3 Words: Little Black Dress

April 23rd 2017

"Miss Dee" would have to be one of my most favourite characters from Vera Lane Studio!!! she can be creepy and dark or as you can see today she is "Elegant" in fact "E is for Elegant" - which is the current challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog!!!!

Page background was gessoed first and then I used red & black ink sprays to make "dribbles" down the page. I added lace & braid and then secured t all with my sewing machine. Miss Dee was coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut - notice I added some ruby earrings LOL!!! I stamped the "3 words: little black dress" with black ink and some alphabet stamps I found in my stash! I am really happy with how this page came out and Miss Dee has been waiting for a special occasion to come out and the new "Elegant" challenge was the perfect reason to get dressed up!

Tall Town.......

April 22nd 2017
A new "Tall Town" set of digis was released at the start of the week by Janet at Vera Lane Studio!

I made very long bookmarks!! For the background I used a brayer and acrylic paint on cardstock and cut to size and mounted on tan coloured card. Tall houses were coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut. Wording digis also by Vera Lane Studio were printed on kraft cloured paper and adhered to the tops of the bookmarks along with some muslin cloth scraps. To finish off I added some string to punched holes at the top of each.

These digis mix and match perfectly with all the other quirky and fun characters available at Vera Lane Studio!!

Dressed in Feathers....

April 21st 2017

I'm over at the Sin City Stamps Blog today with a step by step of how I made these feathered mixed media and collaged tags!


Make sure you check out the Sin City Store - lots of new releases and pre order sets available!!

MHK Designs...more Monthly Challenge Inspiration....

April 20th 2017
Sharing another creation I made as Guest Designer for the current monthly inspiration challenge at the MHK Blog! I've used digis from the "Butterfly Wisdom" Set and a strip of digi patterned paper from the "Worn & Weathered Pink" paper set all available at Mynn's Etsy Store!

As you can see I've worked in my black paged journal, used texture paste/stencil and pink ink spray on the background along with a strip of patterned paper, some little heart & swirl stickers from a 3d pack I have and scrap of muslin cloth. Butterfly digis and the wording from the digi set were printed onto a piece of paper I had also printed from the Worn & Weathered paper set so the background is patterned and soft.

I love how this turned out - nice and soft but still textured and also inspired by the inspiration photo for the month! Hope you can join in!

Curioser and Curioser...

April 18th 2017
A Gecko Galz creation using a digi from the "Mad Hatter's Stamp Set"!

I am entering this at the Gecko Galz Blog for their April "Alice's Tea Party" Customer Challenge. It is also entered at the Gecko Galz Facebook Group for the April "Curioser and Curioser" Challenge!

Index card background was done with the card and my gelli plate - always love the effects the gelli plate gives! Image printed on card and coloured with watercolours and fussy cut. I added a corner charm, muslin cloth, tiny paper doiley, braid and the "hear ye" lettering! Always fun to create an "Alice" themed item!

A Spring in My Step.....

April 17th 2017
Another Vera Lane Studio bunny from the "Two Hares Digi Stamp Set" (showed the other bunny on my blog on Friday). The little Easter Bonnet was added to the digi - just love that VLS digis are in png format - so easy to mix and match the characters and accessories!

Journal page background was done with paint and Gelli Plate - love the colours and patterns and how this turned out! It's not Spring here in fact it's Autumn but this page makes it feel like Spring!

Digi stamp coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut - added to the page with some raffia bits and paper flowers. Wording was computer generated and printed on kraft coloured paper.

Are you a member of the Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group? We always have lots of creation sharing and every month there is a themed ATC Trade - a great way to receive art from all over the world and get inspiration from what you receive!

Green Tea Time....

April 16th 2017

A fun mixed media journal page for my first creation on Rick St Dennis' Craft EDT!!! I've used one of his amazing digis available at his Zibbet Store "Mermaid in a Tea Cup". All of Rick's digis and merchandise can be found at Zibbet now and not at Etsy.

Background is ink sprays and texture paste/stencil plus the addition of muslin and tea bag tags LOL! Image coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut! Love this image and I love to drink tea!
Remember to look for Rick's colouring books at amazon.com and there is a great Facebook Fan Group where you can share your creations and play along with the monthly themed challenges like this one - Black, White + One Colour!!!

Winged Things....

