Monday, October 17, 2016

Mail Art Monday Spooktacular

Hello Everyone! 

Welcome back to another fun Mail Art Monday! 

Today, I want to share a super fun and easy envelope just in time for Halloween. 

To create this envelope, I started with an A2 envelope.  I started by stamping the Skeletons in the closet stamp.  I next used a ruler to continue the line for the "base board" to create a floor. 

Next, I stamped the spider and web in the upper right corner. I used my micron marker in .005 to create the cracks in the "wall".

To color everything I used a variety of zig clean color brush pens. and distress inks to add a bit of shading around the edges. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Be Different

Hello Again Everyone! 

Today I want to share a postcard I made for the Stampotique Designers challenge. 

The theme is favorite quote... Now, I'm not sure I have a favorite quote, or at least nothing comes to mind at the moment, so this is a saying that I happen to like... 

(If you know outside of the craft world than you know I'm my own variety of unique... lol) 

The background was created by using my dylusions paints and brayer to add the colors on. After I cut this piece down to postcard size, I used my texture cube to add a few background stamps. 

I knew I wanted to use Buru (he's a total fave. <3 ) so I used washi tape to give him a little place to sit. After looking at the postcard, I knew i needed to add a little more spice, so I added the fun banner too!  The saying I added is from one of the Tim Holtz small talk sticker packs.  

Stamp Links:
Texture cube

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Greetings from Banksy!

Hello World! 

Today I want to share some quick and easy any occasion cards I created using some of the Banksy stamps by Viva Las Vegastamps, on my ever growing stack of gelli prints. 

(if you are like me you probably have a stack or some master boards lying around... so grab some and cut those bad boys up!!!)

 ... If you don't have any, then grab a brayer or sponge dobber and slap some paint on some cardstock for bases.. lol (thats basically what my bear card is) ...

The reason I love Banksy stamps on these is because they are so bold they will show up on busy backgrounds, or shine on simple ones too! Basically you can't go wrong!! 

(stamps used listed at the bottom) 

I also used some crayola slick sticks and Tim Holtz distress crayons for some extra shading and the circle doodles. For some added grunge I flicked black dylusions sprays randomly also... the black marker is micron for the extra doodles. 

Stamps Used: 
Plate 1482 (you save $ if you buy as a plate)
Banksy Love Bug
I See Humans
Banksy Circus Bear
Banksy Eat the Rich

Thank you for visiting!
I hope you've enjoyed these fun off the wall greetings! 
(I need to make more so I can use up my growing gelli print stack!)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wild Wednesday Mail Art!

Hello Everyone!!! 


Happy Hump day! 

Today I want to share a piece of mail art I created for this weeks mail art challenge theme for Stampotique Originals. 

(check us out for more inspiration HERE)

you can add a project for this challenge HERE(or just check out some more inspiration)

To start I made a 6x6 envelope on my envelope punch board. I stamped the adorable "FoFe" on the left side then found a scrap to create a mask for my address block. I also masked off "Fofe". 
(sorry I forgot to take a picture of the beginning stage)

(stamp links at bottom)

Next I inked my background with distress inks: cracked pistachio, lucky clover, and twisted citron. 
(yes its scary at this point... and going to get scarier! ) 

Ok, now I stamped all of my background stamps in the same greens I used for the base colors. For the black images I used black archival ink. 
(see looks scarier ... but don't panic) 

Ok, now I removed my masks so I can begin to color. I colored this piece with the zig clean color brush markers. You can see the green I used on the hearts below

Once everything is colored I added some white ink and gel pens to help everything pop. 
I also added some water spots for more visual interest. 

I hope you Enjoyed this piece, and I hope it inspires you to join us! 

Stamps Used: 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Celebrate it's Mail Art Monday!

Hello Again! 

(and Happy Labor Day to those of you in the USA) 

Today I'm here again with another fun piece of mail art for VLVS to share with you! 

For the step by step make sure you watch the short video 

(and please let me know if you like this new video format or if you prefer the older method of me talking and showing everything even though they are longer)

Stamps Used: 

Banksy Girl Floating With Balloons 1 1/2 x 3 1/2

Thank you for visiting!! 
Stay inky and have a great week! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hold on to your dreams!

Hello Again!! 

