Monday, 30 August 2021

Vera Lane Studio: Cheerleader


 Hello

It's my DT day at Vera Lane Studio and today I have a wobble card to share featuring the cutie Cheerleader digi set.


I coloured the Cheerleader with Copic pens and Polychromo pencils. The background is a heat embossed star stamp designed by Bipasha Bk for AALL & Create.  I added Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks and added Reverse Stars in black to the edges.

I didn't have a wobble mechanism, so I made one from a piece of coiled jewellery wire and attached it to the back of the cheerleader and the background.

Here is her wobble:

Cheerleader


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:

Cutie Pie Challenge #162 Girls, Girls, Girls 06/09
Ally's Angels #49 AG 07/09


Saturday, 28 August 2021

Gecko Galz: Black & White and a Pop of Colour ATCs

 

Hello

The August Gecko Galz ATC Swap had the Black and White with a Pop of Colour theme. 

This is what I made. with the specified collage sets.


I created a little folding book to tuck my 3 ATCs into. The photo above shows the booklet closed and the lacy bag I popped it into for transit.

 I decorated each of the booklets 3 outside panels and popped the ATCs inside. All the sentiments are song titles or words from songs.

This photo shows the 3 ATCs. Unusually for me they are quite flat, but I did add some texture and interest with Glossy Accents and glitter to most of the images.


Here you can see the little tuck spots for each ATC.


 
My bubble blowing girl has glitter in her hair and Glossy Accent bubbles:


I gave the strawberry letters some Diamond Stickles glitter treatment to make it look plump and sumptuous. The spectacles have Glossy Accent and glitter lenses.


I decided to place two images together to make this ATC: Lots of glitter was added too:



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And this shows the back of the booklet when it is opened out.

I added some extra decoration to the boots - the purple ones got polka dots, the mushroom ones got glitter and the swirly ones got dots and glitter. I liked these words from Nancy Sinatra's Boots song:

And the follow up Boots song words just asked to be placed with this fun image. The boots have Glossy Accents and the petals have pink glitter:

This lovely image looks so familiar and I have been racking my brains trying to think where I have seen it before. I love the optical illusion paper behind this one and made this the front cover:

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That's all for now!
I hope you'll join our Merry Mermaids 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!

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

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

Love to Craft #61 AG 30/08
Love to Scrap #148 Old School 30/08

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 
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Thursday, 26 August 2021

Naughty or Nice

 

Hello

Today I am sharing a simple card featuring a quirky 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.

I coloured my image with Copic markers and fussy cut her. She has some glitter on her crown and wings, and Glossy Accents on her eyes. Her background is made with the Faded Hearts stamp, also from Funky Fossil - I heat embossed in white and dipped into puddles of Distress Oxides to add the blue colours.

My girl is grounded with strips of inky card and has one of the sentiments from the stamp set.


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

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafting Happiness #110 AG 29/08 
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge 2133 AG 29/08 
QKR Stampede #426 AG 31/08
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #164 AG 04/09
Cutie Pie Challenge #162 Girls, Girls, Girls 06/09
Creative Crafters #43 AG 08/09 


Monday, 23 August 2021

Vera Lane Studio: Little Miss


 Hello

Happy Monday! I hope the new week finds you fit and well.

Today I am sharing my DT project for Vera Lane Studio

I have used a  digi set released a short while ago and called Little Miss. 

I have had a set of Bare Basics matchboxes for a while and thought it was time to use one. It turned out that the size of the top of the cover is the same as an ATC. Anyhow, I also decided it was time to start using up some of the painted and inky papers I have in my stash, otherwise, why save them?
I used some brayered acrylic paint backgrounds for my panel pieces. The opener is a Tim Holtz brad.

Here is the top of the matchbox. I added some white embossed stamping using one of Janet Klein's Background Noise stamps, available through AALL & Create. I added some tone on tone text stamping and some black stamping around the edges (also from the Background Noise set). 

The little character was coloured with Copic pens and her eyes given some definition with Polychromo pencils. I inked the snippets of the sentiment and the edges of the topper with black ink, adding a hand doodled border.



The drawer of the matchbox was lined with Power Words washi tape #24 (designed by Bipasha Bk for AALL & Create). I also added two of the words, torn away from the rest, as grounding for my Little Miss.


