Friday, July 31, 2015

Set your alarm clocks and don't be late for Art 'n Soul's Recycled Rubber Sale this weekend. It begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Art 'n Soul's Inspiration Station features Magenta's new powdered watercolors, Nuance. The featured card today is another beautiful one from Pam Nelson.

by Pam Nelson
  • Magenta:
    • Artist's Flower Template (TM120)
    • Sentiment (07.623.G)
    • NUANCE:  Grass Green, Bright Yellow, Golden Yellow, Orange
  • Memory Box - Butterfly Delights die (98310)
  • VersaMark ink
  • JudiKins White Opaque embossing powder
  • 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper
  • So Silk in Beauty Pink card stock
Place stencil on smooth side of watercolor paper and secure with removable tape. Use a dauber to apply VersaMark ink to entire stencil image. Remove stencil and heat emboss with white opaque powder.

With watercolor brush, apply water to inside of flower only, being careful not to go outside the lines. Sprinkle with Nuance watercolor powders and use brush to move colors to all areas of the flower. Use brush to add a bit more water if needed to move colors around. Allow to dry or use heat gun to dry. Mask flower with a sticky note and follow same procedure for leaves. Allow to dry.

Brush off any remaining powder. Use brush to apply water to background. If needed, put a drop or two of color on craft mat, spritz with water, and apply to the background.

When dry, stamp sentiment; mount on So Silk paper. Add butterflies (cut from scraps of watercolor paper) and sequins.

On the Magenta blog, Helene has been playing with the new templates by MarieLune Designs.

by Helene Metivier of Magenta

Click on this link for the posting:

Also on the Magenta blog, Mariette has used stamped and colored tissue paper on card stock to make this lovely card.

by Mariette van Leeuwen, Design Team Magenta

Click on this link for Mariette's detailed info:

This Christmas card featured on the PoppyStamps' blog is so beautiful. The designer thought she should conjure up something "icy cold" with the current heat we're all experiencing.

by Olga Direktorenko for PoppyStamps

Click on this link for the posting & video tutorial:

On the Memory Box blog, Jenny Griffiths has made a beautiful card using the Peerless color papers. Looking at the card, it's also a terrific design to use your new Magenta Nuance powdered watercolors.

by Jenny Griffiths for Memory Box

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Our friend Sherry Barello has been very busy. Her artwork is always amazing and I know you'll enjoy it all. I've sized everything "extra large" so you could see the detail in her artwork.

by Sherry Barello of Rainier, Washington
This was a card she made for her sister's 37th birthday;
"37 owls and a million leaves".

by Sherry Barello of Rainier, Washington
I believe the chickens are drawn free-hand;
the chicken wire background is a Tim Holtz stencil Sherry
purchased at Art 'n Soul. VersaMark ink is used on
the stencil and embossed with silver embossing powder.
The chicken is painted with acrylics and zentangled™
with sharpie pens, black paint and white pen.

by Sherry Barello of Rainier, Washington
She drew this right after the owl card; this one
features 9 cats in the garden!

by Sherry Barello of Rainier, Washington
This was the birthday present to her sister; it's an acrylic
on a 16x20 canvas. Of course, her sister loved it!

by Sherry Barello of Rainier, Washington
Sherry colored photo paper with alcohol inks. She then drew what
was appropriate for the color spot with Copic Marking pens.

Thank you, Sherry, for allowing us to share your amazing artwork with our readers.

That's it for now. Please remember to get to Art 'n Soul for the start of Recycled Rubber that starts at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday). There are lots of treasures to be found and the 'early' shoppers are able to find the best of the lot! And while you're there, take advantage of the other new items that arrived in the store this past week . . . all while enjoying the cool of the air-conditioned store!

See you soon . . .

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