Monday, 25 April 2022

Vera Lane Studio: Taurus Tag


 Hello

It's my DT day at Vera Lane Studio today and I have a tag featuring the fourth zodiac sign, Taurus.


Isn't she a cutie clinging to her little toy bull. 
I coloured her with Copic markers and made the tag by smooshing it in Distress Oxide puddles. I heat embossed the beautiful #60 Lacy Graffiti stamp from AALL & Create in white, added some extra stars from other AALL & Create background stamps (#468 and #485). The edges of the tag were inked in Fired Brick and Black archival ink and I also added some white splatters.
I popped little Taurus on foam pads on top of some torn washi tape to ground her. I threaded some ric-rac ribbon through the top of the tag.



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.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafty Calendar Challenge Anything but Square 28/04
Creative Fingers #229 AG 30/04
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #180 AG 30/04
A Gem of a Challenge #9 AG 06/05
We Love 2 Create #5 AG Mixed Media 28/05

Thanks for stopping by today.

xoxo 

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Gecko Galz: Garden Children & Fairies

 

Hello

Today is my DT Feature day at Gecko Galz and I have a couple of projects to share.
 At the Gecko Galz blog our customer challenge theme is Garden Child.

We also have the monthly Image Challenge and the monthly Christmas Image Challenge, as well as 4 Facebook challenges. 
We hope you can find some time to join in the fun.

The winner of the Customer challenge 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.

First, I made a slimline card and coloured one of the many vintage digital stamps we have in store.


The stamp is from the Spring Gems set and I coloured it with Copic markers, adding some gel pen accents here and there. I trimmed it, matted it onto black card and mounted it on a resized ATC from the Blooming Waters set. I added some ribbon and a bow.


Blooming Water            Spring Gems


My next project also uses the Blooming Water ATC set (enlarged) for backgrounds:


The floral borders from the Dream Garden ATC set were fussy cut, inked around the edges, and popped on foam tape for dimension, over the Blooming Water images. 


I fussy cut some Pixie Children, added Wink of Stella to their wings and tucked them down behind the flower border.


Each was matted onto white card and again onto black card before being adhered to the card base.


The sentiments are Tim Holtz 'Small Talk' stickers.


 

My customer Inspiration project was a shadow box secret garden. 
You can see more photos and read about it here.


That's all for now!
I hope you'll join our Garden Child 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!

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We have a new challenge using vintage digi stamps
***
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 May with more Gecko Galz projects.

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

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

Slimline stamp card
PIP Challenges #2216 AG 24/04
TTCRD Challenge AG 26/04
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #180 AG 30/04
Corrosive Challenges #4 AG 07/05
Creative Crafters #51 AG 08/05

Pixie Children Cards
Creative Fingers #229 AG 29/04
Taylormadecards4u April Great Outdoors 30/04
Creative Moments #233 Things with Wings 10/05
Creations in Pink #45 AG Pink 15/05

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

Monday, 18 April 2022

* Path of Positivity: Bunnies


 Hello

Welcome to the April Path of Positivity Challenge.

Our challenge is always Anything Goes with an optional theme.

This month's option is to design a project that focuses on celebrating something special about our pets (or animals in general).

Honours and Prizes include:
  • $6 worth of images from Scribbles Designs, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • A badge for the following honours: Top PickVoter's ChoiceMost InspirationalRandom WinnerDT Delight.
For my midway project I'm remembering the bunnies that I had as a child. Bunnies are adorable - their lovely soft fur, big eyes and pink twitching noses melt my heart. We kept our bunnies outside in a large hutch which my dad made.  He also made them a 'run' so they could have more space whilst staying safe. 


I used a Lawn Fawn die to cut the rectangles and masked off the edges so that I could ink the panels. 
For the top panels, I inked a stencil with Distress Oxides, spritzed it with water, then used it as a stamp. I added some foliage and a daisy die cut which I coloured with inks, and a strip of grass along the base. The Sizzix 'Bunny Hop' die was cut 3 times and stacked together, I inked the edges and gave him a pom-pom bunny tail.
The second panel was inked with Fossilised Amber and splattered with water.
The background is another stencil (Lotza Dotz from AALL & Create) inked with Oxides, spritzed and stamped.


I love how joyous these bunnies are, leaping and dancing their way through the meadow.


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 #100 Path of Positivity.

 

That's all for today! 
Many thanks to Scribbles Designs for sponsoring the challenge.


