Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
to you all
May both your Christmas and New Year
be merry and bright!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sissy Envelope Art

Once again I am inspired by so many envelope artists and I just can't resist playing too.  I'm always drawn to collage art, so I tried that first with this envelope.

This is shamefully a very cheap envelope.  **GASP**  But it bothers me not at all.  With my luck, if it were an expensive quality envelope, it would have ended up in the trash.

That was fun, and I wanted to decorate another envelope. I wanted to get some more use out of those largish face stamps I bought.  I thought this one would be a struggle since it's just the facial features and it's been collecting dust because of that.  However, I got inspired and this is the result.

This one is a little better quality paper.

Scanning does nothing for the bling I added to this envelope.  Extra ounce postage leaves a lot to be desired too.  George Washington is it.  We sure could use some variety in the 20cent stamp category...or even in the 66cent category.  Again, one choice...butterfly.
I like how she went and wanted to have another go at her in that style.  This is that result...back to the cheap envies.  It turns out I love them.  I even like how the inside security design works into the outside design.
I just can't seem to get enough.  This one came next.
It seems I'm kinda hung up on these colors for now.  I must branch out.  And sometimes I get the envie a little too wet and they dry a tad lumpy.  I see it as a beauty of the beast.  **GASP**
The square envelope has been mailed out.  Now I just need to figure out where I can mail the others to.  Any ideas?
Wishing everyone a Good Mail Day!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Altered Dictionary - I and X

This is it, the last two letters of the alphabet for the
Altered Dictionary Challenge.
I and X
With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we've been given the last two letters together.
 I couldn't resist a delicious ice cream cone for the word(s) ice cream.
Not many X choices, so I chose X-ray
Then just for fun I went back to the beginning of the book where I left off under A and altered the page with the word absurd.
Many of you dear followers have put up with me and this challenge from start to finish.  Thank you.  I doubt that I will join the new alpha challenge in 2014, but I'll continue to alter pages in this dictionary and bore you with them a few at a time now and again.
It's pretty cool to thumb through this book and happen across the variety of bits of art and altered illustrations.  Although it was rather difficult to take the first step to alter this dictionary, I've not been sorry I did.  This long forgotten book has an amazingly fun new life.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Art Journal Calenar - December

Here we are in
I think I'm back to enjoying filling in the blocks this month, because November turned into such a mess.  I couldn't wait to be done with it!

I so wanted to just toss it out.  But, it's done and I've happily moved on.
So now let's be merry and bright!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Altered Dictionary - S

S is our letter for this fortnight and I had trouble deciding on a word...there are so many S words that are easy to illustrate.  But I finally settled on Skeleton.
Then I went on to stamp as in postage stamp.
I also did some stenciling.
Two more letters to go!  Finally, this is one of two challenges I took on that I will manage to complete!  Amazing for me.