Monday, 27 September 2021

* Vera Lane Studio: Sit Down

 

Hello

For my DT project at Vera Lane Studio today I have a card made with the Sit Down digi stamp set which was released recently. I love that it has a set of pre-coloured sofas as well as a black and white one for you to colour and the cute little girl can, if she wishes, snuggle up with some cushions.


I coloured the girl with Copic markers and chose to use one of the pre- coloured sofas. I found this background in my scrapbook - a left over from a previous project. It was made by smooshing card in puddles of Distress Oxide (Scattered Straw, and Victorian Velvet). I added some muted background stamping using stamps from Janet's Visual Ingredients stamp set from AALL & Create and I used Wishy Washi washi tape to ground the sofa.

Sit Down


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:

Crafty Catz #565 Anything but square 30/09
Creative Fingers #215 AG 01/10
Crafting Happiness #115 AG 03/10
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #166 AG 03/10
Aud Sentiments #284 Friendship ¶ Sentiment 05/10
Creative Moments #223 AG 06/10
Alphabet Challenge Motivational/Encouraging 07/10

Monday, 20 September 2021

Path of Positivity: Whimsy Doodle Mushroom House


Hello!

Today is the midway point of the  Path of Positivity September challenge.
The challenge lasts for the whole month of  September.

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 was lucky to receive the Whimsy Doodle Mushroom House from Tindaloo. I teamed it with the lovely wonky square frame that Hilde, the Tindaloo artist, gave us.. Just following the doodle lines and adding various shades of colour was very relaxing.

I made this Home Sweet Home card:


The image was coloured with Copic markers and white Posca pen highlights were added. I fussy cut a second image and adhered it over my coloured image with low tack tape. I then was able to stencil over the background using Distress Oxides inks. I cut the image and background to fit inside the black and white 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:

Pammies Inky Pinkies #2138 AG 26/09
Crafting Happiness #114 AG 26/09
Get Creative #105 AG 30/09
613 Avenue Create #9 AG 30/09


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

xoxo

Vera Lane Studio: Esmee in Paris


 Hello


Here is my second post for today.

It is my DT day at Vera Lane Studio and we have a new digi set released today. The lovely set is called 'Esmee in Paris' and consists of 8 digi elements. 

I have used just 3 of the elements to create my journal page.


Isn't she sweet! She's making her way home, with her French bread, via the Arc de Triomphe.
I coloured the images with Copics and placed them on a background made by stamping with one of Janet's stencils (#95 Sunrise) and using Distress Oxide inks. I added yellow and white Posca paint pen splatters and outlined the sun. I also added some stamping using Janet's AALL & Create #338 Background Noise stamp set. I made a path of washi tape (#21 Beachrock by Janet, available from AALL & Create) for Esmee to stand upon.



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:

Pammies Inky Pinkies #2138 AG 26/09
Crafting Happiness #114 AG 26/09
Get Creative #105 AG 30/09
613 Avenue Create #9 AG 30/09


* Gecko Galz: Ballerinas


 Hello

Today is my Gecko Galz DT day and I am sharing two cards with ballerinas, as this month the Gecko Galz Customer Challenge theme is Ballerina Girl.

I love these images I chose from the Tiny Dancer collage set. I teamed them with some papers from the Paper Roses

The green and peachy-pink colours are some of my favourites. 

Some sequinned tulle was used as ribbon through the centre of this first card. I overlaid a piece of cheesecloth and popped the image on foam tape for dimension. I added some beautiful lace that was gifted to me by my crafting friend, Janet Stokes, and I made some flowers and die cut some leaves. The papers are distressed around the edges and kraft card was used as a mat. The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz sticker pad.


My second card has some gold mesh fabric beneath the image. A piece of pink organza ribbon was added along with a die cut scalloped border. I overlaid some ivory ribbon flower trim and added a tiny pearl to the centre of each one. Again I made some paper flowers and added a sprig of natural dried flowers which I dyed with Oxide inks.

Here are the Gecko Galz products I used for my cards:

Tiny Dancer                               Paper Roses ATC Set

 I made an altered notebook for my September 1st project. You can find more details about that here

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!

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

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

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

Crafty Catz #564 AG 23/09
Craft Rocket #85 Ribbons/Bows/Buttons 29/09
Creative Fingers #215 AG 30/09
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #116 AG  3/10
Creative Crafters #44 AG 08/10 TOP 3
Creations In Pink #37 PINK 13/10

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

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.
We Love 2 Create #9 AG 22/09
Angies Digital Stamps #56 Fall Colours 25/09
Corrosive Challenges Sept AG 30/09


* 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:

A Gem of a Challenge #19 AG 23/09
Crafty Creations #425 AG 30/09
Love to Craft #62 AG 30/09 TOP PICK
Through the Purple Haze #1184 Rounded Corners 30/09
Ally's Angels #50 AG 07/10


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:

Crafting Happiness #112 AG 12/09
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #165 AG 19/09
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 #105 AG 30/09
Corrosive Challenges #9 AG 30/09

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

xoxo