We're moving right along with the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration. I hope you're finding some time to enter the contests and play along! Today is another big day of product reveals. I get to introduce another one of my 2016 monthly series today! It's called What the Doodle and it was inspired by the whole adult coloring trend that's all the rage right now! I have loved crayons and markers and the like since I was little. I swear, every single picture of me opening birthday or Christmas gifts when I was little involves some sort of art supply. Seems like I haven't gotten over that yet. :-)
The What the Doodle series will feature a different "doodled" design each month with a $5 stamp set and coordinating dies. They will be perfect for coloring, or lots of other techniques as well. The dies will feature both a solid shape and a more intricate cut-out that can layered over the solid design, pretty enough to be used on its own, or stamped on if you choose.
Each What the Doodle set will also have coordinating coloring sheets (printed on Stamper's Select White cardstock) and Watercolor Sheets (printed on high-quality watercolor paper). Coloring is such a fun and relaxing activity...now you can enjoy some of the intricate coloring that's popular right now on a smaller scale, then turn your artwork into a card (or other paper crafted item) when you're finished! My girls and I have already spent a few evenings coloring these together, listening to music, and just chatting. It's a great way to spend a little time together.
As for coloring mediums for the What the Doodle papers, I have a few suggestions. I got a set of 36 of the Triplus Fineliner pens by Staedtler, which I really like for the Cardstock coloring pages. For the watercolor pages I love the Zig Clean Color brush pens. I just got them and they are so fun to use. I still need to play around with them and learn all the ins and outs, but I already love them!
Now let me show you a few projects using the new What the Doodle: Butterfly stamps, dies, and papers.
For my first card, I diecut the intricate butterfly from watercolor paper and stamped it with black ink. I then used the Zig markers to add lots of color. I backed it with the solid butterfly, cut from black cardstock.
I layered this over an oval diecut,which was watercolored with the pens as well. I stamped the "enjoy" sentiment which is also in the What the Doodle: Butterfly set. I added a few single flowers above and below the butterfly. These are stamps and dies that are also in the butterfly set. Oh, and what's that in the background? I think I'll wait a few days to tell you a little more about that. :-)
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2016 from Papertrey Ink: What the Doodle: Butterfly stamp set and coordinating dies
My next card uses the same stamps and dies, but this time I didn't do any coloring on the butterfly, I simply stamped it onto Mint Julep cardstock using Vintage Jadeite ink. I have had this weird little obsession with Mint Julep paired with Limeade Ice cardstock ever since Mint Julep was released. Every time I see the two together, I just want to make something with them...which is kind of strange because I don't know if they really even "go" together, but for some reason I love the combination. It's just so springy! So I backed my Mint Julep butterfly with a solid Limeade Ice butterfly.
I diecut, stamped, and colored several of the smaller flowers and flourishes and added them around the butterfly, all onto a Scene It: Doily Tag base. The sentiment was stamped using the new Keep It Simple: Easter set being released this month. I added a strip of paper from the Vintage Linens paper pad, layered over some Sheer Basics Vellum and Mint Julep cardstock.
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2016 from Papertrey Ink: What the Doodle: Butterfly stamp set and coordinating dies, Keep It Simple: Easter stamp set
My next three cards all use some of the What the Doodle: Butterfly papers. This first one uses one of the cardstock coloring sheets. I used the Staedtler Fineliner pens to color this.
When I was finished coloring, I layered the banner circle from the Scene It: Celebration set over top, cut from Aqua Mist cardstock. I stamped the banner and sentiment using the Scene It: Celebration stamp set. I then diecut a few of the individual small flowers and flourishes and layered them over the top with foam adhesive. I also added a bit of Aqua Mist ink sponged around the edges, just to give some depth and softness.
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2016 from Papertrey Ink: What the Doodle: Butterfly stamp set and coordinating dies , What the Doodle: Butterfly coloring sheets
My next two cards both use one of the sheets from the Watercolor pad. I colored the butterflies with the Zig Clean Color pens. When I was finished, I used the coordinating die to cut the large butterfly from the patterned paper. I adhered the diecut watercolor panel onto a Raspberry Fizz card base, and layered the butterfly back over the top, at a bit of an angle to reveal the cut-out underneath, and bent the wings out slightly.
I also added a strip of black and white paper along the edge and a diecut "enjoy" sentiment from the Still Life: Summer kit.
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2016 from Papertrey Ink: What the Doodle: dies, What the Doodle: Butterfly watercolor sheets
I loved the bold brightness of the card above, but I wanted to try my hand at using the Zig pens to create something a little softer. I used the same Watercolor paper design, but this time watercolored with some softer colors.
When I was finished watercoloring the butterflies, I placed a strip of Sheer Basics vellum over the left side. I took my die and lined it up with the printed butterfly and then held it in place with a sticky note and ran it through my machine. I did the same with the smaller butterfly image above that. Then my vellum strip had two perfectly placed butterfly cut-outs and I could just adhere my vellum strip. I added a Pinked edge border, and a diecut/stamped sentiment using the Graceful Greetings stamps and dies. I added a few sequins and also a few single flowers using the What the Doodle stamps and dies.
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2016 from Papertrey Ink: What the Doodle: Butterfly stamp set and coordinating dies , What the Doodle: Butterfly watercolor sheets
Thanks for stopping by to check out today's product reveals and projects! Don't forget to hop on over to Nichole's blog to check out today's challenge and giveaway! See you back here tomorrow!