Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Coffee Time!!!

Hello Again!!!

Who else here is a Coffee Addict?
Some of you know I am!!!

In Honor of my love of coffee, I have decided to make a set of 3 ATC's. 

Stamps Used:

I stamped these all with black Stayzon ink, and versa fine sepia ink.  
(I also used the Verafine to edge everything) 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Collaboration with Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hello Again!
Reminder, the entire month of April...

 Stampotique Originals and Lindy's Stamp Gang will be collaborating. 

Today is my day to special feature at Lindy's 

and I wanted to share a tag I created with one of my master board pieces...

(If you haven't played with any of the Lindy's products you are totally missing out... )
They are so fun and you can get such a fun variety of looks with everything!

You can check out the Lindy's Blog Here 

You can also check out the Lindy's Color Challenge info HERE
(that's where My color inspiration for today came from)

Of Course, there will be delicious inspiration over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge HERE

Stamps Used:
Journey Collage
Texture Cube 1
Barcode Text 2
Script Background

I created this this tag from one of the pieces from my Lindy's Stamp Gang master board. 
(See the Process Here)

Here is the tag on the left as the master board blank.

I used a combination of Lindy's and colored pencils to color Pedro. to add shadowing to the edges of the tag I used the black forest black shaker to add a watercolor like drippy edge.
(I just love all the colors in one bottle!)

I used my Tim Holtz tiny attacher to attach "grounded" then used a black micron around the entire piece to add a boarder to help pull the eye in.

I hope you enjoy this! If you take on a master board challenge with yourself,
 I would love to see it!! drop me a link in the comments!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Word Up Weekend ATC Duo

Welcome Back!!!


Happy Easter!!

Today I am Finally going to share the ATC's I created from the Lindy's master board...  Details on how I made it HERE with links, to all Lindy's products used. 

Additional Stamps Used: 

These would have actually been perfect for last months swap "under the sea" which is actually where my inspiration for these was drawn from, for some reason they just spoke to me that that's what they wanted to be... And, Who am I to argue with the art?

 So yes, the ocean is calling to my soul and you are all going to deal with it... lol  
(I think I may need a vacation!)

I began adding detail to my master board ATC's by using a stencil from Dutch Doobadoo
with some Ranger modeling paste.  I loved that it reminded me of bubbles or water droplets... I wanted to add some blue to the bottom of each but I wanted them to be slightly different, so for one I used the Lindy's spray that I dropped along the edge and added water to get runs.  On the 2nd, card I added water then used the blue magicals powered to get a similar effect.

Here they are finished :D
(sorry couldn't get a good finished picture since it's dark right now)

I hope you like them!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bling It On!

Hello Again Everyone!

Today I want to share a card that I created for the 
"Bling it On"

We are also continuing to have a cross-over with Lindy's Stamp gang all through April, So be sure you hop over there for more yummy inspiration!

As a reminder:
You can check out the Lindy's Blog Here 

You can also check out the Lindy's Color Challenge info HERE
(that's where My color inspiration for today came from)

Of Course, there will be delicious inspiration over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge HERE

Stamps Used: 
Texture Cube 1
Script Background

This is another one of the pieces I created with one of my Master Board Backgrounds 
(See the Process HERE)

(the one on the right is the card base I used for this)

I then used the texture cube stamp to add detail to my boarder along with a little dragging of my black ink pad around the edges.  Next I stamped ??? to give me a base for Kassa's Bloom.

(Which I stamped and colored on a separate piece of card stock. I of course used Lindy's to "watercolor" the flower)

Before gluing down my flower I used some black lace like washi tape to add a boarder. (I bought this at the dollar tree a few years ago. )

To finish everything off, I hand glued all of the tiny orange crystals on the center of the flower and along the "lace" washi.  This card has a ton of "bling" in real life, the whole card shimmers from the amazing Lindy's products, I wish you could really see it!

I also double matted this project with black and white so that it would give it a little extra pop!

Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to come back to see the rest of the master board projects transformed :D  I think I am sharing the 2 ATC's next.... Maybe for Word Up Weekend? or for the "use your words swap"? Hmmm maybe both... hehe

**Mischievous tapping of fingers together... BWHAHA**

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Month of Master Board Projects

Hello Everyone and Happy April!

Guess What... 

Stampotique Originals and Lindy's Stamp Gang will be teaming up for a whole month of fun and inspirational projects starting today! (the 4th!)

You can check out the Lindy's Blog Here 

You can also check out the Lindy's Color Challenge info HERE
(that's where My color inspiration for today came from)

Of Course, there will be delicious inspiration over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge HERE

Ok, So lets get on with what you came for... 
Today, I am going to share how I made my master board for a TON of my projects for this month!
(6 pieces to be exact, The 1st one is pictured above... Also my project for this Word Up Weekend) 

Warning: This is photo heavy so grab a cup of something yummy and get ready to dive it! 

I love making master boards, they are so fun and always a great start for any project.  I love that you can use them to try new techniques, or just de-stress. 
(And, if you don't like any part... just cut it off!)
(Don't judge the scary looking process, I'm Messy but I love how my projects came out!)

To start I began with a 9x12 piece of watercolor paper. 

This is a home made stencil from one of my dies...
 (Note paper stencils are not the best with wet mediums... but this was an experiment so you get to see it all... Below are the magicals mixed with clear Gesso)

(I know scary right? Don't worry the process is scary but the final pieces come out perfect!)

Here are the 3 sprays I used on this. There are a few layers of spraying and drying with my heat tool
(Note I only use the blue to "finish off" the final card you see above...

Here you can see some of the awesome orange magicals... 
look at all those colors in just one powder!

Close up of some of the "hidden texture/text" I added with embossing powder...
It shines so beautiful in the light in real life! So hard to capture.. very pearlized and iridescent! 

Here you can see where I added some clear glossy gel medium 
(look how the colors activated around the edges... so fun!) 

More sprays and flat Magicals added to give dimension and help the numbers "pop"
(You can also see the journey collage stamp I stamped to add extra visual interest)

More Detail of everything together....
(SO... at this point I forgot to take a picture of the full piece before I cut it up... but below you will see all the fun bases I made from this one piece... Some may still look scary and unfinished.. but remember these are bases.. they will transform into beautiful finished pieces)

Below are the master board pieces I cut into 1 tag, 2 ATC's and 3 cards
(the one I used for the example card not pictured...Yep not sure how I screwed up and missed it?)

I hope this helps you to feel brave and compelled to do some experimenting of your own!
 Be sure to check back throughout the month to see what these other  5 bases have become!

Easy Any Occasion Card

Hello Again, Tera here!
Today I want to share a super easy any occasion card.

Stamps Used:

XO 1 x 1 1/2

To start I picked 3 colors of distress ink and smashed them on my craft mat.
Next spritz them with water so you will get a more watercolor like effect.

I then "dragged" the card through the inks. (then used my heat tool to dry)
On a separate piece of card stock I stamped the paintbrush and used black heat embossing to really get a rich black. I cut this out then glues it down on the card.

To finish everything off I stamped the XO.

See super easy!!!
I hope you feel inspired! 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Exciting News and April New Stamp Release!!!

Hello Again!
Can you believe it's April already?!

Time for some New stamp releases, and Exciting News...
Are you Ready??? 

Lets start with the super exciting news...
This month is extra special for me because my first stamp design for Stampotique Originals is being released!!!! I am so EXCITED!!!

ATC (see the full stamp HERE)

I hope you all like her as much as I do. I Am beyond excited that Stampotique has allowed me to join their amazing team of artist! <3 

This month is another smashing success of yummy stamps!
Here are the rest of my inspiration pieces for this month... (links below each piece)

A2 Card

A2 Card
 Yes, I dropped the Tv stamp... lol and I decide I liked it anyways! 
(Hence the Whatever)
Stamps Used: TVPeggy, Whatever

Stamps Used: Phrase Cube 2 (4 AWESOME Phrases!!!), Daniel's Hearts

Stamps Used: Phrase Cube 2, Cooee


Mail Art!!!!! (Very Large Envelope)
Stamps Used: TV, Happy Happy Happy, Penelope , Jammin', Dog Cube

Ok, I hope you all love these New releases as much as I do!
THis is going to be a fun and busy month!  I have another fun announcement on the 4th
(nope not an April Fools, So be sure to check back!)

