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 šŸŽ„

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…

stephaniešŸŽ„

Lots of Sparkle! | Polkadoodles DT Wk. 48 Challenge Inspiration

 

This week over on the Polkadoodles Challenge BlogĀ the optional theme for this weeks challenge is LOTS OF SPARKLE!

I created a few projects for this one! The first on is a couple of gift card holders. I used embellishments and papers from the Winnie in Winterland bundle. The sentiment on the gift card holder on the right is from the Winnie White Christmas Bundle. After assembling the gift card holders I coated the outside of the envelopes with some super sparkly glitter paint.

My second project is corrugated steel tree shaped ornament I added some holographic green glitter to and added a precolored embellishment from the Winnie in Winterland Bundle.

I hope you enjoyed these two glittery projects as much as I enjoyed making them! Make sure you head over to join in the Polkadoodles Blog Challenge.

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I am entering these in the following challenges:

Come back & visit soon!

stephanie

Christmas Lights | Oddball DT Inspiration

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This was a fun lil 4×6 card to make! The theme for the Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge is Christmas LightsĀ !

I used Brea Reese Glitter and Watercolor Inks to paint the card. The light strand border is drawn with Brea Reese Fine Liner Pens and Watercolor Markers. The Oddball Art Co digistamp image is A Very Merry Jones Christmas image #354

Don’t forget to use code: DTSTEPHANIE10 to save on your Oddball Art Co digistamp purchase.

Also be sure to visit us over on the Oddball Facebook page and see what everyone is up to!

Thanks for stopping by!

stephanie

Ornament Tutorial | Oddball Art Stamps

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Hello!

Today I’m gonna show you how to transfer an imageĀ  to a premade ornament.

Items Needed:

  • Premade unfinished ceramic ornament (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Laser Printer (this is a must)
  • QOR Watercolor Ground
  • AD Marker Blender Pen
  • Paintbrush
  • Oddball Art Stamps A Christmas Wish Image #408
  • Watercolor Inks or Paint – I use Brea Reese Glitter Inks
  • Waterbrush
  • Various Art Fibers or Ribbon for hanging

 

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Allow to dry completely. Sometimes takes up to 24 hours.

Step 2:

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Step 3:

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Allow transferred image to dry completely before moving to step 5.

Step 5:

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Finished Ornament:

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You may want to spray with a fixative and add a clear coat to protect the ornament. I added some white accents with Uniball Signo white gel pen.Ā  Add ribbon and display.

Hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial. Check back next week for more watercolor goodness!

Visit the Oddball Art Stamps Blog for updates, inspiration and everything ODDBALL! Don’t forget to join in our monthly always anything goes blog challenges as well!

stephanie

 

 

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 setĀ  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!

stephaniešŸ™

North Pole Cottages Advent Calendar | Polkadoodles DT Inspiration

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I’m super excited to finally announceĀ  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 theĀ current Polkadoodles Blog Challenge. Just follow the link below šŸ™‚

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I am entering it in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon…

stephanie