“Amazing Mom” with Colorado Craft Company

I’m always excited when it’s new release time at the Colorado Craft Company, especially so, when the release involves the Anita Jeram set of stamps!

The exceptionally cute stamps are a painter’s dream and I have taken to giving them clothes (as with a previous release). I love giving them personalities and, today, I share with you how I color these critters with distress ink reinkers. Scroll down to watch the video and partake in the blog hop!

Before I forget, you can enter your name in the hat for a $25 giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment here and visit each designer listed below and leave a comment on their blogs. The giveaway will end on April 13th at midnight and winners announced on April 14.

  1. Adrienne Kennedy (CCC)
  2. Amber Rain Davis
  3. Angelica Conrad
  4. Bibi Cameron
  5. Caly Person
  6. Cathy Zielske
  7. Chari Moss
  8. Chris Dayton
  9. Daniel West
  10. Donna Hitz
  11. Emily Midgett
  12. Erin Thompson
  13. Jennifer Gross
  14. Jennifer Kotas
  15. Jennifer McGuire
  16. Jennifer Shurkus
  17. Joe Sysavath
  18. Kassi Hulet
  19. Kathy Racoosin
  20. Kelly Griglione
  21. Koren Wiskman
  22. Kristina Werner
  23. Laura Volpes
  24. Mansi Bhatia — you are here
  25. Marci Snee
  26. Nichol Spohr
  27. Sandy Allnock
  28. Sara Torzullo
  29. Traci Jenkins
  30. Yana Smakula

Ok, so without further ado, here is the process video. I take you through the colors used, my technique and biggest tip when working on projects like these that have small images and lots of details. Be sure to watch the whole thing.

I will have another blog post on the 12th revealing another stamp set from this collection, so be sure to come back! And if you’ve entered a comment for a chance to win $25, good luck!

If you’re not the betting kind, then I support your decision to shop right now! 🙂

Here’s a look at all the stamps and coordinating dies from this new release. Click here to shop at the Colorado Craft Company.

If you’d like to have a look at my favorite supplies, including handy links, please visit my Amazon Storefront. I make a teeny-tiny commission if you make a purchase following these links without any extra cost to you.

Published by mansimakes

Hi there, I am Mansi, a self-taught artist based in Silicon Valley. I was a full-time communications professional for two decades, with a desk job and a six-figure salary until I decided to become a mom. Motherhood, as many will attest, can be extremely exhausting, especially in those first years. Art became my quiet place. It restored my sense of self. It gave me renewed energy. It helped me become a better mom. I was led down the path of creation by instinct and “discovered“ in early 2019 by a fellow kindred spirit at one of my art pop-ups who asked me to join her entrepreneurial venture. While I immersed myself full time in the role of CFO and co-founder of this women-led venture supporting local women makers, I missed experimenting with mixed-media. So, in 2021, I've decided to focus my energies full time in finessing my craft, producing more online tutorials and offering in-person art workshops for both adults and children. Thank you for joining me on this adventure as I experiment, learn and continue creating custom pieces of joy.

119 thoughts on ““Amazing Mom” with Colorado Craft Company

  1. WOW! I love all your cards!! Your no-line coloring is amazing!! This is my fave release so far!!

  2. Such beautiful new cards to be made with the Anita Jeram sets! PS: I love your hands and heart logo 😍

  3. Loved the video Mansi. As a new watercolor painter, hearing you say to take a break and do several layers with different tools will help me.

  4. hahaha, critters with clothes! What a delight. Great coloring here. I’m practicing all sorts of coloring, watercolor, marker, alcohol marker. My favorite in the new release is Proud of You!

  5. Your no line coloring is amazing, along with your attention to detail. Love this card! My favorite CCC set is the Love Art.

  6. Your video was so amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to your process! It is difficult to leave a project and take a break. Your project is truly a work of art and worth all the time you put into it!

  7. Oh. Em. Gee! These images are just so darned ca-uuute!
    And your card is fabulous and colored so beautifully!!

  8. Love that you added clothes! I also love that you used, my favorite stamp set, the Amazing Mom Mother’s Day one with the kids and stroller. Reminds me of days gone by!

  9. Super creative and thank for the video to share your techniques! Love the tips along the way of filling in with colored pencil.

  10. So much gorgeous detail you have added to your card. It didn’t occur to me to add clothing. But is works beautifully. Thank you for the video and the beautiful card.

  11. Wow 🤩 clothes I have a new favourite. They just looked like they were out for a beautiful day

  12. Watching your video and hearing about your process was very inspiring-and putting clothes on the critters is so clever! All of the Anita Jeram sets are great but my favorite in the new CCC release is Proud of You.

  13. Such an adorable card. Adding dresses to make this stamp unique to you is amazing. Such a great release from CCC.

  14. Love Art has to be my favourite…. but your method with Distress has me planning to reach for my distress as an alt to standard watercolour

  15. Oh My Gosh! This whole Colorado Craft Company release is so uplifting, and what do we need more than anything right now…but the Love Art set really captures the feeling of fellowship and community we share as artists and papercrafters, so if I have to choose, this one is my fave. (I’ll be getting all of them, though) Love your coloring technique – it reminds me of children’s book illustration!

