Thursday, 12 September 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday ! Welcome to my weekly Vera Lane Studio blogpost. This time I have made 2 postcards. I love making postcards !

This first one is made with the newly released set called "Sabrina". I coloured her and her skull with Copic Markers and cut them out. The background is a gel print and i just added some stencilling with purple ink. 

You'll find 'Sabrina' HERE

This postcard was made by assembling the images, printing them on watercolour paper and then I painted everything with watercolours. A clippings sticker makes the sentiment. 

You will find this set called 'Hello April' HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

A mini book for AALL & Create

Hello everyone,

I have a mini book to share today. I had made one recently and really enjoyed it so I thought I'd make another one for AALL & Create. It might be small, just over 2" in total it was quite a labour of love to make this from scratch !

Here's how I made it :

I started with a gel press plate, acrylic paints and this stencil to create my background for the book. 

Next I cut the pages to size; 10 pieces measuring 2"x2" (they are called 'Twinchies') I also cut 5 pieces of black card stock to make the bases of the pages with. These are just a little larger than the Twinchies. The ring is going to be used as the binding to make the Twinchies into a little book.

The next step was to stamp the backgrounds. I used Distress Oxide inks in similar colours as the backgrounds and a little black. 

I then chose which images I was going to use from these stamp sets. The one on the right was just used for the backgrounds. 

After I stamped all the Twinchies, I coloured the images with coloured pencils. Some straight on the Twinchie, some I stamped again on white card stock, coloured and cut out. 

Next I added some modelling paste through this stencil. 

And this is how it eventually turned out. I glued all the Twinchies onto the black panels, front and back, punched a hole through all of them and put them onto the ring. I added som ribbons to make it look pretty ! 

Page 2 and 3

Page 4 and 5

Page 6 and 7

Page 8 and 9

Page 10 - also the back of the book. 

I have used the following stamps and stencils for this project:

Stamp set #153 - Botanicals by Bipasha Bk
Stamp set #197 - Scripted Botanicals by Bipasha Bk
Stamp set #207 - Botanicals Modified by Bipasha Bk
Stamps set #211 - Count on you - by Aida Domisiewicz 
Stencil #39 - Lotza Dots by Autour de Mwa
Stencil #80 - Lushy Leafy by Olga Heldwein 

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 5 September 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday ! Welcome to my weekly Vera Lane Studio blogpost. This time I have made a mini art journal page and a postcard.

This cutie is from the newly released set "Goodnight moon", I coloured her with Copics, cut her out and made a night sky background for her. I added splatters and yellow embossed chip board stars. 

You'll find 'Goodnight moon' HERE

This is an oldie called 'Under the sea' and is available on request. 
I arranged the images on a my computer to made a bit of scene, printed it on watercolour paper and then used my watercolours to colour the whole postcard. I added a clippings sticker as a sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

What the quack

Hello everyone, 

For today's AALL & Create GDT post I have made a one layer card.

There isn't much too it so here goes:

I stamped all the images from the two stamp sets, masking as I went along. I wanted the ducks to be in the 'windows'. 

I then coloured everything with watercolours, trying to keep it a little artsy and not too precise. 

Some close ups.

When I was happy with it I splattered some white and black paint on it. I then layered the panel on a piece of black card stock and then onto a white card. 

These ducks crack me up.. 

I have used two stamp sets:

#78 - Quirky circles by Louise Nelson
#135 - Quack the Duck by Olga Heldwein

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

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 3 September 2019


Hello everyone,

I have made a journal page for today's VivaLasVegaStamps! post and I had so much fun doing it. I have used one of my all time favourite stamps by VLVS! namely the Forest Critter by Leslie Wood ! I adore her work; if you have not heard from her, look her up !

I started painting the page with gesso and then added the yellow with a brayer. I put a stencil on top and wiped away some of the paint with a baby wipe. I repeated this with the turquoise. Next I rolled over some more of the same paint. I then added some stencilling with white acrylic paint over the top. 

