Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Fly Away Mail Art

Hello Everyone! Jennie here again with my second post of the month and I hope you will forgive me doing a little repeat of my post earlier this month, but I really have got rather hooked on making these little single layer mail art pages!

I absolutely love this new Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch. It is such a fabulous shade and has an amazing vintage feel about it (perhaps because I can remember the old Blueprint Drawings and Printer where I worked in the early 1970s!)

I started this page off again with the foreground element, stamping the bird in Blueprint Sketch and then making a mask from a post-it-note.

Once the mask was in place I could then stamp the underlying elements which I did using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and and stamps from the Correspondence and Shabby French Set. Layering the "stamp" stamp over the vintage photo created a darker hue and I can't wait to combine these two colours ……… 

I then added some further layers using the Splatters Layering Stencil and Vintage Photo and blended more Vintage Photo around the edges of the page. I felt the page needed something in black and so stamped the postage frank mark in Arcival Jet Black.

Finally I added some splatters using my paintbrush and the two inks used for the stamping. Again, although this is destined for my Big Ticket Book I really think this would make a great topper for a masculine card.

Thank you for joining me today and I promise I will be back with something different next month!

Jennie x


  1. Gorgeous Jennie......I really love this and I agree Blueprint sketch is a great addition. My wilted violet is on its way from Susan as we speak! x

  2. Stunning! Love the combintaion of those two colours, fabulous vintage yumminess!

  3. this looks wonderful jennie - i love this bird stamp - must ink it up again soon! hugs rachel x

  4. Just love this card topper, it is lovely and you are right, a great man's card!!!!!

  5. Love this new Blueprint blue - your postcard is beautiful!

  6. Just stunning,love the bird stamp.xxx

  7. Gorgeous - love the masking effect and subtle splatters - beautiful mail art.
    Alison xx