Design Teams

Design Team Call! Whaaaatt?!?

Hey there Creatives! So a little MIA  lately? Yes that is me. Life is full of crazy surprises good and bad  – there have been a lot of both this past month but let’s focus on the positive shall we?

IRL Classes – I have added a classes tab onto my site that includes IRL (in real life) classes! This summer it includes Grapevine and Houston TX. I am super excited to share that TCW has joined me as one of the sponsors for my classes so please check it out! And if you are not local, hang in there there are more opportunities coming really soon!

Mixed Media Mondays- are still going strong on Facebook! If you haven’t been to one, every Monday night at 8pm Central Time  I do something related to Mixed media live on Facebook. Sometimes it’s a demonstration on a new product, or how something works, how to do something related to mixed media or a project. I do giveaways and it’s live so you never know what is going to happen! I love that people can leave comments during and after so I can answer questions as I go or even demonstrate something on the fly if it’s related. My peeps have the best ideas! Join me Mondays at 8 pm CST on Facebook at RitaBarakat1

And now the big big big announcement…DESIGN TEAM CALL!!!!
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Whats going on! changes and new products!

It’s that time again, seasons change and time to say goodbye to another team. I love, love, love the ColourArte products but with all the teaching, demos and working on the other end (creating products- did I mention my new Fairy Stencil? See the previous post!) my schedule is really full! I hope you will visit the ColourArte blog for my last post there where I talk about Epic fails and this project.

Meanwhile today is the last day to order my stencil from my Etsy shop – I will be pulling the leftover inventory tomorrow morning and taking it with me to Tulsa CKC where I will be teaching this weekend! Hopefully you got a spot- I am told most of my classes are sold out YAY! If you are coming make sure to stop by the From Cover 2 Cover booth where I will be selling the stencils I have left!


And last but not least I am on Periscope now, I am hoping to do my first scope sometime today and several from the show if all goes as planned! Please follow me I will be lots of tips and maybe a giveaway- just saying! And sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss out!

CHA and my Designers Showcase

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Hello my sweets! After getting ready, going to CHA and a battle with strep throat I am back to business! Today I am sharing some fun pics from CHA! (Craft and Hobby Association show). I am starting with a “before”shot – this picture was taken as I was still working on the base of my display for the Designers Showcase at CHA. I am using Tulip One Step Spray dye on a Roc-Lon cloth; you can see it in the video below.

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Here are my bags as I waited for my plane. Of course hand painted by me with Silks (ColourArte), I think next year I need to paint my carry on too, don’t ya’ think?

Fellow designers Beth Watson, Candice Windham and Lisa Fulmer. I love meeting people you chat with online on a regular basis in person, so fun!

DCWV peeps Britt Bass and Megan Lloyd!

Deflecto peeps!!! We had a cupcake party and make and takes!

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Here are the perfect looking cupcakes and a brand new cupcake holder from Deflecto!
And the make and take I was teaching below…

I love teaching make and takes! And everybody was loving these fabulous frames from Deflecto!

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Fabulous artist, Pam Carricker!                                        My sweet friends and fellow designer Nancy Keslin!

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Blessed to know this lady Susan Frase, owner Clear Scraps! And my girl Liza Sivik – we went to High School together, she was my maid of honor and now here we are in the same industry! How cool is that?

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Having a little fun at CHA!
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A little swag I gave away this year.

And my display for the Designers Showcase!  I will be back in a few with some cool and fun products to share!
Please feel free to share and ask any questions in the comments below!


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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop, Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers


New Assignments!

Well you know good news comes in threes and today is no different. Last year when I started this blog I wanted to make a Design Team and I was so excited  when I made the team at Scrapbooking From The Inside Out. I still love the idea of scrapbooking your emotions, your thoughts and dreams. I have grown so much by being on this team and I am lucky enough to still be on it! Since then I have done several guest design spots and other teams so this year my goal was to get on a manufacturer team. Not only did I make one… but three! Clear Scraps,  Ta Da Creative Studios, and GCD Studios ! (Good news!) Woo hoo- thank you for letting me share my excitement!!!!

So, this is my first assignment for Clear Scraps.
If you are feeling generous you can go to the Clear Scraps blog and leave me some love!

Here are some close ups…
I used the Clear Scraps Scallopped Album, the papers are The Garden Gala collection from Websters, Flowers- Prima, Transperent butterfly- Hambly Screen Prints, Pearls- KaiserCarft,
RubOns- We are Memeory Keepers, Daisy Hill, Colorbok, Chatterbox, Jenni Bolin,
Twine- Creative Imaginations, Chipboard button– Jenni Bolin, Frame, Stickers & Journal Tags- Websters
ALpha- KI Memories, Vintage Metal on cover- Ranger, Tulle and bird- unknown
Technique Tools – Stickles- Ranger,Glimmer Mists- Tattered Angels, Alcohol Inks- Ranger,
Border Punch- Martha Stewart, DIstress Ink- Ranger, Pearl Ex and Perfect Medium- Ranger, Liqutex Basics- Iridescant medium.
Thanks for looking!!