Saturday, 19 October 2019

Today I will just wear...

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my AALL & Create post for this week. I have followed the example of Abs and made a round art journal page. So fun ! I have also used some of the new collections, so exciting! They are fabulous but then they always are ! Can you tell I am smitten ?

So, this little gal is by Janet Klein, isn't she fabulous ! 

Here's how:

I used Distress Oxide Inks and Sprays to make the background. I rubbed a pink DO Inkpads over the "Lotza Dotz" stencil and printed it on the circle. I also used it as a stencil with a blending tool.

Next, some very subtle stamping with yellow ink and this new stamp by Tracy. 

A little more stamping with black this time and another of Tracy's new stamp. 

I then stamped the little Pineapple queen, her pineapples and crown too. I also stamped part of this the number stamp on a piece of book paper, I thought I could use it as a sort of washi tape and that is what i did. I also stamped the sentiment on this booktext. 

Next I coloured the images and cut them out. 

Here she is... 

A close up of the sentiment and you can see the yellow stamping better here. 

And the finished piece. I also scraped some black paint along the edges. 

I have used the following stamps:

#259 - Pineapple queen by Janet Klein
#239 - Teasel by Tracy Evans
#235 - by Tracy Evans
Stencil #39 Lotza Dotz by Autour de Mwa

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Thursday, 17 October 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

For my weekly Vera Lane Studio post I have made two postcards. I have used two of the latest releases for them and I got my gel plate out to make backgrounds for them. I had forgotten how much fun it is to gel print and I must plan in an afternoon to do just that and make lots of backgrounds because they are very useful too.

This is Lippy ! She was released last week and you'll find her HERE

This is a 'wish fairy'. She is new this week. You will find her and her sisters HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by ! 

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Foolish mortals

Hello everyone,

For the second Bokeh project for the Challenge over at Country View Challenges I have made a Halloween card. I am really not into Halloween but when I saw the new Tim Holtz stamps I knew I had to have them...
We would love it if you played along with us, you might win a £20 voucher for the shop ! You can read all about it HERE.

How cute is she ? lol 

You'll find the process video HERE or you can click on the pic below... 

Thank you for stopping by!  

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Scribble that shit out

Hello everyone,

For today's VivaLasVegaStamps! project I have made an art journal spread. I have used some of the latest release stamps. I love the scribble girls by Tina Walker and I had to use one today.

I started this page with a gel printed piece of paper and added stencilling and stamping to the background using different inks. I added some black paint along the edges to frame the pages. I used a palette knife for this.
The girl was stamped on the page and on some white card stock. I coloured her, cut her out and glued her onto herself on the page. I then coloured the earrings and necklace with a paint pen. Lastly I added the sentiment and doodled around it with a black pen. 

Here's a close up... 

I used the following stamps:

I also used:
Amsterdam Acrylics to make the gel print
Archival Inks in Aquamarine, Veridian and Jet Black
StaZon - Dove Grey
Distress Oxide ink - Tumbled glass
A flower stencil 
Black acrylic paint for edging the pages

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 10 October 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday and welcome to my weekly blogpost for Vera Lane Studio. For today I have made a card and a postcard.

This postcard was made with a gel printed background, I just added some polkadots through a stencil with white paint. Cate was coloured and cut out; I used my Copics with a tiny bit of pencil for shading. I stood her on a piece of washi tape and added a clippings sticker as a sentiment. 

You'll find Cat and her Canine HERE

The second project is a card:

This little birdie is from the "For the birds" collage sheet. I simply made a print with a stencil (you rub Distress Oxide Ink on the stencil, spritz with water and print) and added a piece of pattern paper and some washi tape for him to stand on. I then added the sentiment which is from an older set. 

You'll find the collage sheet HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Grow, bloom

Hello everyone,

For today's AALL & Create Guest Design team project I have made a card. It is very much inspired by the lovely Tracy Evans but I hope there is some of me in there too.

Here's how:

I made a gel print with acrylic paints and stencil #63

Next I stamped these flowers on a piece of also gel printed paper. 

I toned down the background with white paint and a brayer and I then added stamping and stencilling  using a variety of inks. I used modelling paste with the stencil. 

I then stamped the words I wanted to use and cut them out. I inked the edges with Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China. 

I layered the three flowers and stamped a stem from a different bloom from the same set. 

I think it turned out lovely ! 

I used the following stamps:

#210 Background Mash up by Tracy Evans
#70 Quirky blossoms by Tracy Evans

#39 Lotza Dotz by Autour de Mwa
#63 Wood Pile by Autour de Maw

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Thursday, 3 October 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday and welcome to my weekly blogpost for Vera Lane Studio. I can't believe it is October already ! Where did the Summer go. When you read this I have just got back from holiday and as I always work ahead these projects (a postcard and 2 Artist Trading Coins) were made in August !

The background of this postcard was made with a brayer. I used Distress Oxide inks and rolled them over the card, blue on one side, green on the other. I then toned it all down with white acrylic paint. Next I printed the newly release 'Catgirl' and coloured her with Copics, I then cut her out and put her aside. I thought the card needed something more. So in my stash I found these fish. They are from the Collage sheet Fisher Woman. She is still available upon request. I think they go great together. The sentiment is from the Catgirl set. 

You'll find Cat girl HERE

These coins were cut from pattern paper and inked around the edges. The girls are from the 'Kokeshi Dolls' set. I printed them on watercolour paper and watercolored them. I then cut them out and adhered them onto the coins. I added 2 Chit Chat sticker by Tim Holtz.

You'll find the Kokeshi Dolls HERE

Thank you for stopping by today !