  16. Hi! Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card from Colorado Crafts! My favorite stamp set is the Father’s Day w/ little one bouncing on daddy’s belly because it reminds me of when our son was younger & he & daddy would wrestle nightly!! I heard a lot of laughing from both ! Wonderful memories we all cherish!! Many Blessings, Tina Wetzel

    1. Adorable card ,loved the coloring ! Love art is my (slightly more)fav amongst the entire release .

  17. I love the way you colored your card. It is adorable. This release from CCC and Anita Jeram is awesome and I love it all!!! my favorite set is Love Art. Thanks for sharing!!!

  18. Hi, Mansi –
    Your card is GORGEOUS! I love the rainbow part that you added, too.

    This is a tough choice. I think the Love Art set is my favorite. I love the quotes around the edge. I also like “Amazing Mom” a lot. I also love the little tiny “The Artist” stamp.

    Lori S in PA

  19. Love your design. Especially how you thought outside the box and added the rainbow. Perfect!!

  20. I just love Anita Jeram’s stamps and have ALL of them from that very 1st release on. Coloring them is just too much fun and your take on this one is inspiring! It is all those added details that you did that will push me out of my comfort zone and help me step my cards up a knotch! Thank You!!!

  21. ohhhh, this is just adorable! Love the scene you created and the darling mice! Pretty rainbow and outfits!
    My favorite of the new sets is ‘For Mom’!

  22. You can tell you loved working with this stamp set. The free artistry to add clothes and emotions you wanted to add. So sweet. This release directs memories to so many different parts of life. My fav is the kitty in the bed stamp, but this one is extra special with your personal touches.

  23. Such an adorable card design. :-). Thanks for the inspiration with these cute stamps. 🙂

  24. I love that you gave the mousies clothes!!!! And the no-line coloring is fantastic, something I have trouble with, but you’ve made me want to try harder. Hope to see one of your pieces with the Love Art set, which is my fave.

  25. Your card is adorable. Loving the rainbow. Every busy mom needs to be followed by a rainbow. Another great release from CCC and Anita Jeram. I would love if I could have them all!

  26. WOW! I love the Anita Jeram stamp sets but you took this one to a whole other level. Love the addition of clothing, the rainbow, and all the detail you added. Amazing work and really helpful video. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Adding the clothes is a wonderful idea and all your added touches make your cards extra special!

  28. I’ll start with my question. What is a dotting brush? It looks like a fine micron pen, but suspect it is a really special brush. I don’t think you need to worry about doing critters! I love the dresses, and the way you made this your creation. The distress inks in liquid form, I’m going to have to explore. So much detail, I love the bow on the little girl mouses tail. It just adds to the sweet family.

  29. Great cards. Love your water coloring with the liquid distress inks. Thanks for the inspiration. My favorite from this release is the Love Art set.

  30. I love Proud of You–so sweet and I think can be used for many occasions. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize!

  31. Amazing Mom is my favourite stamp of the set. Love your card. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  32. Love your beautiful cards,, the adorable mice, and all the sets in this new release. Can’t pick just one!

  33. Gorgeous! These are some charming stamps and you just upped the charm factor with the adorable clothes. Well done!

  34. I’m so glad I landed on your blog during this hop for the new Anita Jeram release from CCC. My favorite is the Love Art set but I absolutely adore your Amazing Mom! Starting with the wardrobe, you made this image your own. I love how you used re-inkers so effectively, and how you went to the trouble of doing three layers with them. Pure joy! Thank you for sharing your process in your video.

  35. I loved watching you paint that beautiful scene. I think it should be framed and enjoyed for years! It would be so cool to have a grouping of these paintings on a child’s room wall.

  36. How adorable ! Love how you personalised each critter with the clothes. They remind me so much the little figurines of the “Sylvanian families” my daughter used to play with. Fantastic watercoloring ! thanks so much for sharing.

  37. Wow such great coloring! And those cute clothes, I don’t think I would’ve thought of adding those! Love this whole release – so hard to pick one favorite with so many great sets!!

  38. Beautiful cards. I haven’t tried water coloring with the reinkers yet. You gave me inspiration to try. I think my favorite stamp set of the new release is Dad’s cooking. The two little kitties remind me of my twin boys. Thanks for sharing.

  39. I am now inspired to try my hand at watercoloring with reinkers. You can achieve very intense or very subtle colors with the same ink. Thanks for sharing!

  40. Stop me in my tracks cards! I love both this one and the Dad one you created!! I thought my fave stamp was Proud of You but the Dad one is too close to call! Ok, they all are adorable!!!

  41. I love the scenes you create. I love the new CCC releases and For Mom is my favorite!

  42. Fantastic card and gorgeous coloring. I love the background you created with the grass and flowers, the sky and rainbow, the birds and butterflies. Beautiful!

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