Welcome to my Guest Designer post!
My next guest designer is the kind and super talented Natasha Vacca. She has a great eye for color and isn’t afraid to go bold. I love her work! If you want to see more of her work feel free to check out her Instagram feed. She started blogging this month, so please leave her some love –Natasha’s blog.
Guest Designer – Natasha Vacca
Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be a guest designer for Alex Syberia this month as she has a BEAUTIFUL new release! I have been such a fan of hers and her AMAZING coloring, that this is truly an honor for me! Her coloring just blows my mind, it’s truly GORGEOUS! A huge thank you to Alex for having me be a part of her release!
For my first card I am using the new Clematis stamp. I love this stamp set and it was a lot of fun to color. I wanted to create a monochromatic color palette for my first card.
I printed my image on Bristol Smooth card stock. I chose to work with my zig clean color brush markers for this design. For my floral image I used light pink and wine red. For the leaves I used a variety of shades of green, as well as added some highlight areas using yellow. I have been working to add more dimension to my cards using colored pencils after my image is dry. I used a variety of pencils in darker pink and green tones in the nooks and crannies.
In the center of the flowers, I used perfect pearls powder in gold. I then chose 2 different sentiments for this card. The first sentiment (thank you) is from the Beautiful Blooms stamp set from The Gray Muse (illustrated by Alex Syberia) and the (Love you Friend) sentiment is also from The Gray Muse, Happiness Blooms. I stamped these both and heat embossed them with white powder on black card stock. I then used foam tape to adhere these for added dimension. I chose a couple clear sequins for added sparkle.
Strawberry Cupcake Stamp
I had so much fun creating with the beautiful Strawberry Cupcake stamp! This image is so fun, beautiful, and versatile! I wanted to create a large cupcake for my card, that was the focal point for my design!
I started by stamping my image on Bristol Smooth card stock. I then colored my image using a variety of zig clean color brush markers. I wanted to use a variety of shades of pink for this card. Once my coloring was complete I fussy cut the image. I then chose a stencil from Gina K Designs for the background and blended using 3 shades of distress oxide ink: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Tattered Rose. For my sentiment I chose a birthday script sentiment from Stampin Up (past Paper Pumpkin kit) and used versa mark ink in black. I chose an embossing powder with some glitter/shine. I then cut the sentiment into a tag shape and used a small hole punch to add a bow using twine.
I then foam mounted the cupcake and sentiment to the stenciled background and adhered this panel to my card front. I added a few pink drops to the panel for added dimension.
I hope this birthday card brings someone a smile!
Sketched Peony Stamp
For my next card I chose to work with the beautiful new Sketched Peony stamp! I knew when I first saw this stamp I wanted to create one large bloom as my focal point and wanted to use a variety of colors.
I started by printing the peony on Bristol Smooth card stock. I then colored my image using a variety of markers for this flower. I used both Tombow dual brush pens, as well as my Arteza brush pens. I then used colored pencils in the nooks and crannies in a deep red to add more dimension and interest to my flower. I then added Wink of Stella to the center of my flower in gold.
I then chose a piece of card stock and used an embossing folder on the background. I added a little splatter in gold as well. I then used foam tape to adhere the flower to the card base. For the sentiment I chose a friends sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh. I heat embossed this in gold and adhered it to my card. I then added a few gold sequins to the card base, as well as stickles in the center of the sequins.
Happy Flower Stamp
For my next card I chose to work with the beautiful Happy Flower Stamp. This stamp sure does make me happy! For this card I wanted to create a bright flower to help remind me that spring is coming!
I started by printing my stamp on Bristol smooth card stock. I then started to color my stamp using Tombow Dual brush pens. I used a pink, orange, and yellow for this flower. Once the flower was dry, I used colored pencils to add more dimension to the nooks and crannies. I truly love adding pencils to my coloring now! I hope you like it too! For the center of my flower I used a combination of Nuvo drops, as well as perfect pearls.
I then added splatter to my card base over my flower image. I used a combination of gold and pink splatter. I then chose a sentiment (You’re the Best) from Ranger. I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and adhered this to my card using foam tape.
I am such a fan of flowers, so I couldn’t wait to ink this one up!
I started by printing my images on Bristol smooth card stock. I love this paper for stamping when I am coloring with my zig clean color brush markers. I chose a variety of shades of pink. For the leaves I used a combination of greens and blues. I love adding in a deep blue in the nooks and crannies. I then cut out the image using my Brother scan and cut.
I then used another piece of Bristol smooth card stock for my A2 panel. I wanted to create an ink blended background. I used a combination of Antique Linen and Shaded Lilac. I then used drops of water and perfect pearls on the background as well. For my sentiments I chose a friend die from Simon Says stamp and The Gray Muse (amazing sentiment). I added some sequins from Trinity stamps for added shine.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I am so thankful for Alex for this opportunity!
Crafty Hugs, Natasha
- Sketched Peony stamp
- Strawberry Cupcake stamp
- Happy Flower Stamp
- Clematis stamp
- Bristol smooth card stock
- Kuretake zig clean color brush markers
- Tombow Dual brush pens
- Arteza brush pens
- Distress Oxide Antique Linen
- Distress Oxide Shaded Lilac
- Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
- Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick
- Distress Oxide Tattered Rose
- Beautiful Blooms stamp set from The Gray Muse
- Happiness Blooms stamp set from The Gray Muse