Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Thanks to everyone who contributed to my challenge last month! The random winner for September is Shona! A big congratulations!!! Please contact me by email to receive your free cling-mounted stamp or stencil :)
Here is Shona's winning piece using Striped Reed Set, Spiral Branch Set and Tsuki from my stamp collection.
Bye for now!
Thursday, September 01, 2016
The random winner for my August Customer Creation Challenge is... Gerrina :) Please get in touch by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive your free cling-mounted stamp or stencil.
Here's her card using Sideways Hibiscus from my stamp collection.
Many thanks to everyone for showing me your art! I'll post September's challenge shortly. Looking forward to seeing what the changing of the seasons inspires you to make!
Bye for now!
Monday, August 01, 2016
A quick announcement - the winner of the July Customer Creation Challenge is.... Dora! Please get in touch to claim your free cling-mounted stamp or stencil.
Many thanks to Dora and all of the other participants! Loved seeing all of your pieces.
Here's a link to Dora's piece using Tsuki from my stamp collection
Looking forward to seeing your makes for August!
All my best,
Monday, July 11, 2016
Great news! Canada Post has agreed to 30 days of uninterrupted postal service while they negotiate with their workers. Hopefully they can come to an agreement within that timeframe to avoid future strikes or lock outs.
This means that my business will be operating as usual. If you make a purchase on my website (www.designsbyryn.com) your package will be delivered in regular time. Thank goodness!
HERE is a link to to an article with more information if you're interested.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Just letting you know that as of Friday Canada Post may be locking out it's workers. This would mean that all mail still within Canada as of Friday the 8th will be frozen until they are able to come to an agreement.
I ship all of my stamps and stencils through Canada Post.
Fingers crossed they will be able to come to an agreement before then! I'll keep you updated here and on Facebook as I find out what's going on.
Friday, July 01, 2016
Happy Canada Day weekend :)
Just a quick post today to announce the random winner of my June Customer Creation Challenge. A big congrats to Jane from Jane's Journal.
Here's Jane's winning make using Water Droplets from my stamp collection.
The July Customer Creation Challenge is posted HERE. Looking forward to see your makes :)
Bye for now,
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
BozenA here. This will be my last Guest Spotlight for now. I'll miss the motivation to push
beyond my customary framework. Ryn's products always encourage me to push my
boundaries by taking risks and seeking other design solutions.
To make this card I used stamps from the Unmounted Stamp Sheet "Hibiscus" and
"Maidenhair Fern" Stencil from Designs by Ryn
piece of paper while I made the background using a TCW stencil and several shades of chalk.
Thank you to everyone for leaving me a comment and for taking the time to look at my post.
Have a nice day.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Today I would like to introduce my next card made with some great stamps from Ryn Tanaka. I used a set of stamps from Sea Creatures 1 and one stamp from the unmounted sheet Water Effects 1. Here is a photo of all of the tools I used to create the card.
The next step was to sharpen the contours. I outlined Kelp with brown Faber Castell pens and the shell using a black fineliner. I highlighted the Rising bubbles with a white marker to sharpen the effect.
When the panel was dry I added the stencil pattern with chalk around the stamps.
To finish it off I randomly sprinkled the card with Enameltz (Gold Digger and Molten Metal) and warmed from beneath the paper with an embossing heat gun. As a result, the powder melted in place and created beautiful pearl droplets.
I framed the card by adhering it onto plum colored cardstock.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Designs by Ryn products used:
Leave to dry.
5. Color the background with various colors of distress stain, Mist some water to make the colors blend. Leave to dry.
6. For additional color sponge the edges with a distress ink.
7. Clean up the structure paste with a damp cloth.
8. Stamp the flower onto a seperate piece of paper. Color it with a watercolor pencil and cut it out.
9. Assemble the background.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Monday, May 09, 2016
To begin embellishing the background I reached out for my unique stamps from Ryn. I used Hanging Droplet Set, Trickling Water 2 and Trickling Water Set 2. I also used a stencil (STAMPlorations Flutterby Stencil) with Inka Gold colors: Gold and Steelblue. I had a great time blending! That's how the subtle pattern of a butterfly came about. It looks his shadow, kind of a spirit... To give him a little personality I glued moving mini eyes. At the end I darkened the edges with Distress inks: sapphire and black.
This card was created spur of the moment so I do not have photographs of it's creation process. I hope the above guidelines will suffice.
Friday, April 08, 2016
Bożena here Guest Designing for Ryn.
This card already went to our friend. Michael is fascinated by nature, especially that which is rare for Europeans. So I thought that hummingbird is the perfect theme for him. There is no more beautiful designs of hummingbirds than those created by Ryn Tanaka. I recently received from a gift stencil Maidenhair Fern (Ryn, thank you very much, it is great) that I used with the stamp Flying Hummingbird 3 and Hibiscus from Ryn.