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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Still Life Postcard

The challenge theme for Sunday Postcard Art (SPA) is
 
Still Life
 
 
I wanted to use this bottle stamp and I wanted to use postage as the bottle labels.  Marei has shared with me generously some stamps from her collection.  Among them were these awful bug stamps.  I don't like bugs on anything.  With the exception of cute artsy bugs like dragonflies and butterflies.  I wanted to remove them from the pile...without actually throwing them away.  Bug Juice came to mind.  Which made working with them more humorous than creepy.
 
Now I need to make this bug infested postcard go away.  Let me know if your are a bug lover and would like to find it in your mailbox?
 
Hugs,
Annie


24 comments:

johanna said...

i am a bug lover (ha, not the living ones actually...) and i think your postcard is GREAT!!

Miss Iowa said...

I don't mind bugs, as long as they're on postage stamps. But I have a friend who would LOVE this (she even has a dragonfly tattoo), and how much fun would it be for her to receive this out of the blue? I suppose eventually I'd have to tell her that I was in on the secret.

sheila 77 said...

I find Bug Juice far creepier than actual bugs which I like, they often have lovely patterns and colours and can do good things in the garden.
Artistically, this is very clever with the bottle stamp and the bug postage stamp as the label, and as always with Annie-postcards is beautifully and meticulously made.

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Bug Juice! Such a fun idea! Nothing like a great idea to make the creepy bugs not so creepy!

Betty

Deborah said...

Such a fun postcard, Annie. The postage stamps make really cool labels.

Cynthia said...

Such fun to look at and very clever!! :)

Renee said...

So cute! I would love to see you enter this in the Craft Stamper Bottle Challenge (link: http://craftstamper.blogspot.com/). I hate real bugs but the stamped ones are pretty cute. :-)

Barb said...

No bug lover here.....but that is a cute stamp

patchouli moon studio said...

Annie the bottles with the stamps go so well together. Of course I would have chosen other stamps rather than bugs, unless like you say dragonflies, butterflies or ladybugs aren't as creepy. Do you have a boy in your life like a grandson, nephew, etc. who would like something buggy?

ellen gets crafty said...

EEK!!! Bugs are not my favorites, but your idea is really cute.

Deann said...

This is some of the best stamp work I have ever seen awesome job and very fun too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So cute! Loved bug juice (which is what we called Kool-Aid when we were little)!

Dianne said...

WOW Annie, you have created so much depth in it that it looks like it is the lid of a tin can, so life like amazing,thanks for sharing and the inspiration...

Linda Calverley said...

Tasty. I like the stamps for labels.

Artfully challenged said...

What a generous lady you are, I personally love it,everything handmade is gorgeous. X

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card - great idea. Love the use of the postal stamps.

Marei said...

Ha! I had no idea you didn't like bugs! Those bug stamps are pretty spectacular and really, who doesn't love a Praying Mantis? Glad you were able to use these even if it was just to get them out of your house. :)

Cindy Sharp said...

Brilliant way to use creepy bug stamps.

Karla B said...

This is adorable!

Sandy said...

Okay - now I am laughing! To quote you -- "awful bug stamps". Great for Halloween I would say. Or you could always slip the juice into someone's drink. Preferably someone who is not dear to you! What a hoot you are and your post card is wonderful!
That is if you like creepy crawlies
and beetle juice stains on your blouse.
Sandy xx

Tera Callihan said...

EEK!!!!! I totally let out a squeal of delight!!! This is so FREAKING COOL!!!!!! WOWZA!!! I think I need to get on the ball making more mail art so i can guilt you into swapping with me!!! lol

LynneP said...

When I was a kid-a looooong time ago-bug juice is what was served to us every meal at summer camp. Of course, it wasn't until many years passed that I realized bug juice was really just Kool Aide. :)
Your postcards are wonderful!

Createology said...

Totally fun and not creepy at all. Great way to preserve those stamps and enjoy "bug juice". Clever Creative Bliss Dear...

waggonswest said...

I think your bugs are fantastic!