Monday, April 15, 2019

Off to Wonderland...

Hello Crafty Friends!
Happy Mail Art Monday!!!

Stamps Used:

I started by stamping my scalloped boarder along the base. 
Then masked it off to stamp my main image. 
(for the address box I used Zig millennium markers to trace a rectangle mask.  I used the same marker to make the smoke extend to the top of the envelope)

Next, I colored my base images with blick alcohol markers. 

When everything was colored, I masked everything off and began to create clouds using a hand made stencil and distress ink. 

To finish everything off, I add finishing details with colored pencils, and a white paint marker. 

Thank you for visiting!
I hope this brings you a bit of Monday cheer.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

So cute!!

Hello there!
Today's inspiration is for this weeks challenge with Stampotique is all about cuteness ♡ 

I made a fun action wobble card using the adorable plane and characters by Kassa.

I wish you could see it "wobble" it's so cute!!!

I hope you all join us!!

Monday, April 1, 2019

No jokes about it...

Hello crafty friends!!!

It's a new month, and that means new Stampotique stamps!!!

Nope,  this is not an April fool's day joke!

Art journal page. I wanted a Nightmare before Christmas feel... I hope you like it. Loving this new girl "scraps".

Close up.

Card using the new "squared" stamp as a boarder. I added a few old favorites dog cube, and Newton. 

New "squared" stamp as a background, along with the new potted cactus.
(And you know I said I love whatwasthat, so I had to add it to the cactus) 

Potted cactus used as a boarder, along with Daniel's fairy. 

Potted cactus along with one of my quote stamps (approach with caution).  

Potted cactus, whatwasthat, approach with caution quote

Art journal page 

Close up

I hope you all enjoy these new stamps as much as I do!

Ignore Reality...

Hello Again, 

Happy April Fool's Day and Mail Art Monday!!!

Stamps Used:
Man with Tea Cup
Double Coffee Rings
Doodle Frame
Cow in your face
Deliver To

I started with an A2 Envelope and card base.

I forgot to take pictures until a few steps in, so I hope you understand my description.
I started by inking my man with tea cup (when inking I masked off the head on the stamp). I stamped the body in memento ink. With the body stamped and dried, I masked this area off.

Next, I stamped the cows head in memento black and masked it off too.

On the envelope, I stamped my scalloped boarder "Doodle frame", and deliver to. I masked off the address area with a small block of paper, and masked off my boarder.

(Below you can see all the pieces masked off)

With everything masked off, I used Distress Oxide inks in: mustard seed, fossilized amber, ripe persimmon, and spiced marmalade. The stencils used were the Tim Holtz layering stencils. 

The best part... removing the masks....
And coloring the base pieces.

Now, the finishing touches...
I stamped my coffee ring stamp. I added a few flicks of distress stain inks in black soot, and picket fence. I also added a matching cactus stamp.

Below on my matching card, I added a Tim Holtz snarky sticker.

I hope you all enjoy this set. This was made special for a new friend whom is also a coffee lover as well as a fan of cows. 

How do you drink your coffee? 
Mine is usually 90% milk and sugar with a hint of coffee...
AKA cappuccino, frappes and lattes

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

One for the books...

Hello crafty friends!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Today, I want to share a super fun art journal page using Viva Las VegaStamps! I have this punched to go in a happy planner. I wanted something to record books I've read on.

Stamps used:

I started with my blank art journal page, and stamped my dragon 1st in memento ink. (On a second piece of paper, I created a mask of the dragon)

With the dragon masked off, I stamped my library card. I masked off the 1st library card, and then stamped it a second time.

I used distress oxide ink to color my background and for the stenciling.

Next I should have stamped my library return dates, but I did this out of order so I had to remark everything.

With all the masks removed,  I used blick alcohol markers to color my dragon. I also used nuva glitter pen to add a little glitter.

I hope you all enjoy this page as much as I do.... now, to fill it with books.

What are you reading?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Heavy metal love

Hello crafty friends!

It's Wednesday,  and you know what that means... inspiration for the weekly Stampotique Originals challenge 

If you haven't guessed by today's blog title... the theme is
Heavy Metal

This is actually week 2 of the challenge, so be sure to hop over to the stampotique blog and check out last week's inspiration too!

I actually ended up making two pieces for this challenge.  The first piece I made was a super grungy fun steampunkish card; and for the second one I did a clean and simple style sympathy card with metal heat embossing. 

(Stamps linked below each card)

(Close up for details)

(Close up for details)

Thank you for visiting.
I hope you are inspired and join us in the challenge! Don't forget there's a chance for a $30 gift card.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Nervous Breakdown Mail Art Monday

Hello crafty friends!

It's Monday!
And, do you know what that means?
 Mail art of course! One of my favorite days of the week!!

Today I want to share an extra special piece with you is so fitting with how my last week has gone! I hope you all get a kick out of this and we'll up and matching card.

Stamps Used:

Other products:
A2 card and envelope
Distress ink- candied apple, wild honey
Archival ink- jet black
Zig clean color markers 
Distress stain- black soot

I started by stamping my angry man on both the card base and the envelope base. As well, as on a separate piece of paper to create a mask.

I used post-it notes to create my address box, which also double as a mask for this area.

Next, I partially stamped the warn clock face on the top left corner of my envelope to give some depth. Or extra added depth I then used the dictionary page for more partial stamping all over.

With all my base stamping completed, I started to lay down my ink background. I used Wild Honey distress ink to cover the entire background layer.

With my inking done I felt they needed a little bit more texture and detail oh, so I used the tiny chevrons to add extra depth in the top left since eventually there will be a postage stamp on the top right.

After the background layer was where I wanted it, I used a Tim Holtz layering stencil to add candied apple distress ink for some texture. I also use the same color to Inca round the edges of the envelope.

I removed all of the masks, and decided to add my stitching to the sides of my address box. When I was satisfied with how everything looked I used my Zig clean color markers to color my main image.

I used the same colors to color the image on the card as well. To finish everything off I stamped my quote on my card oh, and added a few flicks of distress stain to my envelope.

To give extra flair, and top everything off...I added a basketball postage stamp. 
Which is perfectly fitting, since March is called "March Madness" for basketball season. 
This guy definitely looks like he has some Madness going on.

Thank you For joining me today!
Hope this inspires you!