It’s DT THURSDAY with KATHY RAC-abella!


Hello Everyone, My name is Kathy from The Daily Marker and I am excited to be back on the Stamping Bell Blog today.

Tea cups, floral vintage dishes, crystal … all things I love to collect so when I saw this stamp called, “Edna’s CUP OF TEA” from Stamping Bella I just had to have it. I set out to create a card set of four but, things went a little south.

I stamped the image on Tim Holtz pre cut watercolor color paper and inked the stamp with black archival ink.

Notice two of the cards the tea cups are positioned differently. I was chatting and placed the paper in the wrong area in the misti but, fortunately it still worked. I was away at a retreat when I colored these sweet angels but, I managed to pull together a little video to show you how I painted the background with distress ink.

When everything was bone dry I added some shadows with my copic markers. Gasp I know and it might use a little extra ink but, it’s a time saver for me and it works well if I don’t go over the black line.

A little extra shading with a sharp tip colored pencil. Easy to control and just fun too.

Adding foam tape to my watercolored card panels gave my card some depth and more interest. Some white dots and lines with a white gel pen was the final touch. I hope you picked up a few tips today and thanks for your visit. Hugs, Kathy=


  1. Tracey Magner says:

    Beautiful, I love to see you watercolor !! This stamp is so cute.

  2. Laura P. says:

    Hi Kathy, What a treat to find you on the stamping bella blog today! Love your Edna cards and all the great tips you share. I go back to them and look for the details you point out, and can see how they add to the finished card. Your “oops” card turned out great!

  3. Susan G says:

    As I said over on your blog, Kathy, I really love what you did with the Edna stamp and card. I never think of using more than one medium when I’m coloring. Thanks for all you do and your inspiring tips.

  4. Teresa Doyle says:

    What a sweet stamp, love this. Your cards are fantastic Kathy and things go south on me a LOT, especially when I am trying to make sets! LOL
    A wonderful job as always!

  5. Becky Green says:

    I had to come over & tell you here too, that your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! SUCH TALENT to film & paint at the same time too! 😉 You make us better at what we do, Kathy! 😉 THANK YOU!!!

  6. Nancee Purdum says:

    What great cards! Kathy always does such a beautiful job! 🙂

  7. Diane Tucker says:

    Since it is “DT” Thursday it must be MY day….. YAY…. I just love the Edna Stamps….

  8. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    Hi Kathy! Do you know you have the same name as my sister, except my sister spells hers Kathie? I don’t know if I ever told you that or not.
    I always love to watch you color and see what you do with markers, pencils, and other coloring things. Does anyone use Crayola Crayons or it just me?
    I love what you did with Edna and that cup and the flowers and everything! It’s just amazing! I’m so glad I get to see you in 2 places and I can’t wait for the next coloring challenge.

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