Saturday, September 19, 2015

This month's INSPIRATION STATION features stamp and die sets from Hero Arts, "Autumn" (CL882) and "Autumn Frame Cuts" (D1156). Please be sure to stop in at Art 'n Soul and check them all out in person . . . as you well know, photographs are never as good as the 'real' card!

Today's card is one of the cards I've made for this month's INSPIRATION STATION at Art 'n Soul. It's so easy to make. To start with, look in your left-over paper stash because I'm sure you'll find some wonderful papers you've forgotten about.

by Debbie Gaetz
  • Hero Arts "Autumn" clear stamp set (CL 882)
  • VersaMark watermark ink by Tsukineko
  • Ranger Royal Satin embossing powder in Queen's Gold
  • Dreamweaver Stencils' Embellishment Pin, colored with Copic Marker in Tuscan Orange
  • Gold twisted cord (scrap piece)
  • Embossed handmade paper (scrap piece - source unknown) (mat base)
  • Curious Metallic card stock in Mandarin (stamped panel)
  • Conqueror 118. lb. card stock in Diamond White (base card 5" x 6.5")
  • EK Success Heritage Corner Punch (used same paper as mat base)

Ellie Knoll shows us her first time use of Magenta's Nuance watercolor powders. It's more than obvious she's having a fun time using it to demonstrate her creativity.

by Ellie Knoll, Design Team Magenta
Click on this link for Ellie's posting and more cards:

Here's a quick and easy Halloween card using new dies from Impression Obsession.

by Kittie Caracciolo for Impression Obsession
Click on this link for the details:

Jenny Gropp has made a BOO shaker card using new dies from Impression Obsession. It looks like a lot of detail work but when you read Jenny's posted details, it doesn't seem too complicated if you've made shaker cards before.

by Jenny Gropp for Impression Obsession
Click on this link for Jenny's detailed how-to:

A shout out to fans of Rubbermoon stamp designs and the creativity of the owner, Kae Pea (aka Kristen Powers). She's driving across the country to teach at Art 'n Soul on the last weekend of this month. We don't know when she'll be back in the northwest, so please don't miss out on this opportunity to take a class from Kristen.

I've waited so long for Kristen's return to Art 'n Soul and the class dates are rapidly approaching. I am going to be at all 4 of the classes . . . how about you? I'd love to see you have as much fun and joy as I plan to have at these classes.

This first class is going to be so creative, fun and imaginative. I've seen more than one of these matchbox Shrines that Kristen has made and they are adorable. I can't wait to proudly display one of my own.

by Kae Pea of Rubbermoon
Friday, September 25th, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kae Pea from Rubbermoon -- $49
Kae Pea’s fees are $40 each if you take more than one class)

Kae Pea designed the Milagros Collection of stamps specifically to create these special ‘matchbox’ shrines. Kae Pea will show you so many ways to use this collection and we will use the stamps, Wood Icing and paint, along with a variety of other supplies and materials to design fantastic, colorful niches to fill with your favorite art or icons. You will leave with a finished shrine plus the goods to create another one. Bring your Basic Kit.

by Kae Pea of Rubbermoon
Saturday, September 26th, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kae Pea from Rubbermoon -- $49
(Kae Pea’s fees are $40 each if you take more than one class).

In this class you will make a wonderful watercolor paper journal and work with a variety of mixed media supplies & techniques to paint, collage, stamp & embellish the cover and a page or two inside. Explore journal prompts and ideas to inspire your pages. You will leave with a completed Journal, and the knowledge to create many more! Bring your Basic Kit, an 18” metal ruler & a bone folder.

by Kae Pea of Rubbermoon
Saturday, September 26th, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kae Pea from Rubbermoon -- $49
(Kae Pea’s fees are $40 each if you take more than one class).

Come with our imagination wide open as Kae Pea shares with you her techniques
for ‘doodling your stamps’ and acrylic painting techniques to paint your stamps to create entirely new imagery. Look at your stamps in a whole different way and transform one image into many! You will leae with a small journal of images and a framed piece of art plus a head full of new ideas and inspiration! Bring your Basic Kit and black Micron and/or Pitt pens in sizes 01, 02 and/or xsmall, small & fine.

by Kae Pea of Rubbermoon
Sunday, September 27th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kae Pea from Rubbermoon, $49
(Kae Pea’s fees are $40 each if you take more than one class)

Have your paintbrushes ready and come join Kae Pea to have some watercolor fun! Learn to create layered washes and loose, organic backgrounds. See how to achieve depth and value to take your stamped artwork to another level! We will also do a bit of color theory to learn how to keep your hues clean and vibrant. Bring your Basic Kit and watercolor paintbrushes.

Every one of these classes are going to be filled with new techniques and ideas. There are only a couple of seats in each class that remain open . . . please stop in or call the store at 360.357.6820 to sign up now. And there will be Rubbermoon stamps and Shrine kits available to purchase over the weekend as well!

It is time to close up for now. I'll be back tomorrow with another delightful card from Art 'n Soul's INSPIRATION STATION. And there is a special announcement planned for Sunday's blog posting . . . stay tuned!

By the way, have you checked your calendar to make sure you've saved the afternoon of Sunday, October 18, for the Art 'n Soul Christmas Party? The elves are at work planning, plotting and playing with their holiday stamps, dies and tools. It won't be a party without you!

Carolyn's back from vacation and looks forward to seeing you at Art 'n Soul all day. We're so glad she's back.

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