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

Monday, July 18, 2016

Boys just wanna have fun... Mail Art Monday

Hello Again!

Yep, it's Monday again! Where did the weekend go? 
Well, at least it looks like the 2 boys in this weeks mail art Monday are having some fun!!!

What's on the other side of the fence I wonder!? Is it a scary dog? A crazy neighbor? Or maybe a pool party.... We may never know!! Haha

So for this piece I wanted something fun and simple like the summers of my past. I started by stamping the quote then I masked it off and drew the box around the mask. I also masked off the address block and drew around it.

Next I stamped what I'm calling the mischievous boys... Lol

Pretty simple right? I thought so! Now color away and its ready to be mailed out!!!

I hope you enjoy this fun pair as much as I do!  They just make me giggle!
Well enjoy your daily grind and remember to enjoy some mischief now and again!

Stamps used:

Peeking Boys 2 3/4 x 3 1/2

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It's Party Time!!!

Hello Everyone!!
Today I am so excited to share my 1st 
Stampotique designers challenge inspiration!

The first challenge for July is Party time!!!

I created this fun A2 card using various water based inks and a stencil to create the background.

Stamps Used: Jammin', Dog Cube, and the Banner.  

To color my images I used a variety of alcohol markers, gel pens, and zig clean color brush pens. 

I hope this inspires you to join us for the challenge for a chance to win a chance at free stamps! 

Visit the challenge blog HERE for more info and inspiration, or join us on facebook! 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Exciting News!

Hello everyone!! 
I have some exciting news to share... 

Today is my first day as a part of the Stampotique Originals Design team!!! I have been a fan for many years, so i feel completely honored to have made the cut! 

I am so excited to be joining thier amazing team to help them create and share inspiration with you you! I am also co-hosting the ATC swaps on thier facebook group with the amazing Cassandra Sloan! so be sure to check them out and join us!

Here are my two ATC's for the first swap... 

The theme is "framed"

Monday, June 27, 2016

Just a Poe boy mail art


Just a super quick post to share this fun Poe envelope I made a while back....

I love this new Edgar Allen Poe stamp by Viva Las Vegastamps!!!  he's just what I was looking for!!! Hopefully I will have more to share with you soon using this awesome stamp!

stay inky friends!!

VLVS Challenge inspiration

Hello Everyone!!! 
Today I wanted to share an envelope I created to help inspire you in this months challenge! 

I hope you will join us!

Stamps Used: 

Deliver To: 3/4 x 2