Thursday, 21 March 2019

Hope your day...



Hello everyone,

For today's Vera Lane Studio DT post I have made this AJ page with a video tutorial ! 



If you'd like to know how I made this then hop over to my VIDEO or click on the pic below.



I have used two sets for this :




Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Be Happy

Hello everyone, 

I was asked by Abs to make some samples with the new release stamps for the AALL & Create Hochanda shows ! Of course I couldn't say no to that ! 

This is the last of 6 samples I made and it is a postcard:


I really like making vintage things as well so that is what I did. Unfortunately I got carried away and forgot to take WIP photos.... 

I started with a piece of Mixed media paper and used Distress Oxides in Ground Espresso and Antique linen smooshed onto my craft sheet and dipped the card in it until I was happy. 
I did some stamping with the same Ground Espresso and then took Crushed Olive and used it to rub over the Lushy Leafy stencil and printed it on the card. 
I also used that to colour the Lady bug, the sentiment (Both stamped on book pages) and the edges of the card. 
I doodled around the edges with a pencil. 






I have used the following AALL & Create materials:

Stamp #161  Ladybug
Stamp #142 Edison Game
Stamp set #125 For the Record
Stencil #80 Lushy Leafy

You'll find more information about the AALL & Create products here:



Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Bloom love grow

Hello everyone, 

I was asked by Abs to make some samples with the new release stamps for the AALL & Create Hochanda shows ! Of course I couldn't say no to that ! 

This one is a 6 x 6 panel which I love making ! 


and here's how:


I used a brayer and two shades of blue acrylic paint to get some colour on this panel which is cut from Mixed Media paper. I added some stamping, partly with blue Archival ink and partly with white paint. Just make sure to clean your stamps straight away ! 


Next I added some stencilling. I used VersaMark ink and this fab embossing powder by Seth Apter. 


I then added some more stamping with Orange Distress Oxide ink and added the silhouette with modelling paste. 


Next I stamped some flowers and made a sentiment from some of the words of this fab stamp set by Tracy ! 


I coloured the flowers with Copic markers and added some orange on the sentiment. I didn't use this in the end because it was much whiter than the silhouette so I found some paper that was about the same shade of white and matted it on black card stock. 






I have used the following AALL & Create materials:

Stamp #161  Ladybug
Stamp set #140 Doodled blooms
Stencil #80 Lushy Leafy
Stencil #75 Illusion

You'll find more information about the AALL & Create products here:



Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Monday, 18 March 2019

Normal is an illusion

Hello everyone, 

I was asked by Abs to make some samples with the new release stamps for the AALL & Create Hochanda shows ! Of course I couldn't say no to that ! 

This is an art journal page. Of course you can make this in a journal.... 


and here's how:


I used a brayer and a piece of Mixed media paper to get some colour on the paper, green and yellow acrylic paint in this case. I then stencilled the tree rings on it using blue acrylic paint. 


Next I did some background stamping, brayered white paint over it and added the silhouette stencil to my paper. I used Graphite paste for that. It has tiny little bits of glitter in it. 


Next I used modelling paste for the sentiment that is on this stencil. 


I stamped another sentiment and a pointing finger to add... but was not happy with the model paste words... 


... so I decided to use a pink paint pen and colour them. I added the other sentiment on the top and added some doodling along some of the edges. 




I have used the following AALL & Create materials:

Stamp #161  Ladybug
Stamp set #125 For the record 
Stencil #63 Wood pile
Stencil #75 Illusion

You'll find more information about the AALL & Create products here:



Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Illustrate your life

Hello everyone, 

I was asked by Abs to make some samples with the new release stamps for the AALL & Create Hochanda shows ! Of course I couldn't say no to that ! 

This one is a tag and it is quite clean and simple:



And here's how I made it:



I stamped the image twice, once with VersaFine ink which is nice and black and once with Memento because I wanted to colour the pencils with my Copics and Memento is good for that. I also stamped the right hand side once more with Memento to use as sentiments. 


After colouring the pencils and some of the words I cut everything out and adhered it to the tag at the bottom.


I matted the words on black card stock as well the whole tag. I added a ring around the whole which I coloured with my Copic Markers too. I couldn't resist gluing the words back on crooked ! 




I have used the following AALL & Create materials:

Stamp #165 - Numbered pencils by Tracy Evans.

You'll find more information about the AALL & Create products here:



Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Paint your own reality

Hello everyone,

It is Saturday again and that means another project for AALL & Create. For today I have made a card.



I started with a piece of MM paper and sprayed it with Distress Oxide Inksprays. I used Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber. I then put the #53 stencil on top and sprayed it with water but it didn't work as well as I expected so to add more interest I dabbed the Distress Oxide pads in Picked Raspberry and Carved pumpkin over the stencil (Not at the same time, lol) and used the stencil as a stamp. That worked ! 


Next I used this fabulous new stamp by Tracy to add a little more interest. I used the Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide to stamp. 


I then added some black by stamping parts of this A4 stamp by Olga. This is a very versatile stamp and every time I look at it I see new bits I can use.. 


I then splattered the card with white paint and doodled around the edges.  Next I stamped little Frida on it. I also stamped her separately to colour and cut out. I stamped the brush and the sentiment too but didn't use the brush in the end. 


When Frida was coloured I cut her out and adhered her to my card panel. I added some washitape and glued the sentiment on. I added some doodles around the bottom and right side of each of the sentiment strips. And that was that ! 







I have used the following materials by AALL & Create:

Stamp set #142 - Edison Game by Olga Heldwein
Stamp set #165 - Numbered pencils by Tracy Evans
Stamp set #184 - Little Frida by Fiona Paltridge
Stencil #53 - Florastella by Olga Heldwein

For more information about the AALL & Create products please visit :

www.aallandcreate.com/boutique

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 15 March 2019

If you never try..


Hello everyone, 

For today's Katzelkraft post I have made an Artjournal in my mini Moleskine book. It only measures 9 x 14 cm. I love it because it is great for small images but also it's not too intimidating. 




I started with painting the pages with gesso because they had some spilled paint on them. Next I used my Distress Oxide Inks to colour the pages. I smooshed the ink pad over the page and then used a blending tool to divide the ink over the pages. I used a darker one along the edges and also to stencil the doily pattern. Next I stamped the dog, the bones and the pouffe and coloured them with Copic Markers an a little bit of coloured pencil. I cut them out and arranged them on the pages after putting down some washi tape to ground everything. Lastly I stamped the sentiment straight on the page. 

I have used the following stamp sets:



Thank you for stopping by today !