Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Great Class Tonight at Art 'n Soul!

As always, Marj Marion taught the 2nd Christmas Layering class this evening, and we all loved it! Imagine taking the ornament card using the red wrapping paper with the cardinal bird on it, and ALSO wrapping your presents in the same paper and use the ornament card as your gift tag, AND making a hanging ornament from the same beautiful wrapping paper! WOW!

For the students who wanted to have the ability to see the cards again if they were not able to complete the projects in class, here they are. The actual cards will be on display as well at the store.

Using a photo of a snowman that Marj
and her husband, Wayne, built last winter!
Hanging ornament; this was the
easiest of the projects. Can't wait to make
more of these!

My favorite card because of the
beautiful wrapping paper that
Marj discovered. The ornament die cut
from Spellbinders was backordered and
we are expecting some to arrive with
the next delivery from that supplier.
How many holiday cocktail napkins can you think of
that would make a beautiful layered card?
Kathy Franco altered her card a little by making
a square shape instead of the
rectangular size.

Two deliveries were opened today . . . Spellbinder nestabilities, stickles, beeswax for encaustic wax projects, inkpads, and holiday stamps from American Art Stamps that you'll see at the store by this Saturday. Vamp Stamp News magazine's new issue is now in the store (Linda Beveridge's issue is waiting for her), and so is the new issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.

Doesn't this look like a fun project?

Speaking of Saturday, make sure you stop in for the Art 'n Soul Christmas Party from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. this Saturday, October 30. So many new ideas for cards, ornaments and special decor will be on display, along with the actual projects to purchase and/or information to make ordering very simple. And a special "make and take" is yours! We're excited . . . we hope you are too!

With the Christmas party and accompanying items, the Halloween papers, embellishments and stamps will be put in the back store room. Come in by Friday to get your discounts on the spooky stuff . . . Halloween papers and embellishments will now be discounted 40%, so get it while you can before the Christmas Party on Saturday! And Halloween stamps with blue stickers are discounted 25%.

Inchies Club meets tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 27) from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the store. Please bring a bone folder and pencil with you for a quick holiday project . . . making a small paper box to share your Inchies in at the Inchies Christmas Party on December 1.

And before we forget that Halloween is only a few days away, I wanted to share with you Geri Huebner's "over the top" Halloween in Wonderland book that she completed using Graphic 45's Halloween in Wonderland paper collection. A long time ago, we had a class making this book. Geri went home and . . . my, oh, my! . . . she took the time to watch the movie again to refresh her memory about the actual Alice in Wonderland book . . . with all of that extra knowledge, she finished her own version which is something to be proud of. Jeri was extremely clever in putting all of these finishing touches and additions into the book . . .

She filled in the details of the
invitation to the Mad Hatter's
Tea Party, and added a tag with
a bow.

Geri added a border across the tag
sack and more black flowers.

For the page using the spider web
paper, Geri added "Charlotte's Web" to
the mix . . . see Charlotte's face as
she falls from the web?

She used metal embossing techniques
for Alice's skirt and legs!

Geri cleverly used 'clocks' for the

Here she found all sorts of
'clocks' to add to the page
because the story tells us
"she's late, she's late, for a very
important date!"
An up-close look at all
of those clocks . . . and the tea bag
because it is a tea party she's
late for!

The Queen's tiara has been
bling'd up, a gold Q was added,
and the page quote was surrounded
with black crystals.

A closer look . . . wait until you
see what's next!

This was the fun page. Geri found
playing cards, painted the white roses
red because the Queen demanded
red roses, added a paint brush, and
made the background papers look
like an artist's palette.

She used red fingernail polish
for the red paint, and green paper
confetti for the leaves that were left
from using a decorative punch
from some other project.

Notice the head and arms she
added to make the cards into
real characters . . . and don't forget
the 'dripping' red paint!

She added "sewn" patch pockets
that hold little messages, and
some great looking green floral

And what do these messages say?

Geri added her own extra chipboard page
and used some beautiful creativity and

The flip side of the added page . . .
she folded Alice's neck to look normal
and when it is 'unfolded', her neck
becomes elongated . . . just like the book says!
And did you notice the rabbit coming out of her hat?

Another "added" page . . .

A message inside the pocket  . . .
using an Outlines Rubber Stamp
image for both sides of the tag.

Even though it doesn't have anything
to do with the storyline, she
had to throw in a little
Dr. Suess . . . 'Green Eggs and Ham'
. . . right in the middle of the book!

Back to the story  .  .  .
notice the paw prints that the
Cheshire Cat is peering at?
He's peering down from the
tree . . . with glowing eyes!

It was a tea party Alice was late for . . .
and the party needed more
flowers, Alice's chair needed some
color, and the Rabbit was spiffed
up a bit as well.
Looks just like the garden that they
picked the flowers from, complete
with butterfly.

And a beautiful back cover
to end the story.

It's not too late to make a special Halloween creation for your favorite ghoul!

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