Sunday, 1 August 2021


Hello everyone, 

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a postcard that I made for Country View Challenges' new challenge for the month of August with the theme 'Monochromatic'.  

Here's how I made it:

First I stamped the main image I was going to use. It is by AALL & Create. 

Next I made a stencil print with this AALL & Create stencil and Distress Oxide in Black soot.

This is how that looked.

Next I put the stencil back on the card and stamped through the holes.

I used three shades of grey to add some 'colour' to the rabbit. 

When I put the image on the card it didn't stand out very much so I added white paint with my brayer to make the area where he is going to go a little lighter. 

Rabbit in place and now adding some AALL & Create washi tape. 

Lastly I added a black line around the card with a fine liner and a ruler. 

That was that ! 

We would love you to play along with us ! Just read the rules before you do. You will find them on the CVC blog, link above. 

Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 29 July 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday ! For today's Vera Lane Studio projects I have made a postcard and an ATC. I am enjoying making ATC's again. Funny, how we like doing different things at different times. 

This little beauty is from the set "Smile" that was released this week. I printed, coloured her and cut her out. I found this gelli printed piece of paper in my stash and decided to use it. I added some washi tape by Janet and the sentiment that came with the set. 

You'll find here HERE

I really love this chameleon, he is so cute. I printed and coloured him and then cut him out. I lengthened his branch so it reached the bottom of the card. I added the sentiment and that was that. 
The background was made with Distress Oxide Inks Salvaged Patina and Crackling Campfire. So very good together, I think. 

You'll find this adorable chameleon and his friend HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Let your hair down

 Hello everyone, 

I have an art journal page for you today. I made it with Janet's Rapunzel stamp set for AALL & Create. There is also a video if you's like to see how I made it. You'll find the video HERE

It looks a little buckled because I used the wrong paper for this technique. I should have used Mixed Media paper and I used something like a thick card stock which was obviously not ideal for lots of wet ink and water. Oh well, these things happen. 

Here's how:

First I watercolored Rapunzel and cut her out.

I coloured the background with Distress Oxide inks and water and printed this stencil on it. I then toned it down with white paint. 

Adding a little stamping.

And here she is in all her glory although a little crumpled.. 


I have used :
#380 - Rapunzel by Janet Klein
#489 - Wisecracks by Autour de Mwa
#89 - Dahlias by Autour de Mwa
#18 - Poets by Janet Klein 

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Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 22 July 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

and happy Thursday! Today I have made a postcard and an ATC for Vera Lane Studio. I have used the new 'no kidding' set and the 'Seagulls' set that came out last week. I couldn't resist using one of them again and pair it with a snarky saying. 

I made the background with Distress Oxide inks. I used Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina and Kitsch Flamingo. I smooshed the pads on my craft sheet and then dunked the card into it. I then printed the images and coloured them and cut them out. I also added some stamping and washitape, all by AALL & Create, designed by Janet. 

You'll find this set HERE

I couldn't resist this, lol. I made this background a few weeks ago and didn't like it with the image I was going to use, so I put it away. Today I took it out again and placed the coloured and cut out seagull on it. It has some stamping and washi by AALL & Create, designed by Janet. The saying is a snarky sticker by Tim Holtz. 

You'll find the seagull set HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 21 July 2021


  Hi everyone, 

For today's VivaLasVegaStamps! post I have made and art journal spread in my small journal. 

Here's how I made this:

I started with stamping the focal image with Archival ink and colouring it with watercolour markers. 

I used Amsterdam Acrylics and a small gelli plate to add colour to my pages. I just roll the paint on the plate and then press it onto the pages. I used a bright yellow, a green and an orange. 

I then took a brayer and some white acrylic paint and toned it down again. I thought the orange was to much. 

I then added random stamping and some black paint around some of the edges. I used a paletknife to scrape the paint along the edge. 

Next, I used a star stencil and white paint to add more interest and I stamped part of the main image onto the left page. I concentrated on the small text at the top and the bottom because I can't cute this out. 

Next, I added a little more stamping, some black lines, I glued down the main image and added a sentiment. I also used part of another stamp; the word alien to add over the alien's body.

I used the following stamps:

Rest of the materials:
Amsterdam Acrylics
Gelli Arts Gelli Plate 
Archival inks
Star stencil
Ecoline Brush Markers

Thank you for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Two insect ATC's

 Hello everyone, 

For this week's AALL & Create project I have made a simple project of 2 ATC's. I am still in the middle of reorganising my craft room and it is taking a little longer than anticipated. Anyway here they are:

Here's how I made them:

On two pieces of 2,5 x 3,5" watercolour paper I stamped the two bugs. I used VersaFine Clair ink as I wanted to use water based products to colour. 

First I coloured the bugs using watercolour markers. 

Next I smooshed Distress Oxide Ink on my craft sheet and used a water brush to colour around the bugs. I used Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Salvaged Patina. 

When everything had dried I added some texture paste through a stencil. I had to touch it up with white paint as the texture paste soaks up the colour from underneath. 

Next, I added some pieces of washitape and toned them down again with white paint. 

Lastly I mounted them on some card stock to make them sturdier. 

I have used the following products:

Stamp #550 - Stink Bug by Bipasha Bk
Stamp #551 - Weaver Spider by Bipasha Bk

Stencil: #124 - Lotza Diamondz by Autour de Mwa

Washi tape: #21 - Beachrock by Janet Klein

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Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 15 July 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday ! For today's project I have made a mini journal page with the newly released "Gatsby" and and ATC with one of the "Moose Hunt" images.  

Isn't she adorable? She comes with a dance partner and a bottle of champagne but I decided to add a table because of the sentiment. I printed the images, coloured them with my Copic Markers and cut them out. The background came from my stash and was made with a gelli plate and an AALL & Create stencil. I added some white paint with a brayer to tone it down and a piece of washi tape, also by AALL & Create. I then placed the images and the sentiment onto the page. 

The 'Gatsby' is available HERE

This moose is continuing to crack me up. I also think the sentiment goes so well with the look on his face. I printed him, coloured him with Copics and cut him out. I placed him on a piece of design paper and added some washi tape (AALL & Create) and some pencil lines. 

You'll find Moose Hunt HERE

Thank you for stopping by today !