Welcome to the Alex Syberia Design May Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop! We are celebrating the May digi release and I’m so excited! Yay! The May Release is available to purchase in my Etsy shop.
This is my first Blog Hop. Our team has worked hard to complete some awesome projects for this hop! Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs/IG featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new digi stamps!
There are lots of new digi stamps being released today. This time I’ve illustrated 14 images for you. You can print them out and use them on cards, gift tags or many people use them for scrapbooking and journaling. I am a big fan of huge images and close-up images in cardmaking, so that why I draw detailed flowers, close-ups… And I make ready-to-use Slim Card Panels and Floral Frame Card Panels.
I’ve drawn not only flowers this time but something new for me and I hope you like it too.
I decided to illustrate some characters..that doesn’t sound like me..because you know, I love flowers and bouquets…
As an artist, I love learning about other cultures and customs, and I am always looking for new ways to be inspired. Everything in my creative process begins with inspiration or any memories and the thing is, we can’t get inspired whenever we wanted. The inspiration is an ongoing process that we need to train our mind to collect ideas and store it in a place where we can use whenever we need. And I found my old ideas to illustrate Matryoshka collection (Russian dolls/nesting dolls).
By the time I found that idea, I had already finished sketching my flower designs: Almond Blooms, White Jasmine, and Gardenias…And I thought that I need something from Japan…and immediately the other idea came to my mind, that I have to draw Japanese dolls this time, not Russian dolls. LOL
So, I illustrated three Japanese Kokeshi dolls. Kokeshi are simple wooden dolls with no arms or legs that have been crafted for more than 150 years as a toy for children, but later became popular among collectors. The origin of the name “Kokeshi” is unclear, some historians suggest that the name is a combination of names given to the dolls by their manufacturers. So, I gave names to my dolls too. And their names mean:
Mitsuki – Beautiful moon
Akemi – Bright and Beautiful
Fumiko – Child of treasured beauty
These cards were made by Enna Adams:
I wanted to share a short story about these characters with you. I think they are cute, what do you think? 🙂 I hope you like these dolls! I can’t wait to see what you will make with the new digi stamps!
To celebrate this release, I’m giving away 7 $10 gift certificates. Please leave a comment on each of the participating designers’ blogs/IG accounts in this blog hop by 05/22/2020 for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs/IG accounts listed below and will be announced here (on this blog) on 05/23/2020.
Now I want to share stunning projects that my friends and guest designers made with this release!
And it’s time to head on over to my friend Amber’s blog, but before you go, don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know which digi stamp is your favorite and tell me what flower or character you’d love to see in the future. I’d love to hear from you!
- Alex Syberia *** YOU ARE HERE***
- Amber Rain Davis
- Hannelie Bester
- Nora Niskanen
- Ilda Dias
- Natasha Vacca
- Jenny Colacicco
- Yasmin Diaz
- Tina Wilstrup
- Rebecca Rapanaro
- TaeEun Yoo
- Jyoti Adhikari
- Colleen Balija
- Sandhya Iyer
- Nicoletta Porcu
- Sharon White
- Elena Cazares
- Bonnie Crane
- Melissa Goodman
Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us!
Have a fun and creative day!