I prefer living in color…

This week I wanted to step outside of my norm. I grabbed my Caran D’ache Neocolor ii and started scribbling on this serene beauty, Vera Lane Studio, Peaceful Picasso digistamp. Just a few colors and a waterbrush is all that was needed.

This piece really opened the door to a new style for me! It’s loose and freeing! I also feel she is one of my best! I encourage everyone to step outside the box soon and try something new! Who knows what will happen? I would love to see your work people! Tag me!

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Thank you for stopping by this week! Check back next week for more artsy fun!

stephanie 🎄

Peaceful Picasso

Peaceful Picasso is the new release digistamp set on Vera Lane Studio this week. Isn’t she gorgeous?! She is such a beautiful image to work with…with the added wreath and sentiments she can be used in so many different ways. Cards, ATCs, wall hangings and so much more!

This piece in my mixed media art journal has been painted with Brea Reese glitter inks in the following colors: ocean green, pink, violet, raw umber, cadmium yellow, and neutral grey. I also added golden accents for the berries with the Kuratake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in red gold. Inktense pencils were used to add a bit of dimension to the leaves in the wreath.

I wanted to make an atc with a retro feel to it. I think I achieved that look with the Peaceful Picasso image. To get the muted tones used in this atc I just mixed a bit of water with Brea Reese glitter inks. Brea Reese fine liner pens were also used on this as well. I added some Tim Holtz distress ink around the edges to age it a bit.

Hope you enjoyed my post. Until next time…

stephanie🎄

Skullies!

Last week Skullies was released on Vera Lane Studio . The project above is in my handmade cotton art journal. The background and each skullie is painted with Brea Reese glitter inks.

I just love these lil characters on the ATC I created for the Mixed Up Halloween Swap. I used Vera Lane Studio digistamps from the following sets: Skullies, Lil Tricksters, and Stella Luna. The background and sentiment are from Papercakes by Serena Bee. ATC is colored with Inktense pencils.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you will join us over on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group.

stephanie🐙

Nurse Dee arrives at Vera Lane Studio

The awesome yet wicked Nurse Dee was released this week on Vera Lane Studio. She is such an awesome character! She can be used on get well cards, art journals or in your Happy Planner!

I painted her with Brea Reese watercolor inks. The colors used are: ocean green, lake blue, violet, pink, neutral grey, gold glitter, medium magenta crimson and ultramarine blue.

For the image above in my art journal I wanted to give the feel of an asylum and yes Nurse Dee is way past her candy striper days but this is a nuthouse! Lol I’m thinking she may be a patient herself 😂 Brea Reese inks we’re used on the image above as well.

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The ATCs above are a combination of a few VLS digistamp sets.

Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum

Paper Doll used on both ATCs

Betelgeuse

Pumpkin Boy & Cat

We have an ATC swap going on this month over on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group  that I am hosting. The theme is Mixed-Up Halloween!

Painted with Brea Reese inks and I made the little pumpkin with Papercakes by Serena Bee digital papers from the October Nights collection and a sticker & sentiment from her accessory sets. I will be using papers from her digital sets throughout the month.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks post!

stephanie 🐙

Holiday Cuties

Two of the cutest holiday cuties have arrived at Vera Lane Studio this week!

Holly and Mistletoes

Close up of each ATC painted with Brea Reese watercolor & glitter inks. I have them mounted in my Dina Wakley mixed media journal along with red glitter and metallic tree washi tape.

Journal page with splattered background. Only Brea Reese watercolor inks used.

I couldn’t help myself! I had to make an ATC with Mistletoes and paint her with Halloween colors! She looks like a cute lil rag doll to me 😁 She is also painted with Brea Reese Watercolor and glitter inks. The background is made with digital papers from the October Nights Collection by Papercakes by Serena Bee.Hope you enjoyed my post today. Come play on Vera Lane!stephanie🐙

Neocolor II | Oddball Art Stamps TAW

It’s time for a new technique a week post over on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog.

I am sharing a few different ways on using Neocolor II water soluble crayons. I used image #172 Alex. Be sure to use discount code DTSTEPHANIE10 to save 10% on your Oddball Art Stamps Etsy purchase.

I created a video to share my techniques. The video can be watched here. Please subscribe if you found the video useful 🙂

Would love to hear your opinions. Don’t forget to join us on the Oddball Blog and Facebook challenges

Until next time…

stephanie 🐙

Technicolor Dreamer

Little Rainy here graces the first page of my new art journal. She is my two reminder inspiration post for the Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge There’s still time to join the challenge!

She was painted with Brea Reese glitter inks, watercolor inks and the border was done with Brea Reese alcohol markers. Glossy accents was used to add a lil dimension and shine.

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