Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Bartlett Pear Set

Bartlett Pear Set

I just added this set to my shop, TheArtsystamperShop. I loved coloring these pears. There's just something about a pear. They are so beautifully shaped...a gift of nature.

I originally colored them with alcohol markers and colored pencil. The sentiments are courtesy of Donna Ellis and Sparkle N Sprinkle. I had the pleasure of designing stamps for them, and also worked at some Expo's all over the country. Margaret Myers in a peach of a woman. I am sorry to see the business close, but for Margaret, it's a chance for her to spend more time with family. 

Go Margaret!

Well, that's if for today. I have some drawing and coloring to do for a new set. 

Enjoy the digital journey,



Monday, June 10, 2019

Your Smile Makes Me Happy


Hello! Welcome to my Studio

I have a new stamp set in my shop, and this card, along with the previous posting, was made with the set. It's digital, and so much fun to play with!


Here is the video tutorial...enjoy!


Now be sure to head over to my shop where I have a couple of June specials!

Enjoy the artsy journey,




The Earth Laughs in Flowers




Hi! Welcome to my Studio. I have designed a new stamp set called, Field Flower Silhouettes. 

Years ago we lived in Upstate New York, north of Lake George. I took some pictures of the wild flowers in Chestertown, and now they are the essence of this set.

I love vintage. This card is the subject of the following video, along with another card which will follow this blogpost.


Here's the tutorial video...enjoy!

I have entered the following challenges:



Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Beverly's Rose in Blue


Roses are red
This one is BLUE!

This rose is a digital stamp, in a set I call, "Beverly's Rose". The set comes with black and white images, along with the original orange rose (some with backgrounds), rosebuds, green leaves and even a stem. It's available in my Etsy Shop called, TheArtsystamperShop.

Here is an example of the images combined into a tiny bud bouquet. 
The combining is super simple. Just use the PNG images in the stamp set in a word processor like Word, or Open Office (free download). Of course you can also use Photoshop or Gimp (free download).

Watch the rose be colored in this video and stay until the end to see both of these stamps!


Enjoy the Journey,

Friday, May 24, 2019

Stiffen It to Make it Behave!


I have been stiffening stuff...like cheesecloth and burlap...vintage music sheet and book pages.

Then I have been inking and stamping them.

Then I have been die cutting them...along with aluminum cans.

All to make these awesome clip-on flowers!

I clip them onto my plant hangers, and my granddaughters love to wear them in their hair (not to mention my senior friends!)

So here is the video on how to do it all...enjoy!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Friday, May 17, 2019

I love alcohol markers for dimension and texture!


Coloring is one of my passions.

I have enjoyed it since I was a little girl.
I made clothes for my paper dolls and enjoyed designing and coloring them.

Now, after several years of designing stamps for 3 companies, I have started a YouTube channel, where I am sharing what I love to do. 

And it is a mixed bag, my friends...drawing, coloring, painting.

Collage, Mixed Media, Pastel...so much to share and pass on to you.

Here is my newest video, where I show you how to use alcohol markers to add texture and dimension.



Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the journey,

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Using Magazines in Collage



Magazines seem to be something that eventually get thrown out or (if we are lucky) get passed on. As an avid yard-saler, I find magazines for practically nothing. I love paper, so magazines that are downloads, or paper free don't interest me much.

There's just something about holding that page-filled periodical that feels special...like you are taking a tiny vacation...a little time for yourself.

Then there is the tearing or cutting!

Talk about therapy! I can tear, make a mess, then organize my colorful pages while I keep my husband company in front of the T.V. 

I can use the colors, textures, words and images in collage, mixed media and cards. It's a seemingly endless source of supplies as well as 

INSPIRATION.

I love collage. It's fun, relaxing and fulfilling.

See how magazines fit into this amazing art form.


If you like this video, please do me a favor and SUBSCRIBE and SHARE it with other paper lovers you know. More videos are on the way!

Enjoy the journey,