Are you ready for some new Stampotique weekly inspiration?!?! 

This one is a super fun piece... I love polka dots, and who doesn't love using text for backgrounds so, I had to jump in n this one to create a super fun card!!  

I loved the idea of combining both of this months challenges, and I love how it came out

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

To start I stamped out the "Little Hoo-Hoo" stamp on a piece of card stock where I colored him and cut him out. (He was colored using zig cleancolor brush markers.)

*Its ok  if you mess up a tad coloring few people will notice... but I took a close up (below) so you can see below I do mess up, and just go with the flow... 

For my text background I started with a piece of scrapbook paper (it was a pale tan-ish color originally).  I inked it with various Tim Holtz distress inks in yellow and oranges.  I used two different stencils to add the polka dot pattern randomly around the card base. 

once I was satisfied with that I added black around the edges of the card base with a marker.  I also chose to add my sentiment at this time (from the Tim Holtz chit chat stickers), and inked around them in black with a pen. 

Last I just glued everything together. 

I hope you like this as much as I have enjoyed making it! I so love these little monster stamps from Kira Nichols!!! 

(I think I NEED them all!!!)

Don't forget to hop over to our challenge and Join us!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Wonderland Mail Art Monday!

Hello again!

Today I'm here with another fun Mail Art Monday...

Today I want to share some fun wonderland themed mail art (with a touch of Halloween inspiration).

To start I stamped Tweedledee and Tweedledum, as well as the 3 triangles. Then I masked them off. I also masked off the address box.

Next I layered purple distress inks over the whole background. I used punchenella waste as a stencil to add extra depth.  Before removing the masks, I flicked water over the envelope to add a touch of additional depth.

Once the water spots dried, I removed all of the masks. I added the wonderland and plus sign stamp to add extra details to the envelope.

To finish everything I used the zig clean color markers to color everything off.

Stamps Used: 

TweedleDum And TweedleDee 2 3/4 x 3

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Day Dreaming of Paradise

Hello Friends! 

Today I am here to share a pair of really fun ATC's

 (Artist Trading Cards) with you! 

For those of you whom know me personally, you know I am a dreamer...

I love the ocean, and my head is always in the clouds dreaming up ideas...
So this new stamp from VLVS spoke to my heart from the moment that I saw it!!! 

To create these ATC's I used the wrinkle free distress technique carefully building up each layer of color... I stamped my images in black archival ink and used a black ink pen to draw my boarder.  I also added a few flicks of some glimmer mist to give it that extra dreamy feel!

I can tell this little girl is a dreamer too!! 
(And Who doesn't Love Banksy!?!)

Stamps Used:    

Seek Paradise 3/4 x 2 1/4

Thank you for stopping in to dream with me today!
I hope you find yourself dreaming of your paradise too! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Take me to the Sea!

 Hello Everyone!!! 

I hope you are all well!
Today I want to share  two of my favorite things with you....

Mail Art and the ocean...

 now combined for this weeks challenge!!!! 

This envelope was created for the Stampotique Originals Ocean/beach theme ! 
I hope it inspires you and I hope you will hop over and join us!!  

(HERE for inspiration)

(linkz up page is HERE)

To start I stamped my images on an A2 envelope, 
(stamp links below) then I immediately masked them off so that I could ad all of my background color

(you can see it with the masks still on here)

Next remove the masks to reveal what you have to work with 

Next I colored everything with the markers shown below
(Zig clean color brush tip) 
(this is also the ink i used for my background)

To finish everything off I splashed a few drops of water on the envelope to add the spots you see below :)  (this is one of my favorite techniques!) 

Thank you for visiting! 
Now get Inky!!! 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stampotique New Release Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! 

For today's hop you should have arrived here from Jools Robertson and if you didn't, you may want to start the blog hop from the beginning (SDC blog HERE).  

See all of the new stamps in the store HERE

First is a 3 D pop up card I created using  Mokiwea

Next is the matching envelope with Mokiwea and Patio Lights

Next are 3 ATC's 

Don't forget... 
We'll be giving away a $30 gift certificate to the online store and a grab bag of stamps to two random winners who have visited the blogs. You won't know which ones they are so stop by and visit them all.  We will pick the winners on our first challenge in August.

Have fun hopping!

 Your next stop is Samantha Read