Monday, January 15, 2018

You're Fascinating - Mail Art

Inspiration is a strange and funny thing.  I love to participate in artsy challenges and more often than not I have to work at it to come up with a project that fits the theme since it hasn't happened organically.  Not so for this month's VLVS challenge.  As soon as I saw it I knew it would be easy breezy for me.  Not sure why; maybe it was the yummy green background or possibly the quirky image (I love me some quirky!), but regardless, my project came together super fast.  Love it when that happens!

I was going through my stamps a few days ago (in an attempt to organize them a bit) and came across this sentiment.  I had totally forgotten that it was in my stash.  It's been haunting me ever since and I knew I needed to find a way to use it.  I just like this weird bird, too.  :)

I covered my envie with Distress inks (Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron), sprinkled water, did a little background stamping and stenciling and was done.  The bird is colored with Copics and highlighted with white gel pen.  I also used the gel pen on some of the water splotches to brighten up the background a bit.

And here's the inspiration pic that started it all:

Now the trick will be to find somebody to send this to who won't be offended.  Ha ha!!


  1. Fabulous envelope Julie ! Thanks for joining us over at VLVS!
    Corrie x

  2. That weird bird is so cute. Fab envie. Hugz

  3. I love how you colored the bird!!!

  4. Fantastic! ! Thank you for joining the VLVS challenge this month xx

  5. Okay so you already know I love mail art oh, and I am super excited to be used by a bird stamp on your envelope! So course I think this is awesome love how you achieved the super bright colors that match the board perfectly and that saying is freaking hilarious I didn't even know we had the stamp it might end up in my cart for this sale!Thanks for joining us at Viva las Vegastamps for the challenge.

    1. LOL...thanks, Tera! Isn't that sentiment great? Cracks me up.


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