Today I want to talk to you about my sweet, talented, energetic, and generous friend Ronda Palazzari.
Here are just a few of the beautiful projects from her blog:
Ronda and her family live outside of Denver, Colorado.
And as you might be able to guess from the photo above, Ronda has just written a book called "Art of Layers."
Here is F&W media’s description of the book:
“Basic scrapbooking has you place photos and embellishments on cardstock or patterned paper - easy and...well, basic. The next step for most scrapbookers is layering. But trying to get that rich, interesting layered look can be very intimidating. Where do you even start? "Art of Layers" teaches scrapbookers and beginning mixed media artists just how easy it is to get to that layered look in any papercrafting project. Author Ronda Palazzari teaches readers 50+ techniques that will serve as tools to pull out whenever a layered look is desired. The chapters allow the reader to build their skills, from paper techniques they won't be afraid to try adding fabric, embellishments, and stamping to finally giving spray inks, paints and gesso a try.”
And this is the image that Ronda asked me to share with you today. It's from the stamping section of "Art of Layers" and it's full of texture and color (two of my favorite things)!
I'm super excited about Ronda's book! And I hope that you are too. If you would like to win an autographed copy of Ronda's book, simpy leave an answer to the following question in the comments section of this blog post:
What is your favorite art or craft book and why?
You must answer the question to be entered to win. (If you get my posts via e-mail, you can leave a comment by clicking on the title of the blog post and you'll be taken to my website where you can leave a comment in the white box at the bottom of the page.) I will close the comments on Sunday at 8pm EST.
If you'd like even more chances to win, each of these blogs is giving away an autographed copy of "Art of Layers":
- Ronda Palazzari
- Emily Pitts
- Julie Fei-Fan Balzer (you are here)
- Lisa Pace
- Nathalie Kalbach
- Kelly Purkey
- Dina Wakley
- Amy Tan
- Lisa Dickinson
- Birgit Koopsen
- Ali Edwards
If you want to follow the blog hop in order, simply hop on over to Lisa Pace's blog next!
Thanks for stopping by!