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Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : July 2017

July 20th, 2017

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Wow, what an great first month of the #showusyourMEdia challenge. You all produced stellar, moving, personal art. Art that matters. Thank you so much for creating and especially for sharing. If you’re new to the challenge, check the bottom of this post for a recap on rules, etc.

Congratulations to our first month’s Challenge winners! Both winners will be receiving a set of Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks!

Facebook Winner: Kezzy Art

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Instagram Winner: @amirainoz

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Here is our next challenge. It runs from July 20 to August 16, 2017.

If you wouldn’t say it to a friend, don’t say it to yourself. ~Jane Travis
Create a piece of art about the things you say to yourself. Are you positive? Negative? Both?

This challenge inspired me. As I have gotten older, I have found that I am kinder to myself. I still have my insecurities, my sadness. But my self-talk tends to be motivational. If I don’t give myself a pep talk, who will? I made several pages because once I got started, I couldn’t stop.

Here’s a little journaling tip. I always have a big drawer full of “art bits.” These are warm ups, pieces of art I don’t like or that just didn’t work, etc. When I sit down to journal and feel stumped for an idea, I dig through my “art bits” drawer and pull out pieces that appeal to me. I cut or tear them up and repurpose them for new pages. I used this process for all of the pages that I made for this challenge. The birds on the Media Board came from a box that I created in a class that I taught. I tore the box apart and used the panels as the focal point for the pages. The tag can from the “art bits” box, too. The woman that I cut in half was a pretty ugly drawing that I did five years ago. It’s out of proportion…I draw better now….but it looked kind of cool cut in half. The orange circles were from a painting that was downright ugly. When I cut the circles out, they were perfect for the page.

The backgrounds on the bird pages are almost entirely Scribble Stick, with the exception of the Cheddar color on the page with the Blackberry and Cheddar background, and the Turquoise paint I put through the Almost Ikat stencil on the face page.

Are you ready? I can’t wait to see your art.

Check out below to see my personal take on this challenge!

Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Scribbly Birds in Flight
  • Dina Wakley Media Board
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint in Cheddar,  Black, and Turquoise
  • Dina Wakley Media Tape, White
  • Dina Wakley Media Comb, Squares
  • Fudeball Black Pen
  • Dina Wakley Media stencils, Almost Ikat
  • Tim Holtz Idea-logy Big Chat stickers
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Plain Tissue Wrap

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    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Challenge Rules Recap
    I want to put the “me” back in mixed media. All art is personal, whether it be a card or an art journal page or a painting. Join me as we begin a series of monthly challenges and prompts that will fuel your creative spirit and help you delve into the ME of MEdia.

    Challenge Rules

  • We will announce monthly challenges on the Ranger blog on the third Thursday of each month.
  • Use at least one Dina Wakley Media product in your project. If your product is not obvious (like paint), please list the colors you used.
  • You can make anything you like—a card, an art journal page, a tag, a canvas, anything!
  • Interpret each challenge any way you like. You can be literal or you can use it as a springboard and see where it takes you. Let the challenge inspire you and stretch you.
  • Try to journal on your piece. Write your thoughts about each prompt. You can write a little or you can write a lot, but do your best to incorporate your thoughts and feelings into the piece.
  • When you complete a challenge, please share it on your blog and social media (Instagram/Facebook) with the tags #showusyourMEdia and #rangerink.
  • We will do two random drawings each month for a prize. We will search the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on Instagram for one winner, and then on Facebook for the second winner. To be clear, you must use the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on either Instagram or Facebook in order to show up in the search and to be eligible to win. You have until the third Wednesday of each month to complete the previous month’s challenge.
  • We will announce the previous month’s winner AND the new challenge on the third Thursday of each month.
  • Faded Fragments by Tim Holtz

    June 29th, 2017

    Faded Fragments by Tim Holtz | www.rangerink.com

    Our Signature Designer Tim Holtz shares this great Faded Fragments tutorial featuring the Distress® Oxides.

    Find Tim’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Faded Fragments by Tim Holtz

    Handmade Gifts for Every Mom : The Mom Who Loves to Plan

    May 2nd, 2017

    The Mom Who Loves to Plan | www.rangerink.com

    She’s never missed an appointment, she loves having things to plan and she’s the most organized woman you know. Sound familiar? If this describes your mom, then today’s gift idea is perfect for her. Surprise your mother this year with a Dylusions Creative Dyary bundle! Start with the Creative Dyary itself and then add on the Dylusions Dyary accessories for her to personalize and make it her own. Any mom who loves planning and staying on task will love the flexibility and fun this planner has to offer!

