Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Guest Designer: "Tasha" Nez

Vera Lane Studio welcomes Tasha Nez to guest design for the month of February.  Tasha has been a fan of Vera Lane Studio and likes the quirkiness of our characters. Her design strengths are creative use of color, composition, mixed-media  techniques, and of course, her imagination.

Tasha has shared her whimsical works on our FB fan site.  Here are two examples of her creativity using Vera Lane Studio images.

Tasha would like to share a little bit about herself:

I am a mixed media artist, student, and amateur photographer from sunny New Mexico. I am currently studying to receive
my Associate of Science for Human Services and have a passion to help others. My other passion, of course, is art and making
fun projects to share with others. I first started out making artist trading cards with sharpie markers as my only medium. It
wasn’t until I saw mixed media artists and their stunning work that I ventured out of my comfort zone. It is my hope that I
can inspire others to look beyond the obvious and make their worlds as colorful as they can be. 

Please look for Tasha this month on our FB page along with the creations from our wonderful design team.  You can find Tasha's art on  Instagram: @pacotacorox  .

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Collage Sheets on Vera Lane

Today we released our 15 image value bundle "Circles and Stems".  These images download in both png and jpg files.  The possibilities are endless with these graphic images to incorporate into your art journals, planners and all paper craft projects. The resize and distort to give you hundreds of variations -- link together to create a header for stationery or note cards.  Use as backgrounds.  Add a monogram.

Next week we will debut our Arthur Avenue collections.  These images are bright and bold, quirky and wonky!  Our team is having a blast working with the images and we are sure you will too.  In addition to the launch we will now be offering limited editions of collage sheets.  These sheets have multiple images pre-colored. Cut and paste for an easy craft fix or enhance with a touch of colored pencil or markers to blend into your art journaling and collages.

We've decided to add a collage sheet for the circle and stem set to introduce you to our new collage elements section. There are 27 colored images in this PDF file. For our limited license fee you may download repeatedly for your personal use.

Please check our shop regularly for weekly updates and new image sets!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Design Team 2018


Happy New Year everyone!   Vera Lane Studio has been busy planning ahead for our 2018 collections.  We released 2018 Matilda early and she has found her way into many hearts.  We have two new lines and our "Tiny Veras" that will be released each month, collage sheets and planner props too!  Our new line will lend itself to more art journaling and mixed media to prepare to see some new things emerging from the studio.

As we say goodbye to two design team members we are moving ahead with our very talented ladies; Corrie, Carole, Stephanie, Sharon, and Teresa.  New to Vera Lane Studio Design Team we are bringing aboard Angie Jones. Thanks to Stephanie for locating the perfect fit for our team, Angie has already been creating behind the scenes and you will love her style.  Angie is attracted to the quirkiness of Vera Lane Studio and has been a member of several design teams.  She would like to share a little bit about herself:  

"I live in Queensland, Australia with my hubby, son, daughter and our spoilt adopted Greyhound.
I have always loved colouring in since I can remember....my stamping / card making started around 30 years ago.....I bought some copic markers at a craft show about 3 years ago and sort of yes/ no for a year. Around 18 months ago, I did a few online classes and bam.....whole collection of markers now and I colour everyday!  I still have traditional stamps but I love and prefer Digital images now. I also create art journal pages, atc’s and have just really gotten into decorating my planner/diary."

Welcome Design Team 2018!
Please join us on Face Book and follow on Instagram to see what 2018 will bring!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Welcome to Wonderland at Vera Lane Studio and our November Guest Designer

 It seems like it is still summer here on Vera Lane as we arrive into November.  Many of us are putting away skeletons and pumpkin d├ęcor as we head into the holiday season.  With winter wonderlands upon us and a season that is merry, we are celebrating a different kind of Wonderland on Vera Lane.  Welcome to our  theme for November; (Alice in) Wonderland meets Vera Lane.

We have an exciting wonderland-packed month ahead.  The design team has been busy creating lots of inspirational items with current images sets and our new releases.  Design Team member Corrie Herriman will be our hostess for our November ATC Wonderland swap.  Vera Lane Studio has so many fun characters and more surprises coming out this month that you won't want to miss!

