Saturday, May 28, 2016

SDC 246- Don't Use Black

Miss me yet?

Ok, Last one for today I promise!!

This one was an extremely hard challenge for me! 
If you know my art, I almost ALWAYS stamp in black ink, and when I don't I still doodle in black... 

I'll be honest I don't love how it came out 100%, but It was a fun challenge, and I think the recipient will enjoy this envelope to go with her birthday card (1st post of today)...

I do absolutely love Burru, so I knew he'd be cute no matter what color I stamped him in! 

Have a great day and I hope you find some inspiration to get you crafty today too!! 

SDC 245 Circles Challenge

Hello Again!

(I know so soon?) 

Ok This was a challenge I could do a hundred times, Honestly I love circles, so I was excited to see this theme, but I had to wait until I was home from vacation to play! So here It is... 

For this challenge I used the adorable Schmurfy stamp on a tag that I had created with dylusions sprays.  I "stamped" the green metalic circles (which shine in real life) with the cap of one of my brush pens. I also lifted some of the color through punchinella waste to add more circles :D 

I hope you enjoy! 
(see other peoples cool entry's HERE or play along too!) 

SDC 244 scribble challenge

Hello everyone! 

I have 3 quick post today to share the 3 pieces I made for the Stampotique challenges this month! 

(this month I actually created a piece for each week.. It's a miracle right?! The 1st one is posted on flickr since I was in a hurry then)    

Ok so this 1st challenge - SDC 244 was scribbles

For this I created a birthday card.. I love how cute it came out!! 

See other post for the challenge HERE or join too!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Nursery Rhyme Time... Mail Art Monday


Its's me again... 

(coming to you from Myrtle beach today, but more on that later)

Today I'm here to share how I created this fun and easy envelope inspired by this months inspiration board

Don't forget to check it out and play along with us! 

(link up your project here)

I used the words mouse and numbers to inspire me... Then went a little wild with the story book rhyme "hickory dickory dock" ... Start by stamping out your mouse/rat critter, then masking him off. 

Next stamp the clock over that ... (Also masking it off)....  At this point you begin the background.  
I began with stamping the dot textures around the clock to add depth, and I added the chevrons to create an address label.  Next I inked the background green using various distress inks (crushed olive, mowed lawn, and hints of mustered seed)

For added depth I used black glittered pan pastels around the clock and mouse. I also decided to color in my chevrons with a black glitter wink of Stella pen (just because I wanted to play with it!!! lol) 

(the quote I printed from Microsoft word and used black pen around before gluing down)

Thank you for stopping to visit with us! I hope you found some inspiration to kick off a crafty day!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mousey Monthly Challenge inspiration

Hello Every one!! 

I'm here today with a little something to inspire you for this months 

monthly inspiration challenge over at Viva Las VegaStamps!!! 

The words that inspired me were: weird, different, grey, tan, black, white, neutrals, mice, rays, critters, cheese, numbers, splatters, light bulb, bright ideas, light bulb moment, spritz, distressed and grungy
(Stamps used at bottom of post)

To start I used plain card stock to cut out a tag measuring 2 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Next I stamped my mouse/rat and the set of 3 triangles so that I would have the placement of my focal images.. 

(if you want to make masks this is the time to mask them off... this time I just glued cut outs on top of each of these after I did the background).

now I stamped all of my background images in a kind of randomness... The coffee ring was stamped in distress ink- pumice stone, I also used this to sponge ink onto the entire background. all of the other images were stamped in black ink. (archival and versafine were on my desk today).  I also used the black ink to distress the edges of my tag

(same thing for the back of the tag)
(to make the light bulb Pop and look 3D I edged it in black pan pastels)

For the crinkle ribbon I used vintage photo, pumice stone, and black distress ink on my craft mat with a little water. 

I hope this inspired you to join in our challenge! 

I can't wait to see everyone's creations!!! 

Stamps Used: 

Creepy Rat With Cheese 2 x 2 1/4

Large Lightbulb 2 x 3

 Writing Triangles 1 1/4 x 3 1.4

Tape X 1 3/4 x 1 3/4

Plate 1455 (the last 4 above are all from this plate... Honestly this is my must have all time fave plate... so here is the link to it too) 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Fever Mail Art Monday Video Tutorial

Hello Everyone! 

I'm Back.....
(Hopefully more after I graduate in MAY!!!!!!!!!)

Welcome Back for another awesome ....

Mail Art Monday Video Tutorial!!! 

