Thursday, 22 July 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

and happy Thursday! Today I have made a postcard and an ATC for Vera Lane Studio. I have used the new 'no kidding' set and the 'Seagulls' set that came out last week. I couldn't resist using one of them again and pair it with a snarky saying. 



I made the background with Distress Oxide inks. I used Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina and Kitsch Flamingo. I smooshed the pads on my craft sheet and then dunked the card into it. I then printed the images and coloured them and cut them out. I also added some stamping and washitape, all by AALL & Create, designed by Janet. 

You'll find this set HERE


I couldn't resist this, lol. I made this background a few weeks ago and didn't like it with the image I was going to use, so I put it away. Today I took it out again and placed the coloured and cut out seagull on it. It has some stamping and washi by AALL & Create, designed by Janet. The saying is a snarky sticker by Tim Holtz. 

You'll find the seagull set HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 



Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Starbound

  Hi everyone, 

For today's VivaLasVegaStamps! post I have made and art journal spread in my small journal. 



Here's how I made this:


I started with stamping the focal image with Archival ink and colouring it with watercolour markers. 


I used Amsterdam Acrylics and a small gelli plate to add colour to my pages. I just roll the paint on the plate and then press it onto the pages. I used a bright yellow, a green and an orange. 


I then took a brayer and some white acrylic paint and toned it down again. I thought the orange was to much. 


I then added random stamping and some black paint around some of the edges. I used a paletknife to scrape the paint along the edge. 


Next, I used a star stencil and white paint to add more interest and I stamped part of the main image onto the left page. I concentrated on the small text at the top and the bottom because I can't cute this out. 


Next, I added a little more stamping, some black lines, I glued down the main image and added a sentiment. I also used part of another stamp; the word alien to add over the alien's body.




I used the following stamps:

Rest of the materials:
Amsterdam Acrylics
Gelli Arts Gelli Plate 
Archival inks
Star stencil
Ecoline Brush Markers

Thank you for stopping by today.






Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Two insect ATC's

 Hello everyone, 

For this week's AALL & Create project I have made a simple project of 2 ATC's. I am still in the middle of reorganising my craft room and it is taking a little longer than anticipated. Anyway here they are:


Here's how I made them:


On two pieces of 2,5 x 3,5" watercolour paper I stamped the two bugs. I used VersaFine Clair ink as I wanted to use water based products to colour. 


First I coloured the bugs using watercolour markers. 


Next I smooshed Distress Oxide Ink on my craft sheet and used a water brush to colour around the bugs. I used Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Salvaged Patina. 


When everything had dried I added some texture paste through a stencil. I had to touch it up with white paint as the texture paste soaks up the colour from underneath. 


Next, I added some pieces of washitape and toned them down again with white paint. 


Lastly I mounted them on some card stock to make them sturdier. 



I have used the following products:

Stamp #550 - Stink Bug by Bipasha Bk
Stamp #551 - Weaver Spider by Bipasha Bk

Stencil: #124 - Lotza Diamondz by Autour de Mwa

Washi tape: #21 - Beachrock by Janet Klein

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Thursday, 15 July 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday ! For today's project I have made a mini journal page with the newly released "Gatsby" and and ATC with one of the "Moose Hunt" images.  


Isn't she adorable? She comes with a dance partner and a bottle of champagne but I decided to add a table because of the sentiment. I printed the images, coloured them with my Copic Markers and cut them out. The background came from my stash and was made with a gelli plate and an AALL & Create stencil. I added some white paint with a brayer to tone it down and a piece of washi tape, also by AALL & Create. I then placed the images and the sentiment onto the page. 

The 'Gatsby' is available HERE


This moose is continuing to crack me up. I also think the sentiment goes so well with the look on his face. I printed him, coloured him with Copics and cut him out. I placed him on a piece of design paper and added some washi tape (AALL & Create) and some pencil lines. 

You'll find Moose Hunt HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 


Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Say yes to new adventures

 Hello everyone, 

For today's AALL & Create GDT post I have a made a card. It is a very simple,  straightforward card but I really like how it came out. 


