With the current trend in mixed media, the paper crafting world and the jewelry world are starting to cross paths. At CHA Winter 2013, Spellbinders introduced one example of this intersection with its new line, Media Mixáge, created in parternship with jewelry mixed media artist Susan Lenart Kazmer. The line expands on Spellbinders’ popular nesting dies by offering nesting dies that coordinate with a line of metal bezels and flat blanks.
Scrapbook totes were not as numerous at CHA Winter 2013 as they were in past years, but at least two manufacturers presented pretty and practical solutions for crafters to store their stashes.
We R Memory Keepers
We R Memory Keepers offered a new “360” spinner wheeled bag and a coordinating shoulder bag. The teal patterned two-piece set makes a beautiful, classically stylish statement for scrapbookers and other crafters on the go.
Fans of Graphic 45′s distinctive vintage style will be happy to see the two new lines introduced at CHA Winter 2013: French Country and Secret Garden. The images in the French Country line are an array of sunflowers, roosters, and petite patterns in reds and blacks and blues and yellows, all evocative of the French countryside.
Materials for mixed media were everywhere at CHA Winter 2013. Faber-Castell, perhaps best known for its fine art materials, offers a line ideal for mixed-media artists under the label Design Memory Craft. Artists who enjoy the popular Gelato colors will want to check out the two new color sets: Tropical and 50’s Diner.
Since I am on the Stampendous blog team, I was excited to visit their booth at CHA. Their booth at CHA Winter 2013 was filled with lots of beautiful cards and other creative projects from their design team. Stampendous introduced several new stamp designs (clear, cling and wood mounted), new glitter colours and other fun stuff for CHA Winter 2013.
One of my favorites in the booth was the mirror displays on their wall – each mirror was decorated differently by their design team member and featured the use of their stamps, glitter, mica and color fragments.
Here’s a closer look at some of the mirrors’ details:
Stampendous also showcased their super fine glitters. I could not resist the urge to touch it – it’s almost like velvet!
My absolute favorites in the Stampendous booth were Fran’s Encrusted Jewels Kits. There are so many different ways you can use them! And I had no idea you can emboss from the back side! Here’s a quick video I took at the show: