Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Un-Mailed Envelope Art

I've said it before but it's true.  Sometimes I make something that even surprises me that "I" made that!  When that happens, I have to keep the piece around for a time while it sinks in that yes, "I" made that.


In this case it is a couple of altered art envelopes.


I did eventually decide to mail them but could never decide on a recipient.  I just couldn't choose one artist friend over another. 


Both envelopes were created in 2014 and are created with rubber stamps and Distress inks.


I always thought I'd share them after they went traveling to new homes.  I've spent too much time frustrating myself over who I would choose to send them to.  So here I am sharing them finally, but they still live with me.  And I still love seeing them. 


I love my vintage men stamps.  They're my secret boyfriends.

Happy Un-Mail Day!

15 comments:

jenclair said...

Ooooh, I can understand why you want to keep these fellas at home! I'd frame them with glass on both sides!

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Well I can't blame you for keeping them all to yourself Annie.....after all who on earth would just hand a boyfriend over to someone else?! These are WONDERFUL and probably should be framed ;)
Hugs
Donna xx

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Love those envelopes!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I'm surprised you don't want to keep them all. Your work is stunning. Love these envelopes!

sheila 77 said...

I agree with those above. These would look great framed, they are far too good to be "just" envelopes. Your subtleties of stamping and colouring always amaze me, they are nothing like I would imagine stamping to be.
I like your boyfriend in the house shape, but I'm not sure how long he would stay at home, he looks like an adventurer. I love the old-style photographic strip with the lady just in sight and the envelope back with the lady with the knowing look. I think she would be a match for him.
All of the colouring is magical too.

Ruth said...

Annie, you are amazing; I am so happy that you share your art on your blog. I love your envelopes and your secret boyfriends. Do you frame your art and have it around where you can enjoy it and be inspired by it.

quiltingbydawn said...

Annie, those are incredible! I love how you layer your stamps. You are so talented!

Barb said...

WOW!!!

Tera Callihan said...

Freaking A-maze-ing!!!

Renee said...

I love these, I wouldn't be able to let them go!!

Createology said...

Annie Dear YOU are an outstanding Artist! I love your secret boyfriends and what you allow them to create with you. Truly awesome envelopes!! You so rock your Art Sweet Annie...xo

Carol S. said...

I don't know how you could get rid of any of your amazing creations, but I'm lucky enough to have two of them. Yay! Those envelopes though...wow!

Dortesjs said...

awsome, i do love this ;O)) and the stamps are great

tink's mom said...

Yep, they definitely are keepers. I can see why you enjoy your men.

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

They are awesome, Annie and I don't blame you for holding on to them. You could send them to yourself from a vacation or so. :)
xo Julia