Thursday, 22 April 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday! For today's Vera Lane Studio project I have made an ATC with the newly released "Create" set. 


He was coloured with Copic Markers and cut out. I placed him on an ATC background from my stash. I have decided to try and use these backgrounds up because some of them have been in that box for years.. lol. Anyway this is a piece of a menu from a fish restaurant. I gelli printed it. The sentiment I used is from the same set. 
You'll find this cute little guy HERE


The second project is this postcard made with yet another background from my stash. I glued it onto my postcard base and cut off the right hand edge. I then added a piece of Janet's fab washi tape by AALL & Create and put one of the flower girls on the circle. The sentiment is a stamp by AALL & Create too. 

You'll find the collage sheet flower girls HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 



Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Bear

 Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a journal page that I made for AALL & Create. This time there is also a VIDEO for those of you who want to see how I made this. There is a little bit of footage missing unfortunately but it is not much and you still get the gist of how it came together. 



here's how : (link to video below)


I started with stamping the crown and masking the bottom, then stamping the bear so he ended up with the crown on his head. I then masked off his hands and stamped the heart. 


I coloured him with watercolours this time. Love these, they are professional Winsor and Newton watercolours and they are pretty amazing. 


Next, I forgot to take a picture... lol. But this bit is in the video. I started with a brayer and lemon yellow paint covering the whole piece of paper (6" x 6"). I then used a gelli plate and the brayer again and put some orange paint down in three places on the gelli plate. I then laid the stencil on it and rolled over again, adding the pattern of the stencil to the gelli plate. I then puled a print. Next I randomly stamped the background. 


I then added some washi tape.


I used this set to make the word bear. I used my stamping platform stamping in yellow first and then adding the orange-y colour to the bottom of the letters creating an ombre effect.


Adding another strip of washi tape to put the bear on. 
Next I used texture paste and this stencil to add some more interest to the background. 


I cut out the letters and put them down to spell bear. That finished the page. 




Click HERE for the video or on the link below :


I used the following materials:

Stencils:
#39 - Lotza Dotz by Autour de Mwa
#127 - Bloomed roses by Bipasha Bk

Stamps:
#400 - Numerator by Tracy Evans
#412 - Head Starts by Janet Klein
#453 - Heart Grunge by Tracy Evans
#456 - Snippet alphabet by Tracy Evans
#466 - Quirky Friends by Tracy Evans

Washi tape:
#13 - Fasteners by Bipasha Bk 

Stamping block:
A6

Thank you for stopping by today !!









Thursday, 15 April 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday ! For today's Vera Lane Studio DT post I have made an art journal spread with the newly released Marine Mammals set. I have also a VIDEO for those who want to see how I made it. 


This cute fish and his fellow Marina Mammals came out this week and you'll find them HERE.

If you would like to watch the video click HERE of go via the link below..




The second project is a postcard that I made with an older set called 'Bit by bit'.


I coloured her with pencils and then cut her out. The background is a piece of design paper on which I put some white paint with a brayer. I added some washi tape and a sentiment and that finished it off. 

You'll find Bit by bit HERE.


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 







Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Star Struck

 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a mini album I made for AALL & Create. I used a brand-new die for this.


Here's how I made this:



I started with cutting this die out of a piece of watercolour paper that I had coloured with Distress Oxide inks. 


I used an Eileen Hull die to cut the book covers and spine and then coloured them using Distress Inks. I splattered some water to create some more interest. I also stamped the cover all over with this stamp set by Bipasha using the same Distress Inks; I wanted a subtle effect. I did the same with the die cut. 


Here's a close up. 


Next I added splatters with paint pens and adhered the die cut onto the cover. I used half on the front and half on the back. The stars that fell out were glued on the front. 


Next I added some embossing with yet more stars! 


I went around some of the die cut with a white paint pen and coloured in some of the stars. I think this was a mistake. Should have left it.. 
I added a sticker and that was that.. 


The back of the book. 

I have used the following materials:
Die #24 - Moon stars by Bipasha Bk
Stamp set # 485 - Reverse Stars by Autour de Mwa
Stamp set #457 - Background voices by Bipasha Bk 

For more information about all the AALL & Create products  and a list of worldwide stockists please visit:


Thank you for stopping by today !












Friday, 9 April 2021

The birds and the bees, take II

 Hello everyone,

For the second instalment in the 'birds and bees' challenge over at Country View Challenges I have made a journal spread. 


