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Friday, July 24, 2020

A Tag and A Train

Tag You're It!

Today I want to share some tag love with you!

I just love creating vintage grungy tags!

Stamps Used:

I chose to start with some scrapbook paper I had left over from a project. I created a 3x6 in tag and used various brown distress inks to ink the edges and add a bit of color through a Tim Holtz layering stencil.

Using Archival ink, I then stamped my row of numbers and my scribble circle. 

To add visual interest I ripped up some scrap pieces of book pages then glued them down.  To make them pop, yet blend i used brown distress ink to watercolor around the edges.  I wanted this piece to be grungy, so added flicks of vintage photo and antique linen distress stain. 

To finish everything I mounted this tag on a piece of dark brown card-stock, and stitched around it.  I stamped my train on a separate piece of paper and inked it to match the tag.  When it was just like I wanted I added some string in the area of the scribble circle and glued the train down on pop-dots. 

The stickers and metal tab I used are both by Tim Holtz

Monday, July 13, 2020

Mail Art Madness

Happy Mail Art Madness...

Oops, I mean Monday.... 

(or do I? I just started Keto on Thursday, so I'm definitely feeling some madness cutting my favorite food group ...carbs <3)

Stamps Used:

I started by stamping "Girl making face" and "Cunningly disguised". I then drew an address block, and a signpost to hold the quote.  With the base started I then masked off the main images.

Using a combination of Distress inks in: Speckled Egg and Tumbled Glass (both oxide and originals). I then added a layer of ink over everything , and began adding background detail stamps.

To add depth I stamped my cross marks in black archival ink. 

The banner was stamped in "Spiced Marmalade" Distress Oxide ink

With the same ink I used for the banner I stamped the color wheel lines, then removed my masks.

I just love the reveal after all that inky madness...
To finish I colored my focal images, then found a matching postage stamp to tie everything together. 

I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial and bit of sassy mail art!!!

Monday, June 15, 2020

The mail has gone to the dogs...

Hello Again crafty friends!

Today I want to share a cute and simple mail art envelope with you!
This one of for all of my dog lovers.

Stamps Used:

I started by stamping the hydrant and the dog in Memento ink (Tuxedo Black). I used a scrap of paper to mask off the dogs paws, then stamped the row of chevrons 2x as an accent.  

I used Various alcohol markers to color all my stamped images as well as to add my "grass". Then, I used distress oxide inks to create a few clouds. 

What do you think? 
I think I may need to do a cat one some time too...

Hope this brings you all a smile! 
Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday Funnies!

Hello Again, it's me Tera!

Today is a fun day for me. 
It's my birthday, so I thought I would share a few fun and simple birthday cards with you! 
Here are 3 of them... scroll down for close-ups and a bonus!

(most of these are great just for fun cards, not necessarily birthday too!)

I know right now everyone can use a little extra smile :) 

Stamps Used:
(this last one is fitting, thanks to me eating way to much on Covid-19 quarantine! lol )

(Ok here is the bonus... this one definitely doesn't have to be a birthday card...)

(so true!)

(I really do love my naps!! lol)

 (Thanks covid-19 diet, and no will power! lol)

Have a fabulous Memorial Day weedkend!

Hope these give you a little laugh and bring you some smiles. 
Do you know someone who would like a little birthday laugh?

Also, there is a snarky challenge going on on the VLVS groupies facebook page if you are feeling snarky/sassy too!! (Yes, there are prizes!)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

You've made the cut... CAS card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is week 2 of the CAS challenge over at Stampotique Originals... I normally find CAS challenging, but lately I have been loving it.

Join us on the Stampotique facebook page or on the blog!

Stamps Used:

I hope this card brings you a smile.
Stay safe and well!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Simply Sassy... CAS card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I want to share a little snarky card with you!
(I know we could all you some laughs right now.)

I chose to do a CAS (clean and simple) style card, as I felt the quote and image spoke for themselves. 

Stamps Used:

I hope this card brings you a chuckle like it did me! 
Stay safe and well!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Bigfoot Sighting...

