Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Favorite Stamp Challenge

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed your Holidays and got to spend some time with family! 
I had a wonderful time, but I'm glad for the holiday hustle and bustle to be over! 

Today over at the the Stampotique Originals Designers Challenge we are having a new challenge.  The theme is "favorite stamp", for those of you whom know me this is a difficult challenge... I have so many favorite stamps!!! So for this I decide to use this I decided to use my newest stamp I'm in love with!!!! (Penelope)... which was hard to choose between her and my other love Buru, but she may be edging past him slightly... 

After all, Who doesn't love a lady with scissors?! 

For the card base I used the ink blob method, which is basically pressing my ink pad upside down on my craft mat, then spritzing it with water to make the colors run like water color.  I also added a few flicks of my perfect pearls spray ink for shimmer. 

After that dried, I stamped Penelope directly on the card (yes some colors show through but I'm ok with that). I chose to color her with a variety of markers in coordinating colors to the card background. 

On a separate piece of paper I stamped her head and hand with the scissors since I couldn't get my markers to cover the color as well as I'd hoped. Then I just cut out these 2 small parts and glued over the original, which was way easier than fussy cutting a whole character!

To finish of the card I stamped the "approach with caution" on a separate piece of paper then glued it on.  This is a great any occasion card!  Especially if you have a friend who's having a bad day that may get a kick out of a fun lady with scissors!! 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Whovian Mail Art Monday

Hello Again Everyone! 

Welcome Back for another ...

Mail Art Monday with Viva Las VegaStamps! 

Some of you may know that I am a Doctor Who fan! 
If you are a "Whovian" too, then hopefully you will enjoy this envelope too!

It's also, super easy to create! 
I only used 4 stamps (but you could even just rock it with the main two if you wanted!)

Stamps Used:


Brian Kesinger Dalek And Victoria

Doodle Dots

Mesh Texture 

To start I stamped Victoria and the the Dalek in black momento ink. I then masked it off immediately.  I used a business card to mask of the address box, and a traced around it with a black marker.  Under that I stamped the "exterminate" stamp.  

The red ink for the background was sponged on using red distress ink.  I stamped the two texture stamps for the background in the same red so they would just add a light texture.  I used white gel pen to add a little more texture with a few random scribbles. 

I removed all of the masks, then used a variety of alcohol markers to color my main stamps, and used a black micron to add a bit of "stitching" around the label.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mail Art Monday Card Collection

Hello Again Everyone! 
Welcome back for another mail art Monday! 

today I wanted to share something a little different than my usual envelopes... Today I want to share a set of 3 cards that I made using my new circle stamp designs.

 The base idea for these cards was to use these circles as flowers. 
I hope you like these :D

Stamps Used:

Heart Pattern Circle by Tera Callihan 2 1/4 x 2 1/4

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holly Wally Mail Art Tutorial

Hello Everyone!!! 

Today I am here to share my first video tutorial for Stampotique Originals

for this weeks Designers Challenge

stamps linked below

(The theme is Christmas)

I hope you like this short video! 
(I ended up creating 2 envelopes with this same style, but different color schemes) 


Stamp Links:

Monday, December 12, 2016

Count Down to the New Year... Mail Art Monday

Hello World!!!
Welcome Back for another fun Mail Art Monday!!! 

Today I went with a Vintage/Victorian style...
I feel like these have a fun New Years vibe, especially with the clock! 

Stamps Used for these envelopes:

Pen Tips 2 3/4 x 2

To create these fun envelopes I stamped my main images and masked them off. I then stamped all of my background images. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in weathered wood for the background. Before removing the masks I also added a few flicks of black dylusions ink for added texture. 

After removing the masks, I used my zig clean color markers to color a bit of visual interest. 

Happy New Years to you all!! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holiday Door Hanger

Hello Again! 

Today I want to share a cute holiday door hanger I created for this weeks 

Stampotique Originals Designers Challenge 

Naughty or Nice

I wanted to create something fun that could double as a cute holiday decoration, so I decided to make a fun and easy door hanger ...
(Which I may have to share with my niece!)

To create this I stamped "Newton" on a piece of white card stock with memento ink in tuxedo black. I then used a variety of alcohol based markers to color him. I then cut him out and trace around his head with a pencil so that I could draw a Santa hat with a black marker (then colored and cut it out).

Next I created the little sign with a scrap of cardstock. 
(We want Santa to know we've been good this year, Right?!) 

To Finish Newton I glued on his hat and the sign in his hands. 

The base was created by cutting some polka dot scrap book paper, and a 2nd piece of black card stock to add a sturdier base. To create the hole for the door knob, I traced around one of my glue bottles then hand cut it...
 (my circle cutter was hiding, which I of course found right after cutting this!!)

Anyhow, I hope you like this little piece of Holiday fun, and I hope it inspires you to get creative!! 

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!
(also I will have a special holiday envelope video tutorial to share with you for Stampotique on the 14th, so be sure to stop back!!)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mail Art Monday Full of Joy (Video)

Hello Again Everyone!

I'm back with more
Viva Las VegaStamps goodness...

Today I want to share a fun and easy Mail Art Monday
Video tutorial with you for the holidays! 

(I did this in 2 parts for easy viewing)

Part 1 is the envelope design, and part 2 is for those of you whom want to see the coloring process.

(Part 1)

(Part 2)

Stamps Used: 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Stay Curious

Hello Everyone!!! 

Today I want to share some super fun inspiration with you. 

The 1st piece is a tag I created for this weeks Stampotique designers challenge, (animal head on human body).  You can check out the challenges and see more inspiration HERE

I love how this tag came out!  The colors are so rich and everything about it just makes me happy! 
the background was created with distress inks and a stencil. for the stamp coloring i used my Zig clean color brush markers, a white gel pen, microns (for added details), and a wink of stella glitter pen.

Stamps Used: 
Wolfie King (head and belt)
Fofe (body)

For my 2nd piece I want to share with you, this is an ATC i created for this months Stampotique swap on the facebook group! Feel free to join us, or just follow for inspiration!!! 

( This months theme is "circles" )

I used distress inks and stencils to create the background, and various markers to color Marsha

Stamps Used: 
stitching (from bo bunny)

Thank you for stopping by today! 
Stay inky! 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Fortune Favors the bold... Mail Art Monday

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back for another 

Mail Art Monday!! 

Today I want to share an envelope I created for one of my brothers.  Here in Ohio people are starting to get ready for deer hunting season.
I love the woodsy vibe of this one.  I wish the gold shimmer I added would show up in the pictures!
(they are the light colored blobs)

Stamps Used:

Deer Head by Cat Kerr 3 x 2 3/4

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wish upon a star

Hello Everyone! 

Today I want to share some inspiration for this weeks 

The theme is outer space!
You can Join the challenge HERE or see some more inspiration...

I just love how this card came out! 
(it's A2 sized)

I created the background "space" layer with distress inks, dylusions sprays, and a gel pen. I used a variety of markers to color my stamps. Find these awesome Boys HERE

I also forgot to share my Halloween piece from last week here, so I'm going to share it today.  You can still join with Halloween themed until the end of the month too!!

These spooky tags were a ton of fun! 

I hope you all enjoy!!!

Have a spooky rest of October, and stay crafty!