Tuesday, 1 December 2020


 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to my blogpost for AALL & Create and this week I have made an artjournal page. 

Here's how:

I cut a piece of MM paper and added some texture paste in two places through this stencil. 

I then added some washi tape on either side and painted the whole thing with clear gesso to get the same surface all over the panel.

I used pigment powders to add colour. I used to dislike this method of colouring paper because it is unpredictable but I am starting to enjoy it now. 

Next I added some stamping using grey and black inks. 

I then stamped this bird and the words from this stamp set. 

I then decided to add a little more stamping. I used a Distress Oxide into make it almost melt into the background. 

Next I coloured the bird, using the same grey pigment powder and a brush and coloured pencils for his feet, beak and branch. 

I then placed him on my page and added the word Bird. I decided against using both words. I think it turned out really nice. 

I have used the following AALL & Create products:

 #115 - Spiral Checked by Bipasha Bk

#434- Newsprint numbers by Olga Heldwein
#393 - Birdsong by Tracy Evans
#398 - Celestial navigation by Olga Heldwein

Washi tape:
#8 - Fledgling by Tracy Evans

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Jingle your own damn bells!

Hello everyone, 

Welcome !  Can you believe it is December today ? Even though this year has been pretty awful, it still flew by. I can't wait for it to be over altogether, Christmas included as it looks like Lockdown will go on until after the middle of January ! 

I have made a Christmas card for the new challenge over at Country View Challenges where the theme is "Christmas, anything goes'. 

This is one of the Tim Holtz Halloween Snarky cats and I was determined to prove they work for other occasions too. 
There is a YouTube tutorial if you'd like to know how I made this HERE or you can click the picture below :

We hope you will play along with us but before you do, please read the rules. You will find them on the Country View Challenges blog. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 26 November 2020

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday ! For this week's project for Vera Lane Studio I have made an AJ spread and a postcard. 

This funky little bird is from the Parrot Love set that was released last week. I printed him, his tree and a sentiment from the set and coloured him and cut him out.  
I started my pages with Janet's stencil #114 (Art) for AALL & Create and some texture paste. 
I then added acrylic paints in yellow, green and a touch of turquoise. I added water to each colour, let it run and dried it before adding the next colour. I then added stamping with Janet's stamp set #404 (Visual Ingredients) for AALL & Create. Lastly I added the bird and the sentiment. 

You'll find this set HERE

This postcard was made with Sakana, she is from an older set. She comes with and without the fish on her head. I printed and coloured her with Copic Markers and cut her out. 
Next I made a print with Janet's stencil #117 (Petals & Pods) for AALL & Create and Distress Oxide Ink. 
I added some washi tape (AALL & Create) and put her on it. I then added the sentiment which is a snarky sticker by Tim Holtz. 

You'll find Sakana HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Stop me before I paint again..

  Hello everyone, 

For the second project for the month of November I have made a postcard:

And here is how I made it:

I started by colouring the paper with these two shades of Oxide inks. I then rubbed the Broken China ink pad over the stencil and spritzed it with water. I then printed it onto the card. 

After it dried, I added some stamping using Oxide and Versafine inks. 

I used an orange Distress Oxide to stamp the sentiment, I did that three times using my stamping platform. I then took the card out but not the stamp and spritzed water onto the stamped sentiment so it would run. I also added some splatters with the same orange ink. 

Next, I put the card back into the stamping platform and stamped the sentiment again but now with black ink. I like the effect. 

Next I stamped this hand print three times, again using my platform and heatembossed it with clear WOW embossing powder. I added black paint around the edges here and there and matted the card on a piece of black card stock. 

I used the following VLVS! Stamps:

Other materials:

Distress Oxide inks:
Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Carved Pumpkin
Versafine Clair - Nocturne
WOW clear embossing powder
AALL & Create stencil #103 Pebble Pile

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Little book of cats

 Hello everyone, 

Today's AALL & Create project is a mini book. I used a new stamp set by Janet called 'Feline' that came out last weekend. I have filmed the process so you can see how I made this. 

This is the front of the book.

Here is how I made it, if you don't want to look at all the photos then the link to the VIDEO is HERE

I started with stamping these cats, bird and sentiments. Isn't this set wonderful ! 

This is how they look coloured. I used Copic Markers by the way. 

I used design paper for the whole book. This is a piece for the cover, I just added some paint, stencilling and stamping. 

I treated the book the same way, paint, stencilling, stamping.. Later I also added some washi tape.

I placed one of the cats on the front. 

These are the first two pages in the book. The crackle is printed on the designer paper. I just added paint, stencilling, stamping and washi tape. I then placed my cats and sentiments. 

Page 3 and 4..

Page 5 and 6. 

Another way to get to the video:

I have used the following AALL & Create products:

Stencil :
#114 - Art by Janet Klein

#338 - Background Noise by Janet Klein
#404 - Visual Ingredients by Janet Klein
#408 - Felines by Janet Klein

#3 - Ponder by Autour de Mwa

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Thursday, 19 November 2020

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday ! For today's Vera Lane Studio project I have made a postcard and a journal page. 

This cutie came out this week and is called 'Just Jump'. I placed her on a background that I made with iZink glazes after I heat embossed an AALL & Create background stamp on it. I added some more stamping and inked some of the edges. I think those pastel colours look nice. I printed the jumping girl and coloured her with Copic markers, trying to keep to the same pastel colours. I then cut her out and placed her on the card. I added the sentiment and that finished it off. 

You'll find this set HERE

The second project is a journal page. I used an older image from the set 'Hump day' which is still available on request. I inked and stamped a piece of Design paper from my stash and then set out to colour the dromedary; then cut him out and placed him on the paper after adding some washi tape for him to stand on. The sentiment is a snarky sticker by Tim Holtz. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

I'd love to talk..

 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to my blog where today I have a card to share that I made for AALL & Create. 

And here's how:

I used white embossing powder by WOW to heat emboss this fab stamp onto my panel.  After melting the powder and letting it cool, I used Distress Oxide Inks in Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry to add colour over the top. The embossing acts as a resist. Cool effect I think. 

Next I added a few slivers of this washi tape and also stamped some of the smallest print of this stamp very carefully between the embossed bits and next to the washi tape. 

I can't get enough of this rabbit because he is very cute, but today he seems to be more rude than cute.. I decided I wanted him uncoloured so I just added some shading here and there. 

This is how he came out. Next I cut him out. 

and adhered him onto my card panel. I also added a snarky sticker by Tim Holtz which makes him a rude rabbit.... lol When this was all done I added some doodle lines underneath the word strips, added some black paint on the edges and glued the panel onto a white card base. 

I have used the following AALL & Create products:

Acrylic block - border

#2 - Inspire by Autour de Mwa

#400 - Numerator by Tracy Evans
#438 - Ephemera Digits by Tracy Evans
#446 - I'm late by Olga Heldwein

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