Monday, 1 March 2021

Live in the now

 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a mini journal page that I made for the new challenge over at Country View Challenges. The theme this month is 'Silhouettes' and is hosted by Rachel. We would love you to take part and you might just win a £20 voucher if you do but please read the rules on the blog. 

I got my Visible Image stamps out for this page; I'd forgotten how nice they are.. Anyway I have a video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE if you'd like to see how I made it. 

You can click on the picture below too and go via here to my YouTube channel:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 25 February 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday, today I have made 2 postcards with the new 'Flowergirls Collage Sheet' for Vera Lane Studio. One is happy and one is sad... 

This was a mop up background from another project. I used this piece of card to put a stencil on after spraying ink through it. I added some white paint with a brayer and then stamped it here and there (#338 - Background Noise by AALL & Create). 
The clouds are stamped (#301 - Flowers & Sunshine, AALL & Create) on dictionary paper. I also tore the word cloud from the same dictionary and stuck it at the bottom for her to stand on. The sentiment is a think Bob Ross used to say and I thought it was funny ! 

This one isn't so happy, she is dreaming of her old life before this horrible time descended on her and she is a bit like me.. The sentiment is cut out of a book, the background was made with a large background stamp that I heat embossed with white powder and then dunked it into Distress Oxide inks.

You'll find the Flowergirls Collage Sheet HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Toxic Pocket Letter

 Hello everyone, 

For today's AALL & Create project I have made a Mixed Media pocket letter. Also this time, there is a process video. So if you want to see how I made this look further in this blogpost for the link to my YoutTube channel. I also have some step-by-step photos but not many; I got carried away while I was filming... 

Here is how I made it:

First I stamped all the images I wanted on gel prints from my stash and on designer paper. The bottles on the designer paper are just for the labels. I added some shading on all the pieces and then cut them out. 

This is what it looked like. 

Next I started on the base for the ATC's for the pocket letter. I cut the paper to 7,5" wide by 10,5" long which will give me 9 atc's. 

I used these stamps to decorate the background. It had to be all over as I wanted some stamping on all ATC's. When I finished stamping I splattered some white paint on it and then cut the piece into 9 ATC's.

Next I used all my images to complete the ATC's. I also used some clippings stickers by Tim Holtz from his Halloween series. 

I really like how it came out. 

If you want to see me make this, please hop over to my YouTube channel HERE or click on the picture below:

I have used the following AALL & Create products:

Border stamping block

#94 - Sundew by Olga Heldwein

Washi Tape:
#2 - Inspire by Autour de Mwa

Stamps: (all by Olga Heldwein)
#398 - Celestial Navigation 
#372 - Textural Elements
#392 - Memento Mori
#432 - Toxic Warning
#431 - Apothecary Bottles
#387 - Steampunk Alchemist

For more information about all the fabulous AALL & Create Products, please visit:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 18 February 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday and welcome to my blog where today I have made a postcard with an older set and a tag with the this week release 'Belle Âme'. For the tag I have put my camera on and the video is available on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see how I made it. So, here goes:

I used a gelli printed background from my stash and stamped the circles (#404 - Visual Ingredients by Janet for AALL & Create) with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white powder. I added some stamping too using another of Janet's sets #338 - Background Noise. The image is made out of two sets of digis that are a little older ie. Rescue Puppies and Cats and Crocks. 
You'll find the Puppies HERE and the Cats and Crocks HERE.

This tag was made with the newly released 'Belle Âme' and here is the VIDEO
or you can click on the picture below:

You'll find Belle Âme HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Peek-a-boo book

Hello everyone, 

Today I am sharing a mini accordion book I made for AALL & Create. I went back to using a stencil as I used to do when I first began crafting ie. just spraying ink through it. I used Distress Oxides in this case. The result is great for such a quick way of filling a piece of paper with colour! 

And here's how:

I used this stencil to spray through and add some colour to my paper. I used Distress Oxide Sprays in Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade. For one of the covers I used the stencil full of ink and just printed it. (The left piece of paper in the bottom of the picture).

Next I stamped the backgrounds, using the same Distress Oxides in Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral. 

Next I stamped some more but now with grey and black ink. I used Versafine Clair. Later I added more of the circles on the right with the Abandoned Coral ink.. 

I wanted to use these chickens so I stamped them out and also the sentiments that I wanted to use. I planned to call the book peek-a-boo book because of the chicken looking through his legs. He was destined to go on the cover.. 

I added some doodling and washi tape and coloured the chickens. Ready to put it all together. 

And here it is... 

I glued the ribbon between the accordion and the covers. 

I have used the following AALL & Create products:

#115 - Spiral Checked by Bipasha Bk

#4 - Encrypt by Autour de Mwa

#366 - Roundly by Autour de Mwa
#407 - Chicken Dance by Janet Klein
#400 - Numerator by Tracy Evans
#338 - Background Noise by Janet Klein
#443 - Scripted Circles by Bipasha Bk 

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

Thank you for stopping by today ! 


Saturday, 13 February 2021

Spring is in the air

 Hello everyone, 

I am back again for the second instalment of this month's Country View Challenges 'First sign of Spring' themed challenge. I have made a simple tag this time. 

of course you can see how I made it on my YouTube Channel HERE or you can click on the picture below: 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 11 February 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday ! For this week's Vera Lane Studio I have made a postcard and a card. 

This postcard was made with a background that I made with Janet's stencil #117 Petals and Pods and Copic Refill ink on the gelli plate. I printed and coloured the perfume bottles and cut them out. I added some washitape and set the bottles on it; the blue one is on dimensional tape. I cut around the words of the sentiment and glued that one the card too. Lastly I doodles the line around the edges. 
You'll find the 'Perfume Bottles' HERE. 

Happy Valentine's day ! lol
This card is a bit of fun. I used an older image called 'Cindy Crawford'. I printed, coloured and cut her out. I made this background by using Janet's 'Tre Fiori" stencil, #116 by AALL & Create, Pan Pastels and a gelli plate. This is the second print I made. 
I glued Cindy on and then added some hearts with a stamp set by Janet for AALL & Create, #249 Dog Toys. I added some Tim Holtz word stickers and that was that. 
Cindy is still available on request. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today !