The theme made me think of love so here are two chickens pining after each other... lol
 I have a video too, click HERE or on the picture below to go and watch!


Thank you for stopping by! 






Thursday, 8 April 2021

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday! For today's projects I have a mini journal page and an ATC.


This little gardening girl is from a new set that came out this week. It is called 'Jardin'. I coloured her, cut her out and placed her on a simple watercolored background. 

You'll find her HERE


This ATC was made with an image from the 'Off Vera Lane' collage sheet. I just found a suitable already coloured ATC from my stash and added more paint and heat embossing. I then glued her and the clouds on the card. The sentiment is a snarky sticker by Tim Holtz. 

You'll find this collage sheet HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 





Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Choose to shine - a card for AALL & Create

 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to my blog where I am sharing a card for AALL & Create today. I am a little obsessed with rainbow colours at the moment so I decided to use them for this card. 


And here's how:


First I embossed this stamp on my card panel. I used white embossing powder by WOW. 


Here is is a little clearer. 


I then used Distress Oxide inks to colour the panel. I used 'Carved Pumpkin', 'Mustard Seed', 'Cracked Pistachio', 'Broken China' and 'Wilted Violet'. I smooshed the pads on my craft sheet one at a time, dunked and dried. I repeated this until I was happy.


Next: I used some of the circles of the bottom right stamp to add some more interest to the panel. 


I also added some washi tape. 




The focal images is the butterfly from the left bottom stamp. I wanted to keep it black and white to make it stand out more and that is what I did. I just added some shading. 


The sentiment came from this set and a stamped it onto the blank edge of this book paper.


I matted the sentiment onto black card and also went around the card with a blending tool and black ink to edge it. 


I then matted the panel on black card stock and then glued it onto a card blank. 


I really like how it came out.



I have used the following stamps & washi tape:

Stamp #459 - Lined Triangles by Bipasha Bk
Stamp #451 - In the Bucket by Tracy Evans
Stamp #449 - Through the meadows by Tracy Evans
Washi tape #17 - Mix & Match by Janet Klein

For more information about all the fantastic AALL & Create products, including a list of worldwide stockists, please visit:


Thank you for stopping by today !







Thursday, 1 April 2021

Did I roll my eyes out loud?

 Hello everyone, 

It is the first of April today and that means there is another challenge over at Country View Challenges. This month the theme is 'the birds and the bees' and it was set by the lovely Sue. We would love for you to play along but please do read the rules on the blog HERE

I have made a mini journal page with a video. It is a fairly simple one:



If you want 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 ! 


This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday! For today's DT post I have made a card and a postcard. 



This card was made with the newly released set 'La belle vie'. I printed her out and then coloured her with my Copic Markers. The background is one from my stash which I added some more colour to and some stamping. The stamps I used are from Janet's set #338 Background Noise by AALL & Create. The little girls is standing on some of Janet's washi tape also by AALL & Create. 

You'll find her HERE.



This postcard was made with an older set, called 'Kokeshi Dolls'. The background is from my stash, I just added splatters and some stamping. I also added some pieces of designer paper for more interest.

You'll find the Kokeshi Dolls HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today ! 





Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Choose happy

 Hello everyone,

Today I am sharing a card made with the latest AALL & Create release. I really enjoyed making this and decided to use watercolours to colour the little girl instead of my trusty Copic Markers. It is good to change things from time to time. 


Here's how I made it


I cut out a card panel using a die. Something else I hardly ever do.. I then stamped this stamp with VersaMark ink and heat embossed the image with WOW embossing powder. 


I wanted  a tone on tone result so I chose to smoosh Distress Oxide ink in Fossilized Amber on my craft sheet, spritzed it with water and dunked my card in it. I dried it between layers. 


This is the stamp set I chose, I decided to go for the happy one. 


Here she is all coloured ! 


I put down some washi tape to stand her on and also in the top right hand corner to add some balance. 



And here is the card all put together. I just glue her in place together with with sentiment and then glued the panel onto a card blank. 



I have used the following AALL & Create products:

Stamp set #470 - Scripted diamonds by Bipasha BK
Stamp set #478 - Choose Happy by Janet Klein
Washi tape #18 - Poets by Janet Klein

For more information about all the AALL & Create products and a list of international stockists, please visit :

www.aallandcreate.com/boutique 

Thank you for stopping by today !