanks Stamp Set

In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member’s blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shop on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th. Now go to Rosemary Dennis’s blog to see what she has created for today!

 

Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop – Balloon Flower Cards September 5, 2014

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I hope you are ready from some Fun Ideas and Great Prizes this week from TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop. If you’re here from the Tombow Blog, then you’re in the right place! We have three different designs each for you so make sure you follow the blog hop Friday, Saturday and Sunday for tons of inspiration! 

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I used the Oh So Fun Stamp Set from the Precious Remembrance Shop and some cardstock from DCWV Sunshine Stack. I loved the cute jar stamps that were stamped out and colored with the #312 Dual Brush Pen – the perfect jar color! I used the Dot Adhesive runner for all the paper panels and Foam Tabs to lift up the flowers and ‘celebrate’ panel. The flowers were made by gluing a flat clear marble onto a punched out flower with Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I also added a little silver bullion wire into the jar for extra bling! A black Dual Brush Pen added the flower stems for the finishing touch. 

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The Prize will include amazing products from BOTH Companies! 

From Tombow the Winner will receive:
· Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
· MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
· MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
· Coffee Love Stamp Set
· Oh So Fun Stamp Set
· Thanks Stamp Set

In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member’s blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shop on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th. Now go to Rosemary Dennis’s blog to see what she has created! 

 

Melissa’s Blog Challenge August 18, 2014

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Melissa picked a Birthday Card for her challenge! Thanks for the easy challenge Melissa and a Happy Belated Birthday! Join the challenge by making your own card and be eligible to win: Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs and MONO Multi Liquid Glue! Go to the TOMBOW BLOG for all the details! I’m going to show you the Birthday Candle DoodleDab and a few card ideas to create with it!

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Here are the steps for the DoodleDab Candles and the Dual Brush Pen colors. You can, of course, choose to make any color candle with  the 96 different colors in the Dual Brush Pen palette! You will also need the Blending Kit to make the two toned DoodleDab teardrop strokes.

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Here are the card samples I made with the DoodleDabs! I did them on shiny photo paper for bright and colorful cards. Then the panels were attached to the colored card blanks using Dot Stamp Runner Adhesive and the small sentiment panels are attached using Foam Tabs for a dimensional look. Don’t forget to add candles to the envelope! So there you have it, very simple and quick cards using Tombow products!

Get busy and create your own card for the challenge! Voting will start MONDAY, AUGUST 25 and will end WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 

 

Blog Hop with Ellen from Chilly Dog! July 25, 2014

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Another great blog Hop with a talented designer, Ellen from Chilly Dog! You can also win a fantastic Tombow prize for playing along! If you have come from Jennie’s Blog, you are on the right track! If not, you will want to start at the Tombow Blog! For this post I’m showing you how to draw a simple “Doodle Cat” that you can color using the Dual Brush Pen Bright Set! This is easy enough for the children to do, so give it a try!  

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Using the MONO Twin Permanent Marker, use the broad tip to draw the first two steps. Then with the fine tip, add the details. Keep the doodles to decorate the cat simple and large. Vary your cat to be large or small, fat or skinny! This pen NEVER bleeds into the Dual Brush Pens making it the perfect tool for drawing! 

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Color your cats with the Dual Brush Pens using the indirect coloring method. This method uses the Colorless Blending Pen and Blending Palette from the Blending KitThis coloring method gives the cats a nice graduated basecoat. Fill in the doodled details using the Brush markers at full strength for maximum color!

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If you look closely, you can see the white whiskers, created by drawing them on with the Glue Pen before adding the colors. I also used the Glue Pen to add transparent fine glitter to the details. 

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Here are two more card ideas done with the “Doodle Cat” design. This time, I glued on googly eyes using the Glue Pen. Have fun with this simple drawing project creating fun cards or bright framable drawings! 

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This is the prize you can win from Tombow! Xtreme Adhesive, MONO Adhesive Permanent, MONO Adhesive Permanent Refill Value Pack, Stamp Runner Permanent and Stamp Runner Permanent Refill! 

Here’s How to win! Start at the Tombow Blog and comment on all the Design Team’s projects. Also, “like” TombowUSA and The Chilly Dog on Facebook! Your next stop is to see what Ellen at The Chilly Dog has created for you! 

 

 

Debbie’s “You Are My Sunshine”Challenge July 14, 2014

Debbie has put out a challenge of “You are my Sunshine” to create something for summer and yellow! I haven’t shown a new DoodleDab lately, so here is a Sunny Sunflower using Tombow products! 

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DoodleDabs are created with the Dual Brush Pens. The tough nylon tips stand up beautifully  to  ‘dapping’ the brush tip down to create the teardrop stroke. This stroke is all you need to learn to make over 40 different DoodleDabs! Simply follow the steps to make the sunflowers using 925 Scarlet, 025 Light Orange  and 195 Light Green Dual Brush Pens. 

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Here is a panel showing a sunflower sprouting up to a tall sunflower and a friendly ant waving hello!

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Don’t forget to accent the front of your envelope with some sunflower DoodleDabs!  I used Foam Tabs to raise up the main panel, MONO Dots Adhesive to attach the panels and rick rack and a light brown Irojiten Pencil to edge all the panels.

Want to learn more DoodleDabs? Stay tuned, my book “Brush Marker Magic” Design Originals Publication will be out soon and includes oodles of step-outed DoodleDabs!

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I would be TRILLED if you tried out the DoodleDab while creating your entry for Debbie’s “You are my Sunshine” challenge! Look what you can win from Tombow: Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs and Mono Adhesive Dots! 

 

Blog Hop with Guest Designer Anna Wight June 13, 2014

 

 

Welcome to the Blog Hop with our talented guest Designer Anna Wight! If you just came from Jennie’s Blog you are on the right path! If not, you may want to start at the Tombow blog!

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For this blog I am going to show you a technique that uses both the Dual Brush Pens and Irojiten Colored Pencils. These two colorful products play well together and you get the benefit of quick color blocking with the markers and simple shading to create beautiful images with the colored pencils. This is a perfect project if you are a beginner to coloring your stamped images or Zentangle inspired drawings! Here I have started with a simple flower design filled with tangles drawn with the Mono Twin Permanent Pen.

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Next, use light colored Dual Brush Pens and the brush tip to simply fill in the main areas with color. Don’t worry about blending colors! Let these colors dry a few minutes before the next step.  The markers used here are: 703, 991, 603, 553, 126 and 195

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Here are some more colorful examples using this technique! Quick color coverage provided with Light hues of the Dual Brush Pens, then controlled, easy shading using the Irojiten Colored Pencils!

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The prize for this blog hop includes Xtreme Adhesive, Mono Adhesive Removable and Mono Aqua Liquid Glue!

In order to enter to win this prize from Tombow, please comment on all the Design Team’s projects this weekend! Now go to guest designer Anna Wight’s blog to see what she has created for you!

 

 
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