Saturday, 18 August 2018

It is a perfect awesome day

Hello everyone,

Last week I was leading the challenge over at France Papillon's blog. It is a challenge where you do a layer a day (ALAD), a spread a week (ASAW). This is a great way of art journaling because it takes up little time every day. If you'd like the see the result of my spread then please hop over to France's blog HERE.

For now I will show you a detail...

I hope you'll enjoy my process ! Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 17 August 2018


Hello everyone,

For today's AALL & Create post I have made a card.

Here's how I made it:

This was what I planned to use, but I used less paint and more stamps.... lol - A girl can change her mind, can't she ? 

I brayered the yellow and green paint onto a card panel and added stencilling with Orange Distress Oxide. 

Next I used another stencil and model paste to add the tiny flowers. I also added some stamping in the background with the #56 A4 stamp.

Next I stamped the butterfly form Tracy's set #45 on painted Mixed Media paper. I used the same yellow as I did for the background. 

I then coloured them with Big Brush Markers by Faber Castell and cut out the wings. I stamped the butterfly twice on the card panel and also added some white splatters. Next I adhered the wings on top, using glue next to the body and foam tape at the edges of the wings.

For the sentiment I used this stampset, also by Tracy. I added some white pen around the letters and black pen around the card panel. I did think it needed more black, so I stamped a tiny sentiment from set #45 three times for more interest. 

And here is the finished card ! 

I think it turned out nice ! 

I used the following AALL & Create materials:

Stamps :

#6 by Tracy Evans
#45 by Tracy Evans
#56 by Olga Heldwein

#11 by Autour de Mwa
#27 by Kassa Hayselden

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Chocolate !

Hello everyone,

For today's post for Katzelkraft I have made a card.

This card was quite simple although I had to stamp it twice... and it still isn't perfect. The sentiment is not quite straight. After stamping I coloured the ducks with Copic markers and went around them with a very light blue marker, blending it out with a colourless blender. I matted the card on some yellow card stock and adhered the whole thing onto a 5 x 7 card. 

I used these stamps:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 16 August 2018

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

For today's DT post I have made a card and a postcard.

These little birds are so cute. They are from a set called Birdhouses. I resized them, printed them and then coloured with Copic Markers. I cut the panel to size and matted it onto some black and white pattern paper. The whole thing was then placed on a card. I added a sticker by Tim Holtz. 

You'll find them HERE


This background was made by inking up a stencil with Distress Oxides, spritzing with water and pressing it onto a piece of card. I added a piece of scrap from the side of a sheet of MM paper and some washi tape. I coloured the image with Copics, cut it out and adhered it to the paper strip. Lastly I added the sentiment. 

This set is called 'Wheels' and you'll find it HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

So many reasons to be happy

Hello everyone,

I was really happy when Autour from AALL & Create asked me to stay on for another term ! Yay !
For my first project I have made a garland with 3 flags. I think this would look great in any child's room and the sentiment is one to live by !

And here's how :

started with these ready made flags, I slapped on some gesso. I didn't want it to be very neat. I then put model paste through Stencil #22 by Autour de Mwa. 

After the gesso and model paste had dried I painted yellow and green paint where the gesso was. I mixed some dark green paint with Glazing Liquid and painted it onto the model paste and left it for a little while. I then rubbed it off with a baby wipe. The paint will stay in all the nooks and crannies. Next I added some stencilling with white paint and stencil #11 by Autour de Mwa. 

I then randomly stamped the background using stamp set #68 and #89 both designed by Fiona Paltridge. I used green and black Archival inks. 

It was then time to stamp the main images on the flags. I also stamped them on white card stock to colour and cut out. I used :
#89 Gwendolen 
#91 Asher
#92 Brinley

After colouring I cut them out without the doodle lines and glued them on the top of the stamped images on the flags. This way they look perfect ! 

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I thank you for stopping by today. 

If you'd like more information about the AALL & Create products please visit:

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Not happening today !

Hello everyone,

I am very blessed to be on so many fantastic Design Teams but sometimes it is just nice to do something for me ! So when I received a pack of "snarky" Small Talk stickers by Tim Holtz (as part of a DT package), there was one sticker that gave me an instant idea. So I set to work and filmed the process:

The weird thing is that I struggled with it. Don't know why, maybe it is because I don't often play anymore and I was a little overwhelmed. 
I used a variety of materials but have made no list. If you have any questions please ask ! 

Here is the VIDEO:

or go via this link to YouTube:

I hope you enjoy my video.. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 10 August 2018

Stand out

Hello everyone,

For my weekly Katzelkraft post I have an Art Journal page. I couldn't resist using the Zebra in the top hat again. He must be one of my favourite stamps ever and he has to come out on a regular basis !

The background is a mop up page from the gelli plate. These are often even nicer than the proper prints I think. I added the swirl in the right hand bottom corner and some text stamping all over. I used white embossing powder for the swirl and pink Distress Oxide for the script. 
Next I added the sentiment, I used my stamping tool so I could stamp a few times to get a nice black image. I then highlighted some of the letters with a white pen. I used the same pen to draw a lined around the edges. The Zebra was stamped on book paper and cut out. I adhered him on my page. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by !