Saturday, 1 October 2022

Missed your call...

 Hello everyone, 

For today's AALL & Create project I have made a double artjournal spread. I was supposed to be a single page but this sort of happened and I just went along with it. I really enjoyed this one; Miss Dee cracks me up! 

Here's how I made it:

I used my Dylusions journal for this. It is the 8" x 8" one. I put this stencil on the right hand page; I added some temporary glue underneath because it was not entirely lying flat. 

I sprinkled pigment powders over it, yellow and red for the flowers, teal and green for the leaves. I then spritzed it with water. 

I then took the stencil off and dried it with my heat tool. 

Next I put the stencil back on and went through the holes with a black pen. Not sure if this made it better... 

There was so much ink still on the stencil.... I usually put it on a paper towel but I forgot to put one out so I put it on the left page. I really liked that ! I decided to make it into a double spread. 

Of course it was much to bright for me so I used a brayer and some paint to tone it down. I didn't use white paint this time but something close to the colour of the paper in the book. 

I think putting the paint over the top made the pages more to a coherent whole spread. When the paint was dry I randomly stamped the pages. Not too much as I liked it the way it was. 

Added some washi tape. 

Next I coloured Miss Dee with my Copics and cut her out. 

After putting down some more of the same washi tape I glued Miss Dee and the sentiment into place. I really like the end result. 

Here is the right hand page... 

and the left... 

I have used the following AALL & Create products:

Stencil #138 - Rosy Posy by Bipasha Bk
Washi #32 - Take Risks (light) by Autour de Mwa

#366 - Roundly by Autour de Mwa
#338 - Background Noise by Janet Klein
#758 - Hidden Words by Janet Klein
#759 - Ballerina Dee by Janet Klein

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 Hi everyone! 

It's the 1st of October ! Can you believe it ? Summer has just flown by...

There is a new challenge over at Country View Challenges and the theme is 'Halloween of harvest' and it was set by Miriam. I have made a journal page:

Here's how:

I stamped my focal point first and decided to watercolour him. I stamped the hat first, then masked it off and stamped the cat. 

Here he is, all coloured up and ready to go.

Time for the background. I put this stencil (#146 Reverse Cobweb by AALL & Create) down on my page and sprinkled pigment powder on it. I then sprayed water over the top and too the stencil off again.

This is the result after drying. I did use the brayer and rolled some grey paint along the edges of the page to tidy it up a little. 

Next I added some random stamping.

Next, I put down some washi tape and placed the cat on it. Lastly I added a sentiment. 

We would love you to play along with us just make sure to read the rules first. You will find them HERE. 

Thanks for stopping by today !  

Thursday, 29 September 2022

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday ! For this week's Vera Lane Studio post I have made a postcard.

I used a gelli print for the background. I added some more green ink to the bottom as I didn't think it was green enough. I added stamping and splatters. Frank's Bride was coloured with Copics and cut out. I placed her on the card together with the sentiment from the set. 

You'll find Frank's Bride HERE

Thank you for stopping by today !

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Take chances

 Hello everyone, 

It's Tuesday and that means another project for AALL & Create. I have used some of Bipasha's new stamps for a journal page. It is a little bright ! 

Here's how I made it:

I cut a piece of watercolour paper to 20 x 15 cm approx. I like this size to work on. I heat embossed this stamp by Bipasha with white powder and then used Lindy's Stamp Gang ink sprays to colour the page. I hadn't used these in ages. Sometimes i Forget what I have... 

I then added some washi tape for more interest. 

Next I added some stamping. The circles are very subtle. I used a combination of Distress Oxide inks and Versafine Clair inks to stamp. 

Next I stamped the flower stamp on watercolour paper. 

I coloured it with watercolour markers (Ecoline). I am not sure about these, some of the colours are a bit garish and the set doesn't have a nice dark green. 
After I finished colouring I cut it out. 

I glued it onto my page and added some Tim Holtz stickers as a sentiment. 

I have used the following AALL & Create products:

#366 - Roundly by Autour de Mwa
#747 - Positive Thoughts by Bipasha Bk
#713 - Shattering by Bipasha Bk
#745 - Visiting The Flowers by Bipasha Bk
#743 - Time & Tide by Bipasha Bk

Washi tape:
#7 - 25 mm by Autour de Mwa
#15 - Twine by Bipasha Bk

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Thursday, 22 September 2022

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday ! For today's VLS post I have made a tag. 

Aren't these two fun? They are called Poo and Bun and came out this week.
I printed them and coloured them with my Copics and cut them out. 
I used pattern paper for the background this time. 

You'll find Poo and Bun HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

The last summer evenings

 Hello everyone, 

For the second inspiration piece for Country View Challenges' 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness' themed challenge I have made an artjournal page. 

There is still lots of time to play along with us! Before you do please read the RULES

Here's how I made it:

I used Distress Oxide inks and water to make the background. 

I then stamped the focal point on the page and on a piece of separate paper. I used watercolour paper for this project. 

Some background stamping using the same Distress Oxide inks.

A bit more stamping, this time with black ink.

Adding some pieces of washi tape. 

I decided to use watercolours for the focal image. 

After cutting the image out I glued it over the one on the page. 

Lastly I added some Tim Holtz clippings stickers as a sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Chase your dreams

 Hello everyone, 

For today's AALL & Create project I have made a tag. It gave me lots of trouble because what I had in mind didn't quite work out as well as I thought.

Here's how I made this:

I had this idea of a half and half tag where I stencilled with the opposite colours like I did, but when I finished it, I didn't really like it. Maybe wrong colour choice ? I don't know. 

I decided to roll with it and toned it down with white paint and a brayer and added some stamping. 

Next I stuck some washi tape down..

I then stamped some more. I used Archival ink (Picked Raspberry)  for this and the pink went totally neon when I toned it down with white paint. Weird when colours change so much. I didn't like that at all so I toned it down even more. 

I then thought the colours weren't bright enough.. so I used a blending tool and same-ish Distress Oxide colours to brighten it a little and added some white paint splatters. I thought it looked better but I am still not convinced. I put it to the side to colour the focal image. 

I stamped this Fresia stamp and coloured it.. 

At least I didn't mess that up ! lol 

Stamped the sentiments I was going to use. 

Now it is finished I quite like it! I glued the freesias down and used a watercolour marker to add some shading around it. I then added the sentiments which I inked with Distress Oxide Inks. Lastly I tore a piece of silk of some I had in my stash (from my silk painting days) and coloured it with Distress Oxide ink and added it to the top of my tag. 

I have used :

Stencil : #113 - Lotza Squares by Autour de Mwa
#753 - Delight In Flora by Tracy Evans
#754 - Power Of The Word by Tracy Evans
#755 - Round Digits by Tracy Evans
#757 - Tickets by Tracy Evans
#8 - Fledgling by Tracy Evans
#24 - Power Words by Bipasha Bk

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