Monday, 8 April 2019

Vera Lane Studio: Peekaboo


Today is my Vera Lane Studio DT day and this time I have used some new digital papers called Leaves Pattern along with digital stamps and elements from digital collage sets.

I altered a little box which has a magnetic opening and a made a card:

The box is made from wood. It could be used as a book end or for popping bits and bobs into. 

Firstly it was coated with gesso. Once that was dry it was given a coat of black acrylic paint. I altered the size and colour of the leaf paper in PowerPoint to make the background more grey-blue. Five 7 x 7 cm pieces were printed and the edges inked with black archival ink. These were adhered to the box sides and top.
Peekaboo was coloured with Copic markers and I decided to give her a Mansion Gate to peek around. They were fussy cut and adhered to the front side of the box. In retrospect it would have been better to place the images onto black card and fussy cut around again to give a black outline, so that they would stand out better against the background. I've only decorated this one side for the moment!

The card was so quick and easy to make. The card base is 10 x 10 cm. I cut a piece of Leaves Pattern paper to 8 x 8 cm and inked around the edges in black. I matted it onto black paper. The sun from the Sunshine Collage set and the house is from the Pretty Little Houses Collage set. Both were fussy cut, matted onto black card and fussy cut again to leave a thin black border. It makes the colours pop even more! The 'Thank You' is from the Sentiments set - it was cut into strips, inked in black and matted onto black card.

Leaves Pattern       Peekaboo          Mansion Gate 
Sunshine      Little Houses

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 #6 AG 11/04
Polkadoodles #14 AG 12/04
Crafting with Friends #2 AG 12/04
Jo's Scrapshack #276 AG 12/04
Creatalicious Challenges #160 AG/ Not a card 14/04
A Bit More Time To Craft #89 AG 15/04
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #103 AG 19/04
Creative Fingers #161 AG 19/04
The Happy Craft Challenge April AG 20/04
Crafters Castle #16 AG 31/04



  1. Hi Carole the card and box are both gorgeous. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Great projects, Carole! I love that box especially. That peekaboo girl on there is just perfect.
    Hugs Monica

  3. beautiful and colourful card and box Carole
    Gr Karin

  4. Such a fabulous card and box. Love the bright cheery colours. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck!
    Gina xx

  5. These are awesome, Carole! Love the colorful leaves, and the little peekaboo girl is just as cute as can be!

  6. Very nice work thanks for sharing!!!

  7. Lovely projects Carol, so bright and cheerful and the box is wonderful. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  8. Very pretty card. Absolutely stunning.Thank you for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack. DT Alka Acharya

  9. WOW, these are so cheerful, I love them . Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles. HUGS Fleur xxx

  10. This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again! Jackie DT member.

  11. A lovely set!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional anything but a card” 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)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

  12. Love this! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month!
    Hugs... Mike
    Crafter's Castle


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