New Day | Vera Lane Studio

First of the Little Vera’s coming this year is this sassy lil one, Charlee!

Isn’t’t she cutest?! That lil finger! Her little chicken is so attentive and listening to her every word! Charlee is a smart one with her words of wisdom… “today is a new day”.

Supplies Used

  • Derwent Inktense pencils
  • Caran D’ache Neocolor ii
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Posca white paint pen
  • Brea Reese Alcohol Markers
  • Copic Markers

Supplies used:

  • New Day digistamp set from Vera Lane Studio
  • Calacas digistamp set from Vera Lane Studio (coffee first quote)
  • Coffee Cup Collection (by request Vera Lane Studio Etsy)
  • Brea Reese Alcohol Marker
  • Copic Markers
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink & Stencil
  • Posca White Paint Pen

Be sure to head over to the Vera Lane Studio Digistamps Facebook group and see all the awesome inspiration and join the Trash to Treasure ATC swap.

Come back next week for more Vera Lane Studio goodness! I will be posting VLS inspiration every Wednesday! I can’t wait to share all the new digistamp sets and other goodies with you!

see y’all next week!

stephanie

More Monsters!! | Polkadoodles

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Hello again! I have a few more projects to share from the new Polkadoodles release… Little Monsters!

Little Monsters ScaryMayree is such a cutie! She was such fun to color and add to this quick and easy A2 card.

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I think lil Fuzzpea has to be one of my favorites! I punched various circles from the paper sets added a lil outline and she became a juggler…lol She looks pretty awesome in my planner too if I must say!

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My last project share with the Little Monsters is this cusom cover I made for one of my Field Notes notebooks. The papers in this collection are adorable! So easy to mix and match! Tubatha is definitely ready for an out of this world birthday party! She was colored using the same products listed above and I added a lil strip of glitter washi to ground her. Hope you have enjoyed my creations with all these lil monsters!

Check back soon for even more creative fun!

stephaniešŸŽ„

Monsters! | Polkadoodles

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Monsters everywhere and this lil guy has his eye on you! Looks like these guys may have escaped the lab…

I had so much fun creating the 6×6 scrapbook layout using the Little Monsters new release from PolkadoodlesĀ . All digis were colored with alcohol markers and various colored pencils and pastels. Art fibers used to ground the creepy, cute characters.

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Made this little tag with Ivy and papers from the new release. She is “monstrously cute” I absolutely love how the sets coordinate. She was colored with alcohol markers and various pencils and pastels as well and added art fibers for the tassel. Edges have been inked with violet Distress ink.

Stay tuned for another monstrously good post tomorrow too!

until then…

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Christmas Calacas

I just love combining different digistamp sets from Vera Lane Studio. Taking one set that isn’t exactly Christmas themed and giving it some holiday glitter! Calacas is perfect for switching up with the many other VLS sets! I have painted this guy a few times in the past in several different themes šŸ™‚ Calacas mixed with the Holiday Doodles bundle is a perfect combo!

Supplies:

  • VLS digistamps: Calacas and Holiday Doodle bundle
  • Canson Bristol Paper
  • Alcohol Marker: Brea Reese, Copic, Spectrum Noir, Prismacolor
  • Inktense pencils
  • Neocolors ii
  • Uniball Signo White gel pen
  • Scotch glitter washi
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Micro glitter (think I got this at Five Below in a set intended for nail art)

Would love to see what Vera Lane Studio digistamp sets you have combined! Tag me!

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I made a Happy Planner tip in with the new Matilda’s New Year digistamp set as well. There’s so much coming to Vera Lane Studio in 2018…new digistamps unlike anything you have seen before (head over to the VLS Facebook group for a sneak peek), new team member (who is kicking ass I must say!) I’m super excited about VLS in 2018!! It’s gonna ROCK!!!šŸ¤˜

Until next time…

stephaniešŸŽ„

Time to Celebrate

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In Wonderland it’s always time to celebrate with a tea party! My DT inspiration piece for this weeks challenge on the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog is a 4×6 mixed media canvas panel. I layered a digistamp, ephemera and parts of the design sheet from theĀ  Winnie in Wonderland Bundle

Supplies used:

  • Brea Reese Glitter Ink
  • Caran D’ache Neocolor ii
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils
  • Stabilo marks all pencil
  • Fabriano Studio Watercolor paper
  • misc. gems & art fibers

I plan to enter this mixed media piece into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoyed my post…until next time.

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…

stephaniešŸŽ„

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

 

This week over on the Polkadoodles Challenge BlogĀ 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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I am entering these in the following challenges:

Come back & visit soon!

stephanie

Ornament Tutorial | Oddball Art Stamps

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Hello!

Today I’m gonna show you how to transfer an imageĀ  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.Ā  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

 

 

Off with Their Heads!! | VLS Inspiration

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It’s another new release week over on Vera Lane Studio Etsy store! This week Janet has brought us even more of her whimsical Wonderland awesomeness with Wonderland Set 2. Set 2 is a such a perfect compliment to Wonderland set 1 and the Wonderland accessories bundle. Check them out below!

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I created a bookmark featuring the Queen of Hearts, the Tweedles and Cheshire and I also added the teacups from the wonderland accessory bundle. I thought the Tweedles would look adorable sitting in the teacups! I painted the entire piece with Brea Reese Glitter Inks and added some whimsical fibers to the top. As I was finishing the bookmark I thought why not make them all balloons carried by the Queen. I mean it’s Wonderland…why not right?!

I also wanted to share a few ATCs I made for the Wonderland ATC swap over in the Vera Lane Studio Digistamp Facebook group. Again both are painted with Brea Reese products and I used digistamps from the Wonderland setĀ  and accessories bundle.

Hope you enjoyed my post this week and check back soon to see what I’ve been up to! Believe me I can’t wait to share all the beautiful digistamps coming up in the next few months on Vera Lane Studio!

stephaniešŸ™

North Pole Cottages Advent Calendar | Polkadoodles DT Inspiration

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I’m super excited to finally announceĀ  that I’m part of the Polkadoodles Design Team! I’m so excited to be part of such a talented group!

My first inspiration project is the North Pole Cottages Advent Calendar…a friend gave me the idea to make the traditional advent calendar an apartment complex of sorts for all the creatures and characters in the North Pole to live in.

What I used:

The paper mache advent calendar I purchased at a local craft store.

It features just a small portion of the absolutely adorable Polkadoodles papers, embellies, characters & more from the Winnie White Christmas big kahuna download kit and Winnie Winterland big kahuna digital craft download bundle.

I added lots of sparkle using an Art-c glitter pen to embellish each piece.

I hope I have inspired you to create and enter theĀ current Polkadoodles Blog Challenge. Just follow the link below šŸ™‚

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I am entering it in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon…

stephanie