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!

stephanie🎄

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 🙂 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!!!🤘

Until next time…

stephanie🎄

I prefer living in color…

This week I wanted to step outside of my norm. I grabbed my Caran D’ache Neocolor ii and started scribbling on this serene beauty, Vera Lane Studio, Peaceful Picasso digistamp. Just a few colors and a waterbrush is all that was needed.

This piece really opened the door to a new style for me! It’s loose and freeing! I also feel she is one of my best! I encourage everyone to step outside the box soon and try something new! Who knows what will happen? I would love to see your work people! Tag me!

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Thank you for stopping by this week! Check back next week for more artsy fun!

stephanie 🎄

Ornament Tutorial | Oddball Art Stamps

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Hello!

Today I’m gonna show you how to transfer an image  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.  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 set  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!

stephanie🐙

Have I Gone Mad?

This month over in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group our monthly swap theme is Wonderland. I created three ATCs but can only share one with you today. I’ll post the others in the VLS group and on my Instagram later in the week.

Products used:

  • VLS Wonderland Set 1 – Mad Hatter
  • Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper trimmed to 2.5 x 3.5 inches
  • Uniball Signo white gel pen
  • Violet Pearl accents
  • Filbert Brush
  • Waterbrush

Brea Reese Products used:

  • Fine Liner Pens – Prussian Blue, Violet
  • Watercolor marker – violet
  • Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Writer – violet, lake blue, ocean green, silver (applied with brush)
  • Metallic Pens – silver, mars black
  • Prefilled Glitter Ink Brush Pen – mars black
  • Glitter Inks – lake Blue, crimson, cadmium yellow, violet, neutral grey, raw umber

Come join the fun!

Until next time…

stephanie 🐙

👻HAPPY HALLOWEEN👻

Today being my favorite day of the year I wanted to share another Halloween ATC I made featuring Vera Lane Studio’s revamped vintage digistamp set Stella Luna. The cat in this set has such an awesome personality!!!

They are painted with some of my favorite shades of glitter ink by Brea Reese I used lake blue, medium magenta, ocean green, gold and violet. Her skin tone is a mixture of raw umber and neutral grey with a touch of pink.

The background was created using two different designs of printable digital papers by Papercakes by Serena Bee. I combined both sets October Nights & Spooky Pastel. They are printed on metallic paper by Neenah. I finished the ATC by adding a few pieces of Halloween confetti and handwritten “witchy” sign.

Come play on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group!

Hope you enjoyed my post. See you soon!

stephanie 🐙

Zombies are Coming ATC

I wanted to share one of the ATCs I’m working on for a pocket letter I am currently working on. I absolutely love how Brea Reese inks work on wet surfaces and how well they blend together to create such awesome effects such as the border of the card!

You can view the process video here. If you enjoy the video please like & subscribe 🙂

What was used to create this creepy cute ATC:

  • Brea Reese Glitter Inks: neutral grey, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, violet, ocean green, phthalo green, ultramarine blue, lake blue, medium magenta, and crimson.
  • Brea Reese Fine Liner Pen: mars black
  • Oddball Art Stamps image #53 Zombie Chibi Girl
  • Uniball Signo white gel pen
  • Canson watercolor paper

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Be sure to follow me on Instagram and YouTube for all my latest art adventures!

stephanie

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Skullies!

Last week Skullies was released on Vera Lane Studio . The project above is in my handmade cotton art journal. The background and each skullie is painted with Brea Reese glitter inks.

I just love these lil characters on the ATC I created for the Mixed Up Halloween Swap. I used Vera Lane Studio digistamps from the following sets: Skullies, Lil Tricksters, and Stella Luna. The background and sentiment are from Papercakes by Serena Bee. ATC is colored with Inktense pencils.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you will join us over on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group.

stephanie🐙