Thursday, April 28, 2016

Digi Stamps for monthly birthdays

Vera Lane Studios has over 150 active sets in our Etsy Shop with new images arriving all the time.  While many of our image sets are perfect for a unique birthday greeting we have also included a special "Birthday Club" line with exclusive image sets for that special birthday. 

While all our bundled sets carry that "Vera Versatility" we certainly hope that these monthly sets add some additional whimsy to your collections no matter what birthday month you are looking for.

If you are looking for inspiration and how to work with our images you are welcomed to join our private Vera Lane Studio FB group.



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

SDC 225; Alpha

Kim is our hostess this week over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and is call for creations with an alpha letter made of Stampotique stamps.

My "C" is for Christmas and filled with holiday inspired images.  I traced a "C" stencil on sticky paper that was applied to white card stock.  I used and x-acto knife to create a mask to protect the background and stamped images in the opening of the C.  I left the mask on to color, creating harder edges for contrast.  The images are colored with Copics and layers of Polychomos pencils. 

I thought the image seemed a little too stark on the white background so I trimmed the letter out and adhered it to scrapbook paper.  Matted and framed on cardstock.  Faux gem snowflakes were added to creak up the background and add shimmer.

Stamps used in this card are:
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SDC224; "sequins"

Valerie is hostess this week and she is requesting sequins for SDC 224!
Verbena is floating on a soft cloud with Christmas  quote stamped with Versamark then dusted with a few layers of metallic pebbles chalk.

Sequins are set with diamond Stickles.  Verbena colored in Copic and Wink of Stella pens.

Please join is this week and a chance to win some of your wish list stamps!

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!