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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Take me to the Sea!

 Hello Everyone!!! 

I hope you are all well!
Today I want to share  two of my favorite things with you....

Mail Art and the ocean...

 now combined for this weeks challenge!!!! 

This envelope was created for the Stampotique Originals Ocean/beach theme ! 
I hope it inspires you and I hope you will hop over and join us!!  

(HERE for inspiration)

(linkz up page is HERE)

To start I stamped my images on an A2 envelope, 
(stamp links below) then I immediately masked them off so that I could ad all of my background color

(you can see it with the masks still on here)

Next remove the masks to reveal what you have to work with 

Next I colored everything with the markers shown below
(Zig clean color brush tip) 
(this is also the ink i used for my background)

To finish everything off I splashed a few drops of water on the envelope to add the spots you see below :)  (this is one of my favorite techniques!) 

Thank you for visiting! 
Now get Inky!!! 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stampotique New Release Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! 

For today's hop you should have arrived here from Jools Robertson and if you didn't, you may want to start the blog hop from the beginning (SDC blog HERE).  

See all of the new stamps in the store HERE

First is a 3 D pop up card I created using  Mokiwea

Next is the matching envelope with Mokiwea and Patio Lights

Next are 3 ATC's 

Don't forget... 
We'll be giving away a $30 gift certificate to the online store and a grab bag of stamps to two random winners who have visited the blogs. You won't know which ones they are so stop by and visit them all.  We will pick the winners on our first challenge in August.

Have fun hopping!

 Your next stop is Samantha Read

Monday, July 18, 2016

Boys just wanna have fun... Mail Art Monday

Hello Again!

Yep, it's Monday again! Where did the weekend go? 
Well, at least it looks like the 2 boys in this weeks mail art Monday are having some fun!!!

What's on the other side of the fence I wonder!? Is it a scary dog? A crazy neighbor? Or maybe a pool party.... We may never know!! Haha

So for this piece I wanted something fun and simple like the summers of my past. I started by stamping the quote then I masked it off and drew the box around the mask. I also masked off the address block and drew around it.

Next I stamped what I'm calling the mischievous boys... Lol

Pretty simple right? I thought so! Now color away and its ready to be mailed out!!!

I hope you enjoy this fun pair as much as I do!  They just make me giggle!
Well enjoy your daily grind and remember to enjoy some mischief now and again!

Stamps used:

Peeking Boys 2 3/4 x 3 1/2

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It's Party Time!!!

Hello Everyone!!
Today I am so excited to share my 1st 
Stampotique designers challenge inspiration!

The first challenge for July is Party time!!!

I created this fun A2 card using various water based inks and a stencil to create the background.

Stamps Used: Jammin', Dog Cube, and the Banner.  

To color my images I used a variety of alcohol markers, gel pens, and zig clean color brush pens. 

I hope this inspires you to join us for the challenge for a chance to win a chance at free stamps! 

Visit the challenge blog HERE for more info and inspiration, or join us on facebook! 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Exciting News!

Hello everyone!! 
I have some exciting news to share... 

Today is my first day as a part of the Stampotique Originals Design team!!! I have been a fan for many years, so i feel completely honored to have made the cut! 

I am so excited to be joining thier amazing team to help them create and share inspiration with you you! I am also co-hosting the ATC swaps on thier facebook group with the amazing Cassandra Sloan! so be sure to check them out and join us!

Here are my two ATC's for the first swap... 

The theme is "framed"