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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Whimsical Wednesday

Hello Again Crafty Friends!

Today I want to share a fun little art journal page using Viva Las VegaStamps.
(this would also be perfect on an envelope)

Stamps Used:
Whimsical Leaf
Whimsical Tree Lady

I started by stamping the leaf and masking them off between each stamping.  Once all of my wanted leaves were stamped, I stamped the whimsical tree lady.

I removed the masks and used various alcohol markers to color my images. 

With everything colored, I re-masked off the leaves, then I used Distress oxide ink in mustard see to ink the background. 
(I just lightly inked around the lady rather than masking her off)

Next, I used one of the Tim Holtz layering stencils, and Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink to add background depth. 

I used a black ink pen to start adding that art journal feel.

To finish everything off, I used white distress stray stain and a white gel pen. 

I hope you all love this mini art journal page... 
Now to add a little journaling or a quote stamps... 
Tough decisions!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Mail Art Monday - Envelope Overload

Hello again crafty friends!

Today I'm just going to share a few photos of some recent mail art that I haven't gotten around to sharing. 

(Annie this post is mostly for you, since you may be the only person who regularly reads this blog. haha)

I often make things and never share them or even take a picture before they travel off into the world, so here is a ton of photos of my recent(ish) works that were just for fun.

I will start off with envelopes using my new Tim Holtz Halloween release stamps
(mixed with others of course)

This one went to my mail art friend Vicki right after it was made. :D

(I may add more to this, but here it is so far)

(She went off to my lovely friend Kortney in Minnesota)

(I liked this one better before the stars and edging in yellow, but here it is in all it's cheery glory)

(can you tell I love this old man Dracula?)

(Here is the card that goes in the above envelope)

Ok, so those were my cutesy new Tim Holtz stamped pieces... Now, lets go grungy!

(I love the new cadaverous set, and the yummy new webs... as you see this one will be going off to my mom soon. She fell in love with it when I showed her.)

(Here is the card that goes in the above envelope)

Now for some grungy mushroom love...

(card that goes in the above envelope)

(More mushroom love)

(of course I had to make a matching card for it too)

Ok, now on to completely random envelopes that just happened because I felt like trying something...

This is my version of an art journalish envelope...
 I think it's super fun, but my hubby and mom are not fans... Oh well. lol

This is an envelope for my brother for when he gets moved into his new apartment. 

This was a wild whim of cutesy... 
It will be less plain of course with the stamp and address. 

More wild strange cutesy
(these to may never leave my house, they aren't what I usually mail out)

Playing with an old favorite "Mr. Crow" as I call him. 

This one I loved so much I made multiples...
Its just fun and random. I sent one to my friend Gina G. :)

Ok, that's all for now, I know I haven't went into great detail on any of them, but if you have any questions on any of them, just ask in the comments,  and I will happily respond. 

Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Flower Power

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today starts week 1 of a new Stampotique challenge "Flower Power". 

For this challenge you can take it however you choose, you can do something flower based, or based of the flower power era.

Naturally, I chose to create one of my favorite things:
That's right... Mail Art!

Stamps Used:
Dirtball witch
Salutations 2

In addition to using the stamps listed above, I also used distress ink, memento ink in rose bud, various markers,  and a layering stencil.

I hope you enjoy it too!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Monocle Mail Art Monday

Hello Again Crafty Friends!

Happy Labor Day to all of you in the USA or just anyone wanting to celebrate!

Today, I will be sharing one of my favorite things...
Yep, Mail Art!!!

( And not just Mail Art... but Halloween Mail Art!)

Stamps used:
Monocle cat and pumpkin
Typeset scallop

Starting with an A2 Envelope I stamped my "monocle cat" in archival - jet black ink. However if you are going to color with alcohol base markers like I am you may want to use Memento for this. My Memento needs refilled and I wanted the cat to be very crisp which is why I was okay with a little bit of smearing of my colors.

With the leftover ink I stamps the cat a second time on scrap paper to create a mask. I cut the cat out and masked him off.

Next using memento ink I stamped my scallop along the edge.

(And of course many of you know this is one of my favorites so it would have to be a prominent stamp on this envelope.

Next remove the mask from the cat and shows to color at the border and Cat with various alcohol-based markers. I wanted to see how they look before picking out my background color. Following traditional Halloween colors..  I went with of course: purples, oranges,yellows, and greens.

With my main images colored I am ready to create the background. I re masked off the cat and scallops.

The background was Inked with distress oxide in mustard seed and ripe persimmon. While everything is still masked off, I added my star details to the background (also using ripe persimmon distress oxide ink).

Of course the fun part is always removing the masks and seeing all your colors pop together.

Now for the finishing touches...
I added a Avery address label, used a black marker to trace the inner Edge oh, then finished everything off with my stitching stamp.

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September New Stamp Release

Hello crafty friends!

You know what today is...
New stamp release time at Stampotique Originals!

Here are my samples...
I hope you all enjoy these!

New stamps found HERE

Card using the new stamp
"Cake of Babel" along with some old favorites "banner" and "Halloween cube 1"

Christmas card using the new 
"Flower Doodle"

Unicorn card using the new
"Uli unicorn"

Christmas postcard using the new
"Happy tree" and an old favorite "topher"

Ok, here's my favorite...
3 way flip card using the new 
"phrase cube 6" along with "RIP stone", "ride the broom", "arch", "hearth", and "bushes"