Happy Friday everyone! I am so dang EXCITED to be announcing our 2017-2018 DESIGN TEAM! First I would like to thank everyone who applied. There were so many AMAZING entries and it was so hard to choose! These 8 girls just completely WOW’ed me and I am so ELATED to say that I am going to have them on my team!
At BAD GIRLS we completely embrace that there is NO FEAR and NO RULES in creating art and I just LOVE.LOVE.LOVE. when an artist can show that there are no barriers…that she can create with utter abandon from the depths of her heart and soul… and that is exactly what I saw in each of these girls. The further you stray from typical the better…right????!!! WE are BAD!!! LOL… So…let me have a little fun here…I am going to share with you one of the entires from each girl and tell you what I love about it….So…grab your favorite cuppa and a little snack…let’s get started….
Nicole Martel is my Design Team Coordinator. She’s one heck of a sassy ass BAD GIRL from Maryland and she RAWKS the BAD GIRL vibe with her BAD ASS style….when I saw her entry I was like…ummmm…HELL YA!!!!! Check out this LO that she entered….Nicole can seriously mix it up and make it look effortless…but make no mistake…some serious thought goes into her talent of keeping the art balanced…yet funky cool! I love her use of mixed media and how she holds hand journaling close to her heart…all I can say is WOW!!! And yes Nicole…you can do AMAZING things!
Elena Olinevich is my Bad Girls Couture Artist….she may be across the ocean in Belarus but her BAD GIRL STYLE is close to her heart…when I saw her entry it just screamed at me…”I HAVE NO FEAR AND I DO WHAT I WANT” and I know how to make it look dang good!!! Her attention to detail is AMAZING! Take a look at this Layout that Elena created…it has that funky BAD GIRL vibe but her articulation of all elements is extremely evident! I love her ability to be super versatile. She works just as confidently with mixed media as she does with paper and embellishments…get ready to be WOW’ed by this EXCEPTIONAL artist!
Irina Volzhina is my Bad Girls Couture Artist that represents us in Russia. One look at her entries and I knew she not only dreamed in color but I’m pretty darn sure she dreams about art! This BAD GIRL can create ANYTHING….I had a lot of trouble choosing JUST ONE of her entires to share with you…one of them involved cake!!!! Need I say more???!!!! Versatile is an understatement and everything she creates is nothing short of breathtaking! Be forewarned…Irina is totally bringing SEXY BACK!!! Take a look at this mini album…I love how she can use so many elements and make it look ASTOUNDING!
Michelle Rossibell is my Bad Girls Couture Artist creating her funky cool and sophisticated BAD GIRL STYLE art in sunny California. Michelle loves so many different types of media and when I saw her entry I was like…”REALLY????…OMG…I LOVE EVERYTHING!” You can give Michelle anything and I promise she will make it MEMORABLE, PRETTY, and QUITE MARVELOUS!!! Take a look at this artwork….It completely STUNS! I love her use and no fear of COLOR. I also love how she is elegant and at the same time she knows how to grunge it up a bit with mixed media! Prepare to be INSPIRED!
Michelle Sanders is my Bad Girls Couture Artist….a blushing BAD GIRL belle who resides down South in Louisiana…how can she not be BAD???!!!! When I saw her entry I had to just sit down and pour over it because swear…she EMBODIES BAD GIRL STYLE in TOTALITY…Michelle will put ANYTHING on her art…I LOVE IT!!! She DOES NOT overthink it and it’s so obvious…why??? Because it’s AMAZING! Look at this Layout…she put fabric (a girl after my own heart), she used embroidery thread…and she grudges it up with NO RULES! Look no further if you want FUNKY mixed with INNOVATION!
Rae Moses is my Bad Girls Couture Artist who creates her AMAZING BAD GIRL STYLE art projects in Nevada…and wait till you see what this BAD ASS creates!!! When I saw her artwork I was like…”OK…DROP THE MIKE!!! THIS ARTIST IS AMAZING” I think you will agree with me when you see this Layout she created…she pays attention to all the little DETAILS and I love how she adds so many elements and does it with SO MUCH STYLE, BALANCE and HARMONY! Her use of Mixed Media and all things artsy are just DREAMY…you just want to keep looking at it…RIGHT???!!! Soooo INSPIRING!
Zoey Scarpelli is my Bad Girls Couture Artist from Italy. OK…let me just say that when you think BAD GIRL…you think ZOEY…she lit her art ON FIRE…literally. NO FEAR? CHECK. NO RULES? CHECK. BAD ASS? CHECK. It’s when you can let go like this that the ABSOLUTE BEST comes out in you…and you MUST SEE this layout she created…Can you just say “WOW???!!!” I love how she adds mixed media, stitching, ummm…fire, and so much more…but it makes you CONTEMPLATE art and it ASSURES you that the beauty of art is found in so many different guises..and that is what makes it sooo FUN!!! THAT is BAD GIRLS!!!!
I know…I know…I didn’t try out for my team…but if you know me…and a lot of you do from BAD GIRLS before….I am not just the owner…I ALWAYS create art with my team…I wouldn’t be happy if I just sat on the sidelines because art is my LOVE. I decided to share a mini album with you that I created… in what embodies BAD GIRL style to ME. I love using COLOR!!! I feel there is a misconception that Vintage has to be sepia toned…NO RULES!!! I just love to mix everything up…life in itself is serious…when I create art I just love to let go and DO WHAT I WANT! I love using lots of funky elements. I search the world for all the crazy vintage elements I add to the kits every month….I can’t show you every page of this album…but see the glass cherries?…I found those in France….sooooo FUN! So…expect the UNEXPECTED in BAD GIRLS kits….and make sure you come here to not only learn…we WILL TEACH YOU to work with all mediums…but most important come here to PLAY…to LET GO…to just HAVE FUN and create something BAD ASS!!!
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