Tuesday 31 January 2023

Beauty abounds

 Hello everyone, 

For today's AALL & Create project I have made a journal page. This week I have used mainly products by Bipasha Bk. Her flower and bird drawings are superb! 

Here's how I made this page:

First I made a 'mop up' page with the gelli plate. I just put on different colours of acrylic paint, usually light colours, making sure I keep complementary colours separate so I don't make mud. 
Next I added a stencil print with Distress Oxide ink.

Next I stamped part of the top left flower on my page in three places and heat embossed them with white powder. I know you can't see them yet but you will....

I then used watercolour markers to cooler them. I used the paint pen for the hearts of the flowers adding little dots. 

Next I stamped randomly with Versafine Clair. I usually use a light colour for the bigger stamps and grey and black for the smaller ones. 

This is the bird I was going to use. I coloured him in pink and didn't like it so stamped him again and coloured him blue the second time. Much better ! 

How lovely is he?

Then I got carried away and forgot to take more pictures. I only added a piece of washi tape and glued the bird down. The sentiment is a piece of washi tape that I mounted on a piece of paper. I also added white splatters using a paint pen. 

I used the following products:

Washi tape:
#31 - Take Risks by Autour de Mwa
#24 - Power Words by Bipasha Bk

#127 - Bloomed Roses by Bipasha Bk

#443 - Scripted Circles by Bipasha Bk
#568 - ABC's by Bipasha Bk
#710 - Perched Among Petals by Bipasha Bk
#745 - Visiting The Flowers by Bipasha Bk
#748 - Add A Motto by Bipasha Bk

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Thursday 26 January 2023

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

For this weeks Vera Lane Studio project I have made an ATC with the set 'Bookshelf' which was released this week. 

I printed and coloured her, then cut her out together with one of the sentiments of the set. 
The background is from my stash and all I added was white paint with a brayer and a few pieces of washi tape. I also doodled around the cared and underneath the words. 

You'll find 'Bookshelf' HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Gym and tonic

 Hi everyone, 

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a card I made for AALL & Create. I used another one of the Miss Dees. I think she is hilarious. I did change the sentiment a little to make it fit my feelings towards exercise. Lol

Here's how:

First, I made a gelli print with this stencil and acrylic paint. 

Next I added stamping, I used Versafine Clair Inks. 

I then used white paint to tone it down, added white splatters with a paint pen and went around the edges with a pallet knife and black acrylic paint. 

Next I stamped the Dee I wanted to use and some sentiments which I will use to make a new sentiment. 

I added washi tape on the card for Dee to stand on and coloured her with Copic Markers. Initially I coloured her pants and scrunchy blue but then decided green would be better so I just went over with a green marker. I then cut her out and assembled the sentiment.

The finished card. Lastly I glued the panel onto a white card and added turquoise pencil under the words. 

I have used the following materials:

Stencil #136 - Bug Hotel by Autour de Mwa
Washi tape #20 - Verde Que Te Quiero Verde by Janet Klein
#339 - Colour Theory
#692 - Africal Voices
#758 - Hidden Words
#789 - Workout Dee
#786 - Travel Dee
#785 - Therapist Dee
All by Janet Klein

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Thursday 19 January 2023

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday! 

For today's Vera Lane Studio Project I have made a tag.

This cutie is from the set 'Sweet life'.  I printed and coloured her and cut out. The background is a mop up page from the gelli plate to which I added a little stamping. I added some of Janet's washi tape and placed her on top. I coloured some of Tim Holtz' crinckle ribbon and I added the sentiment and some doodling and that was that! 

You'll find here HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Anything is possible

 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to another project for AALL & Create. This week I have used Tracy's stamps, stencils by Abs and washi tape by Bipasha for an artjournal page. 

Here's how:

I had this piece of typing paper in my stash. It was used to mop up the last bits of paint from my gelli plate after a printing session. Sometimes the mop ups are nicer than the actual prints I think. So, I added stencilling using the same ish colours ink. I used Distress Oxide inks in Salvaged Patina and Rusty Hinge.

