Monday, 18 February 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: Matryoshka


It's Monday again and I'm back at home after a wonderful week in Cyprus to celebrate my husband's birthday. We've got to the stage where we don't need any more 'stuff', so instead of exchanging presents, we go on a little break or sometimes a holiday.

Back in my craft room this weekend I've been making a card for my DT day at Vera Lane Studio. Today sees the release of a new digi set called Matryoshka and here is the card I made:

There are two different Matryoshka in the set and a sentiment the says Happy Birthday. I resized one of the Matryoshka so that I had a set of three. I coloured them with Copic markers and used a white Posca paint pen for highlights and a Gold Posca pen to add some details. I fussy cut them, leaving a thin white border.  The background was made using Distress Oxides in Fossilised Amber, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans on a gelli plate. I spritzed the inks and placed a stencil over one corner. The print that I used was actually the clean off print from the back of the stencil. I blended some Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans inks around the edges of the print and placed a torn strip of black and white washi tape along the bottom to ground my set of matryoshka. The Matryoshka were glued directly onto the background, starting with the smallest, so that the bigger ones would be in front. The sentiment was cut into strips, inked and glued directly onto the background.

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 #269 AG 22/02
Crafting by Designs AG 26/02
Crafting with Friends #80 AG 28/02
A Gem of a Challenge #3 AG 28/02
Cardz TV #83 AG 28/02
Crafting with an Attitude #48 AG 28/02
Creatalicious Challenges #157 AG/Girly 28/02
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #100 AG 02/03
Pile it On #151 Pink or Blue 02/03
The Crafty Addicts #57 AG 05/03



  1. I love this card, Carole! Your dolls are gorgeous. I have a set of real ones that I bought in Prague many years ago.

  2. I love how you did the background! So cool looking! Very nice card! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge!
    Sandy DT

  3. Hi Carole this is a stunning card I love it. That is a good idea having a holiday instead of presents. I am so pleased that you had a great time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Oh, so pretty, Carole! I love the colours you used! :o)

  5. Wow. Love your coloring on these dolls. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JFF

  6. Great card and great coloring! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  7. Hi Carole, I am back again. I really love this card.
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

  8. Beautiful card and great detailing! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT

  9. Love the Russian dolls and beautifully coloured -great background too
    carol x

  10. Great card - Love the background and the Russian dolls coloured beautifully - Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious challenge

  11. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Addicts, good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon :)

  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)

  13. Beautiful colouring. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends and apologies for the late comment.


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