I have done a page in my mini art journal. The quote is from The Gunslinger by Stephen King, and any Dark Towers fan will know it, its a wonderful greeting. The appropriate response if "And may you have twice the number".
There is a fun new ATC trade at Vera Lane Studio Facebook group ... Halloween mix up, I have used one of the new skulls from the Skullies set, coupled with the body of Hayes and cat paper from Serena Bee's new collection.
The other elements are from other sets by Vera Lane Studio, the hearts, the words and wings. They are so versatile and all the images work really well together. You should check the whole catalogue out ... HERE
Lots of layers and colours in this piece, it was a happy happy colourful day :)
The scene was created in Microsoft word, the images resized and layered, words added and printed. I coloured them with my copics and white sharpie acrylic paint pen. The ground is washi tape. I then cut the card front to size, and matted it onto green pink and then finally the white card base.
Shes a beauty hey.
Not my normal style for in this instance she was perfect.
The background and torn paper strips are gelli prints. The image is coloured with copics and fussy cut. The clouds are from the set from the Floral Park Collection called Maison. The words are from a set called Lost in Space. I cut these two out of a longer sentiment.
I have some sparkly elements with liquid pearls, diamond glaze and wink of stella pen.
Today I'd like to share a page in my art journal. I love this serene gal holding that loveable dove from Vera Lane Studio :
She's coloured with copics and fussy cut. The tree is from a set called Woodland Props. The ground is a scrap from my every growing pile that I just cant part with LOL.
One of my favourite things about working with digital stamps is the flexibility to resize, change the aspect ratios, layer and reserve images etc. There are lots of videos on you tube how to do this, and Vera Lane Studio have many of their own. Check it out.
The gal is resized and manipulated in work. I coloured her with copics and sharpie white acrylic paint pen highlights. She was fussy cut. The background is acrylic paint. I used washi tape to simulate the dance floor, and edged my card in that too. The words are also from the set.
The design team have made really amazing creations this week with the critters and I decided to pair the lovely shells with another set featuring royalty by Vera Lane Studio.
This is a page in my mini art journal, created using distress stains and ink with a stencil for the background. The image is coloured with copics, the dress paper pieced. The flags are from a patterned paper I have, and I printed the words on the computer.
As a kid growing up in the UK I went to elocution lessons to speak the queens english lol. I said many many tongue twisters during that time, this seashells rhyme being one of them. So I brought it all together in my page.
Here is a member of the Royal family earning her keep hahahaha.
Without going into too much detail, its about being unseen standing in the rain, weathering the storm ...but being on the periphery of something great. Change is scary, but change is inevitable. By not making change we stay stagnated in a less than ideal situation. Sometimes you just gotta take that first step out of the rain and into the sunshine ..... wish me luck ...
The background is acrylic paints and a stencil. The blue strip across the middle is the skyline.
The image is coloured with copics and fussy cut. The words are made from a wheel by Stampin Up, and I doodled and added heart rain drops.
Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment so I know you visited and have yourself a beautiful day x Nikki
She is of course holding a yummy ice cream, also by Vera Lane Studio and by the looks of it, shes not sharing ! LOL
The orange portion of the background is acrylic paint and a brayer and the pink is water colour powders with a stencil. The grass is cut using a die. The other elements are coloured with copics and white sharpie pen. The words typed on my typewriter.
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There is a new ATC trade at Vera Lane Studio facebook group, entitled Summertime.
Here is my creation, featuring one of the gorgeous gals from the Floral Park Collection, The Organics set :
She is holding a big double scoop ice cream, from the Sweets and Treats set, the border is from Vera's Borders. All are coloured with copics and gel pen highlights added. Then fussy cut. I cut the arms so I could slide in the big double scoop waffle cone shes about to enjoy on this warm sunny day. The background was made with water colours. I doodled around the edge, sponged the edge and added washi tape and sequins.
But the best thing about digital images is that you can resize them, rotate them, change the dimensions, layer them etc. Which is exactly what I have done on my ATC, Goldilocks is enjoying a big striped lollipop. Trees work as lollipops right ? lol
Goldilocks is coloured with copics, prisma colour pencils and gel pen. White highlights added with a sharpie white acrylic paint pen. I added a layer of crystal effects to her eyes and the lollipop. The background is made with water soluble powders, and I doodled in black and white. Finally washi tape for the ground. The words are typed on my typewriter and this ATC will go up for trade in the Vera Lane Studio facebook group, theme this month is Love.
Today I am sharing a card I made using this adorable image from Vera Lane Studio, this is one of the images from the Tears set.
The image is coloured with copics, and sharpie paint pen. I added diamond glaze to the eyes, tear and red buttons. Isn't this just the most adorable image, one of my faves.
The background is made with a piece of text paper, I added a layer of watered down gesso. Then I used my distress crayons, in grey and black to achieve the darkened border, by colouring and then smudging the crayon with my finger. I added some elements of light beige also to the centre to pick up on the hair colour. I then used a baby wipe with a heart stencil to remove some of the colour.
I typed the words on my type writer, and matted the card front onto a white base.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today x
So today I'm poking a little fun at myself in my mini art journal, with the help of the adorable Mamma bear from Vera Lane Studio :
She is modeled on me ... In my present life I am a SAHM ... kids driving me potty and you can always find me in my PJs and slippers - just ask my family and friends. LOL. But I have lead a very interesting and colorful life ... and although I might not look that exciting right now ... there's still an element of wild and fiery on the inside :)
The background is distress inks, a star stencil and doodles with a white sharpie acrylic paint pen. The grassy ground is cut from card stock colourised with Dylusions spray. The mamma bear is from the new release at Vera Lane Studio, shes coloured with copics and artist pitt pen. Her glasses are from another set called Ester Jean, and I added a layer of diamond glaze to them. The tree is from Tree Lot and some of the words are from a set called The Winter Brothers and the 'A little' I typed on my typewriter.
Oh my goodness, look at the cuteness of this new set from Vera Lane Studio, a raccoon family... LOVE. You will find them in the Vera lane Studio etsy store.
I have made a page in my small art journal, with a brayered acrylic paint background using the baby raccoon, isn't he adorable :
The other images I used include flowers from Queenie and the hat is actually the roof of a bird house from the Birdy set.
The raccoon is coloured with copics and prisma color pencils, and fussy cut. The hat and flowers are coloured and fussy cut, then all added into the background. You will note that the hat actually lifts up and I did a little journaling there, its all about putting yourself out there and not missing lifes opportunities. The words are typed on my typewriter.