Tuesday, 14 July 2020


Hello everyone, 

For today's GDT post for AALL & Create I have made a card. It is a very easy and simple card but sometimes it is nice to not have to use everything and the kitchen sink! 

here's how I made it:

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Fossilized Amber and Speckled Egg to make the background. I smooshed the ink on my craft sheet and dunked the card into it, drying after every dunk. Do this as many times as you like. Next I stamped the background with the same inks and 2 stamps from this set. 

More background stamping this time with grey and black Versafine inks and 2 of the stamps of this set. 

I then stamped the flower on the card and on a piece of scrap that was yellow. I did add some more colour to it with markers. 

Here is what it looked like after colouring the flower, cutting it out and adhering it over the top. I added some green to the stem and leaves with a Big Brush Marker. 

the last things I did were adding some doodle lines along some of the sides and I stamped the little label, inked it with Speckled Egg and stapled it to the side. I also added some white splatters. 

I have used the following stamps:

#339 - Colour Theory by Janet Klein
#333 - Iris by Tracy Evans

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

Saturday, 11 July 2020


Hello everyone,

For the second helping of inspiration for the July Challenge "Do what makes you happy" over at Country View Challenges, I have made an art journal spread because that is what makes me happy ! We would love to see what makes you happy so why not play along. Please do read the rules on the Country View Challenges BLOG.

Of course there is a YouTube tutorial too. 

You'll find the video HERE or you can click on the picture below and go via the YouTube link at the bottom. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 9 July 2020

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday ! For today's post I have made a mini journal and a post card. Actually the mini journal could also be a postcard because it is about the same size. Sometimes I just think it is easier to glue them into my journal because I get so many cards !

This is Diego (Rivera). He was the husband of Frida Kahlo and a painter too. I resized him, printed and coloured him, then cut him out. I added some stencilling and stamping to the background and placed him and the sentiment. 

The Diego Set is HERE in the shop. 

This postcard was made with one of the 'Oh rats' set. I still really like them. I resized him and coloured him, cut him out and placed him on my prepared background. 
This was a piece of card with pink paint on it. I added stamping and stencilling and a piece of washi tape for him to stand on. The sentiment is a snarky sentiment. 

You'll find the rats HERE

Thank you for stopping by today !

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

God save the vandals

Hello everyone,

For today's VivaLasVegaStamps! post I have made a tag.

I started off by cutting a tag from Mixed Media Paper. I then smooshed Distress Oxide Inks (Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade) on my craft mat, spritzed with water and dunked the tag into it repeatedly, drying in between, until I was happy.
Next I stamped the background using the same inks and a black Versafine Clair. I then used a brayer and white paint to tone it down again and after drying added the modelling paste through a stencil. 
I stamped the focal image on the tag and on book paper, cut her out of the book paper and adhered her over herself :o) . The sentiment and some doodling finished it off.

I used the following stamps:

Other Materials:
Mixed Media Paper
Distress Oxide ink : Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick
Versafine Clair - Nocturne
an AALL & Create stencil 
Modeling paste
Black pen
Book pages

Thank you for stopping by today !

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

An art journal page

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing an art journal page that I have made for AALL & Create. Here it is:

And here is how:

I used a brayer and three colours of acrylic paint to colour my paper. I then used the Totally Dotty stencil to add the white circles. I used acrylic paint, but you could also use gesso. 

I then printed this stencil with Distress Oxide Inks. 

I toned it down with more white paint and my brayer and added some stamping. I used Distress Oxide inks in similar colours to the background. 

Next, more stamping with black for the contrast. 

I used the bottom of the typewriter stamp to add some more stamping in grey. I stamped it over the black circles and then dragged the ink pad over the edges. 

I wanted some more texture so I added some modelling paste through this stencil. 

I had a piece of paper that I used to mop up the left over paint from the background and stamped one of these lovely flowers on it. I planned to add some more colour with Big Brush Markers. They work really well over acrylic paint. 
After colouring I cut the flower out and added it to my page on which I also stamped the flower to get all the small details. I added the sentiment which is part of the Typewriter stamp I used before. 

Lastly I also used a black fine liner and a ruler to add the black line around the page. 

I have used the following stamps and stencils:

#2 - by Olga Heldwein
#67 - Broken circles by Autour de Mwa
#87 - Totally Dotty by Autour de Mwa

#349 - Bold Alphas Mini by Bipasha Bk
#366 - Roundly by Autour de Mwa
#325 - Time Up by Bipasha Bk 
#324 - Blooming Beauty by Bipasha Bk 

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Thursday, 2 July 2020

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

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

This card was made with a piece of gelli printed paper. I added some stencilling and stamping using Janet's 'Background Noise' stamp set by AALL & Create. The girl was printed, coloured and cut out. I adhered some washi tape and placed the girl on top. The sentiment finished the card off. 
This girl is from the 'Warm Wishes' set and you'll find it HERE.

This postcard was made with a mop up page from the gelli plate. I added the pink with a brayer later. I added a little bit of stamping and used images from the collage set 'It's a Party' to create this scene. The banner is made from the party hats on this sheet. 

You'll find this fab collage sheet HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Do more of what makes you happy

Hello everyone,

The title of this blogpost is the theme for the July Country View Challenge ! It was set by the lovely Sue and I think it is a great topic. It is all about using your favourite materials, stamps, paints, colours etc. So no excuses not to play !
Please do read the rules on the Country View Challenges blog HERE.

I have made an art journal because that is one of my favourite things to to; I have also used some of my favourite stamps, colours and materials.

Of course there is a video tutorial too. You will find it HERE

You can also go via the picture below; just click on it and then click the YouTube sign at the bottom. 

I will be back soon with more inspiration. 

Thank you for stopping by today !