Monday, September 9, 2019

Mail Art Monday - Envelope Overload

Hello again crafty friends!

Today I'm just going to share a few photos of some recent mail art that I haven't gotten around to sharing. 

(Annie this post is mostly for you, since you may be the only person who regularly reads this blog. haha)

I often make things and never share them or even take a picture before they travel off into the world, so here is a ton of photos of my recent(ish) works that were just for fun.

I will start off with envelopes using my new Tim Holtz Halloween release stamps
(mixed with others of course)

This one went to my mail art friend Vicki right after it was made. :D

(I may add more to this, but here it is so far)

(She went off to my lovely friend Kortney in Minnesota)

(I liked this one better before the stars and edging in yellow, but here it is in all it's cheery glory)

(can you tell I love this old man Dracula?)

(Here is the card that goes in the above envelope)

Ok, so those were my cutesy new Tim Holtz stamped pieces... Now, lets go grungy!

(I love the new cadaverous set, and the yummy new webs... as you see this one will be going off to my mom soon. She fell in love with it when I showed her.)

(Here is the card that goes in the above envelope)

Now for some grungy mushroom love...

(card that goes in the above envelope)

(More mushroom love)

(of course I had to make a matching card for it too)

Ok, now on to completely random envelopes that just happened because I felt like trying something...

This is my version of an art journalish envelope...
 I think it's super fun, but my hubby and mom are not fans... Oh well. lol

This is an envelope for my brother for when he gets moved into his new apartment. 

This was a wild whim of cutesy... 
It will be less plain of course with the stamp and address. 

More wild strange cutesy
(these to may never leave my house, they aren't what I usually mail out)

Playing with an old favorite "Mr. Crow" as I call him. 

This one I loved so much I made multiples...
Its just fun and random. I sent one to my friend Gina G. :)

Ok, that's all for now, I know I haven't went into great detail on any of them, but if you have any questions on any of them, just ask in the comments,  and I will happily respond. 

Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Flower Power

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today starts week 1 of a new Stampotique challenge "Flower Power". 

For this challenge you can take it however you choose, you can do something flower based, or based of the flower power era.

Naturally, I chose to create one of my favorite things:
That's right... Mail Art!

Stamps Used:
Dirtball witch
Salutations 2

In addition to using the stamps listed above, I also used distress ink, memento ink in rose bud, various markers,  and a layering stencil.

I hope you enjoy it too!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Monocle Mail Art Monday

Hello Again Crafty Friends!

Happy Labor Day to all of you in the USA or just anyone wanting to celebrate!

Today, I will be sharing one of my favorite things...
Yep, Mail Art!!!

( And not just Mail Art... but Halloween Mail Art!)

Stamps used:
Monocle cat and pumpkin
Typeset scallop

Starting with an A2 Envelope I stamped my "monocle cat" in archival - jet black ink. However if you are going to color with alcohol base markers like I am you may want to use Memento for this. My Memento needs refilled and I wanted the cat to be very crisp which is why I was okay with a little bit of smearing of my colors.

With the leftover ink I stamps the cat a second time on scrap paper to create a mask. I cut the cat out and masked him off.

Next using memento ink I stamped my scallop along the edge.

(And of course many of you know this is one of my favorites so it would have to be a prominent stamp on this envelope.

Next remove the mask from the cat and shows to color at the border and Cat with various alcohol-based markers. I wanted to see how they look before picking out my background color. Following traditional Halloween colors..  I went with of course: purples, oranges,yellows, and greens.

With my main images colored I am ready to create the background. I re masked off the cat and scallops.

The background was Inked with distress oxide in mustard seed and ripe persimmon. While everything is still masked off, I added my star details to the background (also using ripe persimmon distress oxide ink).

Of course the fun part is always removing the masks and seeing all your colors pop together.

Now for the finishing touches...
I added a Avery address label, used a black marker to trace the inner Edge oh, then finished everything off with my stitching stamp.

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September New Stamp Release

Hello crafty friends!

You know what today is...
New stamp release time at Stampotique Originals!

Here are my samples...
I hope you all enjoy these!

New stamps found HERE

Card using the new stamp
"Cake of Babel" along with some old favorites "banner" and "Halloween cube 1"

Christmas card using the new 
"Flower Doodle"

Unicorn card using the new
"Uli unicorn"

Christmas postcard using the new
"Happy tree" and an old favorite "topher"

Ok, here's my favorite...
3 way flip card using the new 
"phrase cube 6" along with "RIP stone", "ride the broom", "arch", "hearth", and "bushes"

Monday, August 19, 2019

Mail Art Monday

Hello Crafty Friends!

