Monday, August 19, 2019

Mail Art Monday

Hello Crafty Friends!

Tera here again...
Today I want to share a little mail art Monday love with you all!

This is an envelope that I will be sending out to my niece soon.
I wanted something fun and sweet for her, so hopefully she likes this...
(she doesn't like my "creepy" stuff)

Stamp Used:Pirate Otto

I started by stamping Otto on an A2 sized blank envelope using memento ink.
(I stamped him slightly off the edge to give more room for an address).

Using an alcohol marker I base colored Otto.  Then, I used a mini playing card to mask off a box for the address.  I used a black micron to trace around the card. With a distress blending tool and salty ocean distress ink, I added my base in layer to the envelope.
(notice I got some on Otto, this is ok. It is water based if it drives you crazy you can lighten it with water)

I used a variety of water based and alcohol based markers to finish my coloring.
(i added green highlights and dots, which also hides the ink opps. Now it's just his texture ;D )

Now, we build the depth. Using the same blue and a distress layering stencil I added dots/blobs.
(and honestly I even love it at this point, and could have left it here.)

However, If you know me, I needed more...
SO, of course I used a few distress oxides and 2 more stencils to really build depth.

Finally I added a few flicks of picked raspberry distress Oxide spray ink to match the teddy bear and add more visual interest.

I hope you all like this as much as I do!
Now I need to make my niece a card to go with this...
(I'm trying to get her hooked on mail art... haha)

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Beautiful Blues

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today starts week 1 of a new Stampotique challenge "Monochromatic". 
For this challenge they want you to stamp in a color other than black or white. 

I chose blue as my color for my project. I stamped "Flos" in archival ink cornflower blue.
I used faded jeans, blueprint sketch, and weathered wood Distress oxide inks for the rest of my details.  I added "script background" for added detail.

I hope you like this card as much as I do. I love the layers on this.
(and this flower stamps is just so freaking pretty!)

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday in Wonderland

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy Humpday!
I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

Today I want to share a super fun set of artist trading coins AKA ATCoins. 

If you are not familiar with ATCoins they a trading coins (a sturdy medium in the shape of a circle) that measure 2.5in across.

Stamps Used:

I started with 3 Circle base cut from cardstock on my brother scanNcut. 
I used a smashing technique with distress oxides on my craft mat to create my base background.

My images were all stamped in black memento ink, and colored with various alcohol based markers on a separate piece of card stock while my bases dried. 

Finally, when everything was dried, I cut and glued my main images onto the coins.
I used a black pen and white gelly roller to add extra detail.

I also used a glue pet to add a few dots of foil for added pop.
I hope you all enjoy these little coins! 

Have you made any yet?

Thursday, August 1, 2019

New stamps release time...

Hello crafty friends!

It's that time again...
Stampotique new stamp release time!

I love this release, and I know you guys are going to love these too!!!

New Stamps:
Pumpkin Mabel
Halloween Wally
Spider Dog
Bubbling Cauldron
Spider Harry
Happy Witch

Art Journal Page with the new "Pumpkin Mabel" as well as some old favorites
(Kate's doodle cube, texture cube)
(close up)

Here is a fun little tag using the new "Spider Harry" , and Journey Collage
(I turned him into a crab)

How fun is this new lady "Bubbling cauldron"?! 
Quote is from "phrase cube 3"

Art Journal Page using the new "spider dog".
(Other stamps- arch, sweater guy, quotes #1)

Art Journal page using "Happy Witch"
(other stamps- whatwasthat, texture cube, seaweed, oodles of dodles, kate's doodle cube)

(close up)

ATC using the new "Pumpkin Mabel" with "Stacked Boxes"

ATC using "Halloween Wally" and "Phrase Cube #2"

ATCoin using "Halloween Wally" and "Pumpkin Mabel"

ATCoin using "Pumpkin Mabel"

ATC's for the August swap on the facebook group.
(the theme is 1 stamp)
 "Happy Witch" and "Pumpkin Mabel"

Art journal page using the new "bubbling cauldron" along with many older favorites. 
(Bushes, RIP stone, ride the broom, bla bla bla, arch)

I hope you all love these as much as I do!!!
(you can see I've had a ton of fun with these!)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Friends Forever

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I want to share a little inspiration for week 2 of the Stampotique Originals challenge "Friends forever"

Stamps Used: 

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I've been introduced to the Happy Planner cult, so of course I have been playing in it! 

