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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hold on to your dreams!

Hello Again!! 

Are you ready for some new Stampotique weekly inspiration?!?! 

This one is a super fun piece... I love polka dots, and who doesn't love using text for backgrounds so, I had to jump in n this one to create a super fun card!!  

I loved the idea of combining both of this months challenges, and I love how it came out

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

To start I stamped out the "Little Hoo-Hoo" stamp on a piece of card stock where I colored him and cut him out. (He was colored using zig cleancolor brush markers.)

*Its ok  if you mess up a tad coloring few people will notice... but I took a close up (below) so you can see below I do mess up, and just go with the flow... 

For my text background I started with a piece of scrapbook paper (it was a pale tan-ish color originally).  I inked it with various Tim Holtz distress inks in yellow and oranges.  I used two different stencils to add the polka dot pattern randomly around the card base. 

once I was satisfied with that I added black around the edges of the card base with a marker.  I also chose to add my sentiment at this time (from the Tim Holtz chit chat stickers), and inked around them in black with a pen. 

Last I just glued everything together. 

I hope you like this as much as I have enjoyed making it! I so love these little monster stamps from Kira Nichols!!! 

(I think I NEED them all!!!)

Don't forget to hop over to our challenge and Join us!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Wonderland Mail Art Monday!

Hello again!

Today I'm here with another fun Mail Art Monday...

Today I want to share some fun wonderland themed mail art (with a touch of Halloween inspiration).

To start I stamped Tweedledee and Tweedledum, as well as the 3 triangles. Then I masked them off. I also masked off the address box.

Next I layered purple distress inks over the whole background. I used punchenella waste as a stencil to add extra depth.  Before removing the masks, I flicked water over the envelope to add a touch of additional depth.

Once the water spots dried, I removed all of the masks. I added the wonderland and plus sign stamp to add extra details to the envelope.

To finish everything I used the zig clean color markers to color everything off.

Stamps Used: 

TweedleDum And TweedleDee 2 3/4 x 3

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Day Dreaming of Paradise

Hello Friends! 

Today I am here to share a pair of really fun ATC's

 (Artist Trading Cards) with you! 

For those of you whom know me personally, you know I am a dreamer...

I love the ocean, and my head is always in the clouds dreaming up ideas...
So this new stamp from VLVS spoke to my heart from the moment that I saw it!!! 

To create these ATC's I used the wrinkle free distress technique carefully building up each layer of color... I stamped my images in black archival ink and used a black ink pen to draw my boarder.  I also added a few flicks of some glimmer mist to give it that extra dreamy feel!

I can tell this little girl is a dreamer too!! 
(And Who doesn't Love Banksy!?!)

Stamps Used:    

Seek Paradise 3/4 x 2 1/4

Thank you for stopping in to dream with me today!
I hope you find yourself dreaming of your paradise too!