Off with Their Heads!! | VLS Inspiration

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It’s another new release week over on Vera Lane Studio Etsy store! This week Janet has brought us even more of her whimsical Wonderland awesomeness with Wonderland Set 2. Set 2 is a such a perfect compliment to Wonderland set 1 and the Wonderland accessories bundle. Check them out below!

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I created a bookmark featuring the Queen of Hearts, the Tweedles and Cheshire and I also added the teacups from the wonderland accessory bundle. I thought the Tweedles would look adorable sitting in the teacups! I painted the entire piece with Brea Reese Glitter Inks and added some whimsical fibers to the top. As I was finishing the bookmark I thought why not make them all balloons carried by the Queen. I mean it’s Wonderland…why not right?!

I also wanted to share a few ATCs I made for the Wonderland ATC swap over in the Vera Lane Studio Digistamp Facebook group. Again both are painted with Brea Reese products and I used digistamps from the Wonderland set  and accessories bundle.

Hope you enjoyed my post this week and check back soon to see what I’ve been up to! Believe me I can’t wait to share all the beautiful digistamps coming up in the next few months on Vera Lane Studio!

stephanie🐙

North Pole Cottages Advent Calendar | Polkadoodles DT Inspiration

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I’m super excited to finally announce  that I’m part of the Polkadoodles Design Team! I’m so excited to be part of such a talented group!

My first inspiration project is the North Pole Cottages Advent Calendar…a friend gave me the idea to make the traditional advent calendar an apartment complex of sorts for all the creatures and characters in the North Pole to live in.

What I used:

The paper mache advent calendar I purchased at a local craft store.

It features just a small portion of the absolutely adorable Polkadoodles papers, embellies, characters & more from the Winnie White Christmas big kahuna download kit and Winnie Winterland big kahuna digital craft download bundle.

I added lots of sparkle using an Art-c glitter pen to embellish each piece.

I hope I have inspired you to create and enter the current Polkadoodles Blog Challenge. Just follow the link below 🙂

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I am entering it in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon…

stephanie

Have I Gone Mad?

This month over in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group our monthly swap theme is Wonderland. I created three ATCs but can only share one with you today. I’ll post the others in the VLS group and on my Instagram later in the week.

Products used:

  • VLS Wonderland Set 1 – Mad Hatter
  • Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper trimmed to 2.5 x 3.5 inches
  • Uniball Signo white gel pen
  • Violet Pearl accents
  • Filbert Brush
  • Waterbrush

Brea Reese Products used:

  • Fine Liner Pens – Prussian Blue, Violet
  • Watercolor marker – violet
  • Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Writer – violet, lake blue, ocean green, silver (applied with brush)
  • Metallic Pens – silver, mars black
  • Prefilled Glitter Ink Brush Pen – mars black
  • Glitter Inks – lake Blue, crimson, cadmium yellow, violet, neutral grey, raw umber

Come join the fun!

Until next time…

stephanie 🐙

We’re ALL Mad Here!!!

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Don’t you just love the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland? I do! Alice and all the quirky characters of wonderland have always held a special place in my heart. Janet of Vera Lane Studio introduced and amazing digistamp set of characters & quotes this week!

il_570xN.1389748569_bpyj Aren’t they adorable?! You can get them here. Be sure to check out all the other digistamps in the shop as well! There is something for everyone and every occasion!

The featured image above is a pocket page in my mini Happy Planner. The four small pockets are 2×2 inches and the large middle pocket is approximately 3×4.25 inches. Each image is printed on Canson watercolor paper and painted with Brea Reese watercolor and glitter inks. Handwritten quotes from the book or movies.

I absolutely love how they look printed directly onto onto the mini Happy Planner pages and painted with Brea Reese glitter inks! Again I added handwritten quotes. I embellished the Mad Hatter page with spiral and star confetti and did an ink splatter on the Alice page. Lil Absolem in the corner is a twinchie that wasn’t used on the pocket page above.

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Above you will see a close up of all the twinchies (two by two inch squares) I made with these versatile and fun characters. I found it fun to paint them in non traditional colors too! Never be afraid to do your own thing!

Oh before I forget… design team member Corrie Herriman is hosting the monthly ATC swap on the VLS Digistamps Facebook Group. This months theme is “Wonderland,” come join in the fun!

Be sure to give the other ladies on the Design Team a follow as well!

Hope you enjoyed my design team inspiration post this week.

stephanie🐙

👻HAPPY HALLOWEEN👻

Today being my favorite day of the year I wanted to share another Halloween ATC I made featuring Vera Lane Studio’s revamped vintage digistamp set Stella Luna. The cat in this set has such an awesome personality!!!

They are painted with some of my favorite shades of glitter ink by Brea Reese I used lake blue, medium magenta, ocean green, gold and violet. Her skin tone is a mixture of raw umber and neutral grey with a touch of pink.

The background was created using two different designs of printable digital papers by Papercakes by Serena Bee. I combined both sets October Nights & Spooky Pastel. They are printed on metallic paper by Neenah. I finished the ATC by adding a few pieces of Halloween confetti and handwritten “witchy” sign.

Come play on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group!

Hope you enjoyed my post. See you soon!

stephanie 🐙

Zombies are Coming ATC

I wanted to share one of the ATCs I’m working on for a pocket letter I am currently working on. I absolutely love how Brea Reese inks work on wet surfaces and how well they blend together to create such awesome effects such as the border of the card!

You can view the process video here. If you enjoy the video please like & subscribe 🙂

What was used to create this creepy cute ATC:

  • Brea Reese Glitter Inks: neutral grey, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, violet, ocean green, phthalo green, ultramarine blue, lake blue, medium magenta, and crimson.
  • Brea Reese Fine Liner Pen: mars black
  • Oddball Art Stamps image #53 Zombie Chibi Girl
  • Uniball Signo white gel pen
  • Canson watercolor paper

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Be sure to follow me on Instagram and YouTube for all my latest art adventures!

stephanie

Oddball Art Stamps

 

Are you ready for Christmas?

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These lil Carolers from the new Vera Lane Studio digistamp set are definitely ready to celebrate the holidays! Aren’t they adorable? They are braving the snow and cold to spread holiday cheer…rosy cheeks and all!

It was so much fun painting each one! I used Brea Reese glitter and watercolor inks in the following colors: violet, crimson, neutral grey, medium magenta, lake blue, cadmium yellow, orange, pink and phthalo green. I also used the Brea Reese prefilled waterbrushes in black for the lamppost. White gel pen and glitter washi tape was used to finish this page.

I created an atc with just one of the lil Carolers. She was such a joy to paint. I used some of the same Brea Reese inks as above with the addition of Gold glitter ink.

Be sure to come join us over on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group to see all the amazing creations our members and design team post. We also have monthly themed atc swaps as well. Thanks for stopping by and come join the fun!

stephanie