VSN Weekly Deal – More Stamped Holiday Projects

00Nov VSN Stamped Holiday Projects & Ideas

This week I’ve got another holiday VSN issue pdf with even more Stamped Holiday Projects available for you. This time it is the 00Nov VSN issue. (Last week it was the 00Dec VSN issue.) I am also still looking for artwork submissions for upcoming eArticle Art Challenges, one on “Stamped Gift Tags & Gift Wrap” and the other on “Snow and Ice Ideas For Stamping” (details below.)

This Week’s VSN Weekly Deal:

The newly available pdf version of this classic VSN holiday issue is ON SALE this week for 50% off so you can download it today for just $1.49. (On sale through 11/10/13.)

Nov ’00 VSN (pdf version.) More Stamped Holiday Projects & Ideas
Focus Article:
Want to Use Your Stamps to Make Holiday Decorations or Gifts? The focus article in this issue has lots of ideas for you: Stamped Acrylic Painting, Acrylic Ornaments and Tags, Blinking Art, Jingle Doorknob Hanger, Elegant Paper Gift Boxes, Glittering Acrylic Gift Box, Woodburned Christmas Box, Fiber Embellished Ornaments Created With: Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, Fiber Paper, Woodburned Gourd, Flannel and “Polished Stone” Paper; Snowman Button Cover, Paper Mache’ Wine Box.

Tips: Shrink Plastic Tips, Dove Blender Tips, Pop Bottle Mailer Secrets, Snowy Ideas, Threading Fibers, Mixing Pearl Ex and Gum Arabic, Direct-to-Paper Tips, Homemade Foam stamps, Gold Leafing Overview, Faux Soot Card, UTEE on Parchment.

Also In This Issue:
Class Tips: Radiant Pearls Techniques.
Product Picks: Joy of Stamping Easy Duz It Stamp Cleaner, Hot Potatoes Velvet Ornament Kit  & Resist Paper Cards, Ranger Vintage Inks for the Holidays.
Catalog Review: Whiskey Creek Stamps.
Store Review: Create-N-Ink.
Convention Reports on hot products and demos.

(Issue Length: 44 pg (including cover), b/w & color)

 

UPCOMING ART CHALLENGES

Stamped Gift Tags & Gift Wrap

Challenge yourself to create stamped gift wrap and/or stamped gift tags. Submit your card using Submission Specs. (Email address for submitting artwork is found inside the file!) At least some major project elements must be stamped! (You MUST follow the specs for your artwork to be considered for publication and to be included in the challenge drawing!)

I will include as many as possible in the Stamped Gift Tags & Gift Wrap eArticle (to be published online on 11/20/13.) Two names will be drawn from among those who submit artwork to win their choice of 8 of VSN’s 226 print issues OR a $20 eGift certificate usable on VSN’s Online Shopping Cart. Deadline: Receipt at VSN no later than 11/5/13.

Snow & Ice Ideas For Stamping

Challenge yourself to create a stamped card or other project that includes the look of SNOW or ICE. It could be a snowy stamped scene, a card that looks like a frosty window or some type of stamped snowflakes. Think about ways to create a cold frosty looking card! Submit your card using Submission Specs. (Email address for submitting artwork is found inside the file!) At least some major project elements must be stamped! (You MUST follow the specs for your artwork to be considered for publication and to be included in the challenge drawing!)

I will include as many as possible in the Snow & Ice Ideas For Stamping eArticle (to be published online on 12/20/13.) Two names will be drawn from among those who submit artwork to win their choice of 8 of VSN’s 226 print issues OR a $20 eGift certificate usable on VSN’s Online Shopping Cart. Deadline: Receipt at VSN no later than 12/5/13.

New VSN eArticle Art Challenge + The VSN Weekly Deal

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Here in Maryland, it’s been feeling a bit chilly lately. Halloween is just a couple days away and before you know it we’ll be seeing the holidays and maybe even some snow. Are you ready for some seasonal stamping fun? This week I’ve got a VSN issue pdf with “Holiday Stamp Ideas and Projects” available for you, as well as two new eArticle Art Challenges, one on “Stamped Gift Tags & Gift Wrap” and the other on “Snow and Ice Ideas For Stamping“. Want to come and play with me?

Continue reading New VSN eArticle Art Challenge + The VSN Weekly Deal

Doodled Gelli Plate Monotype + New Weekly Deal

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(Doodled Gelli Plate Monotype)

The DardanellesHere it is mid-October already and you may have wondered why I haven’t posted here on the blog since last week. I took a short break from stamping while my husband and I spent five days in Richmond celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary (later this month technically) by hanging out at the Richmond Folk Festival. It was fantastic! Even walking around in the drizzle and mud for hours with wet feet couldn’t dent our enthusiasm. (The group you see pictured here is The Dardanelles from Newfoundland Canada, our favorite of thirty really good musical acts. If you get a chance and are on the east coast next fall, try to get to next year’s show! It’s free too!)

Doodling on Gelli Plate Monotype

But now that I’m back home again, I’ve turned to finishing up the upcoming “Gelli Plates & Stamps” eArticle. I just have a handful of how-to pictures left to take, some artwork to put together and a few other odds and ends of chores and I’ll be done. It’ll be posted on Sunday 10/20/13.

One of the things I’ve been playing around with today is doodling on top of a monotype created with a gelli plate. This one was made with acrylic paint and homemade star masks on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of yellow cardstock and is just for fun; I don’t know what I’ll do with it. It might find its way into a stamped book at some point. Doodling on top of a monotype background is fun, easy and relaxing. Outlining shapes and adding details with a black pigment pen and/or a white gel pen gives some added pop to the design.

VSN Weekly DealI also posted a new Weekly Deal this morning. This time around, the deal is 50% off of the VSN Quick Tips Bundle 2012a. This is a gathering of all Quick Tips from the six 2012 VSN issues in pdf format sized to view on your computer screen. Normally $5, it is on sale for $2.49 through Sunday 10/20/13. Proceeds from Weekly Deal sales go toward funding VSN’s website and blog.

I hope you are having a wonderful week and have been doing some stamping. Don’t forget to look for the new eArticle on Sunday!

Nancie, VSN