Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mail Art

I'm hopelessly addicted to creating fun mail!

My daughter's boyfriend put together a very fun mail package for me.  I built a thank you card with an assortment of the items along with other supplies I already own.  He called it The Clocks and Gears package.  The silver foil stuff is something I found that is a 4" roll.  I spray glued it to cardstock then embossed it with a gears embossing folder.  The heart is mounted with foam mounting dots.


The envelope...


I figured out how to do some of that fun calligraphy using double ended ZIG Writers.

Next is a postcard made with Ms. Skellie and highlighted with a white galaxy marker.  


This postcard was a thank you for a gift.  The hearts are die cuts and the butterfly is a punch.


This postcard was awfully fun to make.  I've lately been scouring through some very pretty used postage stamps that my friend sent to me.


This fabric postcard also was terribly fun to make.  Carla waited a good long time for her fabric postcard.  I'm pretty sure she probably gave up on getting one.  I waited purposely so she'd be surprised.  Not really.  It was a while before I had an inspiration for her postcard.


And lastly, I had a new motorcycle stamp to play with so a postcard was made for a couple that we get to ride with now and again to go on great little weekend jaunts.


Happy Mail Day!
from your mail art obsessed friend,
Annie
xxx

20 comments:

jenclair said...

Oh, where to begin? All of these are so wonderful, Annie! I love the way you manage all the details in each one--I can't even decide on a favorite. You have such an eye for design!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Annie those are all wonderful, but I am partial to the fabric postcards and just love that cute little teacup!

Createology said...

Now you have created Steampunk art for your daughter's boyfriend. I am enchanted with Steampunk and have a Pinterest board for it. Your mail art is always such a joy and you have a wonderful style Miss Annie. Fabulous new motorcycle stamp. Sunday Serenity Dear...

Lesley said...

Fabulous mail art! I adore your first one...you are so innovative! Each and every card you make is stunning!

Inky and Quirky said...

I've just picked my jaw up off the floor Annie.....never have I seen sooooo much wondrous stuff on one post all together!! I LOVE them all but especially that fabric tea cup just makes my heart flip with pure joy ;)
Hugs
Donna xx

Miss Iowa said...

Keep rocking it, Biker Chick!

Renee said...

And I am hopelessly addicted to looking at the fabulous postcards on your blog! It's Biker Week/Month here in Myrtle Beach, SC so I can really appreciate that last one. Vroom, Vroom!!

Carol S. said...

Seriously Annie, you make the coolest cards ever! Love the metal looking one!

Ruth said...

What a fun post! I love the metal card and the teacup with the pink hearts. Actually I love them all and I am amazed at how much there is to look at and enjoy on one small card.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love all your postcards and that first one is stunning. You are so creative. I really like the coffee cup one too. I need my coffee in the morning so I can relate. Great job.

Judy1522 said...

As always your postcards are amazing. Whatever you make is always so wonderful.

Jacque said...

I think the mailman (or woman) must love looking at your wonderful mail! These are wonderful!

Margik said...

Your mail art is fabulous, Annie! The first one is fantastic and I adore the fabric postcard, the coffe cup is so cute. I am just loving all the great pieces and the details and of course, your new motorcycle stamp.
Mar :)

sheila 77 said...

What a great collection!
The embossed silver foil is terrific, a super idea, along with the clocks and gears, what a great present.
Oh my, Ms. Skellie, I'm trying to imagine what occasion would prompt sending her on a postcard, ??? But I do like her with her "pretty frock".
Hearts and butterflies, now I could imagine that one coming in very useful indeed, and I like the sketchy heart, and the postcard after, ditto. The writing on the backgrounds gives them added class.
The fabric cup and saucer is just right, with the steam hearts and patchwork background, then a total contrast following with the vroom vroom of the motorbike.
They are all terrific, so I'm not even going to try to choose a favourite as I think they each have their own time and place.

Tera Callihan said...

Wow, this post is just full of yumminess!!!! First off, I have to say I still absolutely love Mrs skellie!!!
I think I need to buy her ( and maybe some happy mail with her on it ... ;) haha
I love the teacup sewn one, amazing!!!
The butterfly and bike ones are freaking awesome!!! (BTW it was bike week when I was at myrtle.. Just for random info... Lol. Mom was sad she missed going again this year! They went 2 years ago for bike week)
The steam punk card and envelope are very nice too! OK I think I remembered all I wanted to say.. Lol big hugs!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What wonderful and fun postcards Annie, the lucky recipients will all be thrilled to get them! Deb xo

Sandy said...

Did you think I had died and gone to heaven - well not yet! I did have some surgery and got terribly behinds. Antibiotics and pain meds really knock me out! Your clocks and gears card is really quite beautiful!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

I am you have been so productive -- You can tell you love what you do - it shows in your makes!! I think my favorite post card is the fabric tea card. Fabulous. Not that you would want to but you could sell a slew of these.
Sandy xx

Carla said...

I was surprised and very pleased with my Tea Time postcard. I just love your postcards. they're sew creative.
That motorcycle card is cool. Thanks for sharing!

quiltingbydawn said...

Oh my! As I scrolled through your post, each postcard just blew me away! You are so talented no matter what medium you use! Crazy good!