Monday, 4 February 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: Birthdays Look Good On You


The weeks are flying by again - already it's Monday and my DT day at Vera Lane Studio.  
This month Sharon is hosting our ATC swap and the theme is Celebrations. In line with the Celebration theme, Janet has released a new Birthdays digi set today. It's a 3 digi set  and includes a girl and a boy image and a sentiment.

Here is  my card:

I love this cute little birthday boy! He is coloured with Copics and fussy cut. He has a few white Posca pen highlights and his candles have glitter for some sparkle.
His background started as a Brusho background - a mix of Ultramarine, Prussian Blue and Turquoise. When this was dry, I dry brushed Gesso, in sweeping strokes, across it to mute the colours slightly. I added some random number stamping in Faded Jeans Distress Oxide and some diamonds in black around the edges. I next added splatters of watered down white paint. I cut some blue and white design paper into border scallops and inked around the edges to make them stand out from the background. Finally, I inked around the edge of the background with black ink.
I popped the Birthday Boy on foam pads and sat him on washi and design paper, gluing his feet and candles directly onto the background. I cut the sentiment into strips, inked the edges and glued them down.

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:

Jo's Scrapshack #267 AG 08/02
World Wide Open DT Challenge #1 AG 11/02 (#2) DT Favourite

A Gem of a Challenge #2 AG 14/02
A Bit More Time To Craft #85 AG 14/02 (#2)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #99 AG 15/02 (#2)
International Art and Soul #51 JFF Make Own Background 16/02
Crafting from the Heart #236 AG 16/02
Artistic Inspirations #212 AG 02/03
Ike's World #117 B for Blue 04/03



  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card I love it. That little boy is so cute sitting on that cloud. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wow Carole, this card is wonderful! I love the background you have created here with so much detail, but yet the little boy is clearly visible.

  3. Such a fabulous card!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Good luck!

  4. The card of my's fabulous I love the bold colours. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  5. What a brilliant card,

    Hugz Tinz

  6. A cute image and a fabulous background!

    Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul!

  7. I am back again! I love your card Carole, from the detailed background to the little guy as the focal point.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Monica DT Member for

  8. Super cute card :) Thank you for joining us over at Jo's Scrap Shack for the Funday Friday challenge.
    Tina DT

  9. This is so cool. Looks great. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  10. What a fabulous card!! Your coloring is beautiful and that sentiment is really fun!! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack (sorry I'm so late in commenting, life got in the way!).

  11. A fabulous card and such a sweet image :-)
    Thank you for coming to play at IkesWorld Challenges.
    IKE x

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