Monday, 31 May 2021

Vera Lane Studio: Chase Your Dreams

 

Hello,

It's Monday already, and here in England we have a Bank Holiday. The sunshine has finally arrived and there are no clouds in sight. Happy Days!

Today for my Vera Lane Studio project I have a journal page.


I used the Cinderella digi set and coloured the images with Copic markers. 
The background is stamp #385 Scripted Squares, heat embossed in white, with various green Distress Oxides blended over. I stamped #375 Reverse Squares around the edge and inked the edges in black ink too.


Cinderella is grounded on some torn #19 Wishi Washi washi tape designed by Janet Klein for AALL & Create.


Cinderella


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.

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Cardz TV #141 AH 03/06
Crafting Happiness #98 AG 06/06
Creative Fingers #209 AG 11/06



Saturday, 29 May 2021

AALL & Create: Choose Happy


 Hello

Today is my GDT day at AALL & Create and I have made a card.

I adore Janet Klein's cuties, especially the little girls with the flower eyes. She is grounded on torn 'Wishy Washi' washi tape and is telling all to 'choose happy' which is fabulous advice in any situation!

Her partners on my card are a couple of Strange Birds.
I love how stamps from different designers work so well together. The background stamp from Tracy Evans is the perfect setting for the Janet Klein cuties, and Bipasha's triangles, and their hidden sayings, add a lovely geometric touch.

Here's how it came together:

1. I brayered PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints onto the card, then stamped and heat embossed the leaf stamp, from Through The Meadows, in black..  White paint splatters were added.

2.  I added some stamping, using the Lined Triangles stamp set. I used tone on tone stamping with Versafine Clair Verdant ink and also some black stamping around the edges. I used Inktense Watercolour pencils to shade in the triangles near the edge of the card. A doodled border was added.

The happy girl from Choose Happy and a couple of Strange Birds were stamped and coloured in with copics. They were fussy cut and added to the card, along with the 'Choose Happy' sentiment.


Stamps used:
# 449 Through the Meadows
# 459 Lined Triangles
 # 464 Strange Birds
#478 Choose Happy
Washi Tape #19 Wishy Washy

To see the stamps, stencils, dies and washi tapes used, please visit
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

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

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

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Mix It Up #49 3 Layers 31/05
Love to Craft #58 AG 31/05
The House That Stamps Built Wet/Dry Embossing 01/06
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge 002/06
613 Avenue Create #5 AG 04/06 
Allsorts Challenge #626 Any Celebration 04/06





Thursday, 27 May 2021

Blue Butterfly

 

Hello!

I'm sharing a card that I made after seeing a You Tube video by the wonderfully talented Tracy Evans. I had to use similar colours as I thought the card was beautiful.


Clean and Simple is not a style that comes easily to me and leaving white space is something that I really struggle with. However, I am so pleased with this. Distress Oxides were used to colour the strip and the circle whilst watercolour pens were used for the butterfly. The stamps are from AALL & Create, #449 Through the Meadows and #458 Hibiscus.


That's all for today.

Thanks for stopping by.

xoxo
                                                                                                                                            
I'd like to play along in these challenges:
Always Fun Challenges #215 Summer 29/05
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2121 AG 30/05
Crafty Sentiments AG 31/05 
TTCRD AG 31/05
Ikes World #144 Birds or Butterflies 31/05

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

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

* GDT at Try It On Tuesday: Butterfly Birthday

 

Hello

I am delighted to be joining Try It On Tuesday as GDT this fortnight. Thank you, Jo, for inviting me!

The challenge theme this time is Butterflies

Here is the card I made:


I made a colourful background from Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough by smooshing, dipping and dabbing white card in puddles of ink. I die cut the panel to place on top using the beautiful Tim Holtz die set. 
My butterflies are from Tracy Evan's Through the Meadows and Hibiscus stamp sets from AALL & Create. I heat embossed them and watercolored with Arteza Brush pens.
The butterflies were glued to the background just at the centre, so there is some movement. White paint splatters were applied and the sentiments were matted onto black card and adhered in place.


I made an insert for the card using a die cut as a stencil and using the same inks and a brush to blend them. The inside sentiment is my favourite from Inkylicious.

