Sunday, December 27, 2015

Artist Trading Card Time

Hello Everyone!! 

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! 

I am loving my break from class, and have spent a lot of my time crafting and with family. 

Here are two ATC's I created using Stampotique stamps. I am using these as my entry for the Stampotique Designers Challenge for December. The challenge is Alphabets. I chose to add a fun quote to each as my use of alphabets :D 

( I love this quote "change for no one!")


I hope you enjoy my take on this fun challenge!! 
 I really love the way they came out!

Products used: Dylusions paints, stampotique stamps, Viva Las Vegastamps "wake me when i'm famous", dylusions change for no one, various stencils and alcohol markers

Monday, December 21, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

Letters to Santa ...MAM Video Tutorial

Hello Again! 

I'm here with another Mail Art Monday video tutorial, and you won't believe how easy it was!!!!





Stamps Used:

Santa Collage 3 1/2 x 4 1/4

Be Filled With Joy 1 1/4 x 2

Writing Triangles 1 1/4 x 3 1.4



Thank you for visiting and I hope you all are enjoying this holiday inspiration!!



Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mail Art and the lucky winner

Hello again! 

Tera here to share some mail art and announce the lucky winner who will be getting the hand made mail art...

I decided to create one more in the northern lights style to show you the variety that can be used with this technique. 

Stamps Used:

Straggly Pine Trees 2 1/2 x 4 1/2






Thank you to all who commented on and shared my video tutorial ...

OK the wait is Over... 
The winner is...

(Thank you so much for joining us, I hope you get to see them in real life! I know I would love to also!)

Please Email me your address at Tera.callihan22@gmail.com so I can get your envelope in the mail to you soon :D 


Thank you everyone for stopping, by and I hope you feel inspired to get inky too!!! 



Monday, November 9, 2015

Northern Lights Video Tutorial and Give-Away for Mail Art Monday!

Hello Again

 and 

Happy Mail Art Monday!!!

It's me again here with today's VLVS Mail Art Monday Tutorial and give-away!!



 

Thank you for joining us for another Mail Art Monday #MAM
I hope you enjoy this video tutorial as well as the rest of our #MAM tutorials! I am having such a great time sharing these with you! I had so much fun with this last one that I thought I would send some happy mail to one of out lucky followers!!! 



I will be announcing the winner on Nov. 19th 
so you can enter up until the 18th 
for your chance to have some happy mail sent to your very own mailbox!!! 
To enter just Hop over the the VLVS blog post HERE and leave a commentand for a bonus entry share on Facebook or other social media and post the link in the comments. 
(I'd love to here themes you like to see on an envelope too!)

Stamps Used: 

Redwood Trees 2 1/4 x 3 1/2


(or get the whole plate of Awesomeness HERE 1460)


Stay inky!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I Put A Spell On You... Mail Art

Hello Again! 

It's me again here with another fun Mail Art tutorial ...
No it's not Monday but, I couldn't resist making a few more Halloween envelopes. 

Stamps Used:

Sitting Voodoo Doll 

(Individual below)


Start by stamping the voodoo doll stamp in the bottom right then mask it off.  Next stamp the paperclip on the left side. draw a box to create a space for your address. (i traced around an ATC then you can keep it to use as a mask).  I then used a combination of the stamps listed above to add texture to my envelopes. I used a sponge to color the base of my envelopes, then used coordinating markers to add accent colors. 




Thank You for visiting! 
I hope you all have a spooktacular rest of October!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Haunting Happy Mail (Video Tutorial)

It's Back...

YEP... It's MAIL ART MONDAY again!!!!


Thank you for joining me again for another fun VLVS

Mail Art Monday video tutorial! 


(sorry this one is a bit longer, but I hope you enjoy it!)
***Stamps used listed at bottom of post***


Stamps Used: 

Thank you again for Visiting again!!

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