Thursday, 14 November 2019

A small journal for AALL & Create

Hello everyone,

For today's AALL & Create Guest Design Post I have made a small journal..


This was so much fun to make and here's how:


So, after die cutting Eileen Hulls wrapped journal I simply cut the flap that is on the right side off. I then added paint with some cut and dry foam. I used Dina Wakley's Heavy Body Acrylic Paints and these are my favourite colours. I then used the fabulous Lotza Dotz stencil and white acrylic paint to add the circles. I also used a brayer to add some more white paint here and there. You can see that in the next photo. 


Next, I stamped Bipasha's 'Postbox & Phonelines' stamp in two parts on the cover. I used my stamping platform but had to put it on the rubber side because I folded the journal closed to get it all in the platform. I used some masking tape to keep it in place. 


Next I stamped some more image from two other Bipasha sets on Mixed Media paper to colour and cut out. The idea is to collage them onto my book cover. 


Here's a pic with the stamp sets I used. One (#23) is an older one but I love the eye and the lightbulb. 
I also used the triangles as flags and the circles from the new stamp set (#231) as the wheels for the bicycle. 

 

Here you can see it all together. I also cut out the words 'friends and family' to add as a sentiment. Of course I had to add white splatters too. 


I love how it came out.. this is the front..


the back..



I put some signatures of paper in too and used elastic to keep them in place. I added some beads at the ends of the elastic.


The back once more.. 




I have used the following stamps:
#23 by Bipasha BK
#231 - Dial up by Bipasha BK
#228 - Postbox & Phonelines by Bipasha BK

Stencil:
#39 - Lotza Dotz by Autour de Mwa

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This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and happy Thursday to you ! For today's post I have made a journal page and a postcard.


This journal page was made with the set called "the Kiss" which was released this week. I coloured the images, cut them out and adhered them to a mop up page from the gelli plate from my stash. 

You'll find 'the Kiss' HERE


This postcard was made with another gelli print from my stash. I printed and coloured Contessa, cut her out and adhered her to the print after brayering on some white paint to make her stand out more. The sentiment is a word chip by Tim Holtz. 

You'll find Contessa HERE.


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Monday, 11 November 2019

I am not a bitch !

Hello everyone,

welcome to my blog where today I have an AJ page for VivaLasVegaStamps! to share. There is a video too if you'd like to see how I made this. 


I am not sure that I like it, lol, but these things happen!

Here's the video:

 

I have used the following stamps:


Other materials :

Dina Wakley heavy body acrylics: Turquoise, Lime
Amsterdam Acrylics : Nickel Titan Yellow, Titanium White
Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick 
Versafine Clair Nocturne
Tim Holtz Flourish stencil
Coloured pencils 

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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Tring tring

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my weekly AALL & Create post where today I have a 6' x 6' journal page to share.


One of the things I enjoy most is trying to match the different stamp sets together and when I saw Bipasha's fabulous new 'Phone booth elements' I knew I had to make a telephone out of two of the stamps and add it to Olga's grumpy cat. I did have to take his coffee cup away though; maybe that is why he looks so grumpy ! 

Here's how:

I painted a piece of white 6' x 6' card stock with green paint using a brayer. When it was dry I did the same with white paint, but a little more sparingly. I laid the stencil on the top and wiped away some of the paint with a baby wipe. When I was happy, I dried it and then used the same stencil but rubbed ink (Distress Oxide ink - Tumbled glass) over it, sprayed it with water and printed it here and there, just offsetting it slightly. 


Next I used this fabulous set by Aida for stamping the background using a variety of inks; mostly Distress Oxide in similar colours. I also used a black VersaFine Clair Inkpad.


Next I scraped a tiny amount of black acrylic paint along the edges to frame the page. I then added some modelling paste through this stencil. 


Next I stamped the elements and images that I wanted ready to colour.


I had to draw the phone wire but the rest are stamped images. I added some washi tape for him and the phone to stand on and added the sentiment. I didn't use the sentiment that comes with the cat in the end. 



I have used the following stamps: 

#211 - Count on you by Aida Domisiewicz
#237 - Phone booth elements by Bipasha BK
#254 - Safety first by Olga Heldwein

Stencils: 
#30 by Autour de Mwa
#27 by Kassa Haselden

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This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

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


This card was made with the newly released 'What the fluff' set. She and her hat come separately so you can combine them or use them separately. I coloured her with Copic Markers and Pablo coloured pencils and cut her out. I then prepared the background; I sprayed a piece of card stock with Distress Oxide ink in Mowed lawn, added some stencilling, stamping and I used a brayer to put on some white paint and that was that. 

You'll find her HERE


This postcard was made with one of the 'Firefly Fairies',  I coloured her with my Copic Markers and cut her out. I used one of the backgrounds in my stash. I cannot even remember how and why I made this background. I found 3 similar ones... I added white paint with a brayer to tone it down, put some tissue paper down and then added some washi tape for her to stand on. I also doodled around the card. 

You will find the Firefly Fairies HERE.

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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Reservations

Hello everyone,

It is time for the second inspiration piece for the Country View Challenge for November. The theme is 'use a hand stamped focal point'. I have made a mini art journal page this time. We would love it if you would play along with us. You will find all the details on the Country View Challenges BLOG.


If you would like to see how I made this then go to my YouTube Channel HERE or click on the pic below. 



Thank you for stopping by today ! 




Friday, 1 November 2019

Shine

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a card that I made for the new Country View Challenges November theme which is 'use a hand stamped image as a focal point'. Now, I thought this was an easy one but I did struggle with this card. It just wasn't my day! If you'd like to have a go please hop over to the Country View Challenges blog where you'll find all the information.



