AlexSyberiaDesign May Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop/ Giveaway

Kokeshi dolls are Japanese wooden dolls for children that have been crafted for over 150 years. One characteristic of these dolls is their lack of arms or legs. These dolls come in many colors and are full of personality.

This release of Alex Syberia digital stamps has three kokeshi dolls and she has given them thier own names. Fumiko, Akemi and Mitsuki.

There is also a very special giveaway for you guys in this post. Don’t forget to check all the way down at the bottom of this post for more details!

Today I have two cards to share with you featuring these adorable dolls. As soon as I saw this new release I was super excited about these beautiful doll images.

First Card

Meet Akemi.

Whenever I think of anything Japanese it automatically reminds me of Cherry blossoms, so I wanted my cards to have cherry blossoms in the background.

I colored Akemi using copics in red shades R24 R27 and R39, her hair in black copic marker, and some parts shaded with C9 and C7. Her skin is colored in E00 and E04.

For my first card, I took a panel of craft card-stock piece. I then cut it using two of the large Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die to cut a border. The inside piece of the panel I embossed using Spellbinders embossing folder.

I used Altenew Vintage Flowers Die to cut some smaller flowers in three sizes and the large stem out of white piece of scrap card-stock. I colored the flowers in using distressed oxide ink in color Barn Door. The stem is colored with distressed oxide in Deep Mahogany.

I attached the stem on the embossed piece with art glitter glue, then I arranged the flowers some added with liquid glue and some on foam tapes, creating a look of a blooming cherry blossom. I then added some Ink of Stella clear pen on the flowers and her dress. The middle of the flowers are embellished with white Nuvo drops.

Finally the panel was added on a top-folding A2 size card base made out of craft card-stock and the rectangle border adhered with foam tapes to create a frame around it.

Second Card

Meet Mitsuki.

I colored her using copic markers in shades of light blue, pink and red. Her hair is colored in black. Her glasses in light blue.

For the background of this card I took a panel of light pink cardstock blended Red Barn distressed oxide ink from the top fading towards the middle.

This card also would look lovely with cherry blossoms on the background. I decided on blue flowers for this one to match her kimono. I used the Altenew Vintage Flower stem die to cut the stem and colored it with copic in E34. I used the flower die from Spellbinders Small die of the month for March 20 to cut some flowers. I colored the flowers with the same blue Copic I used on her dress.

The sentiment is from Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp set.

The sentiment and Mitsuki are added on the background using foam tapes.

Finally added some ink of stella on the flowers and Mitsuki’s kimono.

It was wonderful creating cards with these super adorable Kokeshi dolls illustrated by Talented Alex Syberia, and I am so honored to be designing for her.

Here are the other cards I created using this release.

Here’s where you can buy these stamps along with the other images with this release.

Alex Syberia Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Here’s a link to her Instagram page to view all her beautiful creations:

Here is a link to her blog.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope this inspires you.


To celebrate this release, Alex is giving away 7 $10 gift certificates. Please leave a comment on each of the participating designers’ blogs/IG accounts in this blog hop by 05/22/2020 for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs/IG accounts listed below and will be announced on Alex’s blog on 05/23/2020.

You must have come here from TaeEun yoo ‘s blog. Your next stop after my blog will be Coleen Balija.

Here is the full list of participants of his hop to celebrate this wonderful release by Alex Syberia

Alex Syberia

Amber Rain Davis

Hannelie Bester

Nora Niskanen

Ilda Dias

Natasha Vacca


Jenny Colacicco

Yasmin Diaz

Tina Wilstrup

Rebecca Rapanaro

TaeEun Yoo

Jyoti Adhikari >>>You are Here

Colleen Balija>>>Your Next Stop

Sandhya Iyer


Nicoletta Porcu

Sharon White

Elena Cazares

Bonnie Crane

Melissa Goodman



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Pencil Coloring With Alex Syberia May 20 Release

Pencil coloring digital stamps is something I’ve been doing a lot lately.

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.

I am definitely a beginner in pencil coloring but I am learning as I’m coloring.

I have a few cards to share with you today.

First card

My first card can be a little bit more masculine card I think because it’s not floral. This is a very neatly illustrated Aloe Closeup digital stamp by Alex Syberia.

I printed this image on a 60lb weight white card stock and cut it to 4 inches by 5 and a quarter inches.

I then started coloring using my color pencils. I picked all the green color pencils I own by Prosmacoloror and Polychromos. A reference photo of an aloe plant is what I thought would be helpful to use to color this .

I then started coloring the image accordingly picking light or dark shades of green. I then blended the color using prismacolor colorless blender pencil. I added some dark green to the shadowed areas.

The sentiment is from one of the Hero Arts stamp set stamped and embossed on a dark gray cardstock. I then matted this on another piece of dark gray cardstock cut slightly bigger than it.

Then to finish it off I mounted it on a A2 size top folding card base made with heavyweight 110 lb white cardstock.

Second Card

My second card features this beautiful succulent illustration by Alex Syberia. I am so impressed by how beautifully this image is drawn.

I colored this image in purples and blues. I wanted to mimic the look of this bluish/purplish succulent I found an image online.

This image is a little bit elongated than a regular card size so I wanted to create a slimline card with it. But since I didn’t measure the image before printing I ended up getting smaller image to cover the whole slimline card front. The colored piece was matted with black cardstocks slightly bigger than it. Adhered this is using foam tape.

So I added the sentiment on the bottom to cover for the mistake I made. The sentiment is from Altenew stamp, stamped and embossed in white on black . The word die is also from Altenew Scripty Words.

I finished off this card with some black flat sequins added with the help of art glitter glue.

The Third Card

Here’s the third card I created using Sweet Gardenia digital stamp by Alex Syberia. I printed this fussy cut it out using scissors. I colored this image in a little different style than the first two cards.

Using the pink shades of sharp polychromos pencils. I colored the shadow parts of this flowers to create depth and dimension to this beautiful flower image. Leaving a lot of white areas for highlights. This flower is added on the card using foam tapes.

The background is an embossed piece using spellbinders embossing folder. Matted with pink cardstock that matches the color of the flower.

I layered a small piece of ink blended cardstock cut with scallop border die from MFT stamps. A strip of glitter cardstock added to decorate the strip.

The sentiment hello is a word die from MFT stamps. It is cut with a pink cardstock dipped in embossing ink and embossed using sparking clear embossing powder and then added on it’s background die cut.

This card has already a lot going on so I feel like it didn’t need any embellishments.

I hope you liked these cards I created mainly focusing on pencil coloring techniques and Alex Syberia digital Release from May 2020.



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