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Monday, June 27, 2016

Just a Poe boy mail art


Just a super quick post to share this fun Poe envelope I made a while back....

I love this new Edgar Allen Poe stamp by Viva Las Vegastamps!!!  he's just what I was looking for!!! Hopefully I will have more to share with you soon using this awesome stamp!

stay inky friends!!

VLVS Challenge inspiration

Hello Everyone!!! 
Today I wanted to share an envelope I created to help inspire you in this months challenge! 

I hope you will join us!

Stamps Used: 

Deliver To: 3/4 x 2

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Nuts About Mail Art

Hello again,
 it's me Tera here with a fun piece of mail art, that is just because I can.

When it comes to mail art I usually have a rhyme or reason,  but today I just created to create.  I basically picked stamps to use just because I liked them, and regardless of theme. 

To start I began with a standard A2 envelope and stamped the fun little acorn.  I masked it off then stamped the doodle circles and grunge plus signs. ( I used them as an x)

The row of chevrons was used to create a focal spot for the address to be easily observed.   

Now that all of the foreground stamping is done, I used various blue and green distress inks to lay color down on the background until I got a fade I was happy with. 

From there i decided to add my background by stamping the numbers and dictionary page randomly in various distress inks.   

Now to finish everything off i removed the mask and colored the acorn using a water brush and zig clean color markers. I also used black glitter pan pastels to edge around the acorn giving it a little bling. 

Stamps Used:

Numbers Set 2 1/2 x 2

Thank you for checking out this tutorial, I hope it inspires you to get creative today! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Father's Day blog hop!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the Viva Las VegaStamps Father's day blog hop!

You'll want to make sure you hop along with us and comment on each blog, because VLVS will be giving away one pound o' rubber to one random comment from one random blog in the hop!!!

Blogs in the Hop:

For my piece I chose to create an ATC inspired by my dad.  It's hard to believe he's been gone a year and a half already!! 

 Anyhow, When I think of my dad, one of the first things I think of is how strong he was.  So, needless to say I chose "strong" for my focal word. 

I started by inking my card stock with antique linen distress ink, then embossing my card stock with a Tim Holtz embossing folder (forgive me I can't remember the name).  Now to help the embossing really pop, I sponged on some vintage photo distress ink. To add a little more depth I also stamped the Waybill/invoice stamp lightly with vintage photo ink.  Now flick a few drops pf water to react with the distress ink and add some more grunge.

On a separate piece of card stock I stamped the word strong (from the strong man stamp), and Beethoven in black VersaFine ink.  I fussy cut them out, and lightly distressed the word strong and Beethoven with vintage photo ink so they would match the background. Lastly, I glued everything together.

Thank you for hopping along with us! I hope you enjoyed this memorial ATC as much as I enjoyed making it.  

Monday, June 6, 2016

Time to celebrate- Mail Art Monday!

Hello Again!!!

Welcome back for another fun Mail Art Monday project!!!

This one is super special to me. 

This was created in honor of my friends and I finally graduating dental hygiene school!

Yes, that's right... I'm officially a Registered Dental Hygienist!!! 

SO... Let's ... CELEBRATE!!!!

To start I began by stamping the creepy cone hat and creepy bald guy, and masking them off.  I also stamped the writing triangles and masked them off too.  At this time you should also mask of your desired address space (and trace around it).  

Now time to add the fun stuff...
Stamp the doodle frame first across the top, then the chevron banner below it... 
(because why have 1 banner when you can have 2 !?! ) 
Stamp Celebrate above the address box

Are you still hanging in there? 
Time to pull this all together... I used Distress ink in blues, greens, and yellows to base ink the background... then to detail the background I randomly stamped the doodle dots and numbers set.
Now stamp the dictionary page around the edges to help pull focus to the center.   

Now, Lets see how things look without the masks.
(this is always one of my favorite parts!) 

Ok, now we are in the final stages!! 
Stamp the stitching on the address label and color everything in. 
(I used watercolor brush pens to color mine)

Then, to finish everything off I used black pan pastels to edge everything and make them pop!

Thanks for sticking in with me, I know this was a long one. 
I hope you enjoyed this piece as much as me!! 

Stamps Used:

Creepy Cone Hat