Don't forget you can get extra inspiration for each stamp on the Stampotique site and more on facebook :D 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tag you're it!

Hello Again Everyone!

Today I want to share a tag that I created for the
Stampotique Originals Designers Challenge "Tag it"

Stamps Used:

To create this tag, I started by stamping Daniel's heart background with clear embossing ink. I used White embossing powder and heat set it.  I inked over the entire tag and hearts with various blue distress inks.  (I believe Salty ocean and mermaid lagoon)

To add a little extra depth, I added a few flicks of water and allowed to dry. On a separate piece of card stock, I stamped the "brolly" with black Momento ink and colored it with a variety of alcohol markers in red and grey, then glued it on the card. 

To finish everything off, I used a black distress crayon around the edges then blended it in well.  The quote was hand written by me with a black micron marker, then highlighted with a white gel pen. 

(the ribbon was "stained" using Tim Holtz distress stains in brick red)

I hope you all enjoy this tag as much as I enjoyed making it, and I look forward to seeing your challenge inspiration.  

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hop on in for Mail Art Monday...


Welcome Back for another Mail Art Monday!

Stamps Used:
Creepy Rabbit by Tera Callihan
Hippitty Hoppitty

Today is an EXTRA fun piece for me because both of the stamps used on this piece are actually created by me!
(I hope you like them!)

To start, I used a piece of paper cut to 8.5in x 8.5 in
 (which makes and A2 envelope when used with my envelope punch board)
 I layered some Dylusions paints, Tim Holtz distress paint and Tim Holtz layering stencils to create my background.
(the colors I used were squeezed orange, pure sunshine, bubble gum pink, and white linen. I also used the Tim Holtz sponge dauber in picked raspberry and wild honey)

Next I added a few scraps of Tim Holtz tissue paper to add some visual interest.
After I got all of the background layers just right I stamped my bunny on the envelope and again on a separate piece of paper. I used a variety of markers to color him.

 To glue him to the envelope I used Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium, which really made the colors even more intense!
(yes I used this on the bottom and top of the bunny so he would be safe going through the post)

Lastly,  to finish everything off I stamped "Hippitty Hoppitty" by my little bunny!
Sorry I forgot to take progress photos, but you know how it is when you really get into a project! you have too much fun!

I can't wait to get this little guy paired up with the perfect stamp and mailed out to his new home!
Happy crafting!

Monday, March 6, 2017

At home on Mail art Monday

Hello Again! 

Today I am here to share some more fun and easy
Mail art Monday inspiration. 

This piece is actually a special one for me, because I was challenged by a friend (freezeframe03) to use my large chevron stamp on an envelope in a new way... 
So, I chose to go a sort of cart Journal-ish route... 

Stamps used:

To start I stamped my writing chevron on a pre-painted piece of paper I had laying on my desk. I created a mask to mask of the chevron then stamped the numbers to create a sort of house like shape. To finish off the "house" shape, I stamped the equal sign as a door then used a pen to draw some scribble outlines. (Then I cut it out)

To create the Envelope base I began with a plain white A2 envelope. I stamped my doodle frame on the bottom to look like bushes. I used a scrap of cardstock to create a address block, then stamped the various staples.  I masked off my address block and doodle frames then used Tim Holtz Distress ink in salty ocean to add my base layer of color for the envelope. 

(I did not glue the house down until the end)

I used various green markers to color in the "bushes", then re-masked everything off. I used more of the salty ocean ink to stamp the numbers in the background as well as a touch of cracked pistachio. 
I also used punchinella waste as a stencil to ink layered dots to add extra depth to the background (using the same 2 colors as for the numbers). 

So, there you have it... 
Nice and Easy! 

If you have a bigger envelope this would be great to add a few Alice in wonderland characters...
(Or anything really, the sky is the limit!)

Happy Stamping!