Many of you have seen the incredible happy mail our members are receiving from our original VLS Swaps -- we have a creative and loving group and there is no better time to jump in and join us!  If you are not already a member of our closed FB group please join in for a month of Wonderland fun and inspiration.

With a new month we have a new guest designer. Please meet and welcome Nasreen Nabaoui.
Nasreen has caught our attention with her wonderful inspiring posts and her review of Vera Lane Studio digi stamps on her YouTube channel.  You can watch it here.

My name is Nasreen and I am a South African, living in Ireland married to a Moroccant. Art is in my blood as both my parents are artistic and I have been crafting since I was old enough to pick up a pencil. I love all things crafty from decoupague to yarn crafts to card making. Whimsical, bright and feminine are all styles that I hold very dear ...add some pink and you have my aesthetic. I am overjoyed to share my work with you during the month of November.

Welcome Nasreen and welcome to our month of Wonderland!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Welcome October Guest Designer, Maxine Hole

It's hard to believe October is here and we are welcoming another guest designer to the Vera Lane Studio design team.  Maxine Hole comes from Croydon, England, a large town in South London.  Maxine has been a member of Vera Lane Studio fan group since June 2015 and would like to let you know a little bit about herself.

I live in Surrey and have been married 20 years.  I have two children , one now at college and the other looking at University. About 4 1/2 years ago I found I had more free time on my hands so I joined a local card group run by our previous guest designer Jo Harper, since then I haven't looked back.
I really enjoy making clever cards that move and I love getting my teeth into a project, so this guest spot has been a pleasure and has relit my passion for all things craft.  I hope you like what I have created, leave me a comment and say Hi!

You will be able to see Maxine's creations every Sunday in October!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

October Nights - a collaborative with Papercakes and Vera Lane Studio

I'm excited to announce a month long collaborative with Vera Lane Studio and Papercakes by Serena Bee.  

The design team of Vera Lane Studio will be posting creations with Serena Bee's Papercakes paper collections Spooky Pastels and October Nights along with our quirky Vera Lane Studio digi stamps.  This collaboration is a perfect marriage of whimsy and fun!  With both digital download products the possibilities are endless and I am certain you will agree when you see what our design team has come up with.

Our collaboration will run the month of October.  Vera Lane Studio Digi Stamps has dozens of Halloween images for every taste, cute to spooky, whimsical to wonky.  The Papercakes paper collections offer a wide variety of patterns for you to mix and match to coordinate with your art creations.  To view this exciting collaboration please check us out on FaceBook.

Serena Bee's Papercakes collections can be found here.

Vera Lane Studio digi stamps can be found here.

I hope you will stop by and check out what our stellar Vera Lane Studio Design Team has come up with to celebrate October Nights!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Welcome Guest Designer Jo Harper


 Jo Harper will be joining the Vera Lane Studio design team in our guest designer spot for September.  Jo is no stranger to Vera Lane as an active participant in our monthly themed swaps.  Our theme for September is "The Royals".  Jo would like to share a little bit about herself:


I'm very excited to be chosen as a Sunday Guest Designer for Vera Lane, and have been busy trying to improve my colouring skills... I mostly make cards and ATC's, and I love funny quotes and words!

I have been married for 24 years, with two children, both at University. Oh, and a cat called Tortie! We live in a small village in the country, just outside London with quite a large garden, which occupies much of my time, growing fruit and vegetables and preserving.

I have been crafting for about 15 years, and run a local craft club with around 20 members (ages 27 to 94) – we love playing with ink, paint and anything messy! We mostly make cards, and I have to come up with a design every week, which is sometimes quite a challenge!

I'm looking forward to sharing my creations with you – I love Janet's images, they are such fun and easy to use, and definitely suit my sense of humour!

We had a great month of samples from our Guest Designer Vicki Garret and we thank her for her wonderful contributions.  I know you'll be welcoming to our new guest Jo and will support her with your comments.