April 15th 2017
This week at the Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group we have been having a "Winged Things" theme for all of our creations! I've made several creation for this theme - 2 of them are below. All digis are available at the Etsy Store.

Firstly an altered index card using "Birdie" from the Floral Park Range of digis by Janet - she's just too cute with her bird friends and little birdhouse!

Card background is old book pages and a patterned serviette. Digis coloured with copics and fussy cut. Wording & bushes printed on kraft colour paper and all adhered to the card with some feathers!

Next is a colourful page in one of my journal using "Willow and Her Birds" plus wings from the "Wings for Things" digi set. The wings set is so perfect for adding "flight" to any of the Vera Lane Studio characters!!

Background on this page is book pages, napkins, paint, ink sprayed muslin, washi tape etc. Digi coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut and I added the "fly" lettering using alphabet stickers.

Angel Bunny....

April 14th 2017
A little altered index card with a winged rabbit for Easter using digi stamps from Vera Lane Studio! The rabbit is from the "Two Hares Digital Stamp Set" and the wings from the "Wings For Things Digital Stamp Set"!! the wings set is perfect for turning any of Janet's digis into flying characters!

Index card background is covered with washi tape I found as a set on sale - love the soft colours - perfect to go with the colours I used to colour the bunny with wings.

Hope everyone enjoys the Easter Break!

A Creative Journal Gal...

April 12th 2017
One more journal page created with the gals from the Vera Lane Studio set that was released last week "Journal Faces" - fabulous to create with!

I love that these digis can be printed at a larger size - makes them great to colour - perfect for using my pastel pencils and they are also really easy to fussy cut. The set comes with some "words" too - this "Create" is one of them.

I used the back of one of my journal pages that had machine sewing on the other side so I had a great row of stitches to start the page off with, added co-ordinating serviettes and some matching paint to the background. Sprayed some muslin cloth with matching ink spray, added a few mini gold doilies, the framed word, some sparkly gems and of course the image! I love how this turned out and I've also used colours that I don't usually "play" with!!

Sugar Skulls getting Book marked!!!

April 9th 2017

My turn again at the Sin City Stamps Blog with my step by step of how to create these inky skully bookmarks! Stamp sheet is designed by Michelle Frae Cummings - our illustrious DT Leader!!! Set can be found here: Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls.

I've used ink sprays - nice and colourful along with some hand made shrink plastic "charms" - all details at the Sin City Blog so check it out!

And pop over to the Sin City Stamps Website to nab all your fav stamps!!

Journalling Gals with Vera Lane Studio....

April 9th 2017

Sharing 2 journal pages today using images and words from the newly released "Journal Faces" Digi stamp set by Vera Lane Studio! I LOVE this set - great to print the pictures out larger than normal and have fun colouring them (pastel pencils) and they are so easy to fussy cut - have to love that LOL!!

Backgrounds are old book pages, napkins and printed tissue paper along with co-ordinating paint colours sponged on with a little makeup sponge. Journal words printed on paper and I added a border then cut out and adhered along with the faces.

Elenora Lynch....

April 3rd 2017

Another Vera Lane Studio creation using some of the "Dark Corner" digis - Elenora Lynch and digis from the Zombie Accessory Pack LOL!!!!

I used water colour paints, water and a brayer to cover the background of the index card and then added the coloured fussy cut digis with a little bit of hessian and the "boo" letters. I just love the quirky Dark Corner digis - I think they are great for any occasion!!!!

Around the World.....

April 4th 2017
Wow I cannot believe I haven't shared these index cards I made for the Monthly Art Journal Facebook Group LAST YEAR!!!  I used index cards instead of doing pages in my journal. I have used digi images by Sandra Caldwell to "match" the country that was the theme each month. All digis were printed direct to the index card and I added the country name and any other wording at the same time.
MEXICO using "Cisco Kid"

IRELAND using "Bearly Lucky"

USA using "George and the Cherry Branch"

AUGUST using "Carmen Hippo"


The Tinkers.....

April 2nd 2017

A creepy cute pair of fairies from Vera Lane Studio "The Tinker Sisters"!!

I've used them both in one of my journals. page background is masking tape and acrylic paint - I like the effect and texture. the Tinkers were coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut and I added some gold stars, bit of muslin cloth and the letter stickers "wish"!

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