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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!)