Recognition

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Hello There......

Happy Mail......
Update...I was lucky enough to get an Honourable Mention for my envelope from Rubber Dance...Thank you so very much xx
I have been doing some mixed media today and getting messy....
Here is my envelope project.
I started by masking off the areas and then spraying three different colours
I have used a floral stencil on the left, with white gesso sponged through it.
This gave the envelope another layer of detail which I liked.
The grasses and fun flowers have been stamped in grey archival ink.
I lightly brushed water over the stamped images and blotted to take off some of the ink
and then painted with white gesso to give me a good base to colour over.
I coloured in with various acrylic paints, a black ink pen and white highlights.
The 'stamp' has been stamped with black ink, masked and then a butterfly stamped on top.
After stamping the background of the stamp I lightly popped white gesso on it 
and then finished by colouring in the butterfly.

Lastly I stamped the postmark and sentiments.
I was inspired by the colour choice and theme by the Rubber Dance Challenge

I had a lot of fun today and now need to make a card to put in it!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges that inspired my Mixed Media Envelope today.....
Rubber Dance Stamping - Colour Challenge with an optional theme of Flowers
You don't have to use their products but I recently purchased the fun flowers, some sentiments and grasses and was keen to use them.
You don't have to use their products either but I have used their new Gone Postal stamp set and Bloom Factory Flower Stencil
Stamps and Stencils - Floral Frenzy - This blog has the most fabulous inspiration and tutorials
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - 2nd Anniversary - Fabulous inspiration here too x
I have chosen Challenge number 24 Blooms and Butterflies



22 comments:

  1. gorgeous colour palette - wow - what a wonderful envelope! Thanks for joining the floral frenzy challenge at stamps and stencils this month! Hugs rachel x

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  2. What a gorgeous envelope! I can only imagine what a treasure that would be to find in my mail box.

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  3. Mac what a beautiful envelop - those colours together are some of my favourites from 'way back'... (like 45 years or so!!) Love your stamping and colouring over gesso.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. Oh my gosh Mac, this is just amazing!! Loving your colours, you nailed that inspiration board! Such a unique design, there's a wonderful flow with your lines. I've never decorated an envelope before, but you may have inspired me with this fabulous creation!! LOVE IT!! hugs :)

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  5. If you look up the definition of happy mail in the dictionary that's got to be the picture that's in there! Guaranteed to cheer anyone up, brilliant. Cara x

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  6. So colorful and happy mail indeed!! Who wouldn't love to see this beauty in the mailbox?! There's nothing wrong with getting a bit messy to make something fun!! I really love this idea!! :)

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  7. Beautiful. Love how you have used the colours and all those stamps combined together. The subtle background is lovely and the sentiments are perfect. A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

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  8. My jaw just hit the floor! This is really incredible! So very cleverly done and so very beautiful! You ought to frame It!

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  9. Gorgeous mix of colours and love your layering. Looks like you are having lots of fun with mixed media Mac. And we get to enjoy seeing your fun! xx

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  10. Great mix media card. Miraculously he divided it into sectors through masking. Great inspiration, especially for me, because for me mix media are a big difficulties.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  11. Great mix media card. Miraculously he divided it into sectors through masking. Great inspiration, especially for me, because for me mix media are a big difficulties.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  12. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  13. Oh My! What a great color combination and masking! LOVE it!! :)

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  14. Absolutely stunning and what a great idea too, thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

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  15. WOW, your envelope is stunning!!! Great idea how you've used gesso here... I have to remember that. Thank you so much for showing off my stamps in such a lovely way and for joining our June challenge at Rubber Dance ♥
    That envie is a keeper, for the lucky recipient!

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  16. Lovely creation!
    Thank you for sharing at
    Penny Black and more;-))m

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  17. This is such a pretty transformation, love it. Thanks for joining the Stencil Sunday Mixed Media Challenge this month. Carol DT x

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  18. I would LOVE to get this in my mailbox and then I would create a canvas project with this lovely as the focal point! THANK YOU for joining us over at STAMPlorations for the June Mixed Media Challenge.

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  19. A real WOW envelope!!!! A masterpiece indeed! So much work for an envelope - how the letter gonna look like??? Stenciling with gesso - I have to try this...thanks for the idea!

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  20. You can't beat getting messy Mac and I really like what you've created here. I like the colours that you've used and how you've sectioned them. I also like the way you've just picked out pieces of the flowers. This would definitely brighten my day if it fell through my letter box :) X

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  21. what a great idea, to decorate the envelopes! looks fabulous! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  22. A really pretty piece of mail art and in jewel like tones. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

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