Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sissy Envelope Art

Once again I am inspired by so many envelope artists and I just can't resist playing too.  I'm always drawn to collage art, so I tried that first with this envelope.
 

This is shamefully a very cheap envelope.  **GASP**  But it bothers me not at all.  With my luck, if it were an expensive quality envelope, it would have ended up in the trash.
 

That was fun, and I wanted to decorate another envelope. I wanted to get some more use out of those largish face stamps I bought.  I thought this one would be a struggle since it's just the facial features and it's been collecting dust because of that.  However, I got inspired and this is the result.
 

This one is a little better quality paper.
 

Scanning does nothing for the bling I added to this envelope.  Extra ounce postage leaves a lot to be desired too.  George Washington is it.  We sure could use some variety in the 20cent stamp category...or even in the 66cent category.  Again, one choice...butterfly.
 
I like how she went and wanted to have another go at her in that style.  This is that result...back to the cheap envies.  It turns out I love them.  I even like how the inside security design works into the outside design.
 
 
I just can't seem to get enough.  This one came next.
 
It seems I'm kinda hung up on these colors for now.  I must branch out.  And sometimes I get the envie a little too wet and they dry a tad lumpy.  I see it as a beauty of the beast.  **GASP**
 
The square envelope has been mailed out.  Now I just need to figure out where I can mail the others to.  Any ideas?
 
Wishing everyone a Good Mail Day!
Annie
 


14 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow Annie , those are just beautiful. I love the soft colors.

patchouli moon studio said...

Annie those are wonderful envelopes! I like the square one the best, I suppose because I like her face and the "whatever you call it" that you put around her in the blue, lol. But they are all just so much fun.

sheila 77 said...

I love to see your paper art because it is so different, it's got a clarity and a delicate, considered use of colour, lots to look at but uncluttered.
I like the way you have given the face ladies a new hairdo, or is it a tiara?
We want more!

Marei said...

Well I can certainly think of an idea where "Calendar Girl" aka 'Marking Time' could be mailed......she'd be very happy to make the swift journey to Sac....just saying :) Love what you're doing with these and the colors are very soft and girly.

Createology said...

These are such fun. If you have not mailed out the "lumpy" two faces I would be very happy to give them a good home. I see the other three are definitely spoken for. It is good to see you having fun and experimenting with arty envelopes. Creative Joyful Bliss Dear...

carol said...

Wow, girl, you were on a roll! Too bad you stopped, Lord knows what you could have produced that day! Love each one of them.......they are all beauties in their own right! I am partial to Sissy though! lol

Ramona said...

I just watched "The Letter Writer" last night, and spreading enjoyment is what happens when some lucky soul receives one of these beautiful creations. A gift of your time.

Sandy said...

Well I for one love the colors you used. Your face envelopes are fabulous and I really like the one with the two ladies - Heck, I really they they are all smashing!
Merry Christmas!!
Sandy

Jacque said...

I agree with your other commenters....they are all lovely! I imagine they will spread joy as they travel around, and then arrive at their destinations. Beautiful!

Tera Callihan said...

These are all truly beautiful!!! ANd i love the Shabby Chic color pallet! so beautiful! I hope to see more of these in the future!!!

Tera Callihan said...

Annie just checking does it still say no-reply now?

Tera Callihan said...

I have no-idea i looked but don't see where to change it :( Computers hate me!!

Marilee said...

I just checked this out and am so impresses. Is there a reference to how to do these? They are paper, right?

pinsandneedles said...

Annie... these are beautiful...a true testament to your art skill. Can you tell me what kind of paints/inks you are using? Stamps?