Monday, 3 July 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Kokeshi Dolls

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy July! 

I'm sharing my DT post for Vera Lane Studio today and we have a brand new release - the very beautiful Kokeshi Dolls.

There are five dolls, blossom and a sentiment in the set and I made a selection of ATCs and a tag to showcase each of the dolls:

The images were coloured with alcohol pens and fussy cut. Some highlights were added with a white Post pen. The dolls were popped on foam pads onto a background made from handmade Japanese paper with white fibre and gold mesh trim. An inked Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker was added to each.

Once again the images were coloured with alcohol pens and fussy cut. They were popped on foam pads onto a background made by stamping with a flowery embossing folder. This is one of my favourite techniques and is very easy to do: 

1. Open the embossing folder
2. Ink the side with the logo - the negative side (this colours the larger background area)
3. Spritz lightly with water
 4. Place card carefully onto the folder and either press down with fingers to stamp, or, as I did, run the folder through your machine to create both stamping and embossing.  
5. If you wish, you can ink up the positive (raised) side of the embossing folder and this will give you a finer stamped image.

The ATC has raspberry ribbon tied around it and some gold mesh and sequins along with the word 'Bloom' from the Bloom set. The tag was die-cut, then stamped with an embossing folder. Ribbon was wrapped around it and words were selected from the Kokeshi Doll sentiment. Some sequins finish it off.

Another ATC with a background made by stamping with an embossing folder. A die-cut doily segment, inked with Distress Oxide, was added along with a strip of glitter tape and sequins. The word "grow" is from The Gardener set.

Just in case you missed it, yesterday saw the release of this Cake set - don't they look delicious!

Cake Sketches

Today sees the start of a new ATC swap in the Vera Lane Facebook Group.
 The theme this month is Blossoms featuring a Vera Lane Girl.
We would love you to join our swap.

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! You can find us HERE
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #197 Summer Colours 06/07
Brown Sugar #257 AG 06/07
Crafting With Friends #46 06/07
Crafty Catz #377 AG/option Embossing 06/07
Making Memories Crafting #6 Bingo (Die, Image, Bling) 06/07
Creative Fingers #133 AG 07/07
Catch the Bug AG 08/07
Colour Crazy Challenge #26 AG 14/07

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