Saturday, 10 May 2014

Mail Art for Artful Times

Greetings friends this post is sharing 
"Mail Art"
as it is the challenge over at Artful Times
Great challenge and some fabby projects made by the team. 
Do pop over and take a look

I got all inky with this one :)

I took a regular envelope and rubbed some gesso all over front and back
then used DI
Bundled sage, Weathered wood, Worn lipstick and Tea dye
I also gave it a little cosmic shimmer spray Ancient gold
there is a lot of background stamping using 
text in soft blue, diamonds and a bird cage in weathered wood
A Tim Holtz background stamp in sepia 
then butterflies and a feather along with one or two other stamps I liked.

I also decorated the back of the envelope

 and made a card to go inside my Mail Art envelope
As you can tell I had great fun with this challenge a great Saturday morning :)

Thank you for looking and taking time to comment which are much appreciated.

Enjoy your Sunday

Hugs Sandra XXX

Friday, 2 May 2014

Artful Times Ch Pin it

 Hello and I do hope you are all managing to fit in some crafting time.
The ladies over at Artful Times are keeping us on our toes 
with the latest challenge and it is a tricky one.
They are asking for something that can be pinned..
I decided to stick with my vintage style I am happiest in,
and used a simply cardboard disk which I painted with pale grey then stippled gold with a dry brush. It is then stamped with a floral swirl and I stuck some seed beads around the edges added some tiny flowers (I have had for years) 
a punched out butterfly.
That left a gap which I looked at for days before I added the image and I think it works LOL.
 It has been finish with cinnamon stickles in the centre of the flowers and around the edge.
I have added the back photo to show the pin, I shall wear it on a scarf maybe.

Thank you for all your kind comments on my previous Artful Times challenge post. I really do appreciate them. :)

Enjoy bank holiday weekend.

Hugs Sandra XXX