As many of you may know, I love creating Mail Art.  So to share that love with you I created this super fun Spring themed envelope to share with you and to hopefully inspire you! 

This would be perfect for Mother's Day, Birthdays, I miss you, or any occasion!!! 

Also if you want to see more mail art ideas and inspiration I have officially created and Instagram account just for my rubber stamped art!!  >>> HERE 
(more art there than what I actually blog!)

Stamps used:

Caterpillar 1 x 2 1/2

Stitching Lines 1 x 6

Monday, April 11, 2016

Banksy Takes Over The Postal Service!

Hello Again, and welcome back for another Fabulous 


Today Banksy is here to take the over the mail with the latest mail art craze... Pocket Letters!!
If you are like me.. then you love the idea of fun art that you can scare with friends and can also be easily kept in a binder to enjoy for years! 

I love that these fit perfectly into a standard business envelope and that you can tuck special surprises into each of the "pockets"... 
 some of my favorite things to add are Washi samples, Tea, Stickers, decorative paper clips, and of course... don't forget the letter!!! 

To create this pocket letter I cut my black cardstock into 9 ATC sized pieces (2.5"x3.5") to use as my base. Then I cut a piece of decorative scrapbook paper to 2.25" x 3.25" so that I would have a small black boarder when they were layered. I glued one base to each colored piece. 

I picked my theme (Banksy) and then began by stamping out each of the black base images on my cards . Next I decided I wanted gold as my accent color, so I added hints of gold to each card to bring everything together. 

(Don't think of them as a layout just do 1 card at a time.. It won't feel over whelming that way....You can always move them around to find a layout when you finish them all.) 

After all of the cards where assembled in the pockets I punched out some gold confetti to add to my pockets for a few shakers. (with gold washi tape to hold it in of course)... If you choose to do this and you want to fill the backs of each pocket add your surprises in the back before adding confetti and taping... it will be easier

Stamps Used:

Banksy Gas Mask Flower Girl 2 x 3 1/4

Stitching 3/4 x 2 1/2     (yes 3 different stitching stamps! One can never have too many!! lol)

Smear/Smudge 3/4 x 4 1/4

Monday, January 25, 2016

Drink More coffee... Make more happy mail!!!

Hello Again
Welcome Back For another Mail Art Monday!!!

Ok, So I have a confession... Yes, I am addicted to Coffee!!! 
I got a Keurig  for Christmas, and Now I'm Crazy addicted! So if you are like me grab a cup of White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino and lets get Crafty!!!
(stamps used listed at the bottom)

I started with a standard plain white A2 Envelope.  I started by measuring out where I wanted my quote stamp, then I stamped it in Versamark Ink. Then I used black embossing powder so that It would stand out.  Next, I stamped the coffee cup in black StaZon ink in Jet black, then masked it off so that I could work on the background.

I inked the background in frayed burlap distress ink, then I stamped the waybill/invoice randomly over the envelope. Next, using Vintage photo distress ink I stamped the coffee ring stain, and double coffee ring stain. (Before I stamped them on the envelope, I spritzed them with water so that the ink would be a little more drippy).

Ok, now remove the mask. 
I used vintage photo, and frayed burlap ink on my craft mat to water color the coffee cup, and the shadow below the cup.

Well, There you have it.  
One super easy and fun coffee envelope Great for anyone, and any occasion!

Stamps Used:

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mad Hatter Mail Art Monday

Happy Monday everyone! 

Today I want to share some more mail art, and announce that today is my amazing hubby's birthday!!!  <3 

So please wish him a good one!

He is after all the one who encourages and supports all of my crazy craftiness!  

This envelope is one that I created for a a personal swap with a friend, so now that she has received it I will share it with you :D 

Envelope front 

Here is what the back looked like

And here was the front of the card that went inside 
(I absolutely loved how this all came together)

I hope you enjoy this video tutorial also!!

Well thank you all for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful and crafty week, tomorrow I head back to classes. The start of my last semester before I will officially be a dental hygienist!!!! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Mail Art Monday (With a Manly Twist) video Tutorial

Hello and Welcome back to another Mail Art Monday #MAM 

Today we have some mail art with a fun masculine twist.

This would be perfect for Father's Day,  Birthdays, an anniversary, or just a note to say Hello!! 

I hope you are enjoying these video tutorials and I hope the are helping to get your creative juices flowing!!  All stamps used are listed below.

Stamps Used:

Plate 1455 (if you don't have this plate yet I recommend it Highly! These are some of my most used stamps!!! You'll want them all!)

Until next time!
 Thanks for joining me and stay Inky!