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🎄

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

 

This week over on the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog 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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stephanie

Ornament Tutorial | Oddball Art Stamps

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Hello!

Today I’m gonna show you how to transfer an image  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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Step 4:

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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.  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

 

 

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!!!

VLS Mini HP Pocket Page

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🐙

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🐙