Sunday, May 6, 2018

VLS May Guest Designer; Fran Chalmers

With our May theme " Blessings" we bring you another guest designer.  Fran Chalmers resides in the UK and is no stranger to Vera Lane Studio. She has been playing on the block for quite some time and is one of our most active ATC swap members, trading her cards all over the world.  Inspired by what others create with Vera Lane Studio images Fran is taking on the challenge of guest designer for the month of May.

Fran is 60 years young and is married with two lovely daughters and a handsome cocker spaniel named Angus.
Angus is a subject of many of Fran's photography shoots, and if you catch her on Instagram  you will see what a fabulous photographer she is!
Fran says she has no formal art training but loves to be creative and feels the "buzz" when she zones into her crafting mode.  Enjoying mostly creating cards and ATC's Fran looks forward to mixing it up and creating other crafty projects.

You will see Fran's creations on Sundays.  We are looking forward to Fran's creations this month!

A shout out and thank you to Stase Collins for giving us a great month of humorous inspiration with her creations in her April guest spot.  Our design team member Angie Jones will our hostess for our monthly ATC swap with the theme of "blessings."

Please look for our monthly new releases and creations from our team and our guest Fran!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

April Guest Designer: Stase Collins

Our Guest Designer for April has been dazzling us with her creative creations by mixing and matching Vera Lane Studio images to create a wonky nursery rhyme book.  We've asked Stase to share a little bit about herself:

I am a 70 something year old who lives in the UK. I have been crafting for approximately the last 12 years and enjoy many types of craft. Mixed media, upcycling, making albums and cards to name just a few.
My latest obsession is the quirky and whimsical digital stamps from Vera Lane Studios, which I enjoy playing and having fun with. It keeps the brain active!!

Here are just three pages from Stase's book.  Please join us this month so you can view more of Stase's creations.  We have an active ATC swap also taking place.  If you are not part of our FaceBook community and like working with digi stamps look us up!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Guest Designer : Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar

Please welcome Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar to Vera Lane Designers!

We took notice of Slyvia's work and asked for her to be a guest designer.  She wowed us with frequent and colorful mixed-media works using Vera Lane Studio images in her personal style.  We want to bring you more of her creations  as Sylvia guests for us this month!

Sylvia's work is fun with a little sass. She loves to get inky and messy with her mixes of media.  Her organization skills allows her to stay in a focused direction to create a unified piece although she can get messy in the process!

Sylvia would like you to know a little bit about herself:

My name is Sylvia. I am 41 years old. I am married, and I have 2 beautiful daughters.
I live in a small village in the Netherlands.
I have been creative since childhood.
I also worked a long time on a day care for the mentally handicapped, where I c
ould use my creativity well.

Unfortunately, I have been disapproved on medical grounds.
I spend my time with my children and husband, the household and of course being creative.
For me, being creative is a therapy that I like to do and apply in my daily life.

Please stop by and check out the designer teams creations for March and Sylvia's weekly posts!

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 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!