I then stamped the background randomly and pushed it back into the background with more white paint and my brayer. I also stamped through the same stencil and added doodles around the circles. I used a black and a white pen for this. I drew a circle where the critter was going to go, again with a white and a black pen and stamped her in it. (I think she is a girl ?) I added splatter and then stamped the critter again on white card stock and coloured her with coloured pencils. I cut her out and added her on the page. 

I adhered the page in my book with Miracle tape. 

I have used the following stamps:

Other materials :

Acrylic paints; Amsterdam acrylics, Dina Wakley heavy body acrylics and Sennelier Abstract. 
Archival inks: Chrome Yellow, Aquamarine, Watering can and Jet Black
Versafine Clair - Nocturne
White Sharpie
Black pen
Caran d'Ache Pablo Coloured pencils
Tim Holtz Stencil

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Hidden in the shadows

Hello everyone,

Welcome to September and a new challenge over at Country View Challenges ! I have made an art journal for this 'Under the sea' theme and I have a video to show you how I made it.

We would love you play along with us and who knows you might just win £20 to spend in the shop ! You'll find the details HERE.

Here is mine:

How cute is that octopus ! lol 

You'll find the video HERE or you can click on the pic below:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 30 August 2019

Carte Postale

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my last post for Katzelkraft. I have decided to step down from the team because I have taken on so much in the last few years that crafting has become a full time job. I never wanted this to happen so I decided it was time to step down from some teams, Katzelkraft being one of them.

For today I have made a postcard with Yupo paper and alcohol inks. I always forget I have those because I grab acrylic paints almost every time !

After putting the alcohol inks on I waited for it to go tacky and added some metal foil; it sticks where the ink is not quite dry. I also stamped the flower head from set KTZ219 with gold paint. You can only see it when you tip the card.

I stamped the bird on white card stock and coloured him with Copic Markers, adding shading with coloured pencils. I also stamped him on the card. 
The sentiment was stamped straight on the card. I also doodled around the bird and the edge of the card with black and white pens and added some shading under him. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Thursday, 29 August 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

For this weeks Vera Lane Studio project I have made 2 postcards.

This card used a gel print and one of the teachers of 'Teachers 2'. I just paired her with this snarky sentiment and some washi tape. She was coloured with pencils. 

You'll find Teachers 2 HERE.


For this card I created a background with Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool. I first heat embossed a stamp with white powder. I then added the ink and spritzed with water and dried it. 
I then used a brayer and white paint to add some more interest. These kids are from the new set 'A little Class'. I coloured them with Copic markers.  The sentiment is part of the sentiment that comes with the set. 

You'll find 'a little class' HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

An art journal page for AALL & Create

Hello everyone,

For my last August DT post for AALL & Create I have made an art journal page. I made this while watching Tracy demoing on Hochanda on the 10th. I loved some of her techniques and tried her brayer method to paint on the page for this project !

And here's how:

I started with a brayer to put the paint on the paper. I used yellow and turquoise, some of my favourite colours ! I then stamped the flower, once on the painted paper and part of it on white MM paper. 

Next I stamped the background using Distress Oxides (Broken China and Twisted Citron) and Versafine Clair (Nocturne). 

I then added modelling paste with the Lotza Dotz stencil, some strips of washi tapes and pieces of dictionary paper. This is something I used to do a lot and Tracy just reminded me how cool this is.. 

I then coloured the flowers on the separate pieces of paper with watercolours and cut them out. I adhered them on top of the ones on the page. 

I then added splatters (I think this is an AALL & Create illness, we all do it!) and some more stamping; I also drew a broken line around the page. I decided against adding a sentiment. 

I have used the following stamps/stencils:

Stamp set #203 - Flying High
Stamp set #211 - Count on you 
Stamp set #207 Botanicals Modified
Stencil #39 - Lotza Dotz

For more information about the fab AALL & Create products please visit:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 23 August 2019

A little book for the 'texture' challenge over at Country View Crafts !

Hello everyone,

for the second inspiration piece of the texture challenge set by the lovely Miriam over at Country View Challenges I have made/decorated a little travel journal.

I have used the Eileen Hull Passport die for this....

I haven't yet put any signatures of paper in it but I will.. 

If you'd like to see how I made this then please hop over to my YouTube channel HERE, or click on the pic below.. 

Thank you for stopping by today !