Monday, 13 September 2021

Vera Lane Studio: Chameleon


 Hello

I have a fun ATC to share featuring one of the Vera Lane Studio Chameleons.

Isn't this little guy cute! I love his sentiment, too!

 I coloured him in one of my favourite colour combinations using Copic markers.  Blending these two colours was a bit of a challenge, but with the aide of pen-to-pen blending and using the blender pen, I think I'll just about get away with it. His background is Distress Oxides, stamped with one of Janet Klein's AALL & Create stencils #114 Art. I added some stamping using her #338 Background Noise stamp set and added some texture paste through Abs's #124 Lotza Diamonds stencil.



That's all for now.

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!

  

Here's all the info you need:

AALL & Create carry Janet's clear stamp sets, stencils and Washi Tape. 
A list of stockists can be found here.

This is me and Casey - a personalised digital stamp from Janet Klein. 
Order yours here.

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Inspiration Station #13 Travelling Autumn Roads 19/09
Greens and oranges - such a beautiful colour combination.


Vera Lane Studio: Heart Trinket Box

 

 Hello

It's my Vera Lane Studio DT once again.

This week I decorated a little wooden heart trinket box using the third character from the Crush digi set which was released last week.. I love this little girl!


My image is coloured with Copics and fussy cut. The background is  brayered acrylic paints which have been stamped and heat embossed with Janet's Background Noise stamps from AALL & Create.. I added some gold paint along the edges of the top of the box and some gold splatters. 

The sides of the box are simply covered with AALL & Create washi tape, which is perfectly forgiving as it moulds itself over the hinges of the lid at the back. The top flower washi is Janet's and the bottom black washi is Bipasha's Power Words.

Here are my trinket box and hanging ornament from last week. Both use the Crush digi set.

Crush


That's all for now.

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!

  

Here's all the info you need:

AALL & Create carry Janet's clear stamp sets, stencils and Washi Tape. 
A list of stockists can be found here.

This is me and Casey - a personalised digital stamp from Janet Klein. 
Order yours here.

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:



Thursday, 9 September 2021

Rainbow Blooms

 

Hello

Today I am sharing a double journal page from my large Dylusions journal. 

It is not my original idea, but was an online workshop I took with artist and stamp designer Tracy Scott and it features her beautiful stamp set and stencil available through PaperArtsy..


The background paints are PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paints. The fussy cut blooms were coloured with watercolour brush pens - some are adhered directly, others are popped on foam.


You can find how to access this recorded workshop, called Rainbow Journal Page, on Tracy's Facebook Page: Tracy Scott: Creative Cafe by clicking on the Guides section.

Here are the products used:

TS047                                    PS211

  

That's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by today!
xoxo

                                                                
I'd like to play along in these challenges:
More Mixed Media Sept AG 03/10

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

xoxo

Monday, 6 September 2021

Path of Positivity: Meditate and Enjoy the Little Moments

 

Hello!

Today is the start of a new Path of Positivity challenge.
The challenge lasts for the month of  September.

This month the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of 
Meditate/Quiet Time.

Prizes this month include:
  • THREE images from Tindaloo, Digi Doodle Stamps, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants. 
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Our optional theme this month is 
Meditate/Quiet Time.

We all need a bit of time to relax and be ourselves. Meditation is a great way to centre yourself, but simply being quiet and at ease can go a long way in achieving stillness as well. In our stillness we aim to become emotionally calm, focus our attention (being mindful) and be mentally clear. 
Bliss ...
So, this month we would like you to design a project that focuses on Meditation or Quiet Time 
This month let stillness inspiration you.

I regularly practise yoga which always ends with 5 to 10 minutes relaxation and meditation. I absolutely love the classes and find the meditation to be truly beneficial - just clearing the mind of all the constant chatter is so calming and it helps me focus on what is important and what can wait. 

I was lucky to receive the Doodle Flower from Tindaloo. I teamed it with the Bubbly Circle Frame. Doodling and colouring, especially repeated patterns like these, is for me a form of meditation and, if I do it long enough, I find that I go into a zen-like state. I get lost in the rhythm of doodling and experience a feeling of peace and relaxation.  

I made this card:


I used Ecoline Pens to colour the images. I fussy cut around them and arranged the frame onto a background made by stamping with stencils and  Distress Oxides. I arrange the flower in a corner of the frame, leaving space to stamp the sentiment.
I added the circle frame to a kraft background and matted onto a piece of white card that I coloured green to match the frame.




Many thanks to Tindaloo, this month's guest sponsor,


and to Scribbles Designs as the ongoing sponsor of the challenge


We would love to see your creations! 
Just make sure that your entry is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way!

The link up is here: Challenge #94 Path of Positivity.


That's all for today! 

I'll be back with a another Path of Positivity project in a couple of weeks time.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xoxo
                                                                                                                                            
I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Use Your Stuff #430 11/09
Crafting Happiness #112 AG 12/09
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2136 AG 12/09
Dream Valley #254 Make it Digital 18/09
Inspiration Station #13 Travelling Autumn Roads 19/09
The colours of the trees leaves were the inspiration for my colour scheme.
Angies Digital Stamps #56 Fall Colours 25/09
Get Creative #104 AG 30/09

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

xoxo

Vera Lane Studio: Crush


 Hello

It's my Vera Lane Studio DT once again and today we have a new digi set release called Crush. It features three cute characters and two sentiments. 

