Last week in my mailart outbox edition, I mentioned I participated in the Viva LasVegaStamps mail art swap via their facebook event page. I wanted to show you the mailart pieces I made for that swap up close today.
The idea of the swap was to decorate the envelope (any size, I used the regular 6x4 inch size) with VLVStamps and mail it off to your partner. This is the envelope I made. I started with putting some blue and green distress stains on my craft sheet, sprayed water over it and then pressed the envelope on it to get some blue color on the envie. I took masking tape and masked a part in the middle of the envelope where the address needed to be. Then I stamped a large zentangle stamp designed by Sandra Strait which I won years ago, over it and colored it with blue tombow markers. I stamped the woman and leaf design on separate paper, colored them & adhered to the envelope. I also made a faux postage stamp with one of the stamps and a paper punch. The edges are done with a credit card type card and some yellow paint.
This is the package I won via Sandra's blog 4 years ago and I still enjoy using these stamps a lot!! The large stamp on top is the one I used for the back ground.
I also made a note card to go with it. The background is paint in teal, lilac and yellow. And I used the same woman and leaf stamp plus other from plates 1436 and 1457. I love the designs from Mary Vogel Lozinak a lot! I'm very happy how it turned out and I hope the recipient will too :)
And this is what I received from my partner, Julie :) I absolutely love it! And yes the colors she chose does match the nail polish I am wearing perfectly, LOL!
Hopefully VLVSGroupies will do another mail art trade. I really enjoyed this one :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.