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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mermaid Dreamer Mail Art

Hello Everyone!!!

It's me again,here with a surprise guest post for VLVS...

(I'm taking a little time off from my design teams for a bit to re-spark my creativity)

Once again, I want to share some super fun Mail Art envelope using some of the new releases.  For this, I was inspired by this months challenge "Summer"

(Warning Photo Heavy)

Stamps Used:
Plate 1495
(you know you are going to want them all of you are anything like me!)
Row of Scribble Circles
Typeset Scallop
Row of Numbers
Punchinella/Sequin Waste
The Moon
Fancy Mermaid
She was a Dreamer

Start by stamping out your mermaid on the envelope (A2) and on scrap paper for your mask.

Next, Using Momento ink "London Fog" I stamped the moon over the masked mermaid.

Using Memento Black ink I added my base for the mermaid to rest on.

To build the background I stamped the x's as my stars, and inked with Distress Oxide ink "Broken China"

Now to add some contrast, I sponged on 2 of the green inks from my kaleidacolor inks.

Time for the reveal... I love seeing things come together after the mask is removed. 
I also forgot to take a picture before I stamped my 2 pieces in Distress ink "Blueprint sketch" to help frame everything.  I also added a but more color around the edges. 

I also added the numbers along the right side in black Momento ink.

Here you can see where I have started the base colors on my mermaid...
I also stamped my sentiment "she was a dreamer" and outlined it with white gel pen to help it pop off of the page. 

(The left if the finished mermaid. You can see some of the added glitter details from the Wink of Stella pen.  On the right side you can see more of the color building.)

Well, there you have it! I love how this envelope came together. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Genius Ideas...

Hello Again Everyone!

Today I want to share a card that I created for the Stampotique Originals Designers Challenge"Use Stencils" 

For this month we've teamed up with Eileen Hull to create something extra fun for you.
This is my book of "genius Ideas"
(Basically my cut and paste book of random bits I have created)

Stamps: Topher, Alpha Background 
Stencils are by Tim Holtz, Dylusions paints, Black Momento Ink, White Gelly Roll pen

More picture to come :)
(I have gluess some of my favorite Stampotique pieces inside!)

Friday, June 16, 2017

VLVS monthly challenge inspiration (art Journal)

Hello Everyone!
I'm here again with some fun inspiration for this months challenge board.  

It feels like ages since I've played in my art journal.  
This piece was super fun, and I plan to journal on them later. :D Some days you just need those pre-made bases for when the moment hits! 

Stamps Used:

You can find the challenge Info HERE

I started with dylusions paints, a variety of stencils, and some Tim Holtz washi tape. I used gel pens and markers to add details

Next I stamped my main images ... Which of course begged for more doodling.
(I love these stamps!)

Next I added some of my "art journal-ish" fun stamps (yes I know I use these on almost everything, but what can I say, they are fabulous.... I linked to the whole plate also because if you are like me you will need them all!!! 1455 is one of my all time fav. plates!)

Detail Pictures:

Thank you for looking! I hope you feel inspired to create also!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

If friends were flowers, I'd pick you!

Hello Again Everyone!

Today I want to share a card that I created for the Stampotique Originals Designers Challenge"Flowers" 

For this month we've teamed up with Eileen Hull to create something extra fun for you.
Today I want to show you the gift card basket I created.
(gift card not shown as I want it to be somewhat of a surprise to the recipient... but it will be slide down in the back)

Stamps Used:
Miguel has a gift
Texture Cube 1
Spiral Daydream

Here you can see the pieces all die-cut 
(Super easy to put together!)

These are all of my base pieces inked... Now I forgot to take pictures of the next few steps
(you know how it is when you get into a project you are having fun with...)

Next I used a stencil for some added depth, and used texture cube 1 to add even more!
(love that cube! It's the one I used for most of the flowers also!!)

The flowers were inked and stamped with distress inks. I love how vibrant everything looks!
This is going to be a gift for someone special... and I want to add a gift card (or 2) behind the flowers in the basket...

Thank you for visiting my blog!
I hope you decide to play along with us for the challenge!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stampotique June Stamp Release

Hello Again Everyone!! 

Today is a bit bitter sweet for me, I am so excited to share some inspiration projects using this months new stamp release from Stampotique Originals. 