Tera here again...
Today I want to share a little mail art Monday love with you all!

This is an envelope that I will be sending out to my niece soon.
I wanted something fun and sweet for her, so hopefully she likes this...
(she doesn't like my "creepy" stuff)

Stamp Used:Pirate Otto

I started by stamping Otto on an A2 sized blank envelope using memento ink.
(I stamped him slightly off the edge to give more room for an address).

Using an alcohol marker I base colored Otto.  Then, I used a mini playing card to mask off a box for the address.  I used a black micron to trace around the card. With a distress blending tool and salty ocean distress ink, I added my base in layer to the envelope.
(notice I got some on Otto, this is ok. It is water based if it drives you crazy you can lighten it with water)

I used a variety of water based and alcohol based markers to finish my coloring.
(i added green highlights and dots, which also hides the ink opps. Now it's just his texture ;D )

Now, we build the depth. Using the same blue and a distress layering stencil I added dots/blobs.
(and honestly I even love it at this point, and could have left it here.)

However, If you know me, I needed more...
SO, of course I used a few distress oxides and 2 more stencils to really build depth.

Finally I added a few flicks of picked raspberry distress Oxide spray ink to match the teddy bear and add more visual interest.

I hope you all like this as much as I do!
Now I need to make my niece a card to go with this...
(I'm trying to get her hooked on mail art... haha)

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Beautiful Blues

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today starts week 1 of a new Stampotique challenge "Monochromatic". 
For this challenge they want you to stamp in a color other than black or white. 

I chose blue as my color for my project. I stamped "Flos" in archival ink cornflower blue.
I used faded jeans, blueprint sketch, and weathered wood Distress oxide inks for the rest of my details.  I added "script background" for added detail.

I hope you like this card as much as I do. I love the layers on this.
(and this flower stamps is just so freaking pretty!)

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday in Wonderland

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy Humpday!
I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

Today I want to share a super fun set of artist trading coins AKA ATCoins. 

If you are not familiar with ATCoins they a trading coins (a sturdy medium in the shape of a circle) that measure 2.5in across.

Stamps Used:

I started with 3 Circle base cut from cardstock on my brother scanNcut. 
I used a smashing technique with distress oxides on my craft mat to create my base background.

My images were all stamped in black memento ink, and colored with various alcohol based markers on a separate piece of card stock while my bases dried. 

Finally, when everything was dried, I cut and glued my main images onto the coins.
I used a black pen and white gelly roller to add extra detail.

I also used a glue pet to add a few dots of foil for added pop.
I hope you all enjoy these little coins! 

Have you made any yet?

Thursday, August 1, 2019

New stamps release time...

Hello crafty friends!

It's that time again...
Stampotique new stamp release time!

I love this release, and I know you guys are going to love these too!!!

New Stamps:
Pumpkin Mabel
Halloween Wally
Spider Dog
Bubbling Cauldron
Spider Harry
Happy Witch

Art Journal Page with the new "Pumpkin Mabel" as well as some old favorites
(Kate's doodle cube, texture cube)
(close up)

Here is a fun little tag using the new "Spider Harry" , and Journey Collage
(I turned him into a crab)

How fun is this new lady "Bubbling cauldron"?! 
Quote is from "phrase cube 3"

Art Journal Page using the new "spider dog".
(Other stamps- arch, sweater guy, quotes #1)

Art Journal page using "Happy Witch"
(other stamps- whatwasthat, texture cube, seaweed, oodles of dodles, kate's doodle cube)

(close up)

ATC using the new "Pumpkin Mabel" with "Stacked Boxes"

ATC using "Halloween Wally" and "Phrase Cube #2"

ATCoin using "Halloween Wally" and "Pumpkin Mabel"

ATCoin using "Pumpkin Mabel"

ATC's for the August swap on the facebook group.
(the theme is 1 stamp)
 "Happy Witch" and "Pumpkin Mabel"

Art journal page using the new "bubbling cauldron" along with many older favorites. 
(Bushes, RIP stone, ride the broom, bla bla bla, arch)

I hope you all love these as much as I do!!!
(you can see I've had a ton of fun with these!)