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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

One for the books...

Hello crafty friends!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Today, I want to share a super fun art journal page using Viva Las VegaStamps! I have this punched to go in a happy planner. I wanted something to record books I've read on.

Stamps used:

I started with my blank art journal page, and stamped my dragon 1st in memento ink. (On a second piece of paper, I created a mask of the dragon)

With the dragon masked off, I stamped my library card. I masked off the 1st library card, and then stamped it a second time.

I used distress oxide ink to color my background and for the stenciling.

Next I should have stamped my library return dates, but I did this out of order so I had to remark everything.

With all the masks removed,  I used blick alcohol markers to color my dragon. I also used nuva glitter pen to add a little glitter.

I hope you all enjoy this page as much as I do.... now, to fill it with books.

What are you reading?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Heavy metal love

Hello crafty friends!

It's Wednesday,  and you know what that means... inspiration for the weekly Stampotique Originals challenge 

If you haven't guessed by today's blog title... the theme is
Heavy Metal

This is actually week 2 of the challenge, so be sure to hop over to the stampotique blog and check out last week's inspiration too!

I actually ended up making two pieces for this challenge.  The first piece I made was a super grungy fun steampunkish card; and for the second one I did a clean and simple style sympathy card with metal heat embossing. 

(Stamps linked below each card)

(Close up for details)

(Close up for details)

Thank you for visiting.
I hope you are inspired and join us in the challenge! Don't forget there's a chance for a $30 gift card.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Nervous Breakdown Mail Art Monday

Hello crafty friends!

It's Monday!
And, do you know what that means?
 Mail art of course! One of my favorite days of the week!!

Today I want to share an extra special piece with you is so fitting with how my last week has gone! I hope you all get a kick out of this and we'll up and matching card.

Stamps Used:

Other products:
A2 card and envelope
Distress ink- candied apple, wild honey
Archival ink- jet black
Zig clean color markers 
Distress stain- black soot

I started by stamping my angry man on both the card base and the envelope base. As well, as on a separate piece of paper to create a mask.

I used post-it notes to create my address box, which also double as a mask for this area.

Next, I partially stamped the warn clock face on the top left corner of my envelope to give some depth. Or extra added depth I then used the dictionary page for more partial stamping all over.

With all my base stamping completed, I started to lay down my ink background. I used Wild Honey distress ink to cover the entire background layer.

With my inking done I felt they needed a little bit more texture and detail oh, so I used the tiny chevrons to add extra depth in the top left since eventually there will be a postage stamp on the top right.

After the background layer was where I wanted it, I used a Tim Holtz layering stencil to add candied apple distress ink for some texture. I also use the same color to Inca round the edges of the envelope.

I removed all of the masks, and decided to add my stitching to the sides of my address box. When I was satisfied with how everything looked I used my Zig clean color markers to color my main image.

I used the same colors to color the image on the card as well. To finish everything off I stamped my quote on my card oh, and added a few flicks of distress stain to my envelope.

To give extra flair, and top everything off...I added a basketball postage stamp. 
Which is perfectly fitting, since March is called "March Madness" for basketball season. 
This guy definitely looks like he has some Madness going on.

Thank you For joining me today!
Hope this inspires you!

Friday, March 1, 2019

March madness

Hello crafty friends!

It's that time again, time for the Stampotique new releases! You guys are going to freaking love them; I know I do!!!

New stamps used:

Ok, now to share some yummy samples...

Mail Art Envelope and matching card using "cable"

Mail Art Envelope using "cable"

Close up of her yumminess

A2 card using "cable"

Small card using "whatwasthat"

Small card using "whatwasthat", this one reminds me of a crazed SpongeBob ...LOL

A2 card using "whatwasthat" I love the ability to give expresions to some of my other stamps, such as these mushrooms.

Close up of this awesomeness.

Art journal page using "Aylmer"
( I just love his look of mischief! He could totally be hiding anything behind his back!)

Close up to see the Mischief in his eyes

(3-D) A2 birthday card using "slice of hope"

Close up to you so that you can see the dimension and layers

A2 card with the new stamp "2 birds"

Thank you for visiting!
I hope you all love you so much has as much as I do. I have so many ideas rolling around in my head for all of these!
Happy stamping everyone!!!