Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Frog Dog Studio and Splash of Color Team Up! (Day Three)

Welcome to the Frog Dog Studio and Splash of Color Design Team Cross Promotion!

This week the teams are showcasing projects from the Frog Dog Studio
December Mixed Media kit, featuring Luminarte Acrylic Silks and Viva Colour Modeling Creme.  Both teams are excited to share their kit projects and show you how they were inspired. 

Each day (December 9-11th), on the Frog Dog Studio and Splash of Color Blogs, we will be sharing Design Team projects with tips, how-to's, and Kit and Product shares.  Be sure and visit both blogs for daily inspiration. 

We love Frog Dog Studio kits and Splash of Color product so much, we are sharing them with you!  

Visit the Frog Dog Studio blog and Splash of Color Blog each day and leave a comment for a chance to win the following:

1.  ONE winner will be selected to receive a Frog Dog Studio December Mixed Media.
2.  ONE winner will be selected to receive a $25.00 Luminarte and Viva Colour Prize Package! 

Leave a comment each day on each blog for more chances to win.  You must visit each blog and leave a comment on both blogs in order to qualify for a chance to win. 

Comments are due by midnight MST, Wednesday, December11th to qualify for the drawing.

Winners will be announced shortly after the end of the comment period, so be sure to check back to see if you've won.

Let's see what the Frog Dog Studio team created today!

Design Team member Lea Cioci shares our first project share.  Here's what she has to say!

I have two different projects that highlight the wonderful December Kit at Frog Dog Studio!!! I like that each kit gives you major media to use in your art, and ephemera as well as elements to make several complete works of art! The DT, I am proud to be on, helps those who are looking for ideas, techniques and eye candy!!!

Stamping with Silks!

Found a gold chipboard tag and wanted to design a simple, festive look as an alternative to a greeting card. Flat painting and smooshing plastic wrap to create texture. 

To stamp with Silks, use a sponge or a cut piece of Ranger's foam Sheet, and paint a good amount of Silks on it. The paint will go into the surface but because it doesn't totally soak in, it makes a perfect stamp pad! The Ranger Foam is exactly what they use for some of their stamp pads. There are felt sheets too. Use the foam and tap on the stamp from the kit, and then stamp on the tag. Stamp the image off the edges of the tag. Cool effect!!!

Add elements, wire and twine or raffia with beads to complete the look!

A created vignette' which highlights the Primary of Shopping and the Christmas Season! The smaller art is designed on the Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Fabric. Silk Paints glaze areas, and after using the modeling paste; the Silks add light semi-transparent colors that make the letters POP! The tree is a flat, wood tree. The Modeling paste and Silks bring this little tree to life. Silks were used on one of the accents pieces and on some of the circles of the background cardstock. The mesh and one of the collage images complete the look!

The Tim Holtz stencil is adhered to the fabric using painter's tape.

After applying paste to the stencil and removing excess, this is how it looks on the fabric before adding color with Silk Paints.

This is perfect for a journal cover or photo album cover! 

Our next project share is by Design Team member Melissa Johnson.  She created an amazing Holiday Project you will simply love!

I can't tell you how much I am enjoying using the products from Splash of Color. Right now my favorites are definitely the Luminarte Silks, the Viva Colour Modeling Creme, and the Viva Colour Glitter Paste. With that in mind, I wanted to create a little bit of holiday decor using those products.

To begin, I created a background by collaging some old book paper and using the Silks and the Modeling Creme, which reminded me of snow. I also used the modeling creme with some stencils to add some texture. I used a Gelli print from my stash and some washi tape to create the tree. Using the tip of a stick, I created little "ornaments" using different colors of the Silks. I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut the little bird from our Frog Dog Studio kit. When that was done I sealed it all with matte medium and dried it with my heat gun. When it was all dry, I coated the entire piece with the Glitter Paste. I love how sparkly and winter-y this piece turned out!




Be sure and hop on over to the Splash of Color Blog to see what their Design Team is sharing today!

Remember to leave a comment on both the Frog Dog Studio blog and the Splash of Color blog each day for a chance to win!  We will be picking a winner tomorrow!  Be sure and stop by to see if you are a lucky winner!

We hope you enjoyed out Team Up with Splash of Color!  Have a crafty week!



  1. Lovely work again! Kit is filled with treasures.

  2. Fabulous ideas - I'll have to try stamping with my Silks! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Thanks for showing .....great ideas with lots of texture

  4. The stenciling idea is really great. I also love the twisty twirly wire. Both are cool projects. Nice job.

  5. Such gorgeous textures and I love how the stencil was used!

  6. More great projects. I love the designs on the tag.... and then there is that tree. fun projects. TFS

  7. Lea's tag is pretty and I love that you can use the SILKS for stamping! YAY! Her second piece is so incredible!! I love everything about it!! The colors are yummy and the little boy is delightful! Love how she used the stencil and did the tutorial!! TY!
    LOVELOVELOVE Mellisa's piece! Gorgeous use of the kit elements!! The SILKS make me happy and the glitter paste just makes me shiver with joy!!! MUST get my hands on some of it!!! You had me at glitter!! Combining the two is sure to send me over the edge into pure bliss!
    I have really enjoyed getting to know Frog Dog Studios and the designers this week! So glad that I met you!!! Have a Merry Christmas and Joyful New YEar!

  8. Love the look of the silks!! beautiful!

  9. Wow! Your projects are stunning!

  10. Thank you for the tutorial on stamping with silks one more reason to get some of these... the colors in the second project were beautiful!!

  11. Great tutorials here and the
    projects are wonderful to look at.
    Carla from Utah

  12. I will definitely be using the silks with stamps and on fabrics. The glitter paste added such a beautiful finish to the tree. Consider me inspired!

  13. These are wonderful! I love the colors and texture on each project.

  14. Love the wonderful embellishments and also the variety of techniques used!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  15. Thank you for the tutorial! Love what you created.....glad I found you through Ronda Palazzari.