So Much Sparkle!

There’s so much sparkle on Vera Lane Studio Facebook group this month! The theme is add a lil sparkle! We have an ATC swap each and every month Teresa Morgan is the host for August!

The ATC above I made using the Oh, La, La digistamp set. The digistamp set is avail by request in the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop. Her dress definitely cried out for some sparkle! I used the Red and Neutral Grey glitter inks from Brea Reese.

The entire card was colored with Brea Reese Watercolor & glitter inks and fine liner markers.

The ATC below was made with Pumpkin Boy and Cat digistamp set. Brea Reese glitter ink and fine liner pens were used to paint the adorable lil trick or treater. I can’t wait for fall and Halloween. So you’ll probably see lots more as we get closer 🙂

Come join in the monthly Vera Lane Studio swaps and fun!

Until next time…

stephanie 🐙

A Little Sparkle

Sprinkle and Sparkle have arrived at Vera Lane Studio this week! They have to be the cutest lil garden fairies I've ever seen!

Sprinkle & Sparkle

I recorded a video this week of the project below. You can see exactly how I painted Sprinkle & Sparkle below in the video here. I used Brea Reese Glitter Inks and Watercolor Markers. Absolutely love how vivid and beautiful their inks are!

The above ATC is for the Vera Lane Studio Facebook groupAdd Some Sparkle Swap. Come join in the fun! We have monthly themed swaps!

Until next week…

stephanie 🐙

Look at all that Sparkle!!!

Luz Cannon & a Blue Haired Lady

This week over on the Vera Lane Studio its a new month! And let me say this month is gonna be sparkly! My first project features Luz Cannon and some cute bats from the Eddie Munster digistamp set. The background is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks and Tim Holtz Distress Oxides. Luz and the bats are painted with Brea Reese Watercolor Inks.

You can find the set here. The Luz Cannon set is available by request from Janet on her Etsy shop.

Ester Jean is all dressed up in her sexy evening gown. The entire piece sparkles! It is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks.

Ester Jean can be purchased here.

The image above is full resolution and can be saved and used for cellphone or tablet wallpaper. I have her as my wallpaper background on my iPhone.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my post.

stephanie 🐙

Zombie Kokeshi?!

Over on Vera Lane Studio it's the final week of Blooms. I have a few projects to share. The kokeshi dolls ATCs below feature digistamps from Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop.

I decided to make one of the cute little kokeshi dolls a zombie! Even though she is undead she's still super cute and happy!

I posted a teaser video on my YouTube and Instagram page last week for the lil blue haired cutie above. The background for both pieces are painted with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and washi tape.

If you'd like to see how I painted the beauties above just click here to watch my YouTube video. Please subscribe and comment are welcome:)


Blooms! | Vera Lane Studio |Design Team Inspiration 

This week on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group there are blooms & blossoms everywhere! We also have an ATC swap hosted by design team member Carole Jones. You all should come over and join in the fun!

This lil hippie bride is from the Vera Lane Studio set: Bride or Flower Girl (available by request only in the Vera Lane Studio Etsy store. The flower is from the Backyard Monsters set. I accented the left side with abstract flowers decorative tape. The quote is from Tim Holtz.

I painted the ATC with Brea Reese glitter inks. Glitter Ink colors used: cadmium yellow, pink, lake blue, ocean green, raw umber and neutral grey. I also used Brea Reese fine liner pen to decorate the border. 


Below I featured The Gardner digistamp set in my Dylusions art journal. I colored the layout with the Dina Wakely Scribblesticks. It was so much fun to “paint.” She is absolutely adorable and the whole set I love  because of the chunky flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and will check back next week for more Vera Lane Studio digistamp goodness!

stephanie 🐙

Kokeshi Dolls | Vera Lane Studio| Design Team Inspiration 

The super cute new digistamp release over on Vera Lane Studio is absolutely adorable! 

(Just click the image above to be transported to the VLS Etsy store) I made several projects with these beauties!

The journal page above was my first time using Brea Reese alcohol markers. I accented it with white gel pen and Brea Reese metallic pens. She has been placed on a black and white origami paper.

The page above is in my Dina Wakely mixed Media journal. I used Brea Reese glitter inks to paint the kokeshi dolls. I made the lanterns by punching circles out of origami paper. The purplish background is Daniel Smith watercolor in moonglow. I tore strips of origami paper to trim the bottom of the page.

The lil cutie above is my first altered index card. It is a perfect size to make small art pieces. The background is a piece of origami paper with a few pieces of washi tape added and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink. The VLS kokeshi doll has been painted with Brea Reese glitter inks. A mars black watercolor pen was used to create the dark shadow around the doll. I then used a Brea Reese fine line pen to frame the image.

Aren’t the atcs I created above adorable?! Brea Reese glitter inks were used to paint the dolls. Each lil doll is on a 3.5×2.5 card of origami paper.

This page is in my dylusions art journal and it is painted entirely with Brea Reese glitter inks and watercolor pen. You will see accents of torn origami paper in the background. Finished the piece with Brea Reese fine line pens. White gel pen was used to add highlights. 

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. Thank you for stopping by. Also don’t forget to come join in the fun over in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. We have a fun ATC swap going on now!

stephanie 🐙

No Ordinary Love Story ATC 


I recently made this cute and fun non traditional love ATC. I also filmed a video of the majority of my painting process. You can watch it here on my YouTube channel.

What I used:

  • Brea Reese Glitter Ink
    • pink
    • crimson
    • cadmium yellow
    • lake blue
    • ocean green
    • phthalo green
    • neutral grey
    • raw umber
    • gold
  • Brea Reese Water-based Markers
    • Mars Black
  • Brea Reese Fine Liner Pens
    • Mars Black
  • Vera Lane Studio digistamps (links below)
    • You are Magic
    • Kiss the Frog
  • Laser Printer
    • to print digistamps
  • Canson watercolor paper
    • trimmed to 3.5 x 2.5 inches
  • water brush
  • Uni-ball Signo white gel pen

Click images below to purchase the digistamp sets I used to make the ATC.



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