Thursday, 6 May 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday! For today's Vera Lane Studio I have made a postcard and an ATC. I have used the newly released 'Lucky Ducks', aren't they fabulous! 

This postcard was made by painting a piece of watercolour card stock with watercolours. I used rainbow colours, making sure I didn't make mud. When everything had dried I used a home made stencil and white paint to add the polka dots. I also used a brayer with white paint to tone everything down. I then added splatters with a paint pen. 
Next I printed, coloured and cut out the images of the ducks. I adhered them to the card together with the cloud and the sentiment that both come with the set. I used a tiny bit of Janet's washi tape to stand the right duck on. 

This ATC was a background from my stash that I cut to size. It was made with a small gelli plate and a foam stamp. I added some stamping with Janet's #338 stamp set for AALL & Create and a piece of her washitape. I then added the other duck from the set and the second sentiment. 

You'll find this fab duck set HERE

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Ooh la la

 Hello everyone, 

I am back with the second inspiration piece for the May 'we will always have Paris' challenge over at Country View Challenges and this time I made an Artjournal page:

Here's how I made this:

I started with a very old piece of pattern paper by Tim Holtz which has French writing on it. I toned it down using a brayer and white acrylic paint. 

I added some stamping and inking along the edges.

I also added this fab Fleur de Lis stamp by Tim Holtz from a very old set called Paris Memoir.

Next I stamped these girls on book text and cut them out. 

I added some washi tape under their feet and printed the sentiment with my computer and there you have it. 

We would love for you to play along with us but make sure to read the rules before you do and you never know, you might win £20 to spend in the shop ! 

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Happy birthday

 Hello everyone! 

Today, for my AALL & Create guest DT post I have made a birthday card. 

Here's how:

First I heatembossed this stamp in three different places. I did make sure there weren't any straight edges by brushing away some of the embossing powder. After I melted the powder with my heat tool I dunked the card into Distress Oxide ink. I used my new Kitsch Flamingo. It is a really pretty pink.

Next I stamped the images for my focal image. I wanted the dog to hold a flower instead of the umbrella which is easy to do. 

I coloured the flower and the dog with my Copic Markers and cut them out. 

Next I stamped the background randomly, using the same oval stamp, some circles and some numbers. I used the same pink Distress Oxide Kitsch Flaming and a grey and black Versafine Clair to stamp. I also rubbed the black ink pad along some of the edges to frame the card.

Next I added a strip of torn washi tape to stand the dog on. 

I glued the dog with his flower on the card and then used one word of each stamp set in the picture to form the sentiment 'happy birthday'. Lastly I glued the whole card panel onto a card blank. 

I think it turned out cute! 

I used the following AALL & Create materials:

A5 Stamping block

#366 - Roundly by Autour de Mwa
#483 - Happy Dog by Tracy Evans
#471 - Scripted Ovals by Bipasha Bk
#466 - Quirky Friends by Tracy Evans
#451 - In the Bucket by Tracy Evans

#17 - Mix & Match by Janet Klein

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Saturday, 1 May 2021


 Hello everyone, 

It is a new month again so that means there is another challenge over at Country View Challenges. This time the theme is 'We will always have Paris' and it was chosen by Christine. I have made a postcard:

Here's how:

I divided a postcard sized piece of paper into three, masking off the middle. 

I then used Distress Inks to colour the sides. Yes, it is the French Flag! 

I added some Fleur de Lis from this stencil using the same inks. 

Et voila ! 

 Next some background stamping. I used an old stamp set I found in the depths of my craft room. Not sure who by.. 

I added the Eiffel Tower, of course, it is Paris after all. I inked the edges with black ink.

Lastly I added a French postage stamp and the word Paris. 

We hope you will play along with us, just read the rules before you do. You could win a £20 voucher ! 
I will be back soon with more inspiration! 

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Thursday, 29 April 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday ! For today's Vera Lane Studio projects I have made a mini journal page a postcard. I used older images for both of them.

Like last week I used backgrounds form my stash for both projects. This page was cut to size to put it into my journal. I just added some stamping, some black paint along the edges and some washi tape. I then printed, coloured and cut out the image which is called "New Dress". I used a sentence out of an old book to add as a sentiment. This works really well; if you like the Tim Holtz Clippings then have a look through an old book. You'll find lots of sentences and words you can use. 

You'll find New Dress HERE

For this postcard I added some white paint to yet another background from my stash and used the leftover paint to stamp the numbers (stamp by Janet via AALL & Create). The fish was printed and coloured with Copic Markers and cut out. I placed him on the background where the white paint is to make him stand out more. I then added a small talk sticker as a sentiment. After added some white lines along the edges I called it done ! 

You'll find this fish from the set Marine Mammals HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Birthday wishes

 Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a card that I made with a new stencil by Bipasha Bk for AALL & Create. I wanted this to be the main feature. 

and here is how I made this:

To make a background like this you start with putting your stencil of choice on your gelli plate. A stencil with lots of open spaces works best. 

Take your alcohol ink (or Copic Refills will work too) and add the desired colours to the stencil.  I used green in the leaf areas and two shades of pinks for the flowers. It doesn't have to be too precise. Let this dry. 

When it is dry pull off the stencil. It will look like this. You then use a brayer and put a thin layer of acrylic paint over it. I used white but you can use any light colour. 

You then put your paper on the gelli plate and take a print. 

I really like how this came out. 

I then stamped this butterfly to go on my card. I chose this one because it was the smallest and I wanted the stencil to shine! 

I coloured the butterfly and cut it out. I also stamped a sentiment. 

Before putting the butterfly on the panel I added a little white paint over the area where I wanted it to go so it would stand out a little more. I matted the sentiment on black card and adhered that too. 

I then glued the panel onto a white card base. 

I have used the following AALL & Create products:

Stencil #127 - Bloomed Roses by Bipasha Bk
Stamp set #451 - In the bucket by Tracy Evans
Stamp set #449 - Through the meadows by Tracy Evans

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Thursday, 22 April 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday! For today's Vera Lane Studio project I have made an ATC with the newly released "Create" set. 

He was coloured with Copic Markers and cut out. I placed him on an ATC background from my stash. I have decided to try and use these backgrounds up because some of them have been in that box for years.. lol. Anyway this is a piece of a menu from a fish restaurant. I gelli printed it. The sentiment I used is from the same set. 
You'll find this cute little guy HERE

The second project is this postcard made with yet another background from my stash. I glued it onto my postcard base and cut off the right hand edge. I then added a piece of Janet's fab washi tape by AALL & Create and put one of the flower girls on the circle. The sentiment is a stamp by AALL & Create too. 

You'll find the collage sheet flower girls HERE

Thank you for stopping by today !