    The Mom Who Loves to Plan | www.rangerink.com

    The Creative Dyary includes weekly agenda pages, which are perfect for her to keep track of her busy schedule, and they’re undated which allows her to start planning right away. The Dyary also includes patterned background pages in bright colors and black and white, which are ideal for her running to-do lists, keeping extra notes, or art journaling. Sometimes she’s going to want a break from all of her planning, additional black and white Dylusions coloring pages allow her an extra creative outlet all wrapped bound into one single hardcover journal.

    The Mom Who Loves to Plan | www.rangerink.com

    What’s a planner without fun ways to make it your own? Not only does the Dyary provide a great creative base for her to start her planning adventures, but it also has a full line of added accessories to help take her planning style above and beyond. Stamp out the dates and months with the Creative Dyary Stamp Set and Dyary Ink or add borders, lists, notes, bullets, sayings and more with stickers from the Creative Dyary Stickers. Keep track of to-do lists, notes and reminders using Dyary Stick-Its, color in or just use the Dyary Die Cuts as is to embellish the page, and tape them in with Dyary Tape. Be sure she won’t lose her spot with the help of the adorable heart shaped Dyary Clips. With so many fun elements, she’s going to want to keep her Dyary with her at all times!

    The Mom Who Loves to Plan | www.rangerink.com

    Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon

    April 24th, 2017

    Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Cheiron Brandon shares with how she created this Frida inspired multiple art journal spreads!

    Find Cheiron’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon

    Creativation 2017 | Evolution of Distress Designer Challenge

    March 2nd, 2017

    In 2004 Tim Holtz and Ranger debuted Distress Ink in the craft industry, and for the past 13 years more innovative products have been added to this collection. For this year’s challenge Ranger and Tim Holtz wanted to celebrate this versatile line by showcasing all of the products that now make up its unique assortment. Instead of all the designers being given the same product as in previous years, they were all given various Distress products and their focus was to highlight the great features of their assigned product. All the artists were challenged to be as creative and unique as possible while using their assigned Distress product, all while still reflecting their own personal style. Check out what beautiful and inspiring pieces we received this year from our very talented group of designer artists!

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com

    Tim Holtz

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Oxide
    Visit Tim’s Blog: http://www.timholtz.com

    Dyan Reaveley

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Stain
    Visit Dyan’s Blog: http://www.dyan-reaveley.blogspot.com

    Dina Wakley

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Paint
    Visit Dina’s Blog: http://www.dinawakley.com

    Wendy Vecchi

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Crayons
    Visit Wendy’s Blog: http://www.studio490art.blogspot.com

    Amy Tangerine

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Ink
    Visit Amy’s Blog: http://www.amytangerine.com/blog

    Anita Houston

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Mica Spays
    Visit Anita’s Blog: http://www.artfulmaven.net

    Debi Adams

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Ink
    Visit Debi’s Blog: http://www.debi-adams.com

    Emma Williams

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Crayons
    Visit Emma’s Blog: http://www.stickydots.blogspot.co.uk

    Jenn Shurkus

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Ink
    Visit Jenn’s Blog: http://www.shurkus.com

    Jennifer McGuire

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Ink
    Visit Jennifer’s Blog: http://www.jennifermcguireink.com

    Kassa Hayselden

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Paint
    Visit Kassa’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karen.hayselden/

    Kath Stewart

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Crayons
    Visit Kath’s Blog: http://kath-allthatglitter.blogspot.com

    Kaz Hall

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Crayons
    Visit Kaz’ Blog: http://thelittleshabbyshed.blogspot.com

    Kristina Werner

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Markers
    Visit Kristina’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starofmay/?hl=en

    Mou Saha

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Paint
    Visit Mou’s Blog: http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com

    Paula Cheney

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Oxide
    Visit Paula’s Blog: http://www.oneluckyday.net

    Richele Christensen

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Markers
    Visit Richele’s Blog: http://californiaartgirl.blogspot.com

    Shari Carol

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Ink
    Visit Shari’s Blog: http://shari-design.blogspot.com

    Vicki Evans

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Stain
    Visit Vicki’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dig_tcc/

    Zoe Hillman

    Designer Challenge | www.rangerink.com
    Distress Medium: Distress Stain
    Visit Zoe’s Instagram: http://www.igirlzoe.com

    Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach

    February 23rd, 2017

    Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach  | www.rangerink.com

    Debbie Tlach shares with us how to make this Creativation 2017 Make It Take It Distress Oxide Initial Tag using new Distress products!

