Monday 25 February 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: The Thumbs


Welcome to a new week - the last one in February. We are having some lovely, mild weather here in the NW and in the past few days the trees have started to bud and blossom and the tiny daffodils are in full bloom. I love the early signs of spring!

Today is my feature day at Vera Lane Studio and I decided to make a couple of projects using The Thumbs, a super-cute, whimsical family of seven that was released last week.

Here are my projects:

I made this card using two of The Thumbs. The girls' dresses are paper pieced and the rest of the images are coloured with Copics. I added some shadows to the dresses using markers. The grungy background is a gelli print with text stamping in Vintage Photo and a border stamped in black. Black paint splatters, then gold paint splatters were added to the background and it was inked around the edges with Vintage Photo, then Black ink.
A torn strip of washi tape and a torn piece of design paper, inked around the edges for definition, grounds my girls and they are popped on foam pads for dimension. A Tim Holtz sticker provides the sentiment.

Next I made a couple of tag bookmarks:

Each bookmark measures 5 x 12 cms. I used a left over gelli print and a Distress Oxide background. I added some text stamping in Vintage Photo and some black stamping . The bookmark with the older lady also has some Tim Holtz rub on elements. The back of the bookmarks is design paper. The edges of the bookmarks are inked in Vintage Photo and then Black Archival ink and finally some gold acrylic paint was rubbed along the edges. 
The characters are coloured with Copics and their dresses are paper pieced. They are glued directly onto the background with thin strips of washi tape grounding my characters. Finally, some thick jute string was threaded through each tag.

The Thumbs

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:

A Gem of a Challenge #3 AG 28/02 (#2) TOP 3

613 Avenue Create #218 AG/Critter 28/02 (#5)
Crafters Castle #14 AH 28/02 (#2)
Jo's Scrapshack #270 AG 01/03
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #100 AG 02/03 (#3)
Penny's Challenges #418 AG 04/03
The Happy Craft Challenge Feb AG 04/03 (#2)
Creative Fingers #158 AG 07/03 (#2)



  1. Hi Carole your makes are gorgeous. I love those cute little characters. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. beautiful card and tags great backgrounds Carole
    Gr Karin

  3. Hi Carole, two super cute projects, love the background in the card. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for our 100th challenge... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

  4. They are gorgeous. Love the paper pieced dresses, that took some patience!!

  5. As always Carole fantastic projects.
    Great to have you stop by again at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  6. Cute images , love the background of your tags . Thanks Carole for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  7. Awww such a sweet card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  8. This is so cute! Love the colors you have used. Thank you for joining the challenge of Pink gem. Hugs, Cindy DT


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