I jumped ahead to October,  because who can resist Halloween and Fall goodness in July?! 
(I Blame all the stores for my fall dreaming)

I broke out my 2 favorite scarecrows to decorate my monthly spread for this challenge :)

I hope you all enjoy this too! 
Have you been dreaming of fall yet? 
 It's my favorite season...
Bring on the pumpkin everything 

Have a fabulous day, and I hope you play along with us!!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Mail Art Monday Love

Hello Crafty Friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Happy Mail Art Monday!

Today I want to share a super fun postcard I created for a friend.
I wanted something fun and bright, so I went with an Alice in Wonderland theme.

Stamps Used:

I started with a 4x6 base for my postcard. I started by stamping the Mad Hatter in memento ink and masked it off. 

Next, I stamped return library card in watering can archival ink.  To add extra detail, I stamped library return dates, and "this book belongs to". 

Next, used my distress ink to add a gradient for my background colors. 

After removing my mask, I stamped my stars in cornflower blue. 
I used various markers and colored pencils to color my Mad Hatter. 

I also used a few flicks of black dylusions ink, and perfect pearls sprays to add a bit of grunge.

I hope you all like this postcard as much as I do. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Favorite quote

Hello crafty friends!

Today I want to share a fun card for week 2 of the Stampotique Originals designers challenge. 

The theme is "Favorite Stampotique Quote"

Do you have a favorite Stampotique quote?
I love this with my new stamp "Emma

Have a great day!!

Monday, June 3, 2019


Hello Crafty Friends

Happy Mail Art Monday!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Today I am happy to share some super fun mail art!

Stamps Used:

(I just love this lady!!!)

I started with and A2 Envelope, and began by stamping my lady with scissors and my typeset scallop in memento ink. 

Next, I masked everything off and created an address box.  I used distress ink in carved pumpkin, to color my background.  I used a Tim Holtz layering stencil (THMS078) to add depth. 

I used various Blick Markers to color everything after removing the masks.
To finish the envelope off, I stamped my sentiment and added a marching postage stamp. 

I hope you all get a chuckle from this envelope!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Overjoyed for June...

Hello again crafty friends!

It's a new month, so you know what that means... New stamp release time!!!

I'm super excited to share all of the awesome new stamps, and even one more designed by me!

See all new stamps HERE

Ok, on with the samples... :) 

Let start of with some super fun ATCoins
(Aka Artist trading coins... these all feature the new frenchie and the new frame cube ♡♡♡)

Of course I needed 1 more ATCoin...
This new beauty is Octavia 

Here she is again with this funny new quote from the "Octopus Quotes"
(This quote had to be an art journal page!!! I will use it a lot!)

Now a card with the same two stamp...
 you know I need to share the love with friends ;)

Again the same Octavia partially stamped with a different quote from the set of 4!♡

Last but not least, let me introduce you to Mrs. "Emma" 

Emma is one of my lucky releases,  she is so fun. O hope you all love her as much as I do! 

(Another art journal page of course)

I hope you all enjoy these ne releases as much as I do!! ♡♡♡♡

Have a beautiful weekend 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Something old... Something new...

Hello fabulous crafty friends!

It's Wednesday so that means it's time for a little challenge inspiration for the Stampotique Originals designers challenge. 

Today is the 1st
week of the "Something old, Something new" challenge.

I thought about posting a picture of me for this challenge since today is my birthday... lol.
I'm older, and a new age.

Instead I chose to play with some older Stampotique stamps that are new to me.
I can see these getting a lot of love!♡

If you are a regular around here, then you already know I love mail art, so of course that's what I chose to create.

Stamps used:
Meow mix
Salutatorians 2
Scalloped lace boarder
Texture cube 1

Other products:
A2 envelope
Black memento ink
Tim Holtz layering stencil
Distress oxide ink - mustard seed
Dick blick alcohol markers

I hope you all like this little envelope.
Have a great day!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Late for Facebook...

Hello, It's me again...

Today, I am here to share another super fun and easy Mail Art Monday 
card and envelope set!

You know I love snarky mail, and this one is just too perfect for so many people...
(Myself included)

Stamps Used:

I started with and A2 envelope and card base. 
I began by stamping my woman with her hands on her face on both the envelope, the card, and on scrap paper. (the scrap paper was to make the mask).

Next I stamped my sentiment on my card base then set this aside. 

Returning to the envelope, I covered my woman with the mask. I also created a mask for the address box from some scrap paper. 

With everything masked off, I began to add my background detail using a Tim Holtz shifter stencil with distress ink. 

When the background was complete, I removed my masks and colored my card and envelope with various alcohol based markers. 

I hope you all like this fun little set!!
Have a wonderful week!!