Monday, February 17, 2014

Design Team Member - Tonya Gibbs

Help us welcome our NEW DIE~NAMITES DESIGN TEAM....

I feel so honored to be selected for this team. Everyone is so talented, and can't wait to take this creative journey.

I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 24 years, and we have 2 beautiful children, Brittany 20, Brighton 17. In 2004, I was bitten hard by the paper crafting bug, and haven't looked back. I am a versatile artist, and love experimenting with new techniques and different styles. Because of this, I would consider my personal style to be eclectic. I can do it all - from Shabby Chic to Grunge, digital to paper crafting, mixed media to altered art. I enjoy the challenge of experimenting outside my comfort zone. I love to use my die cuts to eliminate my scraps. I am a member of Marion Smith Designs Creative Team, Educator for, blogger for We Are Artsy Addicts, and have guest designed for Teresa Collins Designs, 7Gypsies, Tattered Angels, and Canvas Corp. I love hanging out on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube. I also teach monthly Ustream classes on the first Monday of each month.

Today, I would like to share with you a Mixed Media Card that I created with two of the Die-namites dies.

Sunflower Serenade Card by Tonya A. Gibbs #dienamites #TonyaGibbs #Psychomoms #mixedmedia #card #die

The star of today's project was the Sunflower Serenade die. I cut it out 4 times, and trimmed away the border from each set. I used two of the pieces as a mask and sprayed Tattered Angel's Sweet Clover Glimmer Mist to create my card's background.  Then once the pieces were dry they also became my flower garden focal point in the foreground. I trimmed off the flowers from the remaining two pieces, and colored them with pink toned Prima chalk inks to give them a rose look.

The sentiment and the little bird house were added to continue my botanical theme.   Then I trimmed off the birds from the Spring Branch die and added them for extra effect!

Spring Branch

I hope that during my time here on the blog, I can inspire you to think outside the "normal" cut of these wonderful dies.  In this one little card, I used the dies as a mask and cut them up to make a scene. It is so fun to be able to combine multiple dies to build a scene on projects.

I hope you follow me on my creative journey through these other venues:
Blog    |    Facebook   |    Youtube    |    Ustream

Thanks for stopping in today, 

Tonya Gibbs

Card Resources: 
Die-namites:   Sunflower-Serenade
Die-namites:   Spring Branch 
Studio G:  Birds of a Feather Stamp
Tattered Angels:  Sweet Clover Glimmer Mist
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft - Whipped Spackle
Crafter's workshop - Mini Brick Stencil 
Crafter's Workshop - Mini Well Rounded Stencil
Prima Chalk Inks -  Pastel Pink, Teal Damask, Pastel Brown, Old Rose, Rose Bud, Colts Foot, Branch Bark
EK Success - Labels Punch



  1. Thrilled to be on the team with you, Tonya!

    1. Thank you I'm looking forward to working with you too!

  2. Wow Congrats Tonya on the DT!!! and wow I really love your card, love the layers and texture!!

  3. Love your card !! Congrats to be in the DT ! I already have admired your talent on your blog !!

  4. This is so beautiful. Loved it a lot.

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you look forward to working with you.

  6. Welcome! what a beautiful card! I really love the masking and the modeling paste, which give so much texture to your card. great use of the dies!

  7. Welcome to the team!! Love your bright and airy card! So many great textures and layers!! Love the fresh colors!! TFS!

  8. Very Welcome Tonya.
    Your card is really gorgeous. Great colors also.

    Beste Wishes and Hugs

    1. Thank you I look forward to working with you.

  9. Welcome, Welcome, Welcome Tonya...Sooo looking forward to working with you!! Your card is FANTABULOUS!!

    1. Thank you I look forward to working with you.