Monday 8 February 2021

* Vera Lane Studio: Be Mine Mini Book


Today is DT day at Vera Lane Studio.

 I am sharing a mini book that I made using a set of pre-coloured collage sheets called Be Mine. There are 2 jpg sheets containing over images and sentiments.

I made an accordion wallet mini book and there were plenty images left over.

Here it is unfolded:

The images are great to cut out and use as they come. They are perfect for making quick and easy cards. However, if you like to make them your own there are tons of things you can do with them. Here are just a few:
- add more colour/alter the colours
- clear emboss to add shine and make colours more vibrant
- add white highlights/add coloured polkadots or dashes to create patterns
- add glossy accents for shine and dimension
- add glitter or Wink of Stella 
- head swaps
- cut sections away and add to other images
(I did this with the fairy wings and I added the wings to a heart on the back page)
- mix and match with other VLS collage elements or digi stamps.

I started by making the cover which is a wallet style one with a die cut heart. Next the accordion pages were made. The cover and pages were smooshed, dipped and dabbed in Distress Oxides (Worn Lipstick and a little Picked Raspberry) to give them some colour. Next I stencilled white gesso through Janet's #118 Saturday Morning stencil and added some pink background stamping using Background Noise. I also added Grit Paste through the hearts from Janet's #114 Art stencil.
Torn washi tape was used to ground the images and all focal images were popped on foam tape for dimension.
I added acetate to the back of the front cover to make a heart window rather than leave the aperture, since the raised images would not get caught this way.
I added an eyelet and some twine to wrap around and fasten the wallet cover.

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!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #151 AG 20/03
We Love 2 Create #2 AG 25/02 TOP 3
Classic Design Challenge Feb AG 26/02
Get Creative Challenges #98 Red or Pink 28/02 WINNER
613 Avenue Create JAN Heart & Soul 05/03
Corrosive Challenges #2 AG 05/03
Dare 2b Artzy FEB Love 05/03


  1. So cute, Carole! Your backgrounds look amazing too!

  2. Oh Carole this is absolutely stunning I love it. There is just so much detail to enjoy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. fantastic and gorgeous Carole

    gr karin

  4. Oh,wow, Carole this is such a fun book, I LOVE these quirky images and the PDF files sounds like a really fun fussy cutting project for me as I LOVE to do that..fabulous work..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Oh gosh this is sooo cute, have that lot in my cart at the moment...I have actually made one of these accordion cards yesterday ready to add things too, they are fun......xx

  6. Oh! magnifique réalisation ♥

  7. What a fabulous little book with such vibrant colours - thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create

  8. What a great project!

    Thank you so much or playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

    Good Luck!

  9. Wow! I love this project. You put a lot of effort into it. Nice techniques. The images are too cute and the bright colors makes me feel happy. Thank you for sharing this amazing project with us as Get Creative Challenges. Good luck.

  10. I really enjoy seeing your projects each week! This is another fabulous design that is beautifully executed! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  11. A stunning design and cute colourful images. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs, Sandy DT


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