Hello Crafty friends

Bigfoot, also known as the "Ohio grass man" in my neck of the woods (along with many other names), has always been a creature of lore, but you will see him for sure on the card below. 

Clearly someone has been gathering evidence?!

Stamps Used: 

Start by stamping out bigfoot and distress

Same for your "evidence label"

Next you can see a scarp from my junk box I pulled out, it has vintage photo distress spray ink on it and texture paste.

I combined all these peces plus a tag with some rub-on's (Tim Holtz "remnant rubs") to create the card below. Super Easy! Embellish with more remnant rubs, faux stitching pen marks, staples and metal clips. 

I hope you all enjoy this!
This is actually a gag card for my father-in law. 

What do you Believe? 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Tag, You're it...

Hello Crafty friends!

What day is it? Wednesday! (I know hard to keep track!)
Wait, you know what that means? 
NEW CHALLENGE TIME over at Stampotique!!!

This weeks theme: Tags galore -SDC346

Stamps Used:

I love creating on tags! They can be used on gifts, or added to card fronts, art journals, and so much more! Plus, they are a fun easy way to test out ideas on smaller formats.

I hope you will create a tag and join us! You know you can win a 25$ gift card to spend at stampotique? You can join on the Facebook page OR on the blog!!! 

You may also have your art displayed on the Facebook banner!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Easy Easter Mail Art

Hello Again!

I'm back with more cute
Easter Mail Art!

Stamps Used:

Ok, so this time I totally forgot to take some action shots. 

Start by stamping your group of bunnies, then mask them off.  Next, stamp your cross with lilies. 

You can see here I have done that then began to color my cross and flowers. 
(you can remove the mask to color, but i chose not to for some reason)

Now remove the bunny mask so that you can color them too! 
(I chose browns , because i think of "chocolate bunnies")

So, after everything was colored I re-masked my bunnies then added a layer of yellow ink over the background.  When I was satisfied with that, I used layering stencils with pink and yellow to add more details. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

No Fooling, New release time!

Hello Again Crafty Friends!

Happy April 1st! 
I hope you are all safe and well during these crazy time!
I am staying safe and crafty here in Ohio. 

Ok, Are you guys as excited as I am about new releases?
This month has so many awesome samples! You will definitely want to stop by the Stampotique Originals facebook page! The team has really been blowing me away with these samples. 

Check out all the new stamps HERE.

Let's start with two super sweet stamps from Kassa. 
(I love how this card and envelope came out...I think these 2 are heading to my niece).

Next I will share my samples with Daniel's 3 awesome new releases!!! 
Yes, 3!

Ok, let's start with an art journal page using the new Gristen.
I love how this came out... She is so fun!
(I added the wings to her)

Now, time for a fun and simple birthday card using the new cake "Oncewholenomore".
I love the name of this one. lol

Ok, now my absolute favorite of this release ... Falstaff ... he is SO CUTE!
(These are all mail art envelopes of course)

Ok, What did you all think??? 
Love right!?!

Ok, well, back to crafty play and cleaning for me. 
Stay safe and crafty!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Hoppy Mail Art Monday

Hello again crafty friends!

It's me Tera again. Today I am going to share a super fun and easy Easter envelope with you!

Stamps Used:

Are you ready for some colorful "Hoppy" mail?

Well, let's hop to it then...

 Beginning with an A2 envelope, I stamped the bunny in black memento ink, then masked him off.  Next I cut a blob shap out of scrap paper to make the mask for the address box. 

(below is the envelope with both masks in place)

Using Distress Oxide inks (picked raspberry, cracked pistachio, mustard seed, and ripe persimmon), I inked my main background layer

Next, using the same colors through a layering stencil I added a new layer of ink for depth.  I also added a few flicks of water for distressing. 

Now for the magic....
I removed the masks to begin coloring.
(I love the reveal!)

Finally I used various markers to color the bunny and add details.
(I love matching postage so I have added one on the envelope so you can see the full effect. I may use a different stamp to mail yet, we will see...)

I hope this artistic bunny has your creative juices flowing too now!
Hoppy crafting!