Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Art Journal-Card with Eureka Stamps

Welcome to my Paper Funday Challenge Design Team project for August 2021! This challenge is sponsored by Eureka Stamps and I received this beautiful digital stamp called Butterfly & Daisy Flower Digital Stamp from them:
To be honest, when I first saw it I love it because Black-Eyed Susans are my favorite flower and that is what I saw. But, of course, they could be daisies! 
The beauty of digital stamps is that they can resized, flipped, overlaid...anything you can imagine! I like to start with a card and get the feel of the coloring and then move on to an art journal page.
Once I sized them, they were printed onto Ranger Watercolor Paper and watercolored for the most part with Daniel Smith Colored Dot Cards. There are several Dot Cards out there now. These are cards with just a bit of Daniel Smith Fine Watercolors on them, so that you can give them a try. I have a 66 Color Dot set from Blick Art and 18 dots palette sets from Hero Arts, Debby Hughes (retired) and Shari Carroll. With fine watercolors like Daniel Smith's a tiny bit goes a long way and, I feel, you can really see the difference in the final result. These dot cards are very inexpensive and a great resource to have on hand.
Turns out my favorite color came from the Debby Hughes Palette called Phthalo Green Blue Shade and I painted the center of the butterfly with that color.
You can see the beautiful color here:
The finishing background color, Tropic, came from The Stamp Market Crush Color 24 Pan Watercolor Set. What a lovely soft turquoise blue! I watered it down quite a bit so that it would be very soft and not take away from the focal point.
The sentiment, from Altenew's Beautiful Day Stamp set is stamped with Altenew's Obsidian Black Ink. Lastly the panel was die cut with Sugar Pea's largest Stitched Scallop Rectangles and popped up with Fun Foam. Another favorite of mine from Sugar Pea Designs:
I went on to create my Art Journal with the same, but larger, image printed on Ranger Watercolor Paper. I watercolored with the Daniel Smith Dot Palettes and fussy cut the image. Since I had a pretty lilac color in the butterfly, I decided that was how I was going to start my background. If you've followed me before, I am creating a series of 6" X 6" Art Journals that just speak to me.
Art Journals just evolve. It's hard to give a step by step since it is something that is unique to you. I do like Vicky Papaioannou's style and follow her advice for the most part.
I also like part of the image to pop up or be interactive in some way. I colored an additional image and fussy cut the butterfly. The center of the butterfly was adhered to the image and the wings "fluffed up."
See that tiny little butterfly in yellow in the picture below? That is also the digital stamp but reversed and shrunk down. See how versatile digital images are?
Here are some the products I used for the Art Journal:
Soft Lilac DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint
Dylusion White Linen & Crushed Grape Paint

Thank you to Eureka Stamps for their sponsorship and come play along with us at The Paper Funday Challenge. It starts the first Weds. of each month so you have a whole month to create!

I will also be submitting to:
1) NBUS - Digital Image

*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Anita, I am always so impressed with your projects and you inspire me constantly! Thanks for great team projects for the Paper Funday Challenges! Donna

  2. You're so sweet, Donna! I am really having fun making art journal pages and trying new digital stamp companies. Making me stretch my creative soul!

  3. Beautiful cards and colours. Lovely sentiments too. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  4. What a beautiful art journal - so pretty! I'd love for you to share this at the Thursday Favorite Things, today through Saturday. I love stamping and all kinds of paper art, too.

    1. Thank you, Pam! I did add it, follow your blog and added a Pinterest Board for you, too!

  5. What an artist you are, Anita! Both your card and your art journal page and coloring are professional and flawless. I'm impressed! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

    1. OMG, Darnell! What nice comments...thanks so much! Love NBUS and it feels good too to use NBUS.

  6. Beautiful colouring - I agree with Darnell! The journal page is incredible with lots of attention to detail! I'm so happy to see your creation in our gallery at HLS Watercolour:)

  7. Congratulations! You were selected at a Rising Star at A Place to Start for the week of August 9th-15th, 2021. Thanks for a fabulous response to our challenge. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge!



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