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Monday, February 26, 2018

Whovian Mail Art Monday

Hello Again Everyone!

Happy Mail Art Monday!
Today, I want to share some Doctor Who scene stamping on an envelope. 

Stamps Used:
Blue Police Box (Tardis)
Line of Grass
Field of Wildflowers
Straggly pine trees
Staples X
Six Staples
Three staples

Other Items Used:
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Distress Inks (Oxides- Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber), (Original- Blueprint sketch, Mermaid Lagoon )
Blick Markers, Sharpie, Gelly Roll pen, Prismacolor
Distress stains-picket fence

Ok, lets get started...

Start with a blank 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch envelope. I stamped all of my base images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Next I masked off any areas that I didn't want to get ink on.
I used various distress inks to color my sky. To get the star effect, I flicked water and picket fence distress stain.

I used various alcohol based markers to color my police box, and moon. White gelly roll pen used to add detail. Grey zig marker used for added details as well.

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

Friday, February 2, 2018

Mermaids and Monthly Inspiration...

Hello Crafty Friends!!!

I hope you are all as excited as I am about another VLVS monthly inspiration.  I love this month's inspiration board (of course what's not to love about mermaids?!)

I used the inspiration and I also added a little Valentine twist...


White cardstock base
Black cardstock
Pink cardstock
Distress ink- worn lipstick, festive berries
Memento ink- tuxedo black
Markers/Pens-zig clean color, blick alcohol-based markers, gelly roller pens, and wink of Stella
Glitter (various pinks)
Foam tape (I created my own with fun foam)
Distress Collage medium (as a wet glue for my mermaid... cant have glitter getting stuck)

I love shaker cards, but rarely ever make them.  I am super excited with how this one came out.  This one is going to be a Valentine card for someone special (Don't want to spoil the surprise by saying whom for).

I started with a white A2 card base, a black matte, and a pink card stock base. The top layer of the card was created with more black card stock, and some clear acetate from some packaging I had lying around.

On my pink card stock i started by stamping the XO stamp in "worn lipstick" and "festive berries" distress ink.  I also stamped "you are beautiful" in black memento ink on the pink card base.

On a separate piece of card stock I stamped my Bettie mermaid in black memento ink.  I colored my image with various markers (zig clean color, blick alcohol-based markers, gelli roller pens, and wink of Stella).

(before top shaker layer added)

(Close up of glitter goodness inside the card!)

(different angle so you can see all that glitter in the shaker!!!)

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do. :)
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(There are prizes to be won!)