After the stencilling I used a brayer and some off white paint to tone it down a little. I then added stamping in the same colours as I used for the stencilling. 

Next, more stamping, this time with grey and black Versafine Clair inks. 

Added some washi tape. I chose this one because it had some of the same colours as my background. I just cut out the different 'passport stamps'. 

Using a black marker went around the edges of the paper and I also added black splatters with a paint pen. 

Next I stamped the butterfly that I wanted to use for my focal point. I stamped it on a piece of card that I dunked into the same Distress Oxide inks again. I also toned that down with the same off white paint. 

I then added some colour with watercolour markers and white splatters and doodles for which I used a white paint pen.

Stamping the sentiment. 

And here it is all put together. 
Because it was typing paper I put the whole page on a sheet of 'stick it'. I basically made it into a huge sticker and then put it in my art journal. It is nice and flat now. 

I have used the following AALL & Create materials:

#39 - Lotza Dotz by Autour de Mwa
#105 - Lotza Trianglz by Autour de Mwa
Washi tape:
#14 - Passport Stamps by Bipasha Bk
#757 - Tickets by Tracy Evans
#304 - Heartfelt by Tracy Evans
#755 - Round Digits by Tracy Evans
#730 - Geometric Butterflies by Tracy Evans
#533 - Bring On The Sentiments by Tracy Evans

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Thursday 12 January 2023

This week at Vera Lane Studio

 Hello everyone, 

Happy Thursday ! 

For today's Vera Lane Studio post I have made a postcard with an older set called 'French Holiday'. 

The girl and the dog were printed and coloured, then cut out. I made the background with a stencil print. I rubbed Distress Oxide ink over a stencil, spritzed with water and printed it on the paper. I added white paint to tone it down, some stamping and a strip of washi tape to put the image on. I added a sentiment from the same set and that was that ! 

You'll find this adorable set HERE

Thank you for stopping by today !

Tuesday 10 January 2023

Annoying you...

 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a postcard that I made for AALL & Create. 

Here's how:

I made a background on watercolour paper with Distress Oxide inks. I used Tumbled Glass and Broken China. I also used a brayer to add some white paint over top.

Using this cat with the fishbowl as a focal point. I was going to use part of the bad cats sentiment but decided against it later. 

Bit of stamping here and there. The circles were embossed with white powder. I also stamped the cat on the card so I got all the little marks around it. I can't cut those out.. 

Added some orange and white splatters and some washi tape. The cat was cut out together with the little fish on the side. I coloured them with watercolour markers. 

In the end I decided on this sentiment, but only because I actually do not really like cats....lol I am a dog person.  

And here it is all together. I added some orange with a watercolour marker on the bottom of the words. 

I have used :

Stencil #136 - Bug Hotel by Autour de Mwa
Washi tape #19 - Wishy Washi
#787 - Valentine Dee by Janet Klein
#457 - Background Voices by Bipasha Bk
#625 - Vine by Tracy Evans
#366 - Roundly by Autour de Mwa
#793 - Bad Cats Club by Dominic Phillips

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Monday 9 January 2023

Happy Birthday

 Hello everyone, 

I am back with the second project for the first Challenge over at Country View Challenges for this year. The theme is Time/clocks and was set by Evelyn.

Here's how:

Started with stamping this stamp by Tracy Evans for AALL & Create. (#733 - Temporal)  I stamped the butterfly another time to layer of the top. 

Coloured the butterfly with Distress Ink re inkers and a brush. I then cut it out. 

The background was watercoloured with a mixture of Distress Inks and watercolours. I kept adding layers until I was happy.

I layered the butterfly on top and added shading around it so it looks to stand out. 

I added a sentiment, another set by AALL & Create , this time by Janet Klein. (#666 Every Day Sentiments) 
I matted the panel on some grey card stock and then adhered it to the card. 

We would like it if you played along with us! You could win a £20 voucher for the shop. Just remember to read the RULES before you enter ! 

Thanks for stopping by today !