Thursday, June 1, 2017

Purple Onion Designs - Happy Trails Collection

Greetings! I am excited to be guesting with Purple Onion Designs for their new release! The new designs are by artist Stacy Yacula, and the card I'm sharing today was created with the Happy Trails Collection. There are some darling images!

So I created this adorable little beach scene with several of the stamps from the Happy Trails Collection. I did some masking here. I first stamped the palm tree, masked it, stamped the sand, masked it then stamped the water. I did all of this on Canson Bristol Board because I wanted to watercolor the sky. I like the Bristol board because it works well with just about any medium. So I watercolored the sky with Peerless watercolors and colored the palm tree, water and sand with Copic markers.

I colored the little bear, mouse and their beach ball with Copic markers as well, then fussy cut them out. I adhered them with foam tape. I embossed the sentient with white embossing powder on black paper and cut it out with a banner die.

You can check out all of the fun new stamps from Purple Onion Designs HERE!

You can purchase both complete collections for a limited time at a discounted price of just over 30% off!  The entire "Happy Trails" collection is $120.00 and "Once Upon A Time" is $15.00.  This special runs until Sunday, June 11th.  You can purchase the entire Happy Trails HERE and Once Upon A Time HERE.

In addition, there are two separate coordinating sentiment sets.  The "Great News Sentiment Set" works nicely with the "Once Upon A Time" collection.  The "Journey Sentiment Set" can be used with the "Happy Trails" collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Stamps used on this card:

Sand Dunes
Beach Grass
Bathing Bear
Bathing Mouse
Palm Tree
Beach Toy Set


  1. ACK! Heart completely captured by your darling card, Kay! A fabulous beach scene and oh, how darling the bear and mouse! I want to join them in the sand!

  2. Kay!! You even do adorable really beautifully!!! LOve every little design from Stacey!

  3. Oh, this is such a darling scene, Kay! Your watercolored sky is gorgeous and I love how you colored all of the elements with your Copic much depth and dimension! Thanks for making me smile with this really cute card :) Hugs, Barb xo

  4. I can not think of a better guest designer to share Stacey's darling images! This is adorable Kay. Perfectly colored!!

  5. Sigh. Your watercolored sky is the best ever, Kay! Your Copic coloring is always stunning and I love, love, love that ocean. It's a colorful and fun beach scene! I'll be checking out these stamps ~ the first time this year that I've had that "gotta have it" feeling!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. This is one happy card Kay! Just makes a gal smile! (even a gal that doesn't like to get hot! lol) FABULOUS everything! I LOVE it! <3


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