Here's how:


First I stamped this stamp with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white powder. 


Here you can see the embossing a little clearer.


Next, I smooshed these two Distress Oxide Inks on my craft sheet, spritzed with water and dunked the card in it. I then dried it and wiped it with a piece of kitchen roll to remove the ink from the embossing powder.


I stamped the focal image, the crow and the sentiment I wanted to use. 


I then coloured him lightly with watercolour markers. 


I cut him out, adhered him to the card and added a few pieces of washi tape and the sentiment I went around the words strips with a black pen. 


I matted the card on a piece of black card stock to frame it and then glued the whole thing onto a white card. 



I have used the following materials:
Stamps:
#398 - Celestial Navigation by Olga Heldwein
#422 - Fly Free by Janet Klein
#445 - Dashing Crow by Olga Heldwein
Washi:
#16 - Burlap Black by Janet Klein

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Wandering mind

 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing the second inspiration piece for the Country View Challenges July Challenge with the them of "Use a stencil (or 2). I have only used one this time and I have made a small journal page. 


I have used lots of different stamps but the main image is by Katzelkraft. Country View Crafts have  recently added Katzelkraft to their assortment of stamps. 

If you'd like to see how I made this then please visit my YouTube Channel HERE or click on the picture below:  


Thank you for stopping by today ! 




Thursday, 8 July 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

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



These two are having a little gossip ! 
The Seagull set came out this week and there are a few more birds in the set. I printed, coloured and cut them out. I found this mop up page in my stash and I simply added a strip of washi tape to the bottom and a little sliver to the top. I added the birds and a snarky sentiment and that was that! 

You'll find the seagulls HERE.



This cute Chameleon was coloured with Copics and cut out. I gave him a branch to sit on and added everything to this card that was, again, from my stash. I actually almost threw it away as I considered it failed. I am pleased I didn't because it fits him perfectly. I just added some white splatters, a sentiment from the set, gave him/her flowers in his/her hair and drew some black lines around the edges. 

You'll find this cute chameleon and his little brother HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 


Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Mark Maker

  Hi Everyone, 

I am back on the team ! After 6 months without, I really missed the quirky, fun images of VivaLasVegaStamps! so I am really happy that I am part of it again. For my first project I have made a postcard. Postcards are great because their size is not too intimidating and yet there is plenty of room to enjoy yourself. 




I made the background with an UmWow Studio (Hexagon) stencil, acrylic paint and a gelli plate. I added stamping and heat embossing. The main image was coloured with watercolour markers. 

I have used the following stamps:

Rest materials:
Amsterdam Acrylics
Gelli Arts Gelli plate 6 x 6 
Versafine and Archival inks
Watercolour markers
White embossingpowder

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 



Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Behaving badly


Hello everyone, 

For today's AALL & Create project I have made a tag with some older stamps and stencil. It was fun to make thinking these doggies are up to no good ! 


Here is how I made it:



I sprayed this tag (which I cut myself) with one Lindy's Stamp Gang spray and two Distress Oxide Sprays. I sprinkled some water on it, dried it and then rubbed this stencil with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink. I sprayed it with water and used it to print on the tag. 


Next I added some stamping. I used grey, black and brown inks. 


I then stamped the dogs and the windows. By masking off certain parts of the windows before stamping the dogs, it looks like they around looking out. 


I used watercolour markers to colour the images and when I had finished and everything was dry I cut them out. 


Next I adhered them to the tag. I also added some black acrylic paint along some of the edges of the tag.


I added some washi tape here and there.


Lastly I added a clippings sticker and a piece of ribbon. I also went around the words with a black pen. 



I have used the following materials:

Stencil #59 - Weathered Tiles by Autour de Mwa
Washi tape #16 - Burlap Black by Janet Klein

Stamps:
#400 - Numerator by Tracy Evans
#342 - Windows by Janet Klein
#373 - Rescue Puppies by Janet Klein
#489 - Wisecracks by Autour de Mwa

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