Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Art Journaling using Viva Las VegaStamps!

I'm here with a fun tutorial on creating beautiful faces in your art Journals using Stamps!
 Who says you have to be able to draw to art journal?


 Have a peak at the first video for a quick and easy tutorial on how I created the beautiful face below. 
With rubber stamps you can create a completely cohesive piece without knowing how to draw!

(Part 1 The making of the face)


You can watch part 2 HERE 
If you're still playing along HERE's part 3
Finishing touches HERE for part 4

Supplies list in cast you want to play along: 

Rubber Stamps:

Large Arrow Heart 2 x 1 3/4Chicken Wire 3 3/4 x 4 1/2The Usual Suspects 3/4 x 3Flying Eye Insect 2 3/4 x 2 1/4Harlequin Diamond Background 4 1/2 x 5 3/4, Number Strip 1 1/4 x 3 1/4Plate 1428Plate 1430, (in the example below I also used: Large Lightbulb 2 x 3)

Acyrlic paint in various colors (I used: pink,yellow, medium skin, green, aqua, white)
Paint brushes (various sizes)
Paper/Art journal for you to work on (I used vintage sheet music)
Scissors (because you never know)
Black permanent marker (Micron or Zig Vellum writer are my preferred markers)
Washi Tape
Gel Medium or Mod Podge (or your preferred adhesive)
You could also use scrapbook paper and word cut outs



I hope this inspires you! 
Please share what you create I'd love to see your art too!!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Victorian Mail Art Post Card

Wow, It's been a while since I've shared a piece that I've made not for my design team.... 
So today I have a Victorian Postcard that I created for a swap on Facebook. 


(I did of course still use Viva Las VegaStamps, and I combined them with some fun Graphic 45) 

Ok, I hope I enjoy this piece as much as I do, I plan on doing a video tutorial soon  :) 




Friday, March 28, 2014

Mail Art Funnies!

Good Morning to you all!!! 
(or at least it's morning for me!) 

Today I want to share a quick Mail art Piece I made for a friend... Warning this is not for the faint of heart! 
But If you have a sense of humor you may laugh your tush off!! I know I had tons of giggle fits while making this one!! 


If you have any questions on the stamps used, or anything else please ask! 

Have a Super Fun Day!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

ATC + Mail Art {VIDEO TUTORIAL} and WINNERS!!

Hello again! 

It's Me Tera here with you to share an ATC and a matching piece of mail art! 


Welcome to the next to last day of the ATC Bash!



I hope you've all been Enjoying this super fun bash VLVS has been hosting! It has really inspired me!


I made a Video to show you exactly how I made this mail art envelope so you can re-create it yourself!!



(Below is the finished envelope created in the tutorial)

NOW Who wants me to announce the winners of the mail Art Give-Away selected using Random.org ??? 

VicR said...

I LOVE all Mail Art! Hard to pick a FAV, but what a hoot that last one is, with the 'big girl panties' - LOL
Thanks for a chance to win :)


Annie said...

Tera, your mail art is SO awesome! You know I love it and I love it even more when it shows up in my mail. I carry no shame jumping in here trying to get more. I love most the Usual SuspectsBeware of the Pink Flamingo, and the first three. Your envelope designs are not only fun to look at, but inspirational too. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your art!


Donna Nuce said...

Love them all (except the first one, bugs are NOT my thing). But as a retired military member I laughed my a** off at the big girl panties one!
Have a great day!



all are fun - but my favorite is #3 - I love plays on classic and neo-classic architecture!
What a clever giveaway contest!


karen sallows said...

I love all of them, you will have to pick for me. Parrot 



My fave is the "Discover, feed your soul, destination unknown" with the craft background. The colors and images take me to a place where I feel like I could go exploring to find new land. Wouldn't that be fun!!!



I would love the sophisticated rooster!He is so classy and fun!


Gerrina said...

They are all beautiful in there own way...
I loved looking and try to see wich stamps you used...
Cannot help myself, but I have something with water the last two weeks, so the sailor and the diver mail Art are the ones I like best at the moment... Inky greetings, Gerrina


chaddy233 said...

Totally cool mail art! I love them all, but I think my favorite is the Grandville bug and Grandville hawk. followed by the Grandville chicken!! but the one under the sea with the window fish is pretty awesome too!


Chark said...

love the architectural discover one, the way the stamps go together is fab and I love classical architecture. The pen is a perfect complement and the whole thing is classy!
BONUS Winners 

sandi.james said...

beware of the pink flamingos!!

Karen Buchanan said...

Hard to pick a favorite! But I am a dog lover, love the chicken, the parrot, the fish,,, told you too hard!

Winners Please Email Me with your Mailing Address at:       
with-in 48 hours to claim your envelope!! :D 




Stamps USED (Envelope and ATC)

Cowboy Carrying Letter 3 3/4 x 3 3/4



Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mail Art Give-Away!!

Hello Again!!!
Want a Chance to win one of the10 envelopes below?...
YES there will be10 WINNERS!!! (what can I say, I do LOVE mail Art and Sharing!) 

Then Head HERE to the Viva Las VegaStamps Blog for the details!!!!!!

 As Always thank you for stopping to see us, We Love hearing from you!!  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Mail Art Mania!!!

Hello again! 
Just a Quick post...

I wanted to share the pieces here that I shared on the Viva Las VegaStamps Blog the other day, for more info check out the Post HERE

I love these New stamps!!!! 

Thank you for stopping by!! :D

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tag you're It!

Hello There!
Tera Here again
Just wanted to share a quick Tag that I made the other day using some really fun stamps!!

Products Used:

Owl In Vest 2 x 3

Distress Ink and Black Archival Ink 






Also Stay tuned I will have some New MAIL ART on the VLVS Blog on the 23rd!!!! hehe

Friday, February 7, 2014

Love is a Work Of Heart!

Wanna see my newest Layout that for Viva Las VegaStamps?? 
You know you want to... So go visit there Blog Post HERE for details and MORE PICTURES!!! 

(this piece is a house warming gift for my brother and his girlfriend, I plan to put it in a shadow box frame) 
Please remember to leave a comment on the VLVS blog to let them know you stopped by! We all love seeing visitors looking at our hard work :D

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The End Is Near

Hello again! It's me Tera here with another fun project for Viva Las VegaStamps! Read all the details and see more pictures HERE. This time I am sharing a Small keep sake box I made for youngest brother. We just helped him move into his dorm a few weeks ago. 
For this box I've created a distressed Apocalypse style box! 
Fitting for a boys Dorm room Don't you think!?!



  I Also used:  
UM Wow Studio Gear Mash  gears
Gold and Silver Mica pieces
grunge board #4 
black dylusions spray ink. 

Thank you all so much for stopping by! I hope you are all inspired! 


Stay warm It's a snowy mess here!! 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Altered Book Cover

I wanted to share My altered book cover here in case you missed it the day it went live on the Viva Las VegaStamps Blog I LOVE the way this on turned out! It was such a fun piece to make!!

Do you want to see some close-ups and read how I created this piece? Read the full post HERE