The current Stampotique Designer’s Challenge has the fab theme of Mail Art – anything you can mail – ATC, pocket letter, postcard etc. I would normally jump right in and create a postcard but instead, decided to push the envelope and create…erm… an envelope!
This was such fun to do even though, for me, creating anything at the moment is a bit of a challenge. We have been having work done in the house and consequently lots of things have been moved and squashed into the smallest space possible. Many of my crafting supplies have temporarily disappeared. On the upside though some things that I had misplaced have resurfaced, which was good news in terms of my envelope.
The stamps I’ve used are Big Bee, Hexagon and Large Sunflower. I first created a mask to cover the area that I wanted to leave blank for the address and then stamped the bee and the flower so they slightly over lapped the masked area. Next, I used masking fluid to cover the bee and sunflower. I’m so happy to have unearthed this fabulous product 🙂 Once the fluid was dry I stamped on the hexagon. This is such a fabulous stamp, so easy to tessellate.
When the stamping was complete, I simply added colour using a mix of distress inks and crayons together with polychromos. Naturally, I couldn’t resist adding some clear glitter to he bees’ wings. Who wouldn’t love a bit of glitter on their envelope when it pops through the letterbox?
Now as luck would have it, I have quite a large supply of “spare” envelopes and I can’t wait to get decorating them.
Thanks for buzzing by.