Monday, 15 October 2018

* Vera Lane Studio: Collage Scraps


Today is my Vera Lane Studio DT day and I have a project to share.

I made a pair of cards using the Blue Collage Scraps that were recently released. The collage scraps are 50 co-ordinated, patterned papers pieces in shades of blue, many of which have been machine stitched for visual effect. They come in png format and so can be layered up and then printed, but you can also print, cut out and glue. I experimented with both ways ...

I layered my scraps using PowerPoint and added the png of Wildflower to the journal card. I liked how the card front looked and printed it out. I coloured Wildflower with Copics, distressed and inked the edges of the paper scraps and attached the whole to a card base.
Basically this is a quick way to make a one-layer card. If you have Photoshop you could add drop shadows along the edges of the various scraps and this would give the appearance of dimension.

I must admit that I prefer to have some dimension on my cards, so the second way where I printed the scrap elements, cut them out and glued them onto card pleased me more.
I distressed all the edges of the scraps with scissors and inked them with Memento Nautical Blue ink. I arranged them and glued them in place. The journal card was added on foam pads for dimension. I coloured Wildflower with Copic markers and cut her out leaving a thin white border. She was then glued directly onto the journal card.


In this close up photo you can see the layers clearly:

Blue Collage Scraps                         Wildflower

I'll be back in a short while with my second Vera Lane Studio project.

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. 
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!


Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Cardz TV #68 AG 18/10
Jo's Scrapshack #255 AG 18/10 (#2)
Crafty Creations #376 AG 22/10 (#2)
Crafting by Designs AG 25/10 (#2)
A Gem of a Challenge #228 AG 25/10 (#2)
A Bit More Time to Craft #78 AG 29/10 (#1)
Crafter's Castle #10 AG 02/11 (#2)
The Crafty Addicts #53 AG 06/11 (#3)
Corrosive Challenge #10 AG 06/11
Monochrome Magic #16 Monochrome 12/11

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card I love that. That background is just amazing. The image is fantastic. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. What a fab card. Love the image and how you used the papers. Thanks for sharing with us over at A Gem of a challenge

  3. Wonderful card. Very Cute image with fabulous coloring. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JFF

  4. Thank you for joining us at challenge The Crafty Addicts
    DT Maria

  5. Cute card! That image is so fun!!! Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s October Challenge! –Tasha


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