The Mermaid 

This week over on Vera Lane there is a new release The Mermaid from the Floral Park Collection. She has to be my new favorite! There’s so many extras in this set! All the quotes are perfect! 

My journal page above was painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks:

  • Medium magenta
  • Cadmium yellow 
  • Ocean green
  • Phthalo green
  • Lake blue 
  • Orange
  • Raw umber
  • Neutral grey
  • Ultramarine blue

And gold glitter ink brush pen.

Click image above to be transported to the Vera Lane Studio Etsy store! 

I used the same Brea Reese colors as listed above to make this pocket page in my Mini Happy Planner. I added large sparkly sequin “bubbles.”  I will do a how to tutorial in the next few weeks on how I created the pocket page. 

Hope you enjoyed my post today.

stephanie 🐙

Handmade Card with Brea Reese Glitter Inks & Vera Lane Studio Digistamps 

This weeks theme on Vera Lane Studio is Summertime. For my design team project I made a card featuring Helga’s Hedgehog and a warm summery stained glass background made with Brea Reese glitter inks. I show my process in this video below.

(Click image to view the video)

Items used in this project:

  • Brea Reese Glitter Inks: pink & cadmium yellow
  • Brea Reese waterbrush 
  • Vera Lane Studio digistamp: Helga’s Hedgehog set
  • Watercolor paper
  • Black card
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesive 
  • Water Spritzer 
  • Tim Holtz quote

Click image to purchase Helga's Hedgehog set

Below are the other projects I created for this weeks Summertime theme:

Click on images to purchase the digistamps I used for each project.

Hope you enjoyed my post this week and check back soon!

stephanie 🐙

We Are Family ATC

Hello and welcome! This week I made an ATC featuring Vera Lane Studio’s new release, The ThreeBears, from the Woodlands Collection. I used Photoshop to arrange and layer the digistamp images (will share a tutorial on how I do that later).

One of my favorite mediums to use coloring/painting the digistamps is Tim Holtz distress inks. In the YouTube video this week you will see how many different colors I use in just one project. I absolutely love how each layer blends and becomes something new. They are my go to medium for coloring my Vera Lane Studio digistamps!!

The Three Bears is such an adorable set and is a perfect compliment to the Woodlands Collection. I challenge myself to mix and match the different collections and use them in different ways. I would love to see what everyone else creates. Please feel free to share your creations!

stephanie 🐙

How to Paint Transparent Balloons

     Today I want to share how I make the balloons I paint look transparent. I used the Vera Lane Studio digistamp set Cheers. You can get it here.  I print the digistamps with a Canon printer on Canson watercolor paper that I trim down to 8 ½ x 11 inches.

The supplies I used are:

  • Tim Holtz distress inks
  • Pentel waterbrush
  • Sakura Gelli Roll pen
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • heat gun (because I’m impatient 😜)

You can watch the time lapse video of my process here on my YouTube channel.

Be sure to check Instagram for all my latest projects.

Hope you enjoy!





VLS Foxes Release

This is my first post as a Vera Lane Studio Design Team member. I did a quick time lapse video of my coloring process. You can watch it here .

The large pic above is the finished card of the digi stamp used in the video. I’ve also included two more cards I painted using the other fox and sentiment. I used mainly Tim Holtz distress inks and a water brush to color/paint the foxes. I will add photos below of the products I used. I hope you enjoy! Feel free to comment, like etc.

You can get the foxes digistamp here I would love to see what you create!



I thought it was about time I started a blog. I mean everyone has one…don’t they? 

First a lil about me. I have always been crafty. My favorite medium at the moment is watercolor (hence my blog name) 😜 I tend to paint things to look grungy, aged or distressed. I love whimsical fun creatures and sometimes weird. Ok normally weird lol.

Ok I’m rambling. Enough of that….

I will be posting all sorts of crafty bits here. Watercoloring, scrapbooking, papercrafting, mixed media and even sewing and quilting projects. Tutorials and videos coming soon! My goal is to post twice a week.