Monday, January 18, 2016

Introducing Art Girl Tonya!

Hello there!!! 
I am SO excited, GIDDY and over the top to introduce one of my ART GIRLS...
Tonya Gibbs (aka Psychomoms) hehehe...

Hi everyone, Tonya here!  I'm so excited to share with you my first post on this amazing new adventure!  I've prepared a mixed media canvas video tutorial with lots of techniques using Yvonne's fabulous new 2016 CHA releases.   

Yvonne Blair Art Girls Tonya A Gibbs - Inner Child Canvas #MixedMedia #YvonneBlairArtGirls #ImpressionObsession #TonyaAGibbs

This year's blog is going to blow your mind with inspiration for all your mixed media, and crafty projects!  All of us Art Girls are going crazy with lots of ideas for our posts.  Yvonne's stamps are fantastic and LARGE enough for art journals, but small enough for cards.  I just LOVE them!  I love that you can order these stamps in either -Wood Mounted or Cling Mounted.  This makes them perfect for your style of stamping!    I'm featuring four of Yvonne's new stamps with Impression Obsession in today's post:

Sketch Daisy

Yvonne Blair Art Girls Tonya A Gibbs - Inner Child Canvas #MixedMedia #YvonneBlairArtGirls #ImpressionObsession #TonyaAGibbs

Are you ready for spring yet?  I am, so I wanted my canvas to be filled with lovely vibrant spring colors and flowers.  I used Yvonne's Sketch Twig and Sketch Daisy Stamps with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper's Big Brush Artist pens to create a wild flower background.  This background would be amazing duplicated in your art journals or Bible journal pages as well. 

Yvonne Blair Art Girls Tonya A Gibbs - Inner Child Canvas #MixedMedia #YvonneBlairArtGirls #ImpressionObsession #TonyaAGibbs

Isn't that little butterfly darling?   In the video, I also share with you  how I made him into a clay embellishment using the Sketch Butterfly 2 stamp, and quick air dry clay.

Yvonne Blair Art Girls Tonya A Gibbs - Inner Child Canvas #MixedMedia #YvonneBlairArtGirls #ImpressionObsession #TonyaAGibbs

Seriously, when I saw the Inner Child sentiment stamp, I busted out laughing.  I knew it had to be one of the first stamps that I used.   I wanted it to really pop against all of the other colors on the page, so I decided to emboss it to look like a chalkboard. I used a Tim Holtz pen nib to resemble an explanation point.  It is framed in a Prima resin frame that has been lightly gilded with multi colored foils to resembled tarnished metal. I thought this was the perfect spot for the Tim Holtz Fractured Doll. It looks like he was the one who created the whirl wind found in the background.

Here is  a process video tutorial that is packed with lots of techniques.

The finish canvas is a 9x7 canvas board and it fits perfect on a small end table or can be hung on a wall. I hope you have enjoyed my post today. I had a lot of fun playing with Yvonne's stamps and creating this canvas. 

 Thanks for hanging out with me today!

Please click on the links to read more from Tonya...and get to know her!
Thanks Tonya for your fabulous Mixed Media Canvas..and Wowza video!!!
What a fabulous way to kick off the week!


  1. Your piece turned out just wonderful! You really do make "clusters" like to one else. So glad you are on Yvonne's Team and can't wait to see what else you come up with!

  2. Yvonne - I LOVE this stamp. Just sitting on my desk without any ink or paper or nothin' it would make me smile.