Friday, June 13, 2014

Envelope Art and Journaling

Another torn tracing paper envelope that I can't part with.  But I did make another one to send out into the world. (Sending photocopies has left me feeling like a cheesy schmuck.  No more photocopied mail art!)
I tried to make the layout exact, (so that I wouldn't have to admit that I couldn't part with this one) but if the first stamping doesn't land in the right place, exact can't happen.  So it turned out to be a slight variation of this original.
And here are my most recent journal pages with bits of stamping art added to break up the boringness of my life.
Creative time is at a minimum around here.  But that's better than nil and I will take what I can get.


Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Annie,I know I've said this before but your handwriting is just so yummy in itself! Love the mail art and the journaling,you are one of these arty people that make everything look good : )

Have a great weekend


Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Again a lovely altered envelope Annie.
Greetings, Alie :-)

carol said...

Handmade things can't be exactly duplicated, but that's the beauty in it! So bald you have found your passion if only in snipers of time.

carol said...

that's supposed to be "so GLAD"….not bald. Duh!

sheila 77 said...

Haha, I was staring at the third comment trying to work out the puzzle of what "bald" was supposed to be, thanks for a good puzzle and a good laugh when I found the solution, Carol.

sheila 77 said...

Hello Annie, yes I have this problem all the time with original artwork, I did three quilt swaps once and they were two of the best I had to give away. I can see why you don't want to give this super envelope away, in fact I don't know how you can part with most of your artwork. I love this birdie and his background and you do have spectacular postage stamps over there.
Sounds as if you had quite a pleasant end of May and start of June, I love reading about your leisure time, I imagine you lying back on your chaise-longue with your book and maybe a cool drink.

Lesley said...

I love how you use your stamp art in your journal and your text is so neat and tidy! As for The Book Thief, I saw the movie and thought it was so, so good! Perhaps I should read the book was such a thought provoking story.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your creative time may be at a minimum but you sure do beautiful with what you have. Love it!

Cynthia said...

I really can't get over how creative you are! Lovely work as usual!

froebelsternchen said...

wonderful artwork here on your blog! So inspiring .. I wonder why I wasn't here before... ????
don't know....

I specially love this amazing Journal -Calender Combi spread! That's just awesome with this great stampington motif... oh wow....

I am very inspired by all your your fabulous pieces !
from Austria



Judy D in WA said...

Cheesy schmuck! Almost fell off my chair! LOL
Love this envelope. Whoever receives these are truly lucky people!
Love the journal. I can hear the future reading these like an autobiography.

Tera Callihan said...

More Beautiful Artwork!!! I love this Envelope!! (as you know!! hehe I am such an arted envelope addict!!! You have my super inspired to create, so today i am sitting down to FINALLY play and ,make some mail art!! :D I have a general idea so we'll see if it comes together! :D
Also I love seeing your art journal, you have such pretty hand writing!! and i just drool over your stamps!!

pinsandneedles said...

Love your journal! You are so creative...turns everything into beautiful...even your so called boring days...LOL. I'm a bit behind but hopefully will get to dedicate some time to catch up now that school is out.
Love your mail art...I treasure the one I received!