Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Happiness shared...inspired by a Vera Lane Studio new release
Hi everyone! Did you see the sweet new release yesterday by Vera Lane Studio? It's called Flower Lover and comes with two adorable images and a lovely sentiment. I could not choose between the two sweeties so I decided to create a double page spread in my VLS art journal. Speaking of that art journal, I am almost finished the 48 pages and boy is it stuffed full. I love it!
I coloured both girls with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding a little gel pen for the flower centers and black Nuvo Crops for the buttons. They were each fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black, and fussy cut again leaving a narrow black border. I always trace over the black lines because I don't want to lose any of the quirky detail which sometimes gets dulled or pushed back by the coloured pencils.
The background of the watercolour pages was spritzed with Lindy's Hottie Patottie Hot Pink, Yellow Rose of Texas, and California Poppy Gold Starburst Sprays. To add pattern and texture to the background, stamping was added with Magenta Hue Archival Ink and Stampotique Originals Funky Heart (by Janet Klein) and Crafty Individuals Script stamps. Jet Black Archival was applied to a Studio Light grid stamp and a Viva Las Vegas stitching stamp, as well as a TH splatter stamp. To give the girls a place to stand, one of the Dylusions border stickers from the Dyary line was split in two and added to the bottom of each page.
To help set the stage for a beautiful sunny day, one of the suns from VLS Sunshine Collage Sheet was fussy cut, edged with Black Big Brush Pen, and adhered to the upper left corner of the spread. The excess was cut off before the outside edges of the pages were inked with black. The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock, cut into individual words, and matted with black. To finish the spread, a doodled border was added to frame it.
Thanks for popping by today. The girls and I appreciate that. To check out the other amazing art pieces by the rest of my talented DT teammates using this wonderful new release, Flower Lover, be sure to pop by the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. Check out the fabulous array of images in the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop, too. There are so many must-haves there...inspiration galore :)
Life is good; so is art.