Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Buddha's Going Postal

Hello Again! 
It's been a while, but here again with another fun and easy tutorial for you using the AMAZING  LCD stamps!!
(I'm Loving this Buddha stamp with my new Dylusions paints!!)

Today I want to share this fun Buddha postcard. 

LCD Stamps- Buddha from Asian set (HERE) and Agregate background (HERE
Paint in yellow, green, turquoise (mine are all the new Dylusions paints)
Tim Holtz sponge dabbers (or painting method of choice.. these are just fast and easy to slap paint down)
Black Paper for the background dry embossed with the Tim Holtz rays embossing folder (you could probably get a similar effect with the rays stencil if you don't have an embossing machine) 
Tim Holtz or other rub-ons (optional for quote in postcard)
Scissors and Glue of choice
Black Pan pastel (for optional shading)

Start by dry painting (dry brushing) your embossed background with your green and turquoises paints letting some black show through (set aside to dry). Next paint a piece of cardstock yellow to stamp your Buddha on (or color with yellow Highlighters?).
Now that both are dry stamp the Agregate background on your embossed cardstock, and stamp your Buddha on the yellow (you can also add your rub-ons on your cardstock at this time if you plan to use some).  Cut your Buddha out leaving a tiny boarder to help him "pop" off the page. 
Glue everything together and you have a finished piece!!

(Use good glue if using as a postcard. I used Glossy Accents)

You can add this to a greeting card backing or just mail as is :D 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

50 Shades of Green Mail Art

Hello again everyone!!!

Today I want to share a fun mail art envelope created for 
The Lost Coast Designs 50 Shades of Green Hop!!!!

Now to just find a green postage stamp to match!!!

"50 Shades of GREEN" 
Readers Progressive Blog Hop Giveaway!
Win a $20 gift certificate to spend at Lost Coast Designs!
March 11 - 30

Calling all fans of Lost Coast Designs and Carmen’s Veranda!

Starting today we are hosting our very first progressive blog hop on the Lost Coaster's Review blog and EVERYONE is invited to participate and be in the running to win a $20 gift certificate to spend at Lost Coast Designs!

Members of the Lost Coast Design Team kick off the hop today at 11am PST so pop on over, hop all the blogs, get inspired and join the fun!  Link up your own Shades of GREEN projects from today through to March 30 and keep the blog hop rolling!  Visit the Lost Coaster’s Review blog for all the participation details!  The winner will be announced on March 31 and some Honourable Mention blog badges are up for grabs too! 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

We're all Mad Here

Tera Here with my 1st post for Lost Coast Designs!!! 
My love is Mail Art so I wanted to share that love with you!
This piece is also a perfect example for this months Challenge 10: Use some red

Stamps Used:
Perspective Floor
Four Alices

Other Supplies:
washi tape
shabby shutters distress ink
distress markers
VersaFine ink

I started by stamping Alice in the top left of the envelope, then I masked her off.
Next I stamped the perspective floor.  I used distress markers to color my alice stamp then sponged the shabby shutters green on the background. To finish by piece off I used some washi tape that I though felt like wonderland to me

Thank you for visiting!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Making more Mail Art

Hello Again!!
So I promised you some more Mail Art and Here it is!!!!
The FABULOUS feature stamp is by 100 Proof Press Rubber Stamps

I used scrapbook paper to create my envelope and address label. 
and I used a stamp from this awesome plate HERE (I love It!!)
I also used distress ink to age everything :D 
I hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, February 16, 2015

SteamPunk ATC

Hello Again to all my crafty Friends!!!
Today I want to share a fun steampunk ATC
Created for 100 Proof Press

scrapbook paper
Stamps HERE
Ink-VersaFine Black, VersaFine Sepia, Distress Ink walnut stain, Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Crackle paint -vintage photo

Start by creating your background in various brown inks

Stamp your focal image in black

Use pop-dots to raise your image up then add your crackle paint and let it dry

Thank You for stopping to visit! I have more Mail art coming up in 2 days so be sure to stop back in for another visit!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Send Some Love

 Happy Valentines Day to all my crafty friends!!!

Today in the spirit of love I thought I would create one of my favorite things... 
Mail Art!!!!

Today's Envelope features 2 rubber stamps from the fabulous 100 Proof Press.
You can find the 2 stamps Here and Here

Other Supplies:
Scrapbook paper to crate the envelope, Tim Holtz Ink dabber, Dylusions spray ink, VersaFine Ink, paper snipping scissors. 

