Monday, 13 January 2020

* Vera Lane Studio: Together


Happy Monday!

Please allow me welcome my newest follower;

Today is my Vera Lane Studio DT day and I have made two projects this week. The first is here and the second will be posted later this afternoon.

I felt the need for a little quirkiness this week after a really miserable week, so I made a card with the whimsical Bird Houses digi set.

I coloured the birds and the house in bright colours with Copic markers and I added some white highlights. I fussy cut around the images, leaving a thin white border.
I made the background with a mixed media plate using a sprinkling of Infusions (Emerald Isle) and Brushos (turquoise) along with a spritz of Glimmer Mist. I used the plate as a stamp by securing it to an acrylic block. I added some Posca pen paint splashes to the circular print.
I cut myself a circular card mask to place over the coloured circle, then inked up a background stamp with Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Inks. I spritzed the inks with water and stamped around the circle. I used the same DOs to ink around the edges of the card and I added a little mesh stamping with Hickory Smoke DO. I added some splatters of Black Soot DO to the stamped background areas.
I glued the images directly onto the background. The sentiment was cut into strips, inked and adhered.

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane.
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I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  (1) #122 AG 17/01
A Bit More Time To Craft #107 AG 15/01
PIP Challenges Jan 2020 AG 19/01
Jans Digistamps Challenges (3/5)  #5 AG 20/01
Crafty Cardmakers #248 AG 26/01 WINNER
A Perfect Time to Craft #1 AG 27/01
We Love 2 Create #1 AG Mixed Media 28/01
Classic Design Challenge #1 AG 30/01
613 Avenue Create #229 (3/8) AG 31/01 TOP ROCKER

Corrosive Challenges #1 (1/3) AG 31/01



  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love it. Those birds are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This card is amazing , the background fabulous and the birds .....I love it
    And how sweet that you posted my link, I really appreciate it ...
    .. everyone is welcome to take a look at my blog, and maybe you like to follow me
    Hugs Corry

  3. Those stamps are so neat and your background is amazing! Your project came together in such a fun way. I'm going to have to check the Vera Lane stamps! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  4. I'm back... just wanted you to know I love that background! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Joy DT

    Joyfully Stamps

  5. A super fun card! Love the bold, bright colors in the birds and house. And I especially like the white pen accents....what a neat way to make highlights! Thanks very much for sharing this with PIP Challenges!

  6. Such a fun card. Love the bright quirky birds and the gorgeous background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  7. What's not to love. Gorgeous vibrant colour palette. Some lovely splashy backgrounds and Vera Lane Studios images! Gets my vote, lol

    Thank you so much for sharing in our first challenge of the new decade!

    Crafty Cardmakers

  8. Fabulous background-love the stamps and great colouring
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Jans Digi Stamps
    Carol GDT x

  9. Oh how cute they are. Those sweet birds would cheer anyone. Great background too.
    Hugs Monica

  10. Fabulous card, lovin' the background your created!!
    So glad you shared with us at 613 Avenue Create for the challenge! Good Luck!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Hugs DT~Shell 💕

  11. Such a fun card - I love the vibrant colours, which make it so happy. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


  12. Wowzers your card looks fabulous, love the cute little birdies and the coloring is outstanding, thank you for sharing your georgous card with the DT from WE Love To Create, Hugs Terry xxx (DT)

  13. What a great card! The background you created is fabulous. Thank you for joining in the 5th Anniversary Celebrations at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

  14. Great card and background. I love those vibrant colors! So glad you shared it with us at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge.

  15. Congratulations! You have been chosen as one of our TOP ROCKERS for the week January 12 - 18, 2020.
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    613 Avenue Create!

  16. What a fun card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx


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