Friday, January 21, 2011

Mail Art

Those of you who know me, know that one of my goals for the new year was to try submitting a piece of artwork for publication.  I finally got my stuff together and figured I would give it a try.
It was for one of my Favorite Magazines.  
Stampers' Sampler

One of the challenges was to do something creative with a
Hot Air Balloon Template.
They ask that you send a self addressed stamped post card 
if you would like to know if your artwork was received.
Below is the envelope that I enclosed.  I decided to make it
"Heathery" by stamping it with some of my hand carved stamps made from images I drew.

The balloon is the template that was provided by Stampington and Company.  I just added a little to it so it was easier to cut out with my Silhouette SD.

I used GIMP to paint the background for The Hot Air Balloon above.  I used Fired Brick distress ink by Ranger for the stamping and inking of the edges.  The envelope was stamped with my images using Ranger's Peeled Paint.  I distressed all around the edges with the same two colors.
I received the envelope back.  I will take a photo of it.
I won't know whether or not my piece will be published for a while. LOL.  
Either way...doesn't least I sent something in!

Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather