Saturday, January 26, 2008

Studio Home Dimensions!

I'm back from my certification and I'm so excited about everything I learned!!

I had a fabulous time seeing my friend Charlie at Certification and my friend Nancy drove up from Tampa to have dinner with me the first night I was there - I haven't seen her in 8 years and it was great to catch up.

So what is Studio Home Dimensions you ask? (and even if you didn't - I'm so exctied about it I'm gonna tell you anyway)!LOL

Donna Dewberry and Sculpey Clay have teamed up and created Studio Home Dimensions. I hear that it is available right now at JoAnn super stores and AC Moore stores - two stores that are not anywhere near where I live unfortunately. They are scheduled to be at the other craft stores (Hobby Lobby and Michaels soon) - if you are curious about this new product or if you like to play with clay ask those stores if they have the products, and if they don't ask them when are going to get them!!

I'm all about tools! When I scrapbook I like to have all the latest and greatest tools. When I paint, I have to have all my colors and different brushes, and now when I create with Studio Clay I have all the greatest tools right there to help me design and create so awesome stuff! I've included pictures of some of those things below!


(creator of One Stroke Painting)

You can click on her picture and it will take you to her website.

The Studio Home Dimensions certification was a three day course that was packed with lots of information and lots of creativity! It's always incredible to learn techniques from masters like Donna and Iris and Amy from Polyform. They taught us non-clay people how to create some incredible ART pieces.

We learned how to make flowers of all kinds and this is the flower (paper mache) box that we created in class.

This is mine ~ it amazes me and I've spent a long time just looking at it cause I'm shocked that I created it!

We created this awesome Thistle piece that looked daunting at first but just like One Stroke Painting ~ when it's broken down into manageable steps it all makes sense and comes together in the end looking gorgeous!

This is my favorite thing that we learned how to do - leaves! Totally my style from the colors to the design to just about everything!

We antiqued it fauxed the frame with paint.

This is the votive that we made.

It's got textured clay on it with cutouts and leaves on top. Again, we antiqued it with a white wash and after seeing it loaded on the computer have to say it looks so much better in person. The texture is incredible!

Here are the texture mats to texture the clay - too cool is all I can say. I don't know if I'll have a smooth piece of clay ever on anything because these tools are beyond incredible!

Some of the Studio Home Dimension
I absolutely LOVE all the packaging
of the Studio products too! So sleak and must I say it sexy.

and the clay - OMgoodness! The colors are incredible. The clay is so easy to work with and the possibilities are limitless!

I'm so looking forward to just sitting and playing and creating!

Here are some of the things that were created by Donna and Amy and again ~ the frame is so totally my style and I can see making 100's of these!

It's always nice to come home and boy was I so excited that we got done early enough that I drove home Friday afternoon/evening and got to see my family and sleep in my own bed! I didn't sleep very well while gone and I really needed some good sleep. Of course, I came home to a very clean home - my hubby is the best - and the boys were all thrilled to have mom home. The doggies were excited to see me as well - my hubby said they moped around all week cause I wasn't here.

So, a scary thing kinda happened while in Fla. When Charlie, her husband and I were loading the car with our fun creations a bus hit the car door. The scary thing was that I was in the door loading stuff and it hit the edge of the door and pushed me in. I wasn't hurt or anything and didn't realize until the next day that my back was sore from it. I don't think the impact is what hurt it but more of the surprise reaction and the push forward into the car from the hit. Bad thing was the bus driver just kept driving like nothing happened and the hotel couldn't/didn't do anything about it. I'm pretty sore today - but I really think it's a combination of that scary event and the class from rolling out the clay.

Don't forget to leave me a comment to entry my giveaway. You can leave a comment on any of my posts from my Sunday, Jan. 20th to Feb. 13th to be entered to win. I'll do the drawing on February 14th and will draw names from all comments left during the time period I mentioned above - so the more posts you comment on the more you are entered.

My giveaway item -
my handpainted strawberry tray.

Click on the OWOH picture above to go to Lisa's Blog to see all the other incredible artists giveaway items.
It's not officially kicked off until Feb.1st so make sure to check back often to see the updates of participants.


Belle-ah said...

