ATC Christmas Lit Pair – ODDBALL

I used a couple of the new Oddball Art Stamps digistamps to create a double ATC set for our theme Christmas Lights. They are painted with Brea Reese watercolor and glitter inks and the lights are drawn with Brea Reese fine liner pens and alcohol markers.

Digistamps used:

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Thanks for stopping by!

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🐙

It’s Halloween Time at Vera Lane Studio

All month long we are participating in a collaboration with Papercakes by Serena Bee. All projects I’m posting today include Papercakes digital papers and Vera Lane Studio digistamps. I printed all digital papers on Neenah metallic paper.

Lil Giggles here looks creepy but he’s really a sweetheart and wants to share his candy 🍭 He was colored with Inktense pencils.

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ute lil ghostie 👻 is part of the Trois Fantomes digistamp set. She’s so adorable who wouldn’t give her candy?!

Ah Morty is one of my FAVORITE Vera Lane Studio characters! Here he is in the new Morty’s Halloween 🎃 set and he thinks Ghouls Rule!

Please come join us over on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group We have monthly swaps and some of the most talented members out there!

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stephanie 🐙

More Lil Tricksters!

These guys have to be some of the cutest trick or treaters I’ve seen! Another awesome digistamps set by Vera Lane Studio!

The lil wicked ones above are in my art journal. I gave it an eerie night time background. All products used to color this image are Brea Reese Watercolor and Glitter Inks. The white splattered stars are Dylusions ink spray.

This cute pirate was painted with Brea Reese watercolor and glitter inks as well. I added a flocked beard to add a lil more yarrrr.

The lil skeleton cutie was painted with only two Water color pens from Brea Reese. Black and silver. The background is made with Digital papers from Papercakes by Serena Bee.

And our most fashionable trickster is this Designer Ghost featuring Brea Reese fine liner pens and metallic pens with a lil neutral grey watercolor ink for the shadow. Washi tape accent.

Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop

Brea Reese

Papercakes by Serena Bee

Vera Lane Studio Facebook group

Hope you enjoyed my post this week!

stephanie 🐙

Cute lil Gangstas

These lil guys are trying to look tough but they are sooo freakin cute! They obviously can’t wait for Halloween either (just like me!)

You can pick the Lil Gangstas in the Vera Lane Studio Etsy shop

The first project I made with them was in my Mini Happy Planner.

Supplies used:

My next lil piece is an ATC featuring the lil bad boy from Lil Gangstas.

Look at those shifty eyes and that gold tooth! Better watch out for this guy! He was painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks and Watercolor Inks.

I truly had a ball with these lil guys! I’m sure you will see them pop up a lot more in my social media pages. Oh and don’t forget to come join in the fun over on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group. We have a monthly ATC swap going on. The theme is Royalty and is being hosted by Sharon Rogers. Be sure check out her page and come join us over on Vera Lane Studio. Until next time…

stephanie 🐙

Wet on Wet|Watercolor Technique

It's my day to share a technique with you over on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog. Be sure to check out the technique a week post here.

I will show you how to create a simple, abstract, colorful and quick background with the wet on wet watercolor technique.
This is a easy way to get amazing results quick!

First off, I lost my original footage, soooo I show a few wet on wet ideas. My ATC above was made using Brea Reese Glitter Inks (Violet, ultramarine blue and ocean green)

Supplies needed:

  • Brea Reese Watercolor or Glitter Inks of your choice
  • Watercolor paper
  • Water
  • Brush
  1. "Paint" the paper with water
  2. Add Brea Reese Inks to your wet paper either by dripping directly from the bottle or with a brush
  3. Watch the magic happen

You can watch my short process video here. A couple of pics below show other wet on wet watercolor projects.



Oddball Art Stamps used in the projects above are listed below. You can use the code DTSTEPHANIE10 to save 10%!


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Hope you enjoyed the technique and I would love to see your creations using this technique! Don't forget to join in our challenges on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog and Facebook Group.

stephanie 🐙