Monday 25 May 2015

Stacey Yacula's new stamp collection Sweet Occasions is released!

Hello my friends!

Today is the day when the new collection of stamps from Stacey Yacula is in sale at Purple Onion websiteThe collection consists of 25 adorable images and a coordinating sentiment set with 20 different sentiments. 

Michele, is so sweet that if you act fast she is offering you a discount if you purchase the entire collection. For a limited time you can purchase the entire Sweet Occasions collection for $100.00.  This is a 30% discount off the regular prices.  This offer is only available until Sunday, June 7, 2015. 

I have a card to share today also. Here it is:

Stamps used: Cinnamon and Sweet Occasion sentiment set
Instructions: I started by stamping the Cinnamon with black pigment ink onto a watercolour paper. I coloured the squirrel with my Inktense Pencils. I used my pencil to draw the branch and coloured the trunk and the leaves with Inktense pencils. (Yes, again had tons of fun doing this). I added some doodling with my alcohol marker after I was finished with colouring and let it dry in between. Then I temporarily adhered the circle die behind the watercolour paper and ran it through my die cutting machine. This way, there isn't going to be that "indents" showing on the right side. :) Then I adhered the little stripes of patterned paper onto my card base and adhere the watercolored panel to it. I die cut a same sized circle out of fun foam and adhered the centre pieces to it and then to my card base. I stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink.

Stamps: Cinnamon and Sweet Occasions sentiment set from Purple Onion
Inks: Memento Tuxido Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Dies: A circle die (manufacturer unknown)
Card stock: Canson watercolour paper 180gms, Dovecraft Back To Basics IV Designer Paper Pack
Derwent Inktens Pencils: Willow (1900), Saddle Brown (1740), Tan (1720), Oak (1730), Sepia Ink (2010), Spring Green (1550), Light Olive (1540).
Copic Multi Liner Black 0.1
Card base: Papermania A6 300gms 

Thank you for stopping by today! See you real soon!



  1. Marika, there is nothing more to say than just WOW!
    Greets Nicole

  2. You're an amazing artist! I came to your blog to find out what that tree stamp was... but no no, you freehand drew it! I'm disappointed and blown away all at the same time lol!

  3. This is a cute image by Stacey and you have coloured it beautifully with your Inktense pencils and what wonderful tree branches you have created. The circle added on top makes you focus more on the actual image and adds lots of interest to the finished card. x

  4. What a fantastic coloring job on this, Marika. Your artistic skills are absolutely amazing. Wow!

  5. Wow this card is really amazing!

  6. This card is a work of art! I LOVE it! When I saw the sneak peek, I couldn't wait to see the whole thing:) It's simply beautiful, I love all you do with Stacey Yacula's Stamps!

  7. OMG, did you freehand the tree?? It looks amazing, as does your beautiful colouring :)

  8. I'm no artist, but I can appreciate great work. That free hand tree is superb! Love this. Xx

  9. Oh my goodness!! This is darling!! That tree is fabulous. I cannot believe you free handed that!!! You are my idol!!

  10. Another delightful card, Marika! Your drawing is as amazing as your coloring. I can see you having your own stamp line in the not so distant future!

  11. Beautiful ... adorable and gorgeously coloured! Such detail too.

  12. I was just at Stacey's website and read about the new collection. Totally cute!
    You did great job with painting on this one! Amazing really.
    Regards, Maya S. | House Cleaning Hampstead

  13. I adore your colouring, this is soooo beautiful!

  14. Beautiful card! I love Stacey Yacula's stamps! I can't wait to order her new collection from POD.

  15. Please make your hand drawn tree "branch" into a stamp (along with your camping tent!) I just love it to pieces