Monday 22 April 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: Springtime


Happy Easter to all those who celebrate!

We have had a beautiful warm and sunshiny long weekend here in the North West of England. We've been making the most of it, plenty of gardening and eating outdoors with family and friends. Yesterday we went to the seaside, so summer clothes are out and pale legs are bare!

Today is my Vera Lane Studio DT day and I've made two sweet spring cards:

My first card features the Hello Spring digi set and I used the Pastel Leaves Background. 

I brayered white acrylic paint over the leaves background to mute them a little more and inked the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide. I added some washi tape and a piece of green ric-rac trim to ground my images. The images were coloured with Copic markers. The flower was glued onto the background and the bunny was popped on foam pads for dimension. The sentiment comes with the set - I cut it into strips, inked the edges and glued it to the background. The image square was then matted onto a square of scrapbook paper and placed on a white card.

The second card was made in the same way, using the Little Birds digi set:

There are 3 big birds in this set as well as the nest and a sentiment. I coloured my birdies with Copic markers and added some white Posca pen highlights. The background was brayered with white paint to mute the colours. The mama bird was glued onto the background and the nest popped onto foam pads. The sentiment comes with the set.

My Fairy Bunny is the pre-coloured one. She was cut out leaving a thin white border all around and attached to a piece of scrapbook paper which was simply stapled to the netting.

Hello Spring                  Little Birds

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:

Dragonfly Dreams Include an Animal 30/04 WINNER
Pile It On #153 Lots of Layers 30/04
Cutie Pie Challenge #134 Fresh Beginnings 30/04
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Creativ Fusion #11 Spring 02/05
Dare 2B Artzy Animals 04/05
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  1. Lovely cards Carole! I love the offset frames that you have done on them.
    Hugs Monica

  2. Hi Carole! You really work so well with these stamps and the bright and beautiful colors are just fabulous with your perfectly placed white hi-lites. Love all of these but the bunny with the big pink flower is my favorite. Thanks so much for joining my EveryBUNNY is Welcome blog challenge and good luck :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  3. Hi Carole! These are such happy bright cards and I love the layouts on each! Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start!
    Rachelle - DT : )

  4. Fun Easter projects! Love the images and bright colors! Thanks for joining the Dare 2B Artzy April Challenge! -Tasha :)

  5. I love how happy and colorful these cards are. They are definitely "make you feel good cards." Thanks so much for joining us at A Place to Start.

  6. Oh my, these are delightful! Talk about inspiring happiness!! These cards brought a smile to my face immediately with those fun images and your bright coloring really brings these characters to life! Thanks for sharing the happy on the Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  7. These are lovely. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Dragonfly Dreams. Lisa DT

  8. These are really great cards, I shall have to check out those digi stamps xx

  9. Oh my - these cards are just too much fun. Love them all - thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  10. Two great, colourful cards - love them both.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x


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