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Friday, October 31, 2014

The Crafters Workshop and Viva Las VegaStamps Hop!

Hop by the host blogs here:  VLVS and TCW 

Viva Las VegaStamps!: Why Hello,  Be True,  Do all things with Love
Watercolor crayons (or whatever you like to color with)
Micron marker
VersaFine Black ink
Watercolor paper cut to ATC size

Start by stenciling your faces on all your cards (the part of each that you want, I did all right sides) 
now add some details to make them unique (eyelashes, eyebrows, whatever you like!connect lines if you want, just go wild!)

Now color on your awesome faces using your watercolor ... When your cards are finished drying stamp some fun and sassy sayings to add flare to you art!! 

Detailed pics below

Thank you for hopping by!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Murder Mystery Mail Art!!!

Ready for some Murder Mystery MailArt?
ok, lets see if you can solve the crime!!
(wildest/funniest guess in the comment wins this envelope!!! leave your guesses on the VLVS Blog HERE)

Stamps Used: 

other supplies:
Ink- black, brick red distress, weathered wood distress, frayed burlap distress ink
Markers in various colors (distress, stamping markers and copics for the skin)
White Jelly Roller pen
my fingers for the finger prints

Start by stamping your crime scene tape then masking it off, next stamp Sherlock. 
while your crime scene tape is still masked off use your jagged fence stamp and your ink drops/runs stamp (or blood in my case), Want to add some extra mystery? add a coffee ring stamp! 
for added fun ink up some fingers and add some random prints!! :D 

Who was drinking coffee at the crime scene?? The cops? Sherlock? the Criminal? you decide!!! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Tag Tutorial

Hello Again!!! 
Today I'm going to share a super fun tag tutorial just in time for Halloween. This set was created for 100 proof press using the Skeleton Torso Stamp (found HERE)
Large Handwriting (HERE)
Profit & Loss Sheet (HERE)
Anatomical Heart (Optional for charms HERE)

Ok Lets get started...
(maybe grab your morning drink, because this is really photo heavy...)

I started with some patterned scrapbook paper for a nice base. 
(this paper was by prima a fairy paper set?)

Start by inking your tags with Distress ink in Wild Honey 

Next using distress ink in vintage photo stamp the large handwriting on the background  

Now for some contrast use the distress ink in Dusty Concord stamp the #'s from the profit & loss stamp

Now flick some water drops to distress your tag 

Ok, We're back to the dusty concord to distress around the edges of your tag

Next using Black VersaFine ink stamp your skeleton on the center of the tag, then rough up/distress the edges of your tag to give it a nice tattered look 

Now lets pull the tag together... 
I added some tiny tags (cut from scrapbook paper) and a tiny paper clip
I also added a strip of Tim Holtz washi tape on the side
(see below) 

(now re distress the edges and add ink on the edges) 

Ok, now ink up your ribbon using the same colors then dry, Tie on the tag and add some Tim Holtz charms... 
Want to see a bonus on making your own charms using stamps and shrink plastic???
If you said yes keep scrolling down ;) 

 Stamp your Anatomical heart on some shrink plastic 

Now cut it out as close to the stamp as you feel comfortable but be sure to leave room at the top to make a place to hook a ring through, then punch a hole (i used my crop-o-dile eyelet setter for this)

Here you see the size before it is shrunk (don't panic!) 
You can also see what I mean with the ring

Shrink your Heart 
(i forgot to take the ring out after my picture so i had to make a new hole because i had issues when shrinking since the metal got too hot and melted through the shrink plastic...)

Using alcohol inks distress your heart to your desired look

Now add to your charm ring and Enjoy!!! 

I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! :D
Thank you for visiting!!