Tuesday, September 29, 2015

More Mail Art inspiration

Hello Again!

Here for a quick share of 3 envelopes I created for a few swaps :)

Hope you all enjoyed this quick mail art post! 
Stay inky!! 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday Mail Inspiration

Good Morning!!!
Having Mail Art withdraw?
Well you came to the right place!!!
Here are a few quick envelopes or old ones I never got around to sharing..

Raven by Lost coast designs, background writing is 100 proof press, skull was a dollar bin stamp a few years ago, paper stamp is from Hobby Lobby

Stamps by Unity Stamp company (I think)

Girl by Viva Las VegaStamps! snail mail stamp from dollar bin a few years ago

Bunny by Octopode Factory don't remember who makes the banner flags

Collage (don't remember name of water stamp company)

Hand Drawn Doodle

Thank you for visiting!! 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Send Some Love

Hello Again!

Today's Mail Art Feature is brought to us by Lost Coast Designs!

I have to say I just love this Buddha stamp!! He's the perfect size for everything from pocket letters,  to cards, to even envelope art!! 

Stamps Used: 

I also used metallic sprays and some watercolor to finish everything off :D 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Making Mail Art

Hello Again!!!

So In the little spare time I've had from School I've been on a...

 Major Mail Art Kick!!!

Finally getting back to things that make me happy. 

I hope you all enjoy these pieces

I hope you enjoy these pieces!! :D 
 More to come soon!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Witchy Halloween Mail Art Video Tutorial

Hello again! 

Today I'm here with another fun installment of Mail Art Monday!!!

Here in Ohio the air is getting crisper, leaves are falling and I'm loving my spiced tea and coffees... Fall is such a fun time!

 So today's tutorial is a fun Halloween themed envelope and postcard. 
(Stamp links at the bottom of this post)

And speaking of fall themed postcards don't forget to stop by the Viva Las VegaStamp! Groupies on Facebook to join our swap!!!  I know I was so excited for this swap! I'm mailing my 4 out this week (don't worry they are still taking sign ups and they aren't due to be sent for quite a while).

Stamps Used:

Jack o' Lanterns Along Fence 3 x 2 3/4

Thank you for visiting! I hope you are feeling inspired.  Stay inky!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Mail Art Monday Spooktacular with VLVS

Hello again!!!

Today I'm here with a new spooky take on our Mail Art Mondays! 

(also Happy Labor Day!)

This  time I want to share a piece to get you ready for some fun Halloween mailing!!!
(Who doesn't want to scare the mail carrier every now and again!?!)

Stamps Used:

Bell Jar 3 x 4 3/4

Thank you for stopping, Stay Inky!!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Artful ATC's

Hello Again!!! 

Today I'm here to show you some super fun ATC's using 

Lost Coast Designs And Carmen Veranda stamps

( I LOVE Artist Trading Cards!!! They are so fun to make and collect!! and Now you can even add the to Pocket Letters!!) 

Stamps Used:   

To Create these ATC's I started with some Scraps of painted art journal paper given to me by my mom (Her blog is HERE). They were created with Dylusions paints and various stencils. I cut 3 pieces to 2x3in for stamping on and 3 pieces to 2.25 x 3.25 in to matte on. the final layer is black card stock in standard 2.5 x 3.5 in. I stamped my images on the top layer of each and set them aside to dry (ink on paint can some times be temperamental... although this paint plays well with stamps)

While the tops dried I glued the bottom and middle layers together. 
Next I glued the stamped images to their bases and used a fine tip black pen to draw on some faux stitching.... (I love that it pulls the layers together). 

Lastly I added a few hints of color to small parts of each card to help different features stand out a little more :D   Detailed photos below 

 I hope these inspire you to create some fun pieces too!! I Just love how these came out!!! :D 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mail Art Monday Continues (video tutorial)

Hello Again! 

It's me again

 I am so excited to share the 2nd official Mail Art Monday tutorial with you!! :D 
(there is also a sneak peak of what I'll be sharing in September in the video so you can be ready for halloween!! )

I hope you will join us for the next Mail Art Monday in september!! :D 
Stay Inky!! 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Puppy Love

Hello Again!!! 

It's me again with some more fun and easy inspiration for Lost Coast Designs!!
This time I want to share with you how I made this fun and easy tag for the Circle challenge!!! 
(Have you been over to the challenge blog yet to check it out? Don't forget to enter yours for a chance at a prize!!! Plus there's a lot of fun inspiration over there!!  Check it out HERE ) 

To start I used a #8 tag (the XL one) and added pink and yellow distress stain around the edges. 
(I heat dried it since i have very little patients lol but you can set aside to dry if you'd like) 

Next I stamped my ADORABLE party hat dog (found HERE) in black ink... Isn't he the cutest????

Next I used two of my TCW grunge stencils (pictures of the stencils in my post on June 27th HERE if you'd like a visual ) I sponged black ink through the stencil to add the circles. 
To finish I shadowed around the party dog with my black sparkle pan pastels 
(you can also do this with ink, but i had mine handy). 

See, I told you it was easy!! 
Wouldn't this make the cutest party invitations???  
Or maybe a Doggy Birthday card!!!

Thank you for Hopping in to see me today!!!
Happy creating!!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mail Art Monday Video Tutorial

Hello Again, I'm here again with some exciting news...

Not only is this our first official Mail Art Monday Video Tutorial, But...

More Mail Art Monday Video Tutorials are to follow!

That's Right!! 

We are going to have mail art Mondays, at least 1-2 times a month and at least one of those will be a video tutorial for those of you like me who need to see the process in real time.

As many of you know mail art is my main crafty love, so this is super exciting to me!!! 

I'm so excited to share the process with you and hopefully you pick up some tips and tricks along the way!! 

Ok so here is the first Envelope for the 1st official 
MAIL ART MONDAY Video Tutorial!!!

Viva Las VegaStamps! Stamps used: 

Pair of Butterfly Wings 

Striped Leggings