And lastly, here is what I am keeping in the drawer ... some of my coloured and fussy cut Vera Lane Studio stamps - it is surprising how many will fit into this small space!

I think this would also make a beautiful little gift box.


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:
Crafting Happiness #110 AG 29/08 
Make My Monday #155 Anything But A Card 29/08
QKR Stampede #426 AG 31/08
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #164 AG 04/09
Cutie Pie Challenge #162 Girls, Girls, Girls 06/09
Ally's Angels #49 AG 07/09


Friday, 20 August 2021

Gecko Galz: More Mermaids


Hello!

This month at Gecko Galz the customer challenge theme is Merry Mermaids. The lucky winner will receive a $25 store voucher.

Here is my DT project:


I used paper from the Wood Work ATC set, digitally enlarging it to fit my card. The beautiful mermaid image is from Mermaid Kingdom collage set and the shells are from the Beach Life ATC collection.


The image was cut and distressed around the edges. It was mounted onto kraft card which was also distressed. The shells were fussy cut to use as a border along the edge of the topper. I added Diamond Stickles to the shells and also to the mermaid's tail. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker.


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This was the 3D collage that I made for the beginning of August and if you are interested you can read about it and the products I used here.



That's all for now!
I hope you'll join our Merry Mermaids 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!

I'll be back on the 1st September with more Gecko Galz projects.

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

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

Alphabet Challenge J for Just One Word 25/08
A Perfect Time to Craft Aug AG 27/08
Classic Design Challenge Aug AG 27/08
Use Your Stuff #429 Water/Beach 28/08
Moving Along with the Times #133 Summer Fun 29/08
Love to Craft #61 AG 30/08
Love to Scrap #148 Old School 30/08
Cafters Castle #44 AG 31/08
My Time to Craft #464 Mermaids 02/09
Scrapping4 Fun Challenges #199 More Than 2 Layers 02/09

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 
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Monday, 16 August 2021

Path of Positivity: Enjoy Nature - Birdsong


 Hello!

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

This month the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of 
Enjoy Nature.

Prizes this month include:
  • AU $10 store voucher from Beccy's Placeour 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 
Enjoy Nature.

So, this month we would like you to design a project that focuses on Enjoying Nature. 
Nature has so many aspects that you can explore.: animals, birds, sea life; hiking, walking, swimming, boating; skiing, snowboarding and other winter outdoor activities; gardening, outdoor photography ... the list is endless.
This month let the beauty of natural world be your inspiration.

I've used a beautiful Beccy's Place image from a set called BirdSong.
It's no secret that I love being outdoors, listening to the birds and watching their antics!


I created the background by smooshing white card into puddles of Distress Oxide Inks. I did this at the same time as I made another card using the silhouette stamp from the same set (you can see that one here). When the background was dry, I ran it through my printer to add the digital image. I printed a second image onto white card, so that I could colour the bird and fussy cut it, then I adhered it onto the original. 
I decided to add some silver glitter pen to the spider's web and to the grasses to add a little sparkle, as if it were morning dew.
I finished by adding black and white mats and popped the panel onto a blank card base. 

Many thanks to Beccy's Place, 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 #93 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:
Alphabet Challenge J for Just One Word 25/08
A Perfect Time to Craft Aug AG 27/08
Classic Design Challenge Aug AG 27/08
Love to Craft AUG AG 30/08
Beccy's Place August Challenge AG 31/08

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

xoxo

Vera Lane Studio: Housework Whenever


 Hello

Its my DT day at Vera Lane Studio once more and I have made a journal page with the new set released today called 'Housework Whenever'.

The digi set comprises of a little girl, her washing machine and clothes basket, a bottle of detergent, a peg and two sentiments .... so, lots of fun to be had with this set!


The sweet little girl is looking very distracted as she has chores to do, but she wants to get back to her craft room. I'm sure we all know that feeling; housework really does get in the way at times.
I coloured my images with Copic markers and used a background that I already had in my stash. It was made by stamping with oxides which had been spritzed with water, then inking the edges with oxides and over-stamping with oxides and black ink.
I couldn't decide between the sentiments, so I included both.



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:

Crafting Happiness #109 AG 22/08
Make My Monday #155 Anything But A Card 29/08
Cutie Pie Challenge #162 Girls, Girls, Girls 06/09
Ally's Angels #49 AG 07/09
Creative Crafters #43 AG 08/09