Friday, December 10, 2010

Mail art and Projects in the Works!

What a great and creative week this has been! Here are a couple of things I'd like to share.

First off, I wanted to share a piece of mail art that I received from Lis of Dandelion Seeds and Dreams.  I LOVE the bird! The back says "Only from the heart can you touch the sky" (Rumi) then she added "but some things are worth flapping your wings over".  Check out the stamp of Ganesha on the back of the envelope!

 This was a great fast project.  I lightly crumpled and tea dyed some manila tags that I had.  Then I used a mandala stamp with silver ink and black StazOn with the 'Joy' stamp from Michael's. I finished them off with a distressed grommet. I'm bringing these to my local stationary store to sell.
 Here is my latest collage that I'm making into cards. Another tea-dyed tag, Distress Ink, paper flowers and lots of glue dots! When I was making this one, my daughter kept asking for flowers and glue dots that she used to make a 'beautiful headband'.  I'll have to track it down and get a picture! It's very ummm.....'her'.
As you can see on my sidebar, I'm also going to participate in the Sketchbook Challenge! I'm excited to improve my technical skills and to see what everyone else does!

I hope everyone has a beautiful and creative weekend!


  1. Ah, how fun to see my birdy made it! I got your card on Saturday and it is so beautiful! And I love running my fingertips over the surface ... what is it? really lovely!

    I love the images of your daughter's art ... I think a collaborative book project should be in the works :) And what a great idea for tags! You have such inspiring pieces here ... and I cannot wait to hear more about your Sketchbook Project. Are you doing it for this January submission? I have been plugging away at mine (12 spreads left ... I admit, I had the idea of doing 1 a week to document 6 months and well, er, um, got a bit behind? But it is fun!)

    warm wishes! xo lis

  2. I'm starting the Sketchbook Project in January. It's a year long commitment with prompts every month. Very excited about it!

    The card I sent you is made from a random little watercolor pad I found in the dollar bin at JoAnn's. It's topped with matte gel to seal it. I'm so glad you like it!