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:

PIP Challenges #2216 AG 24/04
CRAFT Challenge #634 Easter/Spring 27/04
Colorful Options April Yellow 29/04
Crafting Happiness #122 AG 30/04
4 Season Challenge #55 Moodboard 30/04
613 Avenue Create AG April 30/04
Mixed Media Lovers #12 30/04
Cutie Pie Challenge #170 Bunnies and Blooms 01/05

I'd really love some feedback :)      

I read and appreciate all your comments. 
xoxo

Vera Lane Studio: Ground Music


Hello

Happy Easter Monday!

Today at Vera Lane Studio we have a new digi set called Ground Music. There are 2 lovely girls, some flowers, music notes and two sentiments in the bundle.

I made a friendship card:

 

I coloured the images with Copic markers and fussy cut them. The background was made bu inking a stencil with various spring coloured Distress oxides, spritzing with water and stamping onto white card. I the added some extra oxide inks using a piece of an acetate sheet which helped me control where the colour went. I added lots of background stamping tone on tone colours using  Janet's AALL & Create stamp set, Background Noise. I added some black stamping using X or O around the edges and finished with a doodle border.
Janet's washi tape grounds my character and the sentiment was cut into strips and outlined with a black fine liner.



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.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Try it on Tuesday Spring Colours 19/04
Creative Knockouts #448 AG 20/04
CRAFT Challenge #634 Easter/Spring 27/04
As You Like It Floral or Cute 27/04
 I've gone with cute again (but thrown in some flowers). I love the quirky images from VLS - they always make me grin! 
613 Avenue Create AG April 30/04
Crafty Gals Corner #230 Spring/Easter 10/05

Thanks for stopping by today.

xoxo 


Friday, 15 April 2022

Vera Lane Studio: Tweet and Bunnyboy



Hello

Welcome to the Easter Weekend.

These adorable little Vera Lane Studio characters are Tweet & Bunnyboy wearing their Easter bonnets!


I made a pair of ATCs. The background is brayered paint with some AALL & Create stamping, heat embossing and paint splatters. I added a die cut lacy border for my characters to stand upon. 
The characters are coloured with Copic markers. The sentiment were cut into strips and adhered.

Here's a close up of Bunny:


And here is Tweet:



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.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

PIP Challenges #2215 AG 17/04
Try it on Tuesday Spring Colours 19/04
Creative Knockouts #448 AG 20/04
CRAFT Challenge #634 Easter/Spring 27/04
As You Like It Floral or Cute 27/04
Difficult choice, but I've gone with cute (and quirky) as I love the sweet images from VLS - they make me smile and we all need that! 
613 Avenue Create AG April 30/04 TOP ROCKER
River of Creativity #12 Springtime 30/04
Crafty Gals Corner #230 Spring/Easter 10/05

Thanks for stopping by today.

xoxo 

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Gecko Galz: Roses


Hello

I made a couple of Anniversary cards using two of the fifty images in the Gecko Galz April Monthly Kit. The April kit is called Spring Blossoms.


I love these beautiful, vintage floral images.


Both cards were made using the same layered design and the edges of the image and papers were distressed.
I made the backgrounds by inking white card with Distress ink in Victorian Velvet and adding tone on tone script stamping.


Foam tape was used to give some dimension to the top layers and mats.


I used sentiment stickers matted onto inked card and popped on foam tape.

That's all for now!
I hope you'll join our Garden Child 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!

***
We have a new challenge using vintage digi stamps
***
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 20th April with more Gecko Galz projects.

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

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

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #179 Paper Shelter 16/04
4 Season Challenge #55 Moodboard 30/04
Get Creative #110 Springtime
613 Avenue Create AG/April Showers 30/04
Lets Craft and Create #182 AG 30/04

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

Monday, 11 April 2022

* Vera Lane Studio: Toto & Dorothy


 Hello

It's my Vera Lane Studio DT day and I have made a journal page with the Toto & Dorothy digi set. This is one of the many Oz sets that are in store now.


I coloured the images with Copic markers and fussy cut them. The background was made by stamping with a stencil and Oxide inks. Janet's 'X or O' background stamps were used in black around the edges and a hand doodles border drawn. The images were popped on washi tapes to ground them.



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.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafty Catz #590 AG 14/04
Creative Fingers #228 AG 15/04
PIP Challenges #2215 AG 17/04
Colour Crazy Challenge #14 AG 21/04
A Gem of a Challenge #8 AG 22/04 WINNER
We Love 2 Create #4 AG Mixed Media 29/04
613 Avenue Create AG April 30/04 TOP ROCKER
Mixed Media Lovers #12 30/04 Top 3

Thanks for stopping by today.

xoxo