New Release Inspiration | Oddball Art Stamps

Today I bring you Ginny the Gardner, image #386 digistamp by Lizzy Love/Oddball Art Stamps. 

I love the quote, “Everything grows better when it’s loved” 

I wanted to do a quick page using some of my many rolls of washi tape that was fairly simple and tried the abstract placement of the washi tape to create the sky and rain hearts….even the lil strip of grass at the bottom is washi.

I painted this art journal page with Brea Reese Glitter Inks . I love how the colors blend and how bright and intense the colors are! Look at all that sparkle in the images above!!

Hope you enjoyed my post today and don’t forget to come join our Spread Your Wings blog challenge on on the Oddball Art Stamp Blog

stephanie 🐙

ODDBALL June Blog Challenge|Inspiration

Today starts a new challenge over on the Oddball Art Stamps blog

The theme is “Spread Your Wings”, although you don’t have to stick to the theme but the prizes are better if ya do 😉 Come over and join in the fun!!!

I made a few inspiration pieces. You can see them above 🙂

I used these Oddball Art Stamps images:


Oddball Art Stamps | New Release Inspiration 

Dontcha just love unicorns?! And fairies? This lil cutie both wrapped up in a sassy and awesome package. She is one of the new releases from Oddball Art Stamps.

Cinda as a Unicorn – image #384

I also added Twinkles the unicorn in the fronton this art journal layout.

Twinkles – image 358 A

To create the art journal layout in my Dina Wakley mixed me journal I used several Brea Reese glitter and watercolor inks. Added a lil washi on the side and bottom after I trimmed around the top page with the lil Twinkle unicorn.

The skin color palette is Tim Holtz distress ink and thrill stars are silver confetti stars.

I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on what you’d like to see on my blog.

stephanie 🐙

Creepy Cuteness Galore!

It’s the final week of Black & White with a Pop of Color on Vera Lane! My design team post is filled with fun! 

The Girls on the Block were so much fun to paint black and white with just a touch of color.

Products used:

  • Brea Reese– glitter inks and waterbrush pens
  • Cason watercolor paper
  • Paper clips
  • Laminating film
  • Tacky Glue

Click on Girls on the Block thumbnail to get the digistamps. 

I absolutely love Eddie Scissorhands! He was definitely suited for the black and white theme. 

I only used the Brea Reese black glitter pen to paint him. Just rubbed the ink on my palette and watered it down to get the grays. The topiary is painted with phthalo green watercolor ink and gold glitter ink pen.

The lil monsters were painted with the same Brea Reese black glitter ink pen. I also used orange and crimson glitter inks. Aren’t the just creepy and adorable?!


Click on thumbnail to get the backyard monsters digistamps. Eddie Scissorhands is available by request by messaging Janet Klein on the Vera Lane Studio Etsy store. The Little Witch is also available by request as well.

The little witch digistamp set was painted with Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks. I will do a tutorial on them in the future. She can’t wait until Halloween and I can’t say as I blame her. It’s my favorite time of year!

Hope you enjoyed my design team post this week. Be sure to leave a comment on what you’d like to see on the blog. Also come join us over in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group We have themed ATC swaps every month! 

stephanie 🐙

All the Brains!

Good morning!

Today I bring you my Oddball Art Stamp Design Team two week reminder post for the Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge. I used the beautiful Oddball Art Stamp Wendy Walker – image #29 The theme this month is MOTHER LOVE! Wendy’s mom always told her she was the one with all the brains 😉

The products I used for this journal layout are:

  • Delusions Art Journal
  • Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks
  • Caron d’Ache Neocolor ii
  • Tim Holtz
    • distress oxide inks
    • stencils
  • waterbrush


You should come over and join in the challenge! All the details are in the link above! Oh and don’t forget to use the code DTSTEPHANIE10 to save 10% at Oddball Art Co Etsy Store

Hope you have a wonderful day,



Listen to Your Art

Technique: Wet on Wet Watercolor

This week I bring you another lil black and white with a pop of color journal page featuring Vera Lane Studio digistamps and Brea Reese Glitter Inks & Texture Paste.

These are the Brea Reese products I used to create the pop of color and texture on my art journal page.

 Click the image below to see the video of my process. 

Click me to watch the YouTube video:)

You can find Brea Reese products at your local Hobby Lobby in the art section or by contacting them at

Brea Reese products used:

  • Glitter ink- medium magenta 
  • Glitter ink- lake blue
  • Glitter ink- cadmium yellow 
  • Texture paste- Matte metallic black

I honestly can’t believe how highly pigmented the inks are. I mean for less than $5 per color it’s amazing! You will see in my video above you don’t need much product at all! As for the texture paste, it’s a wonderful way to add a bit of dimension & color to your mixed media projects. Oh and let’s not forget… sparkle too! I used my finger to rub accents of the texture paste near the quote and at the bottom of the page.

There will be a lot more Brea Reese products in my future projects! I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on!

Quick overview of my wet on wet watercolor process includes:

  1. Adding water to my journal page. 
  2. Adding Brea Reese glitter inks to the area where there only water. The inks won’t travel outside the area with water. It’s amazing watching the colors move and blend together! (Go watch the video!)
  3. Using a heat gun to speed the drying process because I’m impatient 😁

The beautiful digistamp and sentiment, Le Petite Artiste, I used this week is from the Vera Lane Studio Etsy store. Just click the image below to get yours!

Click me!
I colored her only with Caran d’Ache Neocolors ii in black. I just colored a bit on my nonstick surface with the black water soluble crayon. I added a little bit a water from my waterbrush and just used varying shades of black and gray to color the tiny artist. 

We have a themed ATC swap each month over on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. This month the theme is Black & White with a Pop of Color and I’m the host! You still have time to join in the fun! The swap concludes at the end of the month.

Click the image below to join us in the fun over in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group.

Join me on Vera Lane!

Hope you enjoyed my post! 

stephanie 🐙


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I’m an ODDBALL!!

I’m so excited to share that I am now part of the Oddball Art Stamps Design Team! Lizzy Love is the creator of the creepy cute digistamps. You can see all her digistamps and other items by clicking the image below.

The May 2017 challenge is going on now. You will have a chance to win three Oddball Art Co. digistamps!! Rules are easy! Details below.

My first project I made for the Oddball Art Stamps design team I used Brea Reese glitter ink in crimson to paint the red areas of image 120 Ellie the Elf. The black and other colors are Neocolors ii. Click the image below to purchase the digistamp I used.

Come join in the fun over at the Oddball Facebook group.

I’m so excited to be part of the Oddball Art Stamps Design Team and so much more to come!

stephanie 🐙