Thursday, 12 May 2011

Free as a Bird

Thought I'd have a play with some mail art for Crafty Individual's Monthly Challenge with the theme Free as a Bird.

The photos are not good for some reason - maybe the impending thunderstorm had something to do with it. Anyway I used Crafty Individuals bird CI 180 to make the postage stamp on shrink plastic - it's coloured with promarkers and then cut out with fancy scissors to give the perforations.

The envelope is coloured with Distress Inks and then overstamped with various stamps:
Crafty Individuals CI 207 - the grasses stamped in various greens
Tim Holtz - Birds on a wire
Oak House Studio - Hessian background
7gypsies - bird and butterfly from the Nottinghill Set.

Guess I'll have to take the stamp off to use the envelope - just got to wait for the next birthday and we'll see if Royal Mail like it!!


  1. Very pretty envelope Elaine, nice idea with the shrink plastic. Thanks for joining in. Jean

  2. These are lovely.
    Lynne M

  3. love it, it's a great idea, gives me inspirations ,

  4. Wow, something I have never heard of! Mail Art, what a lovely idea. It is so clever.
    Sharon xx

  5. found you again! this looks lovely congratulations.

  6. How unusual the shrink plastic stamp. I like that.
    Thanks for playing this month


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