Thursday, November 26, 2015

Black Friday Sale Event!

Black Friday Sale Event espires in 24 hours:
Vera Lane Studio Digi Stamps Offer details: Buy two sets in the VLS Etsy shop. Email your invoice no. with free set request of equal or lesser value to:
Your free set will be mailed to you within 24 hours or less.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SDC222; At the movies

Corrie had quite a challenge for us this week. Create a stamped project inspired by a  movie or a movie star.

I had wanted to use my little Phoebe Doo stamp of my precious Labradoodle.  She reminds me of the Old English Sheepdog I had as a child and the large shaggy pooch in the Doris Day film "Please
Don't Eat the Daisies."

I stamped Phoebe with Memento ink on a piece of cardstock and masked the image.  I also created a mask with Post-it Notes to maintain a white border.  Flower Block  was stamped and repeated in the background.   Carol's Flower, small was stamped three times on another piece of cardstock.  The image and background was colored with Copics in a very painterly style and accented with Wink of Stella pens.

The three additional flowers were cut and attached with Liquid Nails to raise off the card.  I used a Copic Multiliner to create some contrast to the border.

The title was printed on my computer and also attached with Liquid Nails. 

So pick some movie inspiration and join us in Corrie's challenge and a chance to win a gift certificate to your wish list stamps!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

SDC220; Bright colors

Carol is requesting we use bright eye-popping colors for this weeks Stampotique Designer's Challenge.
The prompt reminded me of teaching the color wheel to grade school.  I would have children recite the colors in order on the wheel, asking them to go left or right.  The drill would usually take place while we waited for the classroom teacher to pick them up.  "The first color at the top of the color wheel is..."  Once the children called out "yellow" we'd select one student to pick a direction and "Go!"  It became a game to see who could go through the wheel quickly and correctly, hitting primary, secondary and intermediate colors.  These are the jewel tones, the bright colors!

I'm using a 8.5" x 5" Moleskine journal page that has been gessoed and collaged. I added scribbles and dabs of acrylic paint.  Kate Crane's Frock is featured in the layout.  The images is stamped in black Versafine and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I used a Persian Blue watercolor pencil with a waterbrush to add shadow to bring out Frock.

So take out your bright colors and come play with us!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SDC218; Blue and brown color challenge

Gez is hostess this week for the SDC 218 Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  She says her favorite color combination is blue and brown and she is asking for us to have fun with it!
I always find myself needing a birthday card so I selected this brown paper that had "happy birthday" repeated in it -- snipped that out and set it aside.  Then I went into my collage stash and found some blue tones and scraps to make an interesting background.  Kira Nichols little Owlseeyou image seemed the perfect stamped element to this background.  I stamped him on watercolor paper and used a waterbrush and Peerless watercolors to color him.  I know I have some other colors in this composition but this is my take on blue and brown!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Put a bird on it: ATC Swap

Vera Lane Studio's closed FB Group is having it's third ATC swap. The theme for this swap is "Put a bird on it" using any Vera Lane Studio images.  We have lots of birds in our sets so there are plenty of whimsical, quirky and fun combinations to explore!  You'll even find a couple of free birds in our file section.

 You can join and register now. 
The actual swap calendar begins on October 30th, 2015.

Visit our Etsy Shop and let your imagination run wild!  Our sets integrate and there are unlimited possibilities to creating paper crafts with our versatile image sets.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  October is also the month of my wedding anniversary. 
One of my dearest friends just began her chemo treatments prior to my wedding date.  Her wish was to have her hair and be well enough to dance at our reception.  She did, and she did.

This digi stamp is to honor my dear friend for her courageous fight and all others who have come before and after her.  I hope this confident gal named "PINK" will cheer someone who can use a pick me up or a little motivation.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

SDC216; Create a tag

Coby is our hostess this week for the Stampotique Designers Challenge and is requesting that we all create a tag.

I love this chubby character named "Lollipop" created by Kira Nichols and thought it would make an adorable tag.

I stamped her with black Versamark and clear embossed then colored with Copic markers.  The tag is made from Dylusions ® sprays and I added some scraps and doodles. 

A fun and colorful tag to hand on a gift bag for most any happy occasions.