I made a little hanging heart ornament using two of the characters..

My images are coloured with Copics and fussy cut. The background is Tracy Evan's heat embossed Heart Grunge stamp over brayered acrylic paints.. I added some tiny black hearts using Tracy's Heartfelt stamp set. Abs' washi tape acts as grounding for this cute couple.

(Stamps and washi tape are from AALL & Create)

Crush


That's all for now.

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!

  

Here's all the info you need:

AALL & Create carry Janet's clear stamp sets, stencils and Washi Tape. 
A list of stockists can be found here.

This is me and Casey - a personalised digital stamp from Janet Klein. 
Order yours here.

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #18 AG 09/09
Crafty Catz #562 AG 09/09
Allsorts Challenge #640 For the love of your life 10/09
Creative Fingers #214 AG 19/09
We Love 2 Create #9 AG 22/09


Saturday, 4 September 2021

Naughty or Nice 2


 Hello

Today I am sharing another simple card featuring a different quirky Zinski girl. She is one of the five quirky girls in Elena Zinski's stamp set 'Naughty or Nice' which is released by Funky Fossil Designs.


It's really hard to tell if this little one has been naughty or nice! Her expression is adorable and her slightly wonky mouth and lips just make me smile.
She is coloured with Copics and has some glittery wings and a sparkly crown. Her background is Distress Oxides (Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry) over a white heat embossed stamp called Lined Squares, also from Funky Fossil. I grounded my girl with some AALL & Create washi tape (# Wishy Washi)



I gave my fairy girl a low neckline dress - when I've looked at what others have done with her, she has a high neckline. .. oops!
That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Love to Craft #62 AG 30/09
ABMTTC Extra Sept AG 30/09


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Crafts Galore Encore: Live Life in Full Bloom


 Hello

Today sees that start of a new challenge at Crafts Galore Encore. The theme is always 'Anything Goes' and you can enter 3 different projects The challenge runs all month until mid day (BST) 29th September.

All Dressed Up is kindly sponsoring this month's challenge.

Here is a card I made with Flower Pots:


I coloured the stamps with Copics and fussy cut them. The background is a stamped and heat embossed AALL & Create stamp with Distress Oxides for colour. I used a Lawn Fawn die for the frame and cut my background accordingly. The digi images are glued directly onto the background and a stamped sentiment was cut into strips and adhered.





Many thanks to Wendy at Dressed Up for sponsoring the challenge.

Please pop over to Crafts Galore Encore to see the DT's wonderful designs. 


We'd love to see your creations.
Remember the challenge is always 'Anything Goes' and so you can create any type of project - it doesn't have to be a card and you can enter up to 3 times.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xoxo

                                                                
I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Watercooler Challenges #323 Feminine 06/09
QKR Stampede #427 AG 13/09
Crafters Cafe #273 AG 13/09
Shopping Our Stash #453 Summer Loving 14/09
Crafty Creations #425 AG 30/09
Love to Craft #62 AG 30/09

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

 

Gecko Galz: Ballerina Girl


 Hello

Here comes September and Gecko Galz has a brand new customer challenge. This month we are featuring Ballerina Girls and we can't wait to see what you make.

The challenge runs from the 1st to the 29th September. 

The winner will get a $25 Gecko Galz Etsy Store voucher and the runner up a $12 voucher. There are plenty of free Gecko Galz images if you don't already own any. Each blog post has a free image to collect and, if you sign up for the monthly newsletter, there is the chance to claim a free collage set each month.  Also if you make any purchase of $2 or more you receive a free image.

Here is my project:

I altered the cover of a hard backed notebook.

The beautiful ballerina image is from the At The Ballet collage set and I teamed it with paper from the Land of the Fey ATC set. I added gesso, then grit paste through a stencil onto the book cover and when it was dry I lightly brushed gold wax over it. It gives a lovely worn, yet opulent look.

I added the topper next  and added more gold in the form of acrylic paint along some of the torn edges of the background.  A piece of cheesecloth and some die cut and coloured flowers and leaves were arranged in two opposite corners. The ends of the leaves were left loose to add some dimension and movement. 

I finished the cover by splattering white and gold paint all over. I love the shabby chic look this gives.


At The Ballet                                    Land of the Fey
 

That's all for now!
I hope you'll join our Ballerina Girl challenge where the winner will get a $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop.


The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product 
(this can be one of the freebies or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy store!) 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month and get first claim on the monthly $1 deals!

Please pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT.

We also have a friendly Facebook Group where there are 4 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize. 
Do come and join us!


This month on the 11th September, Gecko Galz DT member, Kim is holding a Treasure Hunt on our Facebook page. 
Why not come and join in the fun?

I'll be back on the 20th September with more Gecko Galz projects.

Here's all the info you need:
Current Gecko Galz Challenge : "Ballerina Girl"
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Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:

Watercooler Challenges #323 Feminine 06/09
Crafters Cafe #273 AG 13/09
Penny's Challenges #504 AG 14/09
Your Scrapbook Place Sept AG 28/09
ABMTTC Extra Sept AG 30/09
Crafty Creations #425 AG 30/09
Love to Scrap #149 AG 30/09

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 
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