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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Mail art

Hello, hope everyone had a great weekend, it's been a long one here in the UK with mixed weather...sunny and springlike one day, wet and cold the next...at least today is a sunny one!
Today I'm sharing something a little different, not a card...an envelope! I try to participate as often as I can in The East Wind challenges and this time the theme is 'mail art'. This really appealed to me as it's something a little out of the ordinary...so I thought I'd snazz up a plain manilla envelope. I printed this amazing image, Mad Hatter, directly onto the envelope and then masked both the image and a (wobbly) rectangle. The background stamp is Designs by Ryn, part of a set of background/ texture stamps, which I stamped repeatedly to cover the envelope. I doodled a border around the address panel with a black pen and a white gel pen then coloured my Mad Hatter with copics .and coloured pencils.I found this quite challenging as the copics  react very differently to using them on smooth white stamping card!

 I'm really pleased with the finished result and can't wait to send it to my lovely friend...she also makes cards and her envelopes are always a work of art covered with messages and doodles, so I know she'll love it!
Thanks for visiting today, have a great evening!
Chris
x

Challenges entered:
TEW #54
artisticinspirations #155
craftingfromtheheart #110
eclecticellapu (May) atg
hidinginmycraftroom #249
crafty-girls-creations #18

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful colouring Chris and I love the image and doodle frame and fabulous background..awesome envelope..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. Well the postman wouldn't want to mess with her would he.
    Fabulous idea and a great image and love the bold colours.
    Enjoy the rest of the week, can't wait till Thursday as it is supposed to be red hot.

    Kath x

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  3. Fab colouring and I love that image Chris what a great idea!!! huggles Sue xx

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  4. Brilliant. Great colouring and fab image.xx  {aNNie}

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  5. Now you will have to hand deliver Chris..You certainly can't put a stamp on such a FABUlous envelope! Brilliant colours and design...LOve it.
    Chrissyxx
    Hope all went well at weekend x

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  6. Great envelope Chris. Love your beautiful design. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Judy DT

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  7. Very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    xx Valentina DT xx
    Tinka's paper wonderlland

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  8. Holy cow! This is absolutely awesome. What an amazing piece of mail art, Chris. beautiful colouring of Hatter and fabulous background. Thanks for playing along with our Mail Art Challenge at The East Wind. I also appreciate the inspiration :)

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