Thursday, 21 February 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: Celebrate ATC


This month at the Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group we have an ATC swap hosted by Sharon. Sharon has chosen the Celebration as the theme and here is my ATC:

I decided to celebrate the tiny things in life - the things we normally take for granted, like birds singing and bugs and insects doing what bugs and insects do! In my utility room I have a little colony of ladybugs who are huddled together in one corner of the ceiling - they are not a pretty sight, but I couldn't remove them after they had found somewhere warm to hibernate. Today we have an unseasonably high temperature of 18 degrees and one of them has ventured away from the rest - I suppose he/she thinks it's spring and this could well be a bad thing.  I'm going to buy some of the wooden Bug Hotels you can find in garden centres and place them in sheltered places around the garden, so that next winter they have somewhere to rest.

Anyhow, back to my ATC. I used one of the lovely Healing Heart girls and prettied up her dress with gold trim and gem buttons and gave her tights some added detail with a black fine-liner pen. I gave her a snail from Snail's Pace and a bird from Lovely Garden. I coloured the digi stamps with Copics and added white Posca pen highlights. Also, you'll notice the extra specks of stray ink that always find their way onto my finished ATCs - I really don't know how I do that!!

The background is a gelli print made with Distress Oxides - I added a white die cut border at the base, topped with some gold glitter tape and some fine gold trim. A piece of gold ric-rac trim was placed along the right hand side. The sentiment was made using the new Baby Powder font from Vera Lane Studio - I printed it out in Bold, cut it into strips and inked the edges with Faded Jeans. It was glued directly onto the background. The girl, bird and snail were popped on foam tape for some dimension.
Finally the edge of the ATC was inked first with Faded Jeans and then with Black Ranger Archival ink.

Healing Heart                Snail's Pace                  Lovely Garden

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:

We Love 2 Create #2 AG 23/02
Crafty Sentiments Spring is Springing 25/02
Crafty Creations #384 AG 26/02
Digi Choosday #8 AG 26/02
Crafting with an Attitude #48 AG 28/02 (#2)
Creatalicious Challenges #157 AG/Girly 28/02 (#2)
Get Creative #77 AG 01/03
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #100 AG 02/03 (#2)
Dream Valley #196 Sparkle and Shine 02/03
Crafting from the Heart #237 AG 03/03
The Crafty Addicts #57 AG 05/03 (#2) 



  1. Love this sooo much! Fabulous image background and details! The gold trim is a fabulous addition!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  2. Hi Carole this is a stunning ATC. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Great piece of art. I love the gelli plate background. Thank you for joining us at the Dream Valley challenge.

  4. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  5. Great image, nice card. Thanks for joining in with the Polkadoodles Digi choosday Crafting Challenge, best of luck, hope to see you here again, Mary x

  6. Great ATC Carole! I am amazed how much detail you have put on that little space.
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

  7. This is super adorable! Love all of the bits of glitter and glam you added to this. The background is so fun and the white accents add great detail.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Spring challenge.

  8. Fabulous ATC love the quirky image and little snail-great colouring too
    Carol x

  9. Sweet ATC, love the dimension. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious Challenges and best of luck in the draw. Donna - DT Member

  10. Great Make Thank you for joining us at creatalicious challenge

  11. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Get Creative Challenges.

    Helen x

  12. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional girly” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)


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