Card Crafting, Coloring & Creativity Enthusiasts Wanted!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Do you remember when coloring first became popular? I do! Five years ago this week, my first three Zenspirations® coloring books, Flowers, Inspirations, and Abstract were at the printer– and I had NO clue that coloring was about to explode! Zenspirations ‘Create, Color, Pattern, Play books are a little different than all the other coloring books on the market, because I design the pages with room to add your own patterns, text and embellishments, so you can use them as a springboard for your own creative efforts. My books are also different because (starting with the fourth book) I invited members of the Zenspirations community who like to color and pattern to submit designs for possible inclusion in my books. Here’s a spread from my Color Peace book as an example.

The design I drew is on the left; on the right are different artists interpretation of that design. The top left was done by Puneet Sekhon, the top right by Terri Brown, the bottom left by Kristen Zeitler and the bottom right by Sephra Travers.I’m proud that my coloring books showcase the work of more than 50 artists from seven countries! It’s truly inspiring to see the variety of beautiful designs people create.

Regular blog readers know that I recently opened a ZenspirationsDesigns Etsy Shop, and have filled it with digital coloring downloads. I am looking for card crafting, coloring & creativity enthusiasts– both digital and hands-on–  who would like to create colorful samples of the products I have in the Etsy store. In addition to showcasing your work, I will be offering compensation in the form of art supplies, Zenspirations books, gift products and down-loads, and lessons (among other things!). I am looking for people to create samples of are my new Greeting Card and Card Quote Digital Downloads:

Another would be samples of how to use the Dangle Monograms:

Here’s one I painted and placed inside a Dangle frame.

If you are interested in participating, please check out the Etsy Shop and then leave a comment letting me know the following:

1. What type of samples are you interested in creating? Pick as many as you like from the following: cards, calendars, flowers, Dangle Monograms, prints, bookmarks, plaques, Bible Journaling, other __________.

2. Do you prefer to create digital or physical designs?

3. Which of the following paper crafts do you enjoy? Coloring, patterning, lettering, doodling, painting, collaging, rubber-stamping, die-cutting, card crafting, embossing, other ____?

4. What art supplies/tools/brands do you prefer?

5. How much time would you need to do a project?

6. Where do you live?

7. Is there anything you think I should add to the Etsy Shop?

8. What forms of social media do you use/share art on?

9. Is there anything else you’d like me to know?

I’m excited to start a Zenspirations Designers Group– and would appreciate your sharing this with any crafty & creative friends who might be interested.

Stay Zenspired,

Joanne

 

12 thoughts on “Card Crafting, Coloring & Creativity Enthusiasts Wanted!”

  1. Hi Joanne…you will remember that i was one of your earliest colourists and how proud I am of the way your brand has grown over the years.
    I would be interested in making cards, bookmarks, tags and similar for you….but I am not sure if my type of work is what you are looking for and also I am based in the UK. I make physical products and my primary interest is rubber stamping. I work with inks, paints, embossing powders, die cutting etc and really enjoy colouring and mixed media work which you can see on my blog , Jane’s Journal. I work with many art products..my favourites are Ranger and DecoArt. I live in the UK. I do spend several hours on my projects and sometimes a couple of days as I really love details. I share my art on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram as well as my blog where you will find these links. I would love to see your rubber stamps in your Etsy store. If my ideas are of any interest I would really like to know a little more about how many projects you would need and over what time span as I do have other design team obligations too. Wishing you all the best in the next part of your creative journey. Kindest regards, Jane

  2. II am interested in participating in your Zespirations Designers Group. I enjoy coloring, doodling, and especially designing geometric patterns. I prefer to create by physical design. I don;’t really prefer any particular brand, but do enjoy using gel pens and multiple colors. Time to complete a project would depend on how detailed it is. I live in central Illinois. I use Facebook to share on. Like you I have “doodled” my whole life, and was tickled pink to when I discovered it actually has a name. I hope you will consider me to be a part of your exciting new group.

  3. Hi I like all except flower set.
    Like both mediums
    Coloring, start lettering, just start to try doodling, painting and are trying making cards. Did do scrapbook.
    I like Acrylic, got Prismas, like gelpens, fineliners and khoki’s.
    Depends on how much detail.
    I’m from South Africa
    I have Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

  4. Hi Joanne,
    Count me in!
    First, Mazel Tov on the 5 year Anniversary of Zenspirations! I’m so glad I found them and you. It’s made such a positive impact on my life. I was a coloring book person way back before adult coloring was even though of. What I’ve learned from you has enriched all of the creative work I do.
    1) cards, prints, bookmarks, plaques, my own thing using your wonderful products.
    2) physical but I add some digital in them
    3) a lot! Coloring and patterning, painting, collage, framed scrapbook pages
    4) my #1 supply I use are Sakura Stardust and Glaze pens. I also use scrapbook paper, just started making my own paper w a Gel Plate, Mod Podge, Sakura brush markers, wood, and my old (needs to soon be replaced) printer.
    5) time depends on the project
    6) I live in Virginia – come visit
    7) let me think and be back to you
    8) Facebook – I also have Pinterest but have never shared my work on it.
    9) I’m excited that you are starting a Designers Group and look forward to being a part of it – if you want me!

