Monday, August 11, 2014

Go with the FLOW.........

On a very normal day, I made a visit to the Barnes & Noble right down the road from my house... I hang out there a few times a month ( okay, maybe more than that sometimes ), reading or even working on cards.. I sometimes sit there for hours, coloring stamped images; most recently, I tried out my new Neon Pitt markers there one rainy afternoon....

One day this past May, while looking at the card-making / scrapbooking section of magazines, I came across a magazine called FLOW... Made in the Netherlands, it also has an English language edition and after one look inside, I fell in love.... The Flow I had found was a special edition called a "Book for Paper Lovers"... It included papers to create with, a banner, articles, stickers, postcards ( some glittery ), gorgeous pictures etc.........





If you are a paper-addict like me, you must have some amazing papers that you could never ever think of using because.....  well, then they would be gone !! I often buy 2 sheets of a paper that I really love so that I have one left over after using one.. Could get a bit costly to do that very often, but I am obsessed--what more can I say !!

But this time, I happened upon someone who felt the same way about FLOW as I did... I met Faith online in a Facebook group for Art Supply Junkies !!  We chatted after she found her copy in Florida and both commented that we could never see ourselves using any of the gorgeous contents of the magazine.... So I challenged her---I said I would make her a card with some element from FLOW and she would have to do the same.... Faith is an amazing artist & Zentangler but unbeknownst to me, she had never made a card before !!  Knowing that she was as in love with FLOW as I was, it made it easier somehow to cut the book and create something for her....

My card for Faith


Faith's AMAZING card for me .....

I just bought the latest edition of FLOW this evening ...... I see another challenge coming on !! Check out this fantastic magazine here... But be careful, the contents are highly addictive !!  FLOW magazine