Thursday, 26 September 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: 'This is me' Postcard


This month in the Vera Lane Studio FaceBook group, DT member Stephanie is hosting a postcard swap. The theme is to show the VLS character that most resembles ourself. I chose Contessa in her jeans and with untamed hair and set her in a garden on a lovely, dry day.

My character has her black cat, Casey, next to the tree that he hides under and the birdhouse with the lovely flowers and grasses and bluetit birdies. Of course, because this is the NW of England the sky is a little dark and has clouds, since rain is never far away!

I coloured the images with Copic markers and added some white highlights. My postcard is 10 x 15 cm and is coloured with Distress Oxides (Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron , Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans) blended with a sponge, then splattered with water to take some of the colour away and to add texture.

The images are adhered directly onto the background and I chose the lovely sentiment (from 'Willow' and available on request) because this is what makes me most happy and content when I am at home relaxing - just being outside, watching nature in the garden and listening to the birds singing, is sheer bliss!

Contessa               Fat Cats                     Birdy

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:

Classic Design Team Challenge #9 AG 29/09
A Bit More Time To Craft #100 AG 29/09
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1938 AG 30/09
Papercraft Challenges #46 No Designer Paper 30/1/09
Simon Says Stamp #66 AG 02/10
Digi Choosday #39 AG 02/10
613 Avenue Create #225 AG 04/10
Lemon Shortbread #103 AG 07/10
Crafty Creations #399 AG 08/10
Not Just Cards AG 09/10



Jackie T said...

Hi Carole this is a stunning postcard. It is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Donna Ellis said...

What a wonderfully colorful creation, Carole! Happiness abounds! hugs, de

KarinsArtScrap said...

cute and beautiful card Carole
Gr Karin

Fikreta said...

Its wonderful !

Jean said...

Wonderful postcard ! thank you for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

Jackie C said...

Such a fun and cute project! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

Sue Crease said...

Super postcard using these great images. I love your vivid colouring. Thanks for sharing at Digichoosday this week.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous postcard and love all the bright coloured images
Carol x

Doris P. said...

This is great and I love the colouring! Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Challenge.

Monica C. said...

This is a fun postcard and I love how you have put it together to create the scene. Delightfully colorful.
Hugs Monica