Wednesday 14 May 2014

Mail Art

The Artful Times Challenge 55 is Mail Art. I just realised that Artful Times is sponsored by Oyster Stamps and since the Oyster Stamps people were so nice to me last weekend I thought I'd make the effort to do a challenge, haven't done one for a while (which is frustrating because I like blog challenges, they make me think).

This is my decorated envelope which I will enter for the challenge:

I started by masking a border around the envelope and masking out an oval for the address. The stamps used are Cardio Majestix Emily's Garden, a lovely set of miniature flowers, foliage and a butterfly. Starting with the larger flower I stamped the flowers with Adirondak Stonewashed dye ink, first, second and third generation stamping. Then added the smaller flower in Memento Paris Dusk. The leaves and foliage are stamped with Memento New Sprout and Olive Grove and then the masks removed.

The butterflies are added last after stamping the Daisy Post stamp which is a very old one from my stash by Stampendous, I used to use that a lot so it was nice to re-discover it for this little project. I guess I should make a matching card to go in it ..... I might just do that.


  1. This is a very beautiful envelope with wonderful colours and stamping

    Thank you for joining us at Artful Times for our Mail Art challenge

    Love Chrissie x

  2. Lovely mail art Julia - you should also enter it across at Try It On Tueday!


  3. So feminine and just love the shades of blue thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. Hugs Sandra x

  4. Beautiful envelope, this should bring a smile to someone's face when they get it in the mail! Valerie

  5. Now that's pretty :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von x☺x

  6. Beautifully stamped with lovely colours. Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

  7. Love the colours and such a beautiful envelope, the receiver of this one will want to keep it forever.


  8. This is so pretty and will be a delight to receive when you send it to someone.
    Glad you enjoyed meeting Oyster Stamps.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times
    Hugs, Neet xx

  9. Such pretty Mail Art - I so wanted to join in with this one, but just didn't have the time!
    Alison x

  10. Well done being our winner - you only have until next Friday (6th) to collect your prize remember.

    1. Thank you Neet. I sent you an email at lunchtime today. How do I claim that prize?