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 least today is a sunny one!
Today I'm sharing something a little different, not a 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 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!

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


Chrissy said...

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


Kathleen said...

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

Sue said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

chrissy xx said...

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.
Hope all went well at weekend x

Judy McKay said...

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

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

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

Bonnie Irvine said...

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 :)