More In Store Monday

Happy Monday!

I am really excited about my first product for 2012, out in the shop today, because it’s something that I’ve long wanted to do. Years ago, I used to paint with oils and canvas, and I loved it! Loved the mixing of paints on the palette, loved the feel of the brush sweeping across the canvas, loved even the smears of paint on my old battered jeans (and all over the easel as well). The clean-up afterwards, the washing of brushes – not so much. 😆

I haven’t painted in years, though, because painting takes hours and somehow life just got too busy (and I definitely didn’t have much time to spare for cleaning up after, what with having to chase after my 5 boys).

So I guess it doesn’t come as a surprise to know that I’ve long wanted to be able to bring the world of paints and canvas to the digital realm – to get the same texture, the same look, but without the mess and the lengthy clean-up after. And that’s how this pack of ten deliciously-blended and highly-textured painted canvas papers was born:

Here’s another “full-sized” view of them:

Did I mention that this baby is on sale for 25% off this Monday till midnight Eastern Standard Time? Whee!

P.S. If you’re into the art journaling craze going on, this could serve you well too! (I am and I am taking the Digital Art Journaling class of my dear friend Jessica, which includes a delicious mega-200-piece kit by Nancy Rowe-Janitz (another super-friendly lady whom I had the honor to meet at the first Digital Scrapbooking Event at Utah a couple of years back). The class is out-of-this-world awesome and incredibly inspiring, and I wish there were 200 hours in a day so I can get to work on creating my art journal layouts! (Soon, soon, soon! Hope springs eternal! haha!)

Eye-Candy Time!

And of course, what would Mondays be without some delicious eye-candy from the ever-awesome Creative Team ladies?

Here’s a lovely layout by Miki (all that attention to details is amazing):

* Miki also used these liv.edesigns products on this layout: Mask Me Photo Masks, Windsong Kit, I Sing for Spring Kit, Softly Gently Patterned Paper Pack, Scribbled Words Rub-ons  & Brush Set, and Needs + Wants: Stitchies Vol. 2.

My dear friend Lisa created this wonderfully sweet layout. (Love the subtle effect of  layering)!

* Lisa also used these other products of mine on her layout: Whispers of Spring Paper Pack and some of the goodies I gave as freebies for our Spraground Challenges. 🙂

Lorrie made this layout to honor her beautiful mother (I am always deeply touched by layouts that honor one’s parents):

* Lorrie also used my Scribbled Words Rub-ons and Brush Set and Paint Swashes Vol. 1 to create her layout above.

And this majestic layout was created by Nancy (I think it truly displays the beauty of nature’s canvas!):

Aren’t the creations of these ladies just amazing works of art? Love them. Love our Creative Team members even more! 🙂

And now it’s your turn:

 What place have you been to that has made you sigh in rapture over the beauty of nature? Do you have a photo of it? Feel most welcome to link me up in the comments so I can ooh and aah too!

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And have a wonderful day!