Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Soulful Side of Adornit

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As a relative "newbie" on the crafty side of things, I've been lucky in the last couple years to have met and worked with some amazing people.  One of those that I'm happy to call friend, is Carolee McMullins, creator of Carolee's Creations and Adornit.  We've worked together on a few projects now and I'm always happy to promote her amazing products.  I use them regularly, not because I have to, but because I want to.

I've showcased numerous Adornit projects, from the Art Play prints and wood, to the Art Play Paintables and now, the Adornit Art Play Coloring Books.   The Art Play Paintables were presented to the public about a year ago and have evolved quickly, starting with designer/artist Lindsay Ostrom, and expanded to include designs this year featuring new collections from owner Carolee McMullins, Stephanie Ackerman and Michele Hamilton.

Today, I'm focusing on the Soulful Side of Adornit, with a nod to longtime designer/artist/crafter, Stephanie Ackerman, well known for her Documented Faith series.  She's created a series of Faith based images that are perfect for cards, scrapbook, bible bookmarks and more.

This image that I colored today is from the Walk by Faith Art Play Paintable collection.  I chose to keep this fairly simple.   Sometimes less, is more, and I plan on using this as a sympathy or encouragement card.  The beauty of these products are, the design is already laid out; all you need to do is add color and your own special touch.  I love the open space on this image which allows me to get a little creative and add some extra's of my own.  I'm also using the Adornit Blender paper for my backdrop.


As you can see, I've taken liberty with the image by adding cracks to the wooden cross, little dots everywhere, embellishing the lettering with a gel pen.... do whatever you want.  It's easy and fun and I'm going to step out on a limb and say, it's virtually impossible to mess it up.  You can't beat the cost of the Art Play Paintable sheets.  At under $2.00 each, with numerous images to work with, you can create quite a few projects and get tremendous bang for your buck.

Visit Stephanie's blog, for boundless inspiration, and get to know her, if you don't already.  Purchase some of the Art Play for yourself or a friend.  Coloring is relaxing, calming and helps reduce stress.  These quality artist papers can be used with colored pencils, markers, paint and more.  

If you really want to make someone's day, give the gift of Adornit Coloring Books for Christmas this year.  I have women in my life who are not crafters, just your every day mom, sister, friend, and they are loving coloring books for adults right now.  Another new product that just came out is the line of Art Play Washi Tape, so take a peek at those as well.  The designs are fresh and unique and I think you'll like what you see.  This is just one roll in the series, below.  


Here's a few links to help get your mojo going.  You can find Adornit projects on my blog, the Adornit blog and Mountains Plains Crafters.

Visit my Gallery at as well as my Adornit board on Pinterest and any of my other social media sites.  Thanks for stopping by!

Additional Project Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon
Xyron Adhesive Runner
White gel pen
Marvy Le Pen ultra fine point black
Tombow Dual Brush markers

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