Today is a double challenge start, with new themes at
At AJJ our challenge is post and postage.
I know most of us send emails more than letters these days,
but it is always a great feeling to find a letter in the mail-box.
Well, perhaps with the exception of bills and letters from the Tax office....
But letters from friends - especially handwritten ones, perhaps
with some art in them are always a source of joy.
This theme gives us lots of possibilities to live out our creativity.
You could journal about the history of the post, how the post works,
about stamps - old ones, new ones, special editions, first day of issue letters etc.
Or perhaps you could use old letters, love letters, letters from famous people
in your journaling.
Or what about collages using old envelopes, stamps, letters etc?
Perhaps it will inspire you to make some Mailart and send some
love in a letter to someone. I am sure you will all be brimming with ideas,
and Susi and I will be posting examples nearly every day to get your inspiration going.
My example shows a wonderful set of stamps from the Solomon Isles using owls.
I did not want to use the originals, so the set was scanned, printed and fussy cut.
To make it look more realistic, I pricked along the perforations with a needle.
And of course, from owl to owl post to Harry Potter and Hogwarts
was just a logical jump.
I painted the background with gesso, and then gave it a thin colour wash with blue for the sky. The pictures of Harry Potter and the Hogwarts crest were from Stencilry. I am looking forward to seeing your journaling for the theme of post - postage.
At Moo Mania and More the challenge is to use swirls. All formats are allowed, so let your creativity swirl and flourish, and link up your creations!
My tag and the die-cut swirls were painted with Vivacolor Maya Gold paint in ice blue. The background paper for the tag and Moo is from Gecko Galz. I added some colour-coordinated embellishments.
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!