    Find Debbie’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach

    Creativation 2017 Sneak Peek Day 1 | New Tim Holtz Distress® Products

    January 16th, 2017

    It’s that time of year again- here at Ranger we’ve been working hard to prepare our new product line ups from our well know Designers and Brands. This year we are excited for a change of scenery as we head to Phoenix, Arizona for the Creativation Show by the Craft & Hobby Association!  Every day this week we will be sharing sneak peeks of our show releases- we can’t wait to share all of the new products we have in store for all of you!  Be sure to check in on our blog every day to see what new products we will be launching! 

    TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® OXIDES

    The next generation of Distress® Inks has arrived- introducing 12 Tim Holtz Distress® Oxide Ink Pads, a water-reactive dye & pigment ink fusion that creates an oxidized effect when sprayed with water. Use with stamps, stencils, and direct to surface. Blend using Ink Blending Tools and Foam. All Oxide colors are available in 3” x 3” ink pads and coordinating .5 oz re-inkers.

    AVAILABLE IN 12 COLORS OF INK PADS AND COORDINATING RE-INKERS


    Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Oxides.


    TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® CRAYON SETS #8, #9, & #10

    Introducing three new sets of Distress® Crayons that coordinate with the Distress® palette. Distress® Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed-media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for creating brilliant backgrounds, watercoloring, smudge effects and more! Color directly onto your surface and blend with water then layer with Distress® Inks or Stains for more creative possibilities. Each set contains 6 crayons.

    AVAILABLE IN 3 NEW SETS OF 6 COLORS


    Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Sets #8, #9, & #10.


    TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® CRAYON SETS OPEN STOCK

    Distress® Crayon Sets #6 & #7 and Bundled Sage are now available in open stock! Distress® Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for water coloring, creating smudge effects and more! Color directly onto your surface and blend with water, then layer with Distress® Inks, Stains and more for creative possibilities.

    AVAILABLE IN 13 NEW OPEN STOCK COLORS


    Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons Open Stock.


    TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® CRAYON TIN

    Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Storage Tin is the ideal storage solution for Distress® Crayons. Organize and transport Crayons easily in this convenient tin. Features a clear window & hinged metal closure. The Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Storage Tin holds up to 34 Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons.

    *Crayons Not Included in Crayon Tin*


    Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Tin.


    TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® COLLAGE MEDIUM

    Tim Holtz Distress® Collage Medium is now available in a 1 fl. oz. squeeze bottle. Collage Medium is a gel medium designed for gluing, layering, and sealing mixed-media projects. Dries to a translucent, matte finish. The applicator tip is ideal for applying to smaller objects.

    AVAILABLE IN 1 FL. OZ. BOTTLE

    Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Collage Medium.


    TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS™ STORAGE JARS

    Tim Holtz Distress® Storage Jars are the ideal storage solution for small embellishments, glitter, beads, and more. Store and organize all of your tiny crafting elements in these clear plastic jars with metal lids. Use with the Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Storage Tin to hold up to 12 jars for convenient and stylish storage.

    STORAGE JARS SOLD IN PACK OF 6 JARS

    Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Storage Jars.


    TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® 8.5″ x 11″ WOODGRAIN CARDSTOCK

    Tim Holtz Distress® Woodgrain Cardstock is now available in 8.5” x 11”. Woodgrain Cardstock is a textured surface with a detailed woodgrain embossed design. Ideal for Distress® Ink, Paint, and Stain techniques. Woodgrain Cardstock is a heavyweight 111 lb. cover weight cardstock that maintains its texture when altered.

    AVAILABLE IN 5 PACK – 8.5” x 11” SHEETS

    Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® 8.5” x 11” Woodgrain Cardstock.


    TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® DESIGNER BAG

    Whether you are taking them on the go or using them in your creative space, the Tim Holtz Distress® Designer Accessory Bag set is the perfect solution for storing your supplies in style. The Accessory bag features the exclusive artwork from Ranger’s Signature Designer- Tim Holtz. Measuring 10” W x 6” H, 11” W x 8.5” H, and 14” W x 11” H. The 3-piece envelope style sets are ideal for storing stencils, paper and ephemera, pens, markers and much more.

    AVAILABLE 3 PIECE ENVELOPE STYLE SET

    Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Designer Bag.


    Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham

    January 9th, 2017

    Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Sandra Botham shares with us how to make this bright foldable art piece using her favorite Dylusions products!

    Find Sandra’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham

    Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch

    December 22nd, 2016

    Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Miranda van den Bosch shares with us how enjoy the winter season with this Dylusions Winter Wonderland Journal Spread!

    Find Miranda’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch

    Halloween Treat Box by Dina Wakley

    October 10th, 2016

    Halloween Treat Box by Dina Wakley | www.rangerink.com

    Signature Designer Dina Wakley shares with us how to make this adorable Halloween Treat Box using product from her Dina Wakley Media line!

    Find Dina’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Halloween Treat Box by Dina Wakley