Wings

Sunday, April 13, 2014

This week the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to create something with wings. A "Winged Thing"...An ethereal butterfly? A Winged cherub? I chose an airmail bird.
There's an entire underground network of people who exchange art via the postal system. Some exchange faux postage, postcards and have mailart "calls" for themed artwork as well. The one rule that remains constant is that there aren't any rules. My envelopes won't gain notoriety from those esteemed artists, but who doesn't love getting mail?  Something fun to brighten a mailbox.

I adore postal elements and I love those airmail labels!  They make everything look so "official". The address label and cancellation marks are from the same Hero Arts stamp set, while the bird is from the Tim Holtz Bird Feather set. Originally, I wasn't certain which stamps to use so I pulled some stamps and my Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers and sat down to create.  I made certain that there was enough space to add a "real" stamp and place for the recipients address. Other than that, no Rules. I love that!
What "Winged Things" inspire you? Show us your project.  Link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and you could win a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. Your project could also be featured in our weekly Designer Spotlight,

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20 comments:

  1. Oh boy, who wouldn't want to receive such pretty mail?
    I'm a little obsessed with postal elements too...*high fives*

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  2. This really is a wonderful way to brighten any mail box Michelle. The bird sits beautifully in your design. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

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  3. Wow wow wow!! Just gorgeous!! I am LOVING it!!!!!

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  4. Oh I would love to receive these in the mail. they are fabulous! Fantastic design and so pretty!

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  5. Wow... Michelle, this envelope is totally gorgeous. I love the all beautiful embellishments. Fantastic collage! :)

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  6. Oh my...this envelope is just wonderful and there is just so much beautiful work to look at!! Fantastic design and so very pretty, Michelle... :)

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  7. Love, love, love your mailart, Michelle - it's absolutely glorious! Love the little labels and the stamping and the colours - brilliant.
    Alison xx

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  8. Totally cool love notes!! I just LOVE them!! :) ;)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  9. Coming here is so amazing to me, I love your creations! This is perfect and feels vintage.

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  10. Love your mail art, Michelle! It's so beautiful! Hugs, Sandra

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  11. love mail creations!!! this is soooo inspiring! ^.^

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  12. I'd like to receive mail from you! Your envelope is beautiful and colorful in your unique style! Really an amazing project! BArbarayaya

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  13. Such cool envelopes Michelle!!! Love all the embellishments and stickers and of course the bird.

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  14. You ARE one of those esteemed artists!!! This is just WOW...crazy beautiful, Michelle!!!

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  15. This is something anyone would LOVE to receive! What a gorgeous make, and I love that you participate in making someone's day!

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  16. Michelle! Love, love, LOVE these!! I'm always impressed at how you manage to combine vintage with whimsy! The colors and images are so energetic and soothing at the same time. And you amaze me with the clever way you choose elements to put together. You truly have an artist's eye and I always look forward to your posts!

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  17. How lovely - what a treat for the recipient and a letter carrier too.

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  18. I have been intrigued my the "mail art" phenomenon myself! Love your take on it :)

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  19. I LOVE these Michelle!! Just pinned! xo Kate

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