Start by stamping your dog on plain paper and scrapbook paper... 
Then cut both pieces out

I also used the paint dabber to edge the envelope for some focal texture. 
(I also used the dylusions to add some pink splatter for background interest)

Love the Cheers stamp too!!

Look how cute this pup is!! 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Steampunk for New Years!

Hello Again!!!! 
It's me Tera here with my last post for VLVS.
I will miss you all but i'm so thankful for the opportunity that VLVS has given me and i hope to come back after I finish school. 

Today I want to share a fun steampunk tag just in time for New Years!


- 1 Large tag cut from chipboard 
-Various chipboard die cuts 
-Metal embellishments (Tim Holtz or other) I used a Tim Holtz wing and metal fastener, as well as a button
-Black Dylusions spray ink
-perfect pearls shimmer spray
-InkaGold -Silver, Orange, Black
-Scrapbook paper ruler
-Favorite Adhesive (I used Glossy Accents)
-distress markers to color yours stamped image

Start by spraying your chipboard pieces and tag with black dylusions ink, then allow them to dry. Next use your finger to dry rub the inkagolds on your chipboard pieces for a metallic feel. Also add some inkagold to your metal pieces. :D 

I then arranged the pieces on the tag and glued them down with glossy accents. For my stamped image I stamped her on cardstockwith verafine ink, I colored her then misted with the perfect pearls shimmer spray to keep a consistent shimmery look.

Thank you for all of your support! 
Have a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tis the Season... VLVS Card Hop

Hello Again, 
Tera Here with another vintage Christmas piece.

I hope you are enjoying this super fun Viva Las Vegastamps! Christmas card Blog Hop!

Be sure to stop at all the other blogs too!!
Tera <<<---- You are Here! :D

Ink - VersaFine Sepia & Black
scrap Christmas paper, kraft paper and embossing folder (optional)
Tim Holtz Tiny attacher and adhesive

Start by cutting your card base from Kraft paper, (I embossed mine with a dot embossing folder). 
Next stamp your Santa in the right hand corner with VersaFine ink in Sepia ink.

To add depth I grabbed some scrap Christmas music paper and ripped it to fit the side of my card. Before attaching it to your card use your sepia ink to pre-distress your paper. 
At this time you can also stamp your "Joy" on a scrap to be cut out and distressed as well

Use adhesive and your tiny attacher to put your card together, and there you have it a super cute and easy Christmas card in no time at all!! :D 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A new way to use Viva Las VegaStamps! and Die-namites dies

Hello Again! 
Today, I am here to share a super fun Christmas Mail Art envelope I made for the Viva Las VegaStamps! and Die-namites blog hop.

Products Used:
Die-Namites Die Leafy Branch


Santa Collage 3 1/2 x 4 1/4

Holly Large 2 3/4 x 2 1/4

Noel 1 1/4 x 2 1/2

Jingle Bells 3/4 x 2

Pen Tips 2 3/4 x 2

Scrapbook paper to create your Envelope
verasFine Sepia Ink
Distress ink:  Brick Red, Vintage photo
paper to cut your "Mask" out of
makeup sponge or blending tool

Start by cutting your scrapbook paper of choice into an envelope shape you like, I made mine pretty basic as you can see above, 

Next, I stamped all of the stamps listed above in Sepia Ink, and Brick Red ink
(you can also see the piece I die cut to use as my "mask")

(here are the bottom right 2) 

(here are the top right 2)

Now start inking over your "mask" in distress ink (vintage photo) 
remember to overlap some areas to add depth 

another view

You can imagine all the wonderful uses for this technique this holiday!!! Imagine custom gift wrap, tags, cards and more!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dreaming of Spring Mail Art

Hello, It's me Tera here again with a "dreaming of spring" mail art piece
(Its snowing here in Ohio, and I'm so NOT a winter person!!! I bet you can see why I'm ready for spring again already)

Lets get started...

Stamps Used:

Girl in Princess Costume 

Butterfly Specimens

Line of Grass

Field of Wildflowers

Other supplies: 
Distress Markers
Distress ink: in various greens, and weathered wood for the sky
Black ink of choice

Start by stamping the Girl in Princess Costume in the black ink of your choice, then stamp it again on scrap paper to create a "Mask". place your "mask" over your stamped image to protect it while you work. Next stamp your Line of Grassand Field of Wildflowers in various greens. 

Along the edge of your envelope stamp your Butterfly Specimens in black ink. Now add your "clouds" by selective "masking" and inking. (remember to leave the center light so you can read the address on your envelope).

After all of your ink has dried, remove the "mask" and use your markers to add color to bring everything to life! 

I hope you are inspired and dreaming of spring along with me!