Hi EVERYONE! Welcome to our very first BLOG HOP!!! We have spent the past few months getting ourselves acclimated…whew!…it’s been quite the journey! Now we are ready to start our festivities. Next month we will be having our first crop…so keep your eyes open for that! We are also starting to have live video tutorials on our site starting in March…soooo very excited about that! Lots of new things up and coming so make sure you sign up in our forums and for our newsletter so we can keep you updated!
To make the hop more fun, we asked our Bad Girl Couture Artists to share more about themselves! Here is the order for the blog hop just in case you get lost along the way! Please be sure to invite your crafty friends. The more, the merrier! We welcome ALL bad girls and good girls too! 🙂
YOU MUST COMMENT ON EACH BLOG ALONG THE HOP TO BE ELIGIABLE TO WIN A PRIZE! YOU HAVE UNTIL FEBRUARY 2 TO COMPLETE ALL YOUR COMMENTS. FOR AN ADDITIONAL ENTRY FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM. ALL WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 4 ON THE BAD GIRLS COUTURE BLOG. ALL WINNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TAXES AND SHIPPING FEES.
My name is Wendy La Croix and I am the owner of BAD GIRLS COUTURE. I consider myself lucky to be able to do something I love for work! I am so happy to re-open BAD GIRLS…it has been a little bit of a challenge I must admit..I think I forgot about how hard it is to run a business..but I am slowly but surely getting settled in. I don’t know the meaning of start slowly…LOL…so please be patient while we get everything up and running and up to par. I haven’t been able to create art like I want to because running a new business is so challenging but I am catching up and am looking forward to posting some gorgeous creations soon…for now my Design Team has been doing an AMAZING job and I love these girls…they are the epitome of true artists!
I call home Ontario, California…and I am a native Southern Californian. I recently acquired an empty nest…so it’s just my husband Kenny and I here. I have three adult children who I still spend a lot of time with. I always say family first! When I am not working, which is pretty much 24/7…LOL…I enjoy reading a good book, shopping, gardening, and cooking. I’m sure my new hobby will become my new puppy I’m getting in a couple weeks! I welcome any potty training tips! lol
- 1. What’s your favorite color? PINK
2. What’s your favorite song right now? LIVIN’ IT UP…JA RULE
3. Who inspires you? ANY ARTIST WHO BREAKS EVERY SINGLE RULE
4. Favorite Book? THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY BY KARLEEN KOEN
5. Favortie Movie? THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
6. Favorite snack? ROASTED SEAWEED
- 7.What is your favorite food? MACARONI AND CHEESE (UNFORTUNATELY!!!)
8. Where would you like to visit someday? LOUISIANA
9. Who got you into scrapbooking? I WENT TO A CREATIVE MEMORIES PARTY!
10. How many years have you been scrapbooking? 22 YEARS!…WOW!
11. Favorite Manufacturer? 7 GYPSIES AND PRIMA
12. Currently Reading: THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST
- 13. Favorite Bad Girl Kit so far? KISSES: FIVE CENTS
14. Favorite artistic technique? USING CRYSTALS, FABRIC, PAINTS, AND MEDIUMS!
I created this Layout for the festivities today….I included what I love…crystals, fabric, and gesso! I love the process of applying crystals…it takes forever…I put them on one by one..but it’s so relaxing and therapeutic to me. I created this Layout using the January Kit, “A LITTLE BIT GAUDY”.
First I stamp the words “All of the Above” with GESSO. Let dry. Then I add the crystals. Then I add the Pink Glimmer Glam that’s in the kit. Notice the leaves under the flower? I painted them with BAD GIRLS COUTURE GESSO. Let dry. Them I stamped them with a script stamp. The fabric along the bottom I pleat and machine stitch. This silk fabric is included in the kit…it’s sooo pretty!
Your next stop is Nicole Martel…I love her creations…wait til you see what she made and she has a GREAT TUTORIAL for you!
I truly hope you will join us in our forums and learn and grow as an artist….the kits I create are meant to push you a little bit out of your comfort zone so that you learn to create with all elements, textures, and mediums…it is so fun and you learn to truly love art in all its guises…if you want to get our kits each month…please SUBSCRIBE! I guarantee you will grow and advance in your artistic endeavors! And you’ll have fun doing it…we are a fun bunch of gals who believe in NO RULES and NO FEAR…ART IS FUN!
Without further ado…here is the first prize of the day!!!!!!
Good luck winning a prize…don’t forget to comment below and have fun with the rest of the HOP!
Wendy La Croix