Life in Technicolor

There’s a new challenge starting today on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog! The theme is: Life in Technicolor. I made a few design team inspiration pages in my art journal.

All of the digistamps used in my art journal pages can be found in the Oddball Art Stamps Etsy shop. Use the code DTSTEPHANIE10 to save 10%

Each page was painted entirely with Brea Reese Glitter and Watercolor Inks. I believe I used all 14 colors in this project! They are so much fun to paint with and mixing the inks gives you an endless amount of colors!

We have monthly challenge on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog and Facebook group. Come join in the fun and enter to win!!

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!!!

a little universe | inspiration | Oddball Art Stamps

Today I bring you an inspiration post for the 2 week challenge reminder on the Oddball Art Stamps blog. Our theme is: A Sky Full of Stars. Full details on the blog.

I used Spooky Sue and Stars & Bubbles digital stamp images from the Oddball Art Stamp Etsy shop.

The background is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks in the following colors

  • Lake Blue
  • Violet
  • Orange
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Phthalo Green
  • Pink
  • Neutral Grey

The lovely Spooky Sue is painted with Brea Reese Watercolor Inks in the following colors

  • Raw Umber
  • Lake Blue
  • Violet
  • Ocean Green
  • Pink
  • Cadmium Yellow

I used The Brea Reese fine liner pen in Ocean Green to write the Neil deGrasse Tyson quote.

Accented the page with white uni-ball signo pen. Also added some Glossy Accents over the Stars and Bubbles.

LOOK AT ALL THAT SPARKLE!! Brea Reese Glitter Inks ROCK!!

Hope you’ll join us over on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge!

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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