Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Mail Art

Our new theme at Try it on Tuesdays is     'Its in the Post'.
I decided to go down the Mail Art route, there are so many ways you could interpret this theme.
Also the gang  at TioT's are welcoming Nikki, Chrissie and Margik, to the DT , it would be good if you could pop over and say hello.

So on the left is the front of my envelope.

I used the same stamps front and back,  a selection including Stampers Anonymous. The birds were clear stamps, the packaging long since discarded as I store these all on clear acetate.
I used mainly  Potting Soil and Fern Green Archival ink to stamp with. Using the same stamp twice in some places to give a shadowy effect.
Water colour to shade the birds.
Vintage Photo and Antique linen distress ink for the extra shading

All I have to do is make a card to go inside and get it posted.

Other challenges entered------
Challenge 55 at Artful Times    Mail Art
Moo Mania and More--  Mail

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. The comments you leave are always appreciated.


  1. This is a gorgeous envelope, love the soft colours and nature images, just beautiful! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Stunning mail art Yvonne, I would love to receive post like this, definitely bring a smile to anyones face:) love the bird.
    Val x

  3. This envelop is absolutely wonderful and very romantic. I like the lovely stamps. I love it!

  4. Beautiful envelope Yvonne, that would sure be one special delivery!!

  5. A beautiful envelope transformation. I love everything about it

    Chrissie x

  6. Other hat on to say thank you for joining us ar Artful Times with this beautiful envelope Yvonne

    Love Chrissie cx

  7. Oh Yvonne I love everything about this fabulous Mail Art treasure..thank you so much for joining it with us at MOO MANIA & MORE!


  8. Fantastic, that's a wonderful envelope, great stamping.

  9. I cannot believe it! I made happy mail envelopes this afternoon and went out in between heavy showers to post them.....I forgot to take pictures and her you are posting piccies for TIOT which are quite delightful.


  10. Love the envelope, gorgeous images and such lovely soft shades, no doubt there will soon be a lovely card to go inside.
    Avril xx

  11. Oh wow Yvonne this is such a stunning envelope! Mail art is such a great theme and I love what you have done here!

  12. Wow, your envelope is amazing.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

  13. beautiful- love the nature feeling!!!

  14. Beautiful mail art, I love this envelope. Julia

  15. Love the soft colours and the wonderful stamping. Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

  16. This is just lovely Yvonne :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von x♥x

  17. Wow this is so beautiful, love everything about it.


  18. Love this altered envelope it's really pretty, hugs Bee

  19. Lovely Yvonne, such earthy tones in in keeping with your imagery. Look forward to the card! Nikkix

  20. Gorgeous envie, love how you decorated the flap as well.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
    Neet x

  21. Lovely. I really like how you went over to the back of the envelope.

  22. Oh, dear - I'm so behind... and have missed so many beauties - just had to pause here to sigh with absolute pleasure at this stunning Mail Art... wow, wow and ahhhhh!
    Alison xx