 
That's all from me.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft MAY AG 27/05
Always Fun Challenges #215 Summer 29/05
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2121 AG 30/05
Crafty Sentiments AG 31/05 
TTCRD AG 31/05
Ikes World #144 Birds or Butterflies 31/05


Monday, 24 May 2021

Vera Lane Studio: Lil' Peeps Waterfall Booklet


 Hello

Mondays do come around so quickly, at least for me they do! 

For my Vera Lane Studio DT project this week I have a waterfall booklet. 

This is my first attempt at a waterfall and I have to say it almost didn't happen! Persistence is, however, my middle name, so I kept calm and carried on, so to speak! 

Here is the result. 

This first photo shows the inside of the booklet with the waterfall feature to the left. Pull the ribbon and the page flips over to reveal a new one.

This is the front cover:

This is the back cover - the Fat Cats are so cute!

As the pages flip over, these are the ones to be revealed:







I used a fairly new collage set called Lil Peeps for the majority of images, but I also used Little Houses and one of my favourites, a Fat Cat, sneaked in on the back cover!

The backgrounds were made by smooshing, dipping and dabbing into puddles of Distress Oxides and water. I used Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Victorian Velvet and Seedless Preserves, drying in-between different colours to prevent mud making. Stamping with Janet's Visual Ingredients background stamps was done with Oxides and black Versafine Clair. White splatters were added, along with washi tape to ground the characters and bits of torn washi tape were added around the page edges.

The collage sheets are so easy to use, just print, cut and go! The colours are wonderful.  This time, I didn't add any of my own colouring at all to the images, they are exactly as they came from the printer.

I watched this You Tube video to learn how to make the waterfall: 

Sam Calcott UK - Mixed Up Craft: Easy Waterfall Card

Lil Peeps                         Little Houses                     Fat Cats

   


Janet's washi tapes that I used are available from AALL & Create
#17 Mix n Match                                 #19 Wishy Washi 
 

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.

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Pammies Inky Pinkies #2121 AG 30/05

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Gecko Galz: Lavender & Lace ATC Swap


Hello

Today I'm sharing the ATCs I made for the Gecko Galz Lavender and Lace swap.


We are given the ATC papers and an image sheet and from those we make 3 ATCs to send to a swap partner.
I used beautiful ivory lace on my cards to match the theme and dark lavender card to set off the pretty, delicate papers. I also added some tiny pearls which just would not stay where I placed them!
Here are each of the ATCs:




 I made a little pocket book to hold the ATCs in transit. I stitched each segment and added Tim Holtz crochet lace die cuts as well as some wild flower dies and rose trim.

This is the pocket book opened:

... and this is the back cover.

Some goodies were also included in the swap.

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

I'd like to play along in these challenges:



Saturday, 22 May 2021

AALL & Create: We Are All Stars - Marilyn

 

Hello

Today for my AALL & Create GDT project, I have a journal page to share. It features Marilyn and has a host of stars in the background.





Here is how this journal page came together:

The card was painted using PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Finish paint in Lipstick. 
Using the Saturday Morning stencil, I sponged on Deco Art Fluorescent paint.
Next I heat embossed some of the Scripted Stars in white and stamped Reverse stars using Versafine Claire in Chianti.
I added some gold stamping (using paint) and gold splatters.
Admittedly, the background is a 'hot mess' as this stage :) 


Next I stamped and coloured the two Marilyns and fussy cut them both.
I added # 18 Poet washi tape to ground the girls, along with some words from #6 Crafty Washi tape.


I made a frame from #6 Crafty washi tape. I don't have any of the new was his yet, so I need to go shopping for some.


The finished piece, ready to stick into my art journal:


Stamps: #468 Scripted Stars, #475 Marilyn,  #485 Reverse Stars
Stencil: #118 Saturday Morning
Washi Tape: #6 Crafty and #18 Poets

To see the stamps, stencils, dies and washi tapes used, please visit
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 


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

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft MAY AG 27/05
Classic Design Challenge #5 AG 27/05
Mix It Up #49 3 Layers 31/05
Lets Craft and Create #171 No Patterned Paper 31/05
Love to Craft #58 AG 31/05
613 Avenue Create #5 AG 04/06 TOP ROCKER