Thursday, April 25, 2013

Art 'n Soul is always proud to show and share the beautiful card art created by our customers who use the products we feature and sell at the store. Drum roll, please! for Linda and Jane!

Linda B. loves Shimmer Sheetz! from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I can see why! Linda says the butterfly die from Elizabeth Craft Designs cuts the Shimmer Sheetz beautifully. And Linda has chosen the perfect embossing folders for each card design.

by Linda Beveridge

by Linda Beveridge

Jane T. loves working magic with the various dies from Cheery Lynn, Memory Box, et al. The overlays really make the card. Don't you love the pearl embellishments she's used . . . they add the perfect touch!

by Jane Townsend

by Jane Townsend

by Jane Townsend

by Jane Townsend

by Jane Townsend

by Jane Townsend

by Jane Townsend

by Jane Townsend

by Jane Townsend

A big round of applause to Linda and Jane . . . and a special thank you to Dianne for taking pics of Jane's cards.

Speaking of Dianne, she put her zentangle artistry to work the other day using a DreamWeaver stencil, her Micron pen, Versamark and Perfect Pearls. Dianne placed the stencil over the card stock and stamped Versamark onto the stencil so it would only watermark the open design areas. She then applied the Perfect Pearls and dusted the excess powder off. With the stencil realigned on the card stock, Dianne zentangled within each opening; she did say she had to wipe off the Micron pen tip often when the powder accumulated.

by Dianne Johnson

Angling the card a little to catch the light so you
can see how the Perfect Pearls highlight the
zentangled petals so beautifully!
Beautiful, isn't it?

From Cheery Lynn Designs . . .

"simple card - Kianel

We are very sorry to say that this will be Kianel's last post for Cheery Lynn Designs. Due to personal commitments, she will be leaving our team. We have so enjoyed her fabulous work and will truly miss her. 

Hello everyone,
Kianel here with you today to share a new project with you guys.

This time i made a simple card but with summer feeling!

by Kianel for Cheery Lynn Designs
The card is 18,5 x 15,5cm.
Here is a list of the dies i used:
XM-4 small circle stackers
XM-5 small scalloped circle stackers
M-4 small silver circle stackers
DL242 Kissimee doily with angel wing
B307 Sweet williams strip
B266 tiny things with wings
B296 tiny bubbles borders
B308 city girl edger
B304 ivy strip

And here is a close up of the background i made using the "tiny bubbles borders" die as a mask.
Don't forget our weekly challenge for a chance to win a 20$ shopping spree!
Have a great week, lots of love from France, Kianel."

From Millsrepco, a beautiful Mother's Day card from Hero Arts . . .

"Mother's Day Card

Happy Mother's Day
By Jennifer McGuire

A stunning watercolor flower takes center stage on this Mother's Day card.

Hero Materials:
Embossing Powder - White
Painted Flower
Tweed Pattern
Celebrate Everyday
Tim Holtz: Peeled Paint Distress Dye Ink Pad *
Tim Holtz: Broken China Distress Dye Ink Pad *
Tim Holtz: Faded Jeans Distress Dye Ink Pad
Tide Pool
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Bright White Watercolor Paper
Tide Layering Paper
Pool Folded Cards
* limited availability

Additional Materials:
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, grey marker, dark blue marker, paintbrush, water, foam adhesive

  1. Stamp Tweed Pattern on a Pool Folded Card using Tide Pool ink.
  2. Stamp the Painted Flower image on watercolor paper by inking up the stamp with Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.
  3. After image is stamped use a paintbrush and water along with Broken China, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans Distress Inks to add shading to flower.
  4. Use grey and dark blue markers to add dots to center of flower.
  5. Trim out flower along side edges, leaving the middle portion intact to create the white panel.
  6. Mount flower panel to a piece of Tide Layering Paper and then to card base with foam adhesive.
  7. Stamp sentiment with Versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder."

The Time Machine back-up is still working its way through what is apparently a massive amount of accumulated stuff on my laptop. Unbelievable! I just wish there was a way to see the progress its making so I'd know if I'm going to be permanently hooked up for life or that an end might be in sight by next week. Technology is at times . . . arggggh!

All of us at Art 'n Soul are looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. for the Lifestyle Crafts special event! Make 'n Take and Demo's using their latest dies, embossing folders and letterpress. Prizes galore! You must be present to win the Grand Prize Drawing of a $200 Lifestyle Crafts Shopping Spree!

And our Memory Box order arrived . . . when it rains! it pours!

See you tomorrow night!

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