Colorful Tissue Paper For Gifts & Decoupage Projects!

When it comes to wrapping a gift, it’s always fun to find tissue paper that creates excitement to the gift giving! Below are some of my gift tissue papers that would add that extra spark to your gift!

A lot of my tissue paper features either my photography or my watercolor!

Personalize Birthday Pink Daisy Ribbon Tissue Paper
by FlowerBirdsButterfly

Pink Hydrangea In Summer Tissue Paper

Pink Hydrangea In Summer Tissue Paper
by FlowerBirdsButterfly

Happy Birthday Watercolor Roses Tissue Paper

Happy Birthday Watercolor Roses Tissue Paper
by FlowerBirdsButterfly

Colorful Purple Hydrangea Tissue Paper

Colorful Purple Hydrangea Tissue Paper
by FlowerBirdsButterfly

Tropical Tiger, Parrot & Hibiscus Tissue Paper

Tropical Tiger, Parrot & Hibiscus Tissue Paper
by FlowerBirdsButterfly

Procreate iPad Food Illustrations

Egg and tomato breakfast bagel. I used one of my own brushes that I made in Procreate. The wood texture is from a photo that I photographed from a tree.
I took a learning how to shade in Procreate course on Udemy and this is one of the assignments that I was to do. Create my own ice cream cone and focus on shading and highlights.
A Unicorn Cupcake. After taking a course on your Demi on 15 easy ways to use painting techniques in Procreate, I was able to create this magical unicorn 3-D cupcake.
Here are my Blueberry Pancakes! Thanks again to a Udemy class on painting, I was able to achieve a realistic pancake picture!

Fun Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Art

The one thing as an artist I’ve always wanted to do is be able to draw my beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs. My goal for the year 2021 is to be able to draw them consistently and feel comfortable coloring them in the fun iPad drawing app Procreate. I’ve been taking classes on the website Udemy and Skill Share to learn more about cartoon drawing and painting techniques. Below I would like to show you some of my creations thus far.

This is Sadie, my 8 year old Cavalier Who is dressed up for a day in Paris, France. This gave me a fun way of playing with fashion illustration which I’m very much interested in. I do have to get better at drawing fashion models. The time being, I can add some fashion on my dog!
Here is Sadie throwing a snowball at my other dog, a Labradoodle, Duke. This was a great challenge for me. I’m not used to driving elaborate at all and working on trying to create texture in the image without it looking too messy was quite a balance.

Sadie in a snow globe with a snowman.
I started this right around Christmas and finished it by New Year’s Day. I have three Cavalier King Charles spaniel‘s and one Labradoodle. I really wanted to create a Christmas ornaments for our tree of the four dogs.

Once I start feeling comfortable with my Cavalier King Charles drawings I will branch out to other dogs. I’m looking forward to this year as I hope to really grow with experience using Procreate and cartoon drawing. I am going to take a break from Watercolor for the time being to see how far I can go with this new venture.

Winter Mittens created in Procreate!

Here are my designer mittens that I created with a few of my own brushes. The mitten texture is from a photo of a quilt that I photographed. The fuzzy cuff is from a texture of a close up photograph of a dog bed.

I am having so much fun incorporating my photos into digital drawing in Procreate.

Take time for yourself- Procreate digital drawing Bubble Bath

My sister and I are doing a Instagram challenge for the month of January. One of the prompts was bubble bath. Now with my new fascination on learning everything there is to drawing with the app Procreate, I decided try to draw a bubble bath in Procreate.

What I love about Procreate is I’m able to incorporate my own photography into creating brushes. I used a textured brush that I made from a pine tree photograph to accent and give texture to the plants. With the hair towel, I used a photo of a quilt that I made into a quilt texture brush . The marble floor is from a photograph of a marble floor that I made into a brush.

These are stressful times with Covid, daily life pressures, all the crap that’s happening in the political world. It’s important to take time out for yourself. Do some thing that will give you the peace and quiet that you so deserve. It’s so important to your mental and physical health. So if it’s taking a bubble bath, sitting by the fireplace and reading, going for a walk outside, whatever it may be, take your time.

For me, it’s creating art. Getting lost in my imagination and working on getting my ideas on top paper, the iPad, writing. Taking a walk with my husband and dogs.

What does me time look like for you?

If you’re interested in joining this challenge on Instagram, we welcome all mediums, you could do one or all prompts, whatever works for you. Just use the #januart2021

Cute Spooky Halloween Short Stories

The Screaming Pumpkin Patch

One Halloween night, these two friendly Ghost went for a walk in an abandoned pumpkin patch. They had finished early with their trick and treating so they decided to find a quiet place to share their candy. As they were wandering around looking for a place to settle, a spider landed on the head of the little Ghost. Well, that was too much for the little Ghost. He began to scream! This only freaked out his friend, who also began to scream! Their screaming echoed into the night frightening others who were nearby. The old abandoned pumpkin patch is known for injecting fear to those who enter it’s patch.

Farewell Broomstick

There once was a witch name Miranda who riding on loved her broom stick during the cold autumn nights. One night as she was getting ready for her ride, she found her broomstick broken in two! Poor Miranda was so brokenhearted she just had to give her broomstick a proper burial. Every night Miranda would take her self to the graveyard and visit her broomsticks burial site. She never knew she was being watched by spooky little friends.

It was Miranda’s cat who went into a jealous rage one evening and had broken her broomstick. For he never liked when she spent so much time with her beloved broomstick. No, Miranda never figured out that it was her cat who had done the deed.

All artwork and story was created by Daphsam

Watercolor Food Illustration

Food illustration has become my passion these days. There is something about spending my time looking at food and trying to capture the exact look of the food or drinks. Here are my latest watercolor of food and drinks!


All of my watercolor is on Arches Cold Press 300 g/m

My watercolor paint that I am using is Windsor and Newton tubes and Sennelier L’Aquarelle Watercolor pan set


Pancakes with blueberries and strawberries. 

lemon meringue

Lemon Meringue Pie


Chocolate Strawberry Cake. I find it hard to get the plate down correctly. I am more comfortable with just the food illustration. I need to continue to work on pushing myself out of my comfort zone with watercoloring the plate.

three real donuts

Chocolate Donuts. I enjoy watercolor that shows a photorealism.


Raccoon in a Lollipop Candy store. 

Salmon rolls183

Salmon sashimi, this is a mix of watercolor and macron pen.


Spaghetti with tomatoe sauce. This was a first for me to draw and watercolor a fork. Again this is a mix for watercolor and macron pen.

Orange Vokha drink

Sunset Vodka Drink with Strawberry. Another challenge for me is getting the ice cubes and glass rim perfect and less sloppy.

All of my watercolor food illustrations are on my Zazzle shops.

Zazzle Daphsamsart daphsam greeting card

Watercolor Eiffel Tower

Paris Effiel Tower

As a watercolor artist and I am still a beginner, this was a dream for me to watercolor! I really wanted to do this one. I did this with pen, watercolor and finished the Eiffel Tower in Gold Acrylic.


I plan on putting this on some postcards, greeting cards, tissue paper at my shop.

Latest Book Review~ Highly Recommend!

The past month I have listened to many books. Here are some of my favorites from the past month!


The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd


The Invention of Wings

Goodreads~ The Invention Of Wings


The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

The Henna Artist

Goodreads~ Henna Artist Description

Where The Lost Wonder by Amy Harmon

Where the Lost Wander

Goodreads~ Where The Lost Wander

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Goodreads~ Jane Eyre


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