OK...when do you start teaching this??? I want to come and take that class...please let me know! It will be worth the drive.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Glad you had a blast and learned something new. Welcome home.

Anonymous said...

Wow...just another thing that you will succeed at being creative in. You are truly gifted and creative. I love being your sister and am truly blessed to have you in my life.

Rosemary said...

Glad you are OK. I think sometimes when things like that happen your back will tense up.
I hope it feels better soon.
What a stupid bus driver.
I love what you learned in your class. My favorite is the leaves.
She is that one step painting lady right?
Glad you got home safely.
Have a good weekend.
Heating Pad!!!

Mary Isabella said...

I am glad you had so much fun. Everything is beautiful as always...Mary

Christi Snow said...

Oh Wow! I have never had any desire to work with clay, but you may convince me otherwise. These creations are gorgeous!!!

That is so scary about the bus. Hopefully you are feeling less sore today. Did it do damage to the car?

I am glad that you are home and back blogging! We missed you! smiles...

justabeachkat said...

Oh.My.Word! Amazing stuff you learned. Can't wait to see more. I especially loved the frames. Darn...sure wish I lived close enough to take classes from you.

I sure hope your back is okay. What a scary thing to happen!! I'm so thankful you (or anyone else) wasn't hurt. It could have been really bad. God was watching over you sweet friend.


Linda said...

Great Job Sandy! That is some really neat stuff and I know you will be as successful at that as you are at painting.
Glad it was fun.
Love you,

joan said...

Looks like you had a wonderufl time learning new things. That is so scary about the bus, you take it easy for awhile. So glad God was watching out for you. Have a good week.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I LOVE the clay-- I am going to have to head to AC Moore and see if they have it here yet.
Lynette Myers

Anonymous said...

Love the tray with strawberries. Very clever. Am glad you enjoyed your clay experience and looking forward to what you will teach. Sorry about the bus, hope all is well now or at least feeling better. love, Grandma

Daughter of the King said...

WOW....this is so impressive..just beautful

btw...two giveaways on my blog right now

Sugar Bear said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! That box is amazing! Wow - thank goodness the bus thing wasn't worse. I think the hotel is giving you the slip - they can absolutely do something about it. You should get on them in case your soarness turns out to be something worse (God forbid).

Sandi McBride said...

Hey girl, good thing you got such an itty bitty butt...otherwise it could have been a real dis ass ter, right? No really, so glad you didn't get really hurt...and it looks like you had loads of fun, which is a good thing!

Miss*Laurence said...

Wow Sandy! And again wow!

You did have a great time, that's definitely going to boost your creative mind! I loved using clay, it's like grown-up play-doh, as I said earlier, and maybe I should have another go ( does yours bake at 130 degrees as well?)- I must say that I tried the "traditional" way, by making canes, but didn't quite sculpt much with it. You definitely gave me ideas...

And all those amazing textures, my goodness there's another aisle in the craft shop I shouldn't spend too long wandering in... ;-)

Jeri Aaron said...

Sandy, I can tell you really enjoyed your trip and learned so much - you made beautiful things! And be sure to take care of your back.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful! We will have to check out more about this!! Love it!!

kari & kijsa

FrenchGardenHouse said...

wow...THAT is so exciting! What a great line of products, can't wait to get some to play.:) glad you had such a great time.

Thanks so much for entering my blog GIVE AWAY!

xo Lidy

KJ said...

I recognized Donna Dewberry! I love her technique and work. I have never dabbled in the area of crafts and would love to—but when??? How wonderful that she has this fabulous line of products!

Thanks so very much for my Birthday greeting this AM! It means a lot!

Hugs, KJ

Nerissa said...

Wow, you learned all that? Your flower is amazing. How fun to be able to take a trip like that! The clay projects totally remind me of your paintings :)
Hope your back is doing better. How scarey! Take care of yourself!

Michelle said...

I was lucky enough to win your painting in last year's OWOH giveaway and sure would like a chance to win this tray! It's beautiful as all of your paintings are! I wish I had an ounce of creativeness in me! :)

Dee Light said...

Your tray is just lovely and would be perfect for my kitchen, as i have srawberries in the walpaper boarder. I hope I win.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Naturegirl said...

Love the tray I would love to be enetered and it is a pleasure to meet you! hugs NG

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