Friday, March 30, 2012

FOUR TIMES THE FUN

We had four times the fun at Art n Soul last Wednesday.  Lots of smiles to go around.


 Made four cards using four different coloring techniques.  The materials we used were; marking pens, Distress inks, StazOn, and watercolor pencils.  Four ways to use the same stamp.







Sunday, March 18, 2012

ART N SOUL CARDS

We should have named our blog Art N Soul  'cause this group has both, I am sure the name was taken though.  So back to the business at hand, Marcia and I drove down  to Olympia on Saturday to visit our favorite shop.  She read on their blog that with the donation of a couple of cans for the food bank two cards were available for the making.  We were right on it, brought our cans and walked away with two beautiful cards
I have to say the people at Art N Soul are always happy to answer questions, show you how to use a product and  tell you what is new in their store and they are always bringing in new things.  They also have fabulous classes, Marcia and I are signing up for one next month.  "FOUR TIMES THE FUN", making four different cards using four different coloring techniques; Memento marking pens, Distress inks, StazOn, Watercolor pencils on acetate and watercolor paper.  This class is Wednesday, March 28, 1:00-4:00 join us if you have the time off.
The cards we made on Saturday used beautiful intricate die-cut designs.  These die-cuts can be used with the Cuttlebug but may require an additional metal plate.

 The flowers are also a die-cut.


 

A visit from Monique

Monique came over to craft and before we get to the artsy stuff....check out the dessert she brought.   YES! chocolate cup with chocolate mouse inside....OHHHHHHHH I love Monique!!!
So now that I wiped the drool, I can tell you what we played with.  She brought "Peel-Off" stickers and pens to play with.  The stickers come in silver, gold, white and black in a variety of designs.


I happen to have some of the stickers but never used them so this was a perfect opportunity to try them out.
Monique had two different types of pens one was the Glazed Gelly Roll and the other the Suffle.  I will ask Monique to give more information on the pens.  Here is what we made using the Glazed Gelly Roll which is thicker and creates a puffy effect.

The other type of pen gives more of a flat look and Monique used it to fill in this butterfly.  
THANKS MONIQUE FOR YOUR COMPANY,  SHOWING ME SOMETHING NEW AND GIVING ME AN EXCUSE TO GO SHOPPING.....COME BACK ANYTIME (and bring chocolate).

MEOW


If you are a fan of Pinterest then you saw the chipboard cats that I pinned from the Art N Soul blog.  For those that don't know, Art N Soul is a fabulous stamp store in Olympia.  Marcia and I drove down to the shop on Saturday and made two beautiful cards, more on this later.  Here is the blog site:
http://bellacartaatartnsoul.blogspot.com/
Anyway,  the cats come in three different poses and they can sit on a bookshelf or a door frame.  I covered my cat with decorative paper, cut flowers and layered them with foam tape to create depth, and finally added pearl beads to give her a "girl about town" look.  The chipboard cats cost $4.25 and are fun to decorate.

Monday, March 12, 2012

This is a fruit arrangement Caryl received for her Birthday!

Here are Caryl's kids enjoying the fruit!  A sweet treat for all.

Dawn didn't mention that SHE made the cute and delish arrangement.  Great job Dawn!!!