We are Neet and Wendy and we would like to welcome you to our fortnightly challenge, ‘Artful Times’, where we are offering a variety of challenges to inspire you to create in whichever style or medium of crafting you enjoy. You never know, we might even inspire you to create something out of your comfort zone and try out something new.

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Friday, 9 May 2014

Challenge 55 - Mail Art

Have you ever received a card or a letter through the post where one of your friends has taken the trouble to decorate the envelope?  I had two recently and because the one I got from Oz is such a lovely work of art I had to keep it.

Somerset Studios used to feature "Mail Art" at the front of their mag each time it was published, not sure if they still do it as I don't buy the mag these days.  It was really good to see the different ways people used to decorate them - so you could stamp on them or cut pictures out and decorate them that way, a kind of collage.  Maybe you can think of another way?

Go on, brighten someone's day and make them a card and decorate the envelope - I know it makes me smile when one pops through my letterbox.

Two samples of envelopes from Somerset Studio



and now the ones from the Design Team

This is Chrissie being all colourful and bright


Wendy went with the Little People


whilst Neet went with Alice


Check what the DT have to say and play along with us - make someone's day a happy one with a decorated envelope plopping through their door.



8 comments:

Craftyfield said...

That's a new one for me! Lovely envelopes from you 3, will try to produce something suitable!

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice samples from you all! Valerie

Sandra's Spot said...

Great challenge ladies I got stuck in quickly and loved it. Thanks Hugs Sandra XXX

butterfly said...

Gorgeous inspiration and a terrific theme - always meaning to try Mail Art, so hopefully I'll be along to play soon!
Alison xx

Bryan Evans said...

Lovely pieces of work and very inspirational.

Meggymay said...

Great inspiration DT

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wonderful DT-Artwork.

Thank you for the challenge

Julia said...

Great mail art examples from the team. Thank you for the inspiration. Julia x