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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Bright Ideas

Hello crafty friends!

I hope you are all doing well. Today I want to share and inky tag...
(this is one of the larger 3 x 6.25 in manila tags)

Stamps Used:
scribble circle
writing chevron
Large light bulb
row of numbers

Other Products:
Distress oxide ink- Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean
manila tag (6.25 x 3)
Archival ink- Jet black
white Gelly roll pen
black ink pen
glass craft mat

I started by adding blue (salty ocean distress oxide) and yellow (fossilized amber distress oxide) ink on my glass work mat, then blotting it up with my tag. 
(you can set this aside to dry or use a heat tool)

I originally planned to go with an Alice in wonder land theme
(but like many bright ideas, my brain changed its mind and said no... lets try something else. )

(I'm sharing this so you can see we all have these moments where things just don't come together like we plan)

So you can see I next stamped my scribble circle and my /// in black archival ink. 

When my brain changed gears, I chose to add more blue edging around my tag with a blending tool. Next I added more details my stamping the chevron and adding details with a white Gelly roll pen. 

Ok, to finish my piece off I used a separate piece of card stock and stamped my light bulb. 
(I used distress ink to color the card stock before stamping on it)
I used pop dots to adhere my light and to give it depth. 

I hope you have all enjoyed this fun "bright ideas" tag! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Halloween pocket letter

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a little inspiration for week 2 of the Stampotique Originals designers challenge "use washi tape"

Join the challenge HERE or on Facebook 

I am a washi tape addict so this was right up my alley.... but, I will admit I tend to hoard more than I could possibly use. I wanted to create something special for Halloween and use a variety of tapes, so what better than a pocket letter?

I love creating pocket letters because they  can be several mini scenes in one big art piece!

(you know I love all forms of mail art)

This piece is going to be stuffed with goodies and sent off to a friend.
(Goodies not pictured so the surprise isn't completely ruined)

(Don't you just love this little mad hatter?!)

I just love this sequin shaker part of the card... and the glitter washi tape I used to seal it.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Mail Art from the Great Unknown

Hello Crafty Friends! 

Happy Mail Art Monday
and Columbus Day if you are here in the USA.

Now, Time for some explorer themed mail art... (with a hint of steam punk)

Stamps Used:
numbers set
the great unknown
steampunk balloon
men in balloon basket
punchinella/sequin waste

I started by using an A2 envelope. I stamped my 2 foreground stamps and traced my mini playing card (address label block).  

Next I created a "cloud" background with scarp paper and ink in weathered wood, hickory smoke,  and broken china distress ink. 

Next, I used my waybill/ledger stamp to add random texture and detail to the background with cornflower blue archival ink.

I also stamped my numbers randomly in watering can archival ink.  Across the top, I also added a bit of texture with my punchinella stamp. (below you can see a close up of some detail for the numbers, ledger, and texture)... you can also see I added a few flecks of black stain, and glitter spray.... I also added white dots with a white gel pen. 

Below you can see the whole picture, I added color detail, and bits of washi tape, and glitter. 

More detail...

And even more details... 

I hope you have all enjoyed this explorer themed envelope. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

October stamp release time...

Hello crafty friends!
Can you believe it's October already?! 

The 1st of the month means it's time for a new stamp release with Stampotique!

1st I want to share my favorite piece... 
of course it's Mail Art!

(Close up for details of this cuteness)

Coffee time tag ... 
perfect for my coffee addiction 

A little card full of cheer

Happy little card...

A card for a "special" friend...