Friday, 19 July 2019

Keep calm

Hello everyone,

For today's Katzelkraft post I have made a postcard.


I made the background with watercolour paper and Distress Oxide Sprays. I did some background stamping and then stamped the images, coloured them, cut them out and adhered them onto the card. I placed all the images on some washi tape so they are not floating. Lastly I stamped the sentiment (which is a combination of two sentiments) and cut it into strips; it was also glued to the card and drew a black line around the postcard. 

I have used the following stamps:



Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 18 July 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday ! When you read this I will be on the last day of my UK holiday. This post was written in June so you see I always work way ahead; not even only for holidays. I just like to stay ahead ! Anyway, here are my Vera Lane Studio postcards for this week:


I love making postcards because they are not too large, so not too intimidating. I started off with a piece of white card stock on which I pressed a stencil which was 'smeared' with Distress Oxide ink and sprayed with water. I love this technique. Gives really fast, interesting backgrounds. Next I added the washi tape and the striped paper. The little girl was printed, coloured, cut out and adhered on the card and I wanted a funny saying to go with her so I chose this snarky sticker by Tim Holtz.  

You will find this set called 'Just adorable' HERE



Next is this card with I made by dragging a light blue ink pad over the paper. Next I added pieces of a paper doily and drew a line along the edges. The images are all from Vera Lane Studio collage sheets, I simply cut them out and adhered them. These really are fabulous for quick cards ! 

The sun is from the "Fun" Collage sheet 
The girl is from the "Back to back" Collage sheet 
The sentiment is from the 'Back to back sentiments" Collage sheet 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


Wednesday, 17 July 2019

You are my favourite human

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blogpost for AALL & Create where today I have a card to share.


And here's how:


I made a gel print with this stencil and acrylic paint. 


Seeing where I want the monster and the sentiment. 


I stamped both images on my print and coloured the letters of the sentiment. I added some background stamping and shading under the monster. 


I also stamped the monster separately and coloured him with a combination of Copic Markers and coloured pencils. I then cut the image out and adhered it over the one on the card. I added some splatters with a white paint pen and added a white line along the edges. Lastly I glued the panel onto a white card base. 






I have used :
Stencil #29 by Autour de Maw
Stamp set #211 - Count on you by Aida Domisiewicz
Stamp set #216 - Monsterous by Olga Heldwein 

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Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Born to be wild

Hello everyone,

For today's VivaLasVegaStamps! post I have made an art journal spread in my mini Moleskine journal.



And here's how:


I started with gessoed pages and painted them with these acrylic paints. 


Next I used this fab stamp called "Rose Bush" and heat embossed it with a very light yellow embossing powder by Lindy's Stamp Gang.



Of course I stamped the background randomly as always ! 


Colouring the focal image; isn't he cute ! 


All put together it looks like this. I added a piece of dictionary paper saying 'fox' and a sentiment that I thought would be fitting. 



I have used the following stamps:


Other materials:
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylics - Zesty Zing - Limelight - Hey Pesto
Archival inks - Leaf Green - Watering can - Jet black

Lindy's Stamp gang embossing powder - Dandelion Yellow Green

White pen
Copic Markers
dictionary paper

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


Friday, 12 July 2019

Imagine

Hello everyone,

For today's Katzelkraft post I have made an art journal page.


I started with gluing book paper to the page, I then added beige paint, white paint and then light blue paint using a brayer. Next I stamped the flowers with Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China and used the brayer again to add the brown to the edges of the book paper. I also added a line around the page. Next I stamped the lion, on the page and on a piece of white card stock. I coloured him, cut him out and adhered him to the page. I added some pencil as shading under him. Lastly I stamped the sentiment. 

I used the following stamps:


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


Thursday, 11 July 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday to you !
For today's Vera Lane Studio post I have an AJ page and a postcard to share. The art journal page is made with this weeks release 'Keep the light' and for the postcard I have used an older image from the set 'Cats and crocks'.



I made a background for this image and wasn't happy with it so I took out my gel plate and made another one. I do like this one and it is so much quicker than painting.. 
The images wer coloured with coloured pencils and adhered to the page together with the sentiment from this set. 
You will find "Keep the light" HERE


I found the image of the cat already coloured in my stash so I decided to use that for my second project. I made a background with a piece of Kraft card and I adhered some old book paper on the top that I inked with Distress Oxide Ink in the colour Ground Espresso. I also used this ink to add the rings and the splatters.  I added washi tape and a sentiment and that was that. 

You will find this set HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Do new things everyday.

Hello everyone,

For my post for AALL & Create today, I have made a tag.