    ❤️Toni

  5. Hi Joanne,
    Yes I would love to create for you again. I have been “published” in two of your books and am so excited for the possibility to do it again.

    1. What type of samples are you interested in creating? I would be happy to create cards or bookmarks for you.

    2. Do you prefer to create digital or physical designs? I prefer physical designs

    3. Which of the following paper crafts do you enjoy? Coloring, patterning, lettering, doodling, painting, collaging, rubber-stamping, die-cutting, card crafting, embossing, other ____? I currently enjoy coloring, stamping, die-cutting and card crafting. I also love to make jewelry so if you ever get into that field!

    4. What art supplies/tools/brands do you prefer? I prefer tombow brush markers and spectrum noir alcohol markers. I also love Catherine Pooler inks and any stamps or dies from my favorite things, simon says stamp, altenew or ginak designs.

    5. How much time would you need to do a project? It really depends on the project but I could complete card coloring or bookmark projects in a week’s time.

    6. Where do you live? I live in Chantilly, VA

    7. Is there anything you think I should add to the Etsy Shop? The ETSY shop is looking great and you are doing amazing things. I can’t think of anything else at this time.

    8. What forms of social media do you use/share art on? I use Facebook and Pinterest.

    9. Is there anything else you’d like me to know? I am so happy to have found you and love all your generous free pages and also ways you get your community involved,

  6. 1. interest in doing, cards, calendars, prints, bookmarks.
    2. prefer physical- there’s nothing like the real thing, creating with your hands
    3. I enjoy coloring, card making, scrapbooking doodling, painting, stamping, die-cutting, layering..I am a crafter and an artist.
    4. Inks, watercolors, markers, ink, colored pencils, paints, scrapbook paper, pens, mixed media
    5. Within a week
    6. Massachusetts
    7. Not at the moment
    8. Facebook
    9. I would be honored and inspired to do this. Love your products.

  7. Hi Joanne,
    1. I’m interested in doing anything you need.
    2. I prefer physical but can do digital.
    3. I enjoy Zentangle, any kind of patterning, coloring, die cutting, mixed media etc.
    4. I use a lot of Sakura products but also use most of the new mixed media products.
    5. Depends on the project but will try to accommodate your schedule.
    6. ATLANTA
    7. Not at the moment.
    8. Facebook and Pinterest
    9. I would welcome the opportunity to be a part of your adventure.

  8. 1. What type of samples are you interested in creating? All of the above… Bible Journaling, cards, flowers, monograms, prints are at the top of the list.

    2. Do you prefer to create digital or physical designs? I do love to work with digital, but I enjoy creating by hand as well

    3. Which of the following paper crafts do you enjoy? Coloring, lettering, doodling, painting, rubber-stamping, card creating, embossing. I am interested in watercolor as well

    4. What art supplies/tools/brands do you prefer? Digital of course, watercolors, watercolor pencils, markers

    5. How much time would you need to do a project? Depending on the size several hours I would guess

    6. Where do you live? Bristol, TN

    7. Is there anything you think I should add to the Etsy Shop? I’m not sure at this time.

    8. What forms of social media do you use/share art on? I don’t do a lot of social media, but am on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from time to time.

    9. Is there anything else you’d like me to know? Count me in! I enjoy creating in Photoshop and Illustrator. I also love to do all sorts of crafty things. I would love to join in.

  9. 1. What type of samples are you interested in creating? Bible Journaling, cards, calendars, flowers, Dangle Monograms, prints, bookmarks, plaques. I am open
    2. Do you prefer to create digital or physical designs? I enjoy digital a lot, but also like using my hands

    3. Which of the following paper crafts do you enjoy? Coloring, lettering, doodling, painting, rubber-stamping, card designing, and embossing.
    4. What art supplies/tools/brands do you prefer? I use Photoshop and Illustrator as well as watercolor, watercolor pencils and brush markers.

    5. How much time would you need to do a project? Several hours depending on the detail.

    6. Where do you live? Bristol, TN

    7. Is there anything you think I should add to the Etsy Shop? I am not sure at this time

    8. What forms of social media do you use/share art on? I don’t do social media often, but when I do, I have Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    9. Is there anything else you’d like me to know? I absolutely love design work and would be delighted to work with you.

  10. Hi Joanne! I’m interested! Sounds like fun!

    1. I would be interested in all except for Bible Journaling.
    2. Physical
    3. Coloring, patterning, lettering, painting, collaging, rubber-stamping, card crafting, embossing
    4. I tend to like Sakura and Zig products best. I haven’t found a particular favorite colored pencil brand yet.
    5. Depends on the project, but not too much time as I don’t have a (paying) job..
    6. I live in Ocala, Florida
    7. Can’t think of anything else for the Etsy store.
    8. I mostly use Facebook and Instagram. Occasionally Twitter and Snapchat.

  11. 1. Cards- I just bought a set of the greeting card sentiments from your Etsy shop and hope to try them soon
    2.Both
    3.patterning, painting, collaging, rubber-stamping, die-cutting, card crafting, embossing. I use craft artist digitally
    4. love to try new craft supplies stamps and dies
    5. a few hours
    6. NC
    7. addinal sentiments, some dangle designs to color or pattern?
    8. Pinterest and Facebook
    9. I love the work you do in the world and am happy to help if I can . I will try to post what i make with the sentiments soon

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