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 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 🐙

Distress Oxide Background |Technique a Week | Oddball Art Stamps

This is my first week doing a technique a week project for Oddball Art Stamps Blog. I chose to show how I create a quick and super easy abstract background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.

You need:

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks:
(Reinkers or stamp pad)

  • Picked Raspberry
  • Salty Ocean
  • Seedless Preserves

Spray Bottle filled with water
Watercolor Paper: I used Canson
Heat embossing gun
Easy to clean surface to work on

  1. Squeeze a few drops (I used the reinkers) of Salty Ocean on your work surface.
  2. Spritz with water
  3. Place Watercolor paper on top of drops and press down. Lift paper and move around repeatedly.
  4. Dry with heat gun
  5. Repeat process with the two remaining colors.

Ta Da! Abstract Background ready for your artwork to be added to it.

Click here to watch the video of my process on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe if you find this video useful.

I added the Oddball Art Stamps image #205. Use discount code DTSTEPHANIE10 to save 10% off your purchase from the Oddball Etsy shop.

Future video on how I painted Sorry Sally. I had a happy accident with this one. She didn’t start out as a zombie. We all make mistakes and I will show how I recovered from this one.

Hope you enjoyed my technique! I would love to hear what other techniques you’d like to see in the future.

ODDBALL July Blog Challenge | Design Team Inspiration 

There’s a new challenge on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog! The theme is “A Sky Full of Stars”. BUT… it’s always an anything goes Challenge! The random winners just get more prizes if they stick to the theme 😁

This week I used images #70 and #219.


The items I used for this project are as follows:

  • Brea Reese Glitter Inks – Pink, Lake Blue, Violet, Cadmium Yellow, Ocean Green, Phthalo Green, Ultramarine Blue, Gold, Raw Umber
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Waterbrush in Fine and Medium

I painted the background first and then painted Dehlia and adhered her to the completed background. I really wish you could see how sparkly it is!

Be sure to come over and join in the new Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge!

Thanks for visiting!

stephanie 🐙

Blog Challenge Reminder Inspiration |Oddball Art Stamps

Spread Your Wings is the theme on Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge this month. Come by and join in the monthly blog challenges! I made a few more inspiration pieces featuring some creepy cute digistamps from Lizzy Love of Oddball Art Stamps

Fairy Bat GirlImage #69

Fairy Bat Girl is in my Dylusions Art Journal. She is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks. Accented with Brea Reese watercolor markers and metallic pens.

Halloween FairyImage #345

Me and the Halloween Fairy can’t wait for Halloween to get here! Honestly it’s Halloween  year round for me! The green background, wings, spider and black speech bubble are all Daniel Smith watercolors. The rest of the page is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks.

Fiona Fearyimg_3054Image #170

Lil miss Fiona Feary is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks and Glitter Ink Pens. I custom mixed colors for her skin and wings. The granulated black background is Daniel Smith watercolor.

I hope you enjoyed my creations as much as I enjoyed creating them. Let me know if you have any questions or what you would like to see on my blog.

Thank you for stopping by

stephanie🐙

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:

stephanie