Here's how:


First I cut a tag out of watercolour paper and added modelling paste through this fabulous stencil ! 


After the modelling paste was dry I sprayed the tag with Lindy's Stamping sprays. I had forgotten how much I love these sprays. I used so called 'Flat Fabios' which is a spray without any sparkle. I also love the names they give the colours: Tilt-a-wheel teal and Merry-go-round green. 


When the ink was dry I added some scrapings of white acrylic paint. 


Next: stamping ! yay ! I randomly stamped the background with Distress Oxide inks in the same-ish colours and added some black stamping for contrast. I also added a doodle line along the edges. 


Next I stamped the flowers I was going to use. The one with the Hexagonal background is slightly bigger than the other one. 


I coloured them with my Copic Markers and cut them out. I also chose the sentiment 'Do new things everyday' and stamped that too. 


And here is the whole thing together. I really like how this came out but that is probably because greens and blues are one of my favourite colour combinations. 



I have used the following stamps:
#211 - Count on you
#200 - Hope
#205 - Postal Rose
#206 Hexagonal Stem
Stencil:
#49 - Rota Vitae

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Friday, 5 July 2019

A thank you card

Hello everyone,

For this weeks Katzelkraft project I have again used my watercolours in combination with coloured pencils.


I stamped and heat embossed the flower, coloured it and around it with watercolours and then added accents with my coloured pencils. I then stamped the sentiment and mounted the panel onto a white card base. 

I have used the following stamps:


Thank you for stopping by today ! 


Thursday, 4 July 2019

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday to you. For today's Vera Lane Studio Post I have made a postcard and an ATC.


This postcard was made with a piece of watercolour paper and Distress Oxide sprays. I then added some paints with a brayer to get it more the same colours as the girl, adding mostly ochre. I also added a piece of old booktext. The girl was coloured with coloured pencils. 
I have used the newly released set called : 'Heart and Star' and you can find it HERE


The second project is a little ATC with one of the collage sheet Fat Cats. I think he is hilarious.. lol 
I added a piece of a doily to the gel printed ATC and some washi tape for him to sit on. The white dots and the sticker finished it off. 

You'll find the Fat Cats HERE. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

A blue and green tag

Hello everyone,

welcome to the second inspiration piece for the challenge over at Country View Challenges. I am hosting this month and I have chosen the theme of blues and greens. Use them any way you like as long as the main colours are blues and greens, easy ! You could win a £20 voucher for the shop too !
Here's mine:



If you'd like to know how I made this then hope over you my YouTube Channel where you will find a VIDEO

or you can click on the picture below:




Thank you so much for stopping by today !



Famous

Hello everyone,

For today's VivaLasVegaStamps! post I have made something different. I still haven't a lot of inspiration and what I tend to do when that happens, is trying different things. These things aren't always successful ! lol


So, this really, really simple card was made by stamping the dandelion seed repeatedly over the postcard. I then added black splatters. 
Next I stamped Marilyn, coloured her with Copics, cut her out and adhered her on the card. I then stamped the sentiment, matted it on black card stock and adhered that with dimensional adhesive. Lastly I matted the card on black card stock as well. 

I used three stamps for this card:


 Other materials:
Copic Markers
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Memento
white and black card stock
black India ink

Thank you for stopping by today ! 


Monday, 1 July 2019

Seeker of all things authentic

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blogpost for Country View Challenges where today sees another challenge start. It is my turn to host and I have chosen the theme of 'blues and greens' because they are on of my favourite colour combinations. You can use them anyway you like as long as blue and green are the main colours. You are free to use black, white, flesh colour and an accent in any other colour ! Come and play along; there is a £20 voucher to be won !

Here's mine:


and here's how:


First I stamped my focal image and coloured it with my Copics. I used a little grey to shade my white flowers and ochre yellow for the hearts of the flowers. 



Next I made my background starting with a layer of gesso. The warped page will get straight again ! I thought to use my Distress Crayons again as I haven't in ages. 


Or course I had to tone it down:


First I used a Tim Holtz stencil and white acrylic paint.. 


Next I used a brayer and some more white paint to tone it down even more. 


Next I embossed a stamp with white powder. All stamps I used today are by PaperArtsy. I'll list them at the bottom of this post. 


Next some stamping and splattering and I added some doodle lines around the page. By this time I declared my background done and all I had to do was add my focal image and the sentiment. 


I have used the following PaperArtsy stamps:

EEA03 - Everything Art 
ESC18 - Scrapcosy

Thank you so much for stopping by ! I am counting on you participating !