This is what it became in the end but it took me ages... lol

Of course there is a YouTube tutorial:



Or you can click HERE to go straight to YouTube.

I will be back with another inspiration piece soon. I just hope it won't be such a struggle ! lol

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Thursday, 31 October 2019

Not a morning person

Hello everyone,

welcome to another project for AALL & Create! Today I have made a card with one of Olga's 'morning' themed stamps and this one is just like me! lol


Here's how:


On a very light gelli print mop up page I 'stamped' or 'printed' this stencil using Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord.


Next I used this stamp set to add some more interest to my background. 


I love this chap, he is just like me in the morning! I stamped him on the background, on white card stock and I also stamped the sentiment and some clouds. For the clouds I coloured some card stock with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. 


Next I coloured the bear with my Copic Markers and I added some white highlights here and there. 


I then put everything together on the background and glued the finished piece to a white card base. 



I have used :

Stamp set #253 - Morning by Olga Heldwein
Stamp set #211 - Count on you by Aida Domisiewicz
and
Stencil #59 - Weathered tiles by Autour de Mwa

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This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

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


This is this weeks release called "Haircut". I thought she would look lovely with a crown so I drew her one. I added a doily and a clippings sticker on a postcard sized piece of pattern paper and stuck her on too. 

You'll find Haircut HERE.


...and because today is Halloween I made a 'wicked' postcard too. I used a gel print as a background and added some doodling, splattering and brayering, all with white. I then added Sally (from the set Sally and Jack) and the dog (From the set Cat and Canine) together with a word chip by Tim Holtz. 

You'll find Sally and her mate Jack HERE.
You'll find the dog HERE


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Sunday, 27 October 2019

Not every piece of street art is Banksy

Hello everyone,

welcome to my blog where today I have a tag to share that I made for the VivaLasVegaStamps! DT:


here's how I made this:


I started with cutting a tag out of Mixed Media Paper and colouring it with Lindys Stamp gang sprays. I used Star Burst sprays which are sparkly.


Next I stamped randomly over the tag with different VLVS! Stamps (list below) and I also used an Um Wow studio stencil called Dahlia with white paint. Because the sprays are watersoluble they react with the white paint.


Next I stamped this lady on the tag and on some more MM paper; I coloured her with Zig Clean Color real brush markers and cut her out. 


I then glued the cut out one onto the one on the tag; this was all the small details that are impossible to cut out, are there too. 

 

Next I stamped the sentiment, cut it into strips and adhered it to the tag. I doodled around the strips and also along the edges of the tag with a black pen.


Lastly I added a piece of ribbon. 

I have used the following stamps:

Other materials:
Mixed Media Paper; I used Daler Rowney 169 lb. or 250 gsm
UmWow Studio Dahlia stencil
Amsterdam Acrylic - Titanium White
Lindy's stamp gang Star Burst sprays: Marigold Yellow Orange and Yellow Rose of Texas
a piece of ribbon
Black pen
VersaFine Ink Onyx Black 
Distress Oxide - Carved Pumpkin 
StaZon - Dove Grey

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Thursday, 24 October 2019

A little book for AALL & Create

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my post for AALL & Create this week. I have been having lots of fun with the new release and couldn't resist making a little book with some of Janet Klein's new stamps because they are so adorable! It is a long post so grab a drink and sit back and enjoy!



This is the front of the book. 

Here's how I made it:



First I made the backgrounds. I used my gelli plate and stencils for this. I made 5 double background and 2 halves for the front and the back of the book. I used the Eileen Hull passport die to cut out the pages; that is why there are holes in the middle but I didn't think that was a problem.


The next step was using a brayer and rolling over some white paint and using these two stamp sets by Tracy Evans from the new release to add some interest. 


I did the same to the cover pieces. 


Next I added some more stencilling with white paint, a blending tool and this stencil. 


I then stamped all the little figures on the backgrounds to determine the layouts and also to make sure that even if I didn't cut out the ones on the white card stock (see photo below) perfectly, they still would look perfect on the pages. 


I also stamped them all on white card stock and then coloured everything with my Copic markers. I then cut everything out and adhered the images to the pages:





It was then time to put the book together. I did this by gluing the back of the right hand page of the first little scene to the back of the left hand page of the second one, then the back of the right hand page of the second one to the back of the left page hand of the third etc. I continued until all 5 little journal spreads were glued together. 


Like this. 


I used a piece of cotton to use as the spine of the book. I glued this half on the front and half on the back of the book when closed. Don't do this to tight because your book won't stay closed. 


Lastly I glued on the front cover and the back cover:




Here is a look at the individual pages:


Pages 1 and 2


Pages 3 and 4


Pages 5 and 6


Pages 7 and 8


Pages 9 and 10

I thoroughly enjoyed making this but it was a lot of work. You could of course make journal spreads and collect them until you have enough to make into a journal. It could be more pages than I have done here. 

I used the following stamps:
#262 - Mesh by Tracy Evans
#234 - Brush Flower by Tracy Evans
#251 - Pixie Dust by Janet Klein
#255 - Bird Lover by Janet Klein
#256 - Cat Love by Janet Klein
#257 - Lil' Magic by Janet Klein
#258 - New Day by Janet Klein
#259 - Pineapple Queen by Janet Klein

Stencils:
#39 - Lotza Dotz by Autour de Mwa
#45 - DIgital bubbles by Autour de Mwa
#2 by Olga Heldwein
#80 Lushy leafy by Olga Heldwein
#77 Sunflower power by Olga Heldwein 

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