This is also my last month to share with Stampotique, so I hope you all enjoy these pieces! 
(I will of course try out again when the next try out comes around)

I am looking forward to seeing all of the new inspiration to get me out of my creative funk.
I'm hoping to get my craft space reorganized in my time off... 
anyone want to help me organized? haha 

Ok, Ok time for what you all came to see.... These stamps are all awesome! 
(Stamp links posted below each image)

(this one is an art Journal tip in page)

Last but not least I wanted to share a card I recently made with my tea cup stamp...
(No, this is not a new stamp... But I love how the card came out so you get to see it anyway!)

Thank you for visiting!
Let me know what you think.
Do you have a favorite of the new stamps?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Oldie but Goodie

Hello Again Everyone!

Today I want to share a Tag that I created for the

 Stampotique Originals Designers Challenge

"Oldie But Goodie"

Stamps Used:

To create the background of this tag I used a variety of distress oxide inks along with one of my layering stencils.  (I love how it came out!)

The forground was  created in a few steps.... First, I stamped Connie direct to the tag (so any areas I miss when doing my fussy cutting will show up)

Second, I stamped her on cardstock and I stamped her arm I wanted to hold the bear an additional time. I also stamped the Teddy on cardstock. I colored all of these pieces then cut them out.

I glued down my main image of Connie, then I stamped the Teddy directly over the bear directly over this (Don't worry about the ear showing up on the hand... thats What the bonus arm was for... lol)

Now you can glue down your Teddy, and the arm. 

To finish the piece off I used a black micron pen to draw some shadows at her feet and a squiggly border around the edge. 

Thank You for stopping by my blog! 
I hope you join the challenge too!! 

Friday, May 19, 2017

All part of the plan...

Hello Again!

Today I want to share a fun, and sort of inspirational tag I created...

To Start I began with 2 of my new distress oxide inks (Broken China and Faded Jeans), as well and my original distress ink in Walnut stain. I layered the 2 blues on the tag and flicked a few water droplets to create the drop effect.

 (After I edged the tag in the walnut stain and added a few more flicks of water)
I also used some punchinella waste as a stencil for some light detail

Using StaZon black ink I stamped my gas mask guy (Man in gas mask).
To add detail I used a bit of corrugated cardboard, and some gear die cuts that I had "rusted" using Prima rust effect paste. (I blame Corrie for my purchasing this amazing stuff). 

Finally I added a Tim Holtz small talk quote layered on black. 

I hove how this piece came out, I hope you do also! 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today <3 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Single layer

Hello Again Everyone!

Today I want to share an art journal tip in page that I created for the Stampotique Originals Designers Challenge
"Single Layer"

Stamp used:

(background created with distress oxide inks)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Coffee Time!!!

Hello Again!!!

Who else here is a Coffee Addict?
Some of you know I am!!!

In Honor of my love of coffee, I have decided to make a set of 3 ATC's. 

Stamps Used:

I stamped these all with black Stayzon ink, and versa fine sepia ink.  
(I also used the Verafine to edge everything) 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Collaboration with Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hello Again!
Reminder, the entire month of April...

 Stampotique Originals and Lindy's Stamp Gang will be collaborating. 

Today is my day to special feature at Lindy's 

and I wanted to share a tag I created with one of my master board pieces...

(If you haven't played with any of the Lindy's products you are totally missing out... )
They are so fun and you can get such a fun variety of looks with everything!

You can check out the Lindy's Blog Here 

You can also check out the Lindy's Color Challenge info HERE
(that's where My color inspiration for today came from)

Of Course, there will be delicious inspiration over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge HERE

Stamps Used:
Journey Collage
Texture Cube 1
Barcode Text 2
Script Background

I created this this tag from one of the pieces from my Lindy's Stamp Gang master board. 
(See the Process Here)

Here is the tag on the left as the master board blank.

I used a combination of Lindy's and colored pencils to color Pedro. to add shadowing to the edges of the tag I used the black forest black shaker to add a watercolor like drippy edge.
(I just love all the colors in one bottle!)

I used my Tim Holtz tiny attacher to attach "grounded" then used a black micron around the entire piece to add a boarder to help pull the eye in.

I hope you enjoy this! If you take on a master board challenge with yourself,
 I would love to see it!! drop me a link in the comments!!