Thursday, 17 September 2020

Happy Halloween

Hello everyone,

For today's inspiration piece for Country View Challenges I have made a Halloween postcard. The challenge is all about opposite colours on the colour wheel. I chose purple and yellow. I filmed the process so you can watch how I made it on YouTube. (Link below)


Click HERE or on the picture below:

Hope you enjoy watching. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday ! For today's Vera Lane Studio projects I have made two postcards.

This background was made with texture paste and lots of inks and white paint. It has lots of layers but I like how it came out.  
I printed the 'Spooky cupcakes' and coloured them with Copic Markers and cute them out. I made a base for them to sit on with washi tape and a word chip from Tim Holtz. I also added a tiny amount of stamping with Janet's 'Background Noise' stamp set by AALL & Create. I then added the cupcakes; popping up the middle one on foam squares. 

You'll find these cupcakes HERE.

This postcard was made with a mop up page from the gelli plate. I added stamping, and some doodling and washi tape. I printed the image, coloured it with my Copics and cut it out. I then adhered it, together with the sentiment on my card. 
This cool image is called 'Shutterbug' and you'll find it HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

It's the little things.. a mixed media project

Hello everyone,

and welcome to another project for AALL & Create. Today I have used lollypop sticks to make a little wall decoration. I have used 10 sticks; 8 laid out together and two glued at the back across to keep them together.

And here is how:

After I glued the two sticks on the back of the front eight, I added texture paste with this stencil. I then added a layer of white gesso and after that dried I played with Infusions, Nuvo sparkling powders and some of the Cosmic Shimmer powders. 

After all that dried I added some stamping. I also added staples in every stick because of all the water I used and then heating with the heating tool the glue came undone. 

of course I had to tone it down with white paint and a brayer...

Next I cut this out and added green Versafine Clair ink..

I added clear and green embossing powder in separate layers. I like the result. 

I added more stamping and also white splatters with a paint pen. I also put some green ink over the white paint, not sure if I like it. 

Here I have added the die cut pieces. 

I decided to use one of these little girls as a focal point so I stamped her and coloured her with my Copic Markers. I also stamped the sentiment from the Puppy Toys set. 

And here is it all put together. I added more white paint with a dry brush method behind her to make her stand out more. You can still see all the texture and some of the colour. 

I hope you enjoyed my process. I have used the following AALL & Create products:

#113 - Lotza Squares

#372 - Textured elements by Olga Heldwein
#338 - Background Noise - Janet Klein
#375 - Reverse Squares - Autour de Mwa
#344 - Puppy Toys - (Sentiment only) by Janet Klein
#356 - Flower Market by Janet Klein 

#21 - Number crunching by Bipasha BK 

For more information about all the fabulous AALL & Create products, please visit:

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Thursday, 10 September 2020

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday and welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a postcard and a journal spread I made for Vera Lane Studio.

I have made this postcard with the newly released 'Caffeina'. I put her on a background that I made with Janet's Sunrise stencil by AALL & Create. I added washi tape and some doodling. 
You will find 'Caffeina' HERE.

For this project I played with ink sprays and while I am typing this I am looking at my yellow and orange fingers !! :o)
I added stamping with Janet's Background Noise stamp set by AALL & Create and some washi tape here and there. I glued her onto the lighter circle (which I made with a stencil and gesso) and added the sentiment. 

You will find 'Piccolo Angelo' HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 9 September 2020


Hello everyone,

For today's project I have made a mini journal page. These are really just postcard sized pieces of paper that I stick in my journal. I really like how this one came out.

It was made with a piece of watercolour paper. I recently bought some Infusions powders and I had a play with them to create this background. I also used some white gesso to tone it down here and there. Next I added some modelling paste; this is a graphite one and it has little sparkles in it. 
I added a tiny bit of stamping and some black paint around the edges. I stamped the girl and the sentiment, matted them both on black card stock and adhered them to my panel after putting down some washi tape. 

I have used the following stamps:

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Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Go where your heart takes you.. a small tag album

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where today I am sharing another project for AALL & Create and today it is a little tag album. It could also be used for photos of anything else. I didn't even measure it but eyeballed it.

and here is how:

First I used this die to cut some white card stock out. I just did the bottom and the top as I didn't want to used the whole die cut. I then glued them onto my cover which is a piece of card stock that I scored so I got three panels. 

I painted the whole thing in two shades of green and then added pigment powders to the die cut areas. I used greens and blues. (Infusions and Nuvo). I spritzed them with water and let them do their thing. I like how grungy that looks. 

Next I added stamping, using green, turquoise and black inks.

The inside was treated in the same way minus the die cuts but I did add some black lines to the edges. I added a little pocket for stuff to sit in. 

Next I worked on my little bonus tag to go inside. I stamped the Wellington boot and the bear and coloured them with Copic Markers, then cut them out. 

The tag was also treated the same way; paint, stamping and I added some washi tape. I placed the bear into the boot and glued the whole thing onto the tag. Lastly I added another sentiment. 
All the words are from Tim Holtz chat stickers. 

Here is the tag, placed into the pocket.

The back of the book, I did cut two slits in the middle panel for a piece of ribbon so I could close the album. 

Close up of the front. 

Close up of the middle and back panel.

This is what it looks like when it is closed. 

And the back. 

I have used the following products: 

#22 - Checkered Figures by Bipasha BK
#372 - Textural elements by Tracy Evans
#370 - The great Outdoors by Tracy Evans
#344 - Puppy Toys by Janet Klein

For more information about all the fabulous AALL & Create products, please visit:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 3 September 2020

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday again! Don't the weeks just fly by!
For today's project I have made a mini journal page and a postcard.

This postcard was made with the 'Rainbow Bridge' set that was released this week. I decided to make a simple postcard by printing the rainbow and the dog on a postcard sized piece of paper and colour them. I did add the sentiment in strips because that is what I like doing. To finish the card I drew some lines along two of the corners. 
You will find 'Rainbow Bridge' HERE

This mini journal page came about because I bought some PaperArtsy Infusions and had to experiment. These are watercolour powders mixed with Bister, which is made from walnuts so it is brown. You sprinkle it onto paper and spritz with water. If you leave it longer it will be more brown, if you dry immediately it will be more the colour of the coloured powder. This is because the bister takes longer to dissolve. Anyway because this card came out with earthy colours I thought it would be a perfect background for this cute shepherd. I printed him and the sheep and coloured with Copics then cut the image out. I added some stamping with Janet's 'Background Noise' set and glued the shepherd down. I found some clippings to add as a sentiment. 
He is from an older set and you find him, his friends and sheep HERE

Thank you for stopping by today !