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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!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Life Simplified

Hello Again!

Today, I'm here with more vintage inspired goodness using a super cute stamp from Viva Las VegaStamps!

Stamp Used:

Above you can see all my base layers:
(1 A2 cardm a second layer of distressed black card 1/8 in smaller than base. Tim Holtz sticky back burlap (from his Textured surfaces pack) cut 1/8 in smaller than the black distressed layer.
A piece of corrugated cardboard I had laying around, ripped to add interest and cut to card width.
Stamped image colored and stitched onto black kraftstock 1/8 in larger than the 2.5 x 3.5 in image. 

I used various distress inks to watercolor this image. 
Antique linen, vintage photo, and frayed burlap were used for the general distressing.

Here is a close up of the finished piece with some Tim Holtz hardware heads, metal stars, and a  snipit sticker.

I hope this card sparks your creativity and makes you want to get grungy and inky!