Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sand Between Your Toes.......

Hello Pink Ink Fans! Debbie Seyer here today to share with you a wonderful new release stamp from Pink Ink. I really love this Beachtown Fence image. Recently I received some watercolor pencils and decided to try them. 

First I stamped the image onto some watercolor paper using Timber Brown Stazon ink.  Then using my watercolor pencils, a fine tip paintbrush and some water,  I watercolored the image. After everything dried, I used a rectangle die to cut it out and layered it onto a slightly larger scalloped rectangle die cut.  I love how it turned out.  Here is a closer look.

I added the Sandy Toes sentiment onto my card base to complete the project.

You can check out all the wonderful Pink Ink Stamps and find a retailer near you on the Pink Ink Website.

2270P Beachtown Fence
10135C Sandy Toes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Just the Word "Vacation"


Call it a break, a holiday, time off or r & r - we all need one occasionally, and rarely get as much as we need.  As a self run business, "stay-cations" just don't cut it.  When your studio is at home, the pull of the drawing board and emails and orders is just too strong to resist.  So, after a l-o-o-o-n-g hiatus, my husband and I are off on a real vacation this week - in an airplane, over the water, to somewhere where English is not the first language.  

I've been consumed by the "busy-ness" of business for the past few months - illustrating two 88 page coloring books back to back, designing a new group of summer stamps and attending a trade show across the country.  It's hard to un-plug and let things subside.  I keep thinking about what needs to get done next...because there's always something!  

So I bought myself a lovely hot pink leather sketch book and a nifty new .05 drawing pen and I'm going to take these two weeks off and do some sketching just for myself.  I'm going to try to relax and "be a sponge" - to soak up different sights, sounds, scents and flavors (we're taking a couple cooking classes together)!  Hopefully, I'll come back recharged and reinvigorated and ready to seize the day once again. 

Vacations can be many things - a day in the city visiting museums and shopping, a hike in the woods, a trip to the beach, a weekend of wine tasting (I'm betraying my California roots here).  Pink Ink's new summer stamp collection is all about the fun and relaxation of summer vacation...even if it's just donning a pretty pair of flip flops.

Ciao Baby!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Flowery Flip Flops


Hello! Have you worn your flip flops yet this spring? I've had mine on a couple of times, but it's still a little early. We've had a mild winter and an early spring, but still not quite warm enough to break out the shorts, tank tops and flip flops.

But I do have a card that will get you in the flip floppy mood! I'm using some of the cute stamps from the Pink Ink Stamp company's newest release. I love the little sandcastle and of course the flip flops!

I used my Peerless watercolors and my Zig Clean Color brushes for this. The Zigs are great for coloring in the tiny areas on the flip flops. I used the Peerless for the bigger areas and the blue background. I used Master's Touch watercolor paper and stamped them in Simon Says Black ink. I cut it out with a stitched rectangle die, and mounted it onto a kraft card base.

This was a fun one! It won't be long until the flip flops will be a daily thing around my house! 

You can check out all of the Pink Ink Stamp Company's stamps and find a retailer near you at Pink Ink Stamps.

3110A Sand Castle
2272J Flowery Flip Flops
10134 Flip Flop Life

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)