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Friday, March 31, 2017

Exciting News and April New Stamp Release!!!

Hello Again!
Can you believe it's April already?!

Time for some New stamp releases, and Exciting News...
Are you Ready??? 

Lets start with the super exciting news...
This month is extra special for me because my first stamp design for Stampotique Originals is being released!!!! I am so EXCITED!!!

ATC (see the full stamp HERE)

I hope you all like her as much as I do. I Am beyond excited that Stampotique has allowed me to join their amazing team of artist! <3 

This month is another smashing success of yummy stamps!
Here are the rest of my inspiration pieces for this month... (links below each piece)

A2 Card

A2 Card
 Yes, I dropped the Tv stamp... lol and I decide I liked it anyways! 
(Hence the Whatever)
Stamps Used: TVPeggy, Whatever

Stamps Used: Phrase Cube 2 (4 AWESOME Phrases!!!), Daniel's Hearts

Stamps Used: Phrase Cube 2, Cooee


Mail Art!!!!! (Very Large Envelope)
Stamps Used: TV, Happy Happy Happy, Penelope , Jammin', Dog Cube

Ok, I hope you all love these New releases as much as I do!
THis is going to be a fun and busy month!  I have another fun announcement on the 4th
(nope not an April Fools, So be sure to check back!)

Don't forget you can get extra inspiration for each stamp on the Stampotique site and more on facebook :D 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tag you're it!

Hello Again Everyone!

Today I want to share a tag that I created for the
Stampotique Originals Designers Challenge "Tag it"

Stamps Used:

To create this tag, I started by stamping Daniel's heart background with clear embossing ink. I used White embossing powder and heat set it.  I inked over the entire tag and hearts with various blue distress inks.  (I believe Salty ocean and mermaid lagoon)

To add a little extra depth, I added a few flicks of water and allowed to dry. On a separate piece of card stock, I stamped the "brolly" with black Momento ink and colored it with a variety of alcohol markers in red and grey, then glued it on the card. 

To finish everything off, I used a black distress crayon around the edges then blended it in well.  The quote was hand written by me with a black micron marker, then highlighted with a white gel pen. 

(the ribbon was "stained" using Tim Holtz distress stains in brick red)

I hope you all enjoy this tag as much as I enjoyed making it, and I look forward to seeing your challenge inspiration.  

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hop on in for Mail Art Monday...


Welcome Back for another Mail Art Monday!

Stamps Used:
Creepy Rabbit by Tera Callihan
Hippitty Hoppitty

Today is an EXTRA fun piece for me because both of the stamps used on this piece are actually created by me!
(I hope you like them!)

To start, I used a piece of paper cut to 8.5in x 8.5 in
 (which makes and A2 envelope when used with my envelope punch board)
 I layered some Dylusions paints, Tim Holtz distress paint and Tim Holtz layering stencils to create my background.
(the colors I used were squeezed orange, pure sunshine, bubble gum pink, and white linen. I also used the Tim Holtz sponge dauber in picked raspberry and wild honey)

Next I added a few scraps of Tim Holtz tissue paper to add some visual interest.
After I got all of the background layers just right I stamped my bunny on the envelope and again on a separate piece of paper. I used a variety of markers to color him.

 To glue him to the envelope I used Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium, which really made the colors even more intense!
(yes I used this on the bottom and top of the bunny so he would be safe going through the post)

Lastly,  to finish everything off I stamped "Hippitty Hoppitty" by my little bunny!
Sorry I forgot to take progress photos, but you know how it is when you really get into a project! you have too much fun!

I can't wait to get this little guy paired up with the perfect stamp and mailed out to his new home!
Happy crafting!

Monday, March 6, 2017

At home on Mail art Monday

Hello Again! 

Today I am here to share some more fun and easy
Mail art Monday inspiration. 

This piece is actually a special one for me, because I was challenged by a friend (freezeframe03) to use my large chevron stamp on an envelope in a new way... 
So, I chose to go a sort of cart Journal-ish route... 

Stamps used:

To start I stamped my writing chevron on a pre-painted piece of paper I had laying on my desk. I created a mask to mask of the chevron then stamped the numbers to create a sort of house like shape. To finish off the "house" shape, I stamped the equal sign as a door then used a pen to draw some scribble outlines. (Then I cut it out)

To create the Envelope base I began with a plain white A2 envelope. I stamped my doodle frame on the bottom to look like bushes. I used a scrap of cardstock to create a address block, then stamped the various staples.  I masked off my address block and doodle frames then used Tim Holtz Distress ink in salty ocean to add my base layer of color for the envelope. 

(I did not glue the house down until the end)

I used various green markers to color in the "bushes", then re-masked everything off. I used more of the salty ocean ink to stamp the numbers in the background as well as a touch of cracked pistachio. 
I also used punchinella waste as a stencil to ink layered dots to add extra depth to the background (using the same 2 colors as for the numbers). 

So, there you have it... 
Nice and Easy! 

If you have a bigger envelope this would be great to add a few Alice in wonderland characters...
(Or anything really, the sky is the limit!)

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Stampotique New Release Stamps and Challenge Inspiration

Hello Again Everyone!

Today I want to share a card that I created for the Stampotique Originals Designers Challenge, as well as a few samples for the New release stamps for March!!!

For this weeks ribbon and lace challenge I used "Elaina" she is
one of the new stamp releases for this month, along with the Fragile stamp from the Barcode stamp
I am loving this new stamp! She is so fun and sassy!

Art Journal Page
(Why not one More with Elaina
She's so fun, and you know I love that "brolly" from last months release! )
(one more so you can see the shimmer from the wink of stella)

Just a fun head in the clouds greating card...
(How cute is this plane?!?)

(My 1st ever shaker card!)

ATC that I turned into a mini card to mail an ATC in :D 
Stamps: Cranium (by Daniel), Bla Bla Bla

Thank you for stopping by today.
I Hope you are inspired and you love all of these new stamps as much as I do!!!