Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Artist Spotlight: Catherine Scanlon

Hello Everyone! Anna here and it's that time again!

It's Artist Spotlight Time!

If you are interested in being featured as one of our future Artist Spotlights please send an email here:  thecraftingjournals@gmail.com
This month I have the pleasure of introducing you to our December Artist Spotlight. She is a sweet friend of mine and she is so creative!  Her name is Catherine Scanlon. Catherine has her own line of stamp designs that are just beautiful!  Be sure to check out her links below.  You will not be disappointed!

Thank you Catherine for being our December Artist Spotlight!
Name: Catherine Scanlon
City & State: Topsham, Maine
Your Craft:  Illustrator + Mixed Media Artist

Social Media Info 

Download my FREE magazines on ISSUU: http://issuu.com/catherinescanlon


1.  How long have you been crafting? 
I have been crafting and making art all my life. I started my crafting career after I became a designer for EK Success Brands, before that I was an addicted scrapbooker and watercolorist. 

2.  What got you started in Crafting? 
As EK Success changed and started to ask for more than 12 x 12 scrapbook pages I started to really love crafting. 

3.  What is your most favorite item that you have made? 
hmmmm. tough question. I think a beaded wrap bracelet with a faux tin type.

4.  What is the number 1 thing you can't live with out when you are crafting? 
It's a tie between my Tombow Dual Tip Brush Markers, Strathmore Visual Journal and Faber-Castell Pitt Pens. 

5.  How often do you or are you able to spend crafting in a weeks time?  or a Months time?   How many hours? 
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds I may incriminate myself as addicted to art. 

Catherine has generously gave us a quick & easy Tutorial.
Easy Peasy Wood Block Ornaments: 

1. Gather your supplies: wood block, scrap paper, vintage book paper, 1" Silver Bell, tiny frozen charlotte, die-cut numbers, gesso, bead chain, glue stick and screw eyes. 

2. Paint the sides of the wood block, mine is shaped like a house. 

3. Use the glue stick to adhere the papers to the front and back sides of the house. Let dry and send the edges smooth. 

4. Add a screw eye to the top and bottom of the block and attach the numbers. Attach the bell to the bottom of the block and a hanger to the top. 

5. Attach the frozen charlotte on the opposite side with hot glue or wire.  Keys, mini bottle brushes cut in half and snowflakes also look lovely on the opposite side. 

Hang & enjoy!



  1. Oh this is awesome Catherine-I LOVE the faux tin type bracelet!!!

  2. Catherine! So glad you're here! I love the ornament! Did you buy the wood in the house shape, or did you cut it yourself?

  3. Thanks for having me -- always enjoy working with you all. My Dad cut the house for me, if you message me your address I can send you a few. Have a great Christmas!!