Thursday 13 June 2024

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday! Today's Vera Lane Studio post is an art journal spread. I have used the set 'Pelican Beach' which was released this week. 


Aren't they fabulous! 
I started with printing and colouring the images. I used Copic Markers. I then cut them out. Next was the background. I used acrylic paint and a brush to create a kind of sea, land and sky image. I loosely painted some clouds as well. I added some Rub-Ons (by AALL & Create #8) and some stamping. I used Janet's stamp set called African Voices (also by AALL & Create #692). 
I placed the birds on the pages and added one of the Ephemera text strips by Autour de Mwa & Co, also AALL & Create (#47). I thought this one was fun to combine with the pelicans. 
Lastly I doodled around the page and that was that! 

You will find the Pelican set HERE

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Tuesday 11 June 2024

Live simply, bloom wildly

 Hello everyone, 

It's Tuesday and that means another post for AALL & Create. This time I have made a round card. 


Here's how:


I started by cutting out the inner circle of this die. I coloured it with Distress Oxide ink and then toned it down with white paint using a brayer. 


I stamped and coloured the girl, then cut her out. 


I die cut some sprigs from this die set. I used gelli prints for this. I ended up cutting them up and using bits. 


Next I added stamping to the background. I must say I wasn't happy with this at all.....


I ended up doing more stamping and colouring in the flowers. I used watercolour markers for this. 


I added a tiny bit of washi tape for her to stand on.. 


This is the finished project. I ended up drawing around the pink flowers with a black marker and I liked that better. Probably should have just stamped them with black ink. I added one of the die cut sprigs and the sentiment of the set. I doodled around that too. In the end I quite like it. lol



I have used the following materials:

Dies:
#38 - Counting Circles
#42 - Papyrus Essence

Washi:
#62 - Raspberry Clafoutis

Stamps:
#692 - African Voices by Janet Klein
#523 - Flower Pops by Janet Klein
#1132 - Blooming Wildly by Janet Klein 
#1162 - Cirque by Autour De Mwa
#1156 - Numero Uni by Autour De Mwa

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Thursday 6 June 2024

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday! For today's Vera Lane Studio post I have made a journal spread. Journaling is still my favourite thing to do.. I have used the newly released set 'Carmen Miranda'. She was a Portuguese-born Brazilian singer, dancer, and actress. Nicknamed "The Brazilian Bombshell", she was known for her signature fruit hat outfit that she wore in her American films. Anyway, I had fun putting these pages together. 


I started with printing and colouring the images. For the colouring I used Copic Markers, I then cut them out. Next I started on the background which is made with Distress Oxide inks and a blending tool. I applied orange, yellow and green and splattered with water. I then used a brayer and white paint to tone it down even further. I added splatters and some stencilling. This stencil is by Janet via AALL & Create. It is called Margarita Dreams #185. Next I added some stamping with black ink with a textstamp from a set also by Janet via AALL & Create (African Voices #692). 
I then placed the images on the page. I drew the branch and the little flowers and placed the bird and the leaved on it. Carmen was placed on the opposite page. Lastly I added the sentiment. 

You'll find 'Carmen Miranda' HERE.

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Tuesday 4 June 2024

A card for AALL & Create

 Hello everyone, 

I am back on the Guest Design Team at AALL & Create and have made my first card. 




Here's how I made it:


First I cut out a card from Abs' new Design paper with a die.


I chose the sentiment and made it a little smaller because the card is not too large. 


Going over the card with white paint and a brayer. 


Adding some rub-ons.


I then stamped the swan on the card and on some card stock for colouring. This way you can cut off the small details and still see them when you glue down the stamped, coloured image on your card. 


Coloured in the water at the bottom and added some stamping. 


The swan, coloured and cut out. By the way I really detest swans... lol I think they are horrible creatures. 




THe finished card..




I have used the following AALL & Create Materials:

I have used the following materials:
Die set #26 - Frayed Frames
Design paper #5 - Citrus Rainbow by Autour De Mwa & Co
Rub-ons #10 - Red Red Wine by Autour De Mwa & Co
Ephemera #47 - Laugh Lines by Autour De Mwa & Co
Stamps:
#1152 - The Swan King by Autour De Mwa & Co
#1156 - Numero Uni by Autour De Mwa & Co
#1162 - Cirque by Autour De Mwa & Co

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Thursday 30 May 2024

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday ! For today's Vera Lane Studio project I have made a journal spread with the set 'Cats and hats' which came out recently. 




This was super fun to make. I went back to using paint with a brush. I usually use a gelli plate to make backgrounds with paint but not today. I did roll over a brayer with white paint to tone it down as always. I also added stencilling (stencil Cascading dots by Janet for AALL & Create) and splattering with a white paint pen. I added some stamping and three die cut crosses (Die also by AALL & Create). 
The cats were printed, coloured with Copic Markers and cut out. I arranged them on the page and added the sentiment from the set on the other page. That finished the page off. 

You'll find these adorable cats HERE.

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Thursday 23 May 2024

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

For today's Vera Lane Studio project I have made a postcard. I used the newly released 'Raspberry'. I love raspberries, especially Scottish ones because they are so sweet. 


I printed, coloured and cut out the image. I used Copic Markers to colour her. I then worked on the background. I used an AALL & Create die to cut out a rectangular piece of paper and then drew black lines by eye; I didn't measure anything. I used a Copic Friendly marker. I then used the same reds as I used for the raspberry to colour in the stripes. I used grey for the stripes in between. I added some heat embossing, splattering and some stamping too. When I placed the little girl on the background I thought she wasn't standing out enough so I added some white paint around her across the red stripe. I then glued her down. Lastly I added the sentiment from the set and matted the whole thing on a piece of black card stock. 

You'll find Raspberry HERE

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Thursday 16 May 2024

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday! For today's Vera Lane Studio post I have made a postcard with the newly released set 'Lets's Float'. 


The card itself was cut out of watercolour paper and so was the pink mat. I used a die by AALL & Create. (#26 - Frayed Frames).

I coloured the card with Distress Oxide inks and decided to leave it as it is, so not stamping or stencilling. The mat was cut out of design paper. I printed the images and then coloured them with Copic Markers. I added a little piece of washi tape to the card for the girl to stand on and then glued down the images and the sentiment. I think it came out supercute! 

You'll find "Let's Float" HERE

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