Monday, 6 January 2020

* Vera Lane Studio: Rag Dolls

Happy first Monday in 2020.
I hope this year is all that you wish it to be.

Today is my DT day a Vera Lane Studio and we have a new digi set release. It's an adorable set of 3 Rag Dolls and a sentiment.

I made two cards:

This is Rag Doll 1 - she is coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut. I made her background with Distress Oxides applied to an acrylic block, spritzed with water and stamped on to smooth white card. When the oxides were dry, white paint splatters were flicked onto the background and the edges stamped with black ink.  I used the Mesh Stamp #262 from AAll & Create. Rag Doll 1 was adhered directly onto the oxide background with torn washi tape strip to ground her and the sentiment was cut into strips, inked around the edges and adhered.
I stamped the Background Mash Up Stamp #210, also from AAll & Create, directly onto my 5 x 5 inch card, inked the edges of the card and adhered the oxide topper with Rag Doll 1 on top.

My second card was made in the same way using Rag Doll 3:

Look at her cute, stitched button eye!
Here is a close up:

Rag Doll

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:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  (1) #121 AG 11/01
World Wide Open DT (2/3) AG 12/01
Always Fun (1/3) #144 Something New 12/01
A Bit More Time To Craft #107 AG 15/01
Jans Digistamps Challenges (2/5)  #5 AG 13/01
A Perfect Time to Craft #1 AG 27/01 DT Favourite

We Love 2 Create (1) #1 AG Mixed Media 28/01
Classic Design Challenge #1 AG 30/01
613 Avenue Create #229 ( 2/8) AG 31/01
Get Creative (1/3)#87 Something New 31/01
(new release digi stamp set)



  1. Hi Carole these cards are gorgeous. I love them both. What fabulous images you have used. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Hi Carole! Your cards are wonderful and I'm going to try your distress ink/acrylic block technique! Have a good day.

  3. I love these! I wish I could find that kind of creativity in myself! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  4. Carole, Such cute images, I had a few rag dolls in my day that were loved to death and had to be patched! Thank you for sharing your loved creations with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge! Good Luck in the drawing! Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  5. Hi, Carole,
    I guess you already know that I am a big fan of Vera's images and your amazing presentation of them. Once again you have created a project with lots of visual interest. The images are always the star of your creation. Keep inspiring us with your beautifully blended backgrounds and perfectly colored images. We are your fans here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  6. Absolutely cool projects. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  7. Fabulous backgrounds and love these quirky stamps and great colouring
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamps
    Carol GDT x

  8. Another delightful entry, Carole! Loving the backgrounds. Thanks for entering again at Jan'd Digi Stamps Anything Goes challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Fantastic cards Carole, I love the backgrounds you created with acrylic blocks!

    So glad you shared with us at 613 Avenue Create for the challenge!
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    Hugs Shell 💕

  10. Two really cute cards. You are the mistress of backgrounds!! You create these interesting backgrounds that bring your cards to life without distracting from the focal image.
    Hugs Monica

  11. These are awesome! Such fun quirky images and great backgrounds!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  12. Great use of both images! Beautifully colored and nicely composed! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  13. Love those adorable rag dolls. Great colouring and stunning backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at GCC this Month. Tristan DT.

  14. What a cute cards, love the images , thebackgrounds are fabulous
    Your blog is very nice . I Will follow you
    Will you follow my blog.
    Huis corry

  15. Great work here Carole! 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


  16. Carole, I love your style !!Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry.

    Robin DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs



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