Jul 1, 2013

Post Cards From Afar!

It is Mail Art Time 
at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!
This challenge is open to all sorts of interpretations from
postcards/stamps/envelopes and letters...
as long as it is mail inspired, is stamped, then it qualifies.



Like most of you, I have seen some wonderful pieces of mailart in blogland,
so it was awesome to finally give it a go!
This is a new style for me...but oh soooo much fun.
 I didn't have to worry about having to embellish this time around, just stamping and inking
and layers.
The main postcards are on shiny cardstock, inked (because it goes on so well)
and flicked with water.  As I was only playing around, I decided to color the splats with some of the blue ink.
The main colours are blue and green with the background paper inked and stamped in browns.

The stamps used are a mix from Crafty Individuals, Flonzcraft and some posted to me from a friend...
only because I was a little short on stamps for this challenge.
 It is muchly appreciated.

Flonz has a generous $20 voucher for the winner
along with the stampettes top pics, Saturday spotlights 
and the occasional guest designer who plays along with us. FSC is a busy place to be!

Please pop over to FSC and check out the awesomeness of the stampettes!!!!
They are amazingly creative people with some wonderful ideas.



Enjoy!


I would like to enter this into the following challenges...


30 comments:

Shirley Chillman said...

Wow have I missed a lot sweetie. Love the new blog look so fresh looking and easier on the eyes.

Beautiful DT piece you have captured the Mail Art beautifully. Very pretty with a super grungy feel to it.

Crafty hugs from me x x x

Terry said...

Dot, I love this! That grungy neutral background piece looks amazing with all the lovely postcard panels in blues. So much detail and the splats add another great touch! Did I say I love this???? Hugs!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous way to interpret the theme Dot. Love the postcards and stamps and what a fabulous background to sit them all on.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
hugs Brenda xxx

Netty said...

Terrific interpretation of the theme, so much to look at and admire Dot. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Debi said...

brilliant creation Dot :) love your colours and elements, Debi x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, great combination of postcard images and love the colour! Cheers, Shirleyx

Elborgi said...

Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage!
Elma

She King said...

Oh my this is gorgeous. S x

Buttons said...

LOVE this theme and the way you've interpreted it Dot. Postcards are made for altering/stamping on so this is a challenge that should bring some superb entries and you have definitely led the way with your mail collage. Hugs, Jenny x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous project Dot, love the images you've used and the flowers on the postcard are fabulous. Love how you've used the spritz and flick technique too. Sue C x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh this is totally wonderful! I love the particular stamps you have used and you have used , coloured and layered them so well to stunning effect. LOVE this, great colours too!

Ephemera said...

Magnificent stamping Dot, and such a beautiful mix of blues and browns, a really gorgeous piece of artwork. xx

brenda said...

All that flicking and splatting certainly has created some fabulous effects Dot, I imagine you had real fun making this one.

Hope you have a good Sunday, or at least what's left of it your side of the world.

B x

Basslady said...

what a work of art!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Debbie said...

What a beautiful piece you've created.I love the stamps you've used.Must treat myself to some.Gorgeous layout and colours too.Thanks for joining in with us over Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous project, love the grungy ages backgrouns and of course those fabulous post cards.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Dot, such a wonderful creation. So many things to see. Love the color combination and the birdie image.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A gorgeous creation Dot! Love the stamped layer, the colours...it's great in total

kind regards, Alie :-)

Fandhmum said...

This is just wonderful
Rosie x

butterfly said...

Utterly lovely, Dot- those postcards are exquisitely tinted... great images to start with, but you've really made them sing! Love how you've layered up the elements over that distressed letter background - brilliant!
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

This is wonderful! Love the postcard images and the way you've coloured them - great background too.
Love the new blog!
Avril xx

Sheri said...

cool postcard. thanks for playing in ABAC challenge

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous!

Redanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Dot, love your interpretation of the theme. The background is stunning and your stamped post cards are superb. A gorgeous make! Hugs, Anne x

Jingle said...

Very pretty piece! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!

Claire said...

This is fabulous Dot, love the colours and the way you've layered all the images up looks great. Love it!
Claire xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, Dot, your piece is absolutely stunning! I love the colours, the images, the splatters - pure delight my friend! xxx

Anne Fenton said...

Wow I love your project.. it is stunning. Thank yo for joining TTCRD this week.

Esther said...

Wow Dot, can't believe this is your first attempt at Mail art, it's amazing...gorgeous stamping and inking..Esther xx

Sande said...

OMg, how gorgeous is this! Fabulous details and love those stamps!

Thanks for joining our challenge at It's all about the Vintage and Beauty!
Welcome to join our new fortnight challenge.

If you are interested I am offering a blog candy
on my blog.

Hugs, Sande xx