Monday, November 22, 2010

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #83 -Envelope Art!


I am back!!! I have been gone for several weeks, but it felt so good to get back into my crafty mode!


I so love to get mail that is all decorated up! I used one of my first House Mouse stamps...a big ole' original  Stampa Rosa stamp called Having a Sleigh Ride.  I inked up the bottom part of the stamp(the meeces) and then masked the stamp and inked up the branches to stamp in the corner. A quick color (if using copics, put some paper in the inside of the envelope so it does not bleed onto the back of your envelope), a few snowflakes and a little doodling and Viola!

My theory---No need to be too fussy with envelope art...someone is just going to rip it open anyway LOL!What I sometimes do for envelope art...after you have stamped your orignal image on to your cardstock, stamp again onto your envelope without re-inking. You will get a very light impression of the image you are making into a card...a perfect compliment to your card. The impression is so light you can easily add your address over it without any confusion.

We have a new sponsor for this challenge as well.  Welcome to  RK STAMPS! You can pick any House Mouse, Gruffie or Happy Hopper stamp of your choice if you are randomly chosen as the winner.  I used to buy all my meece stamps from Dick at HM Stamps and then he changed  to PB Stamps and went exclusive to Penny Black stamps.  Ally at RK Stamps picked up the House Mouse line as well as Northwoods, Stampendous, Peanuts (Stampabilities). Great Impressions and Lockhart stamps.Great prices and wonderful customer service ! Stop by and say Hello to Ally-tell her Sue sent you!

Now dig out an envelope and let's see how you can decorate it up...No need to be too fussy, just have fun!

Details:

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Stamps: Stampa Rosa Having a Sleigh Ride (1997), Snowflakes from SU!, sentiment from Lily of the Valley. Candy  DJ Inkers
Cardstock: None-plain envelope
Ink: Copics, Bashful Blue, Real Red marker, Red Versafine

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29 comments:

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow this is awesome i luv it, fabb addy's lol, gorgeous envelope, super cute image, scoopy.x

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a fabulous, fabulous envelope! Great idea - I just may have to give this a try! WB, hope all is well on your end!

Charlene said...

Ohhhhh how I love this! Thanks for the stamp again tip...will definitely try this!!

Sue said...

Hi Sue, love this challenge! Your envie turned out so cute, love that stamp. My introduction to rubber stamping was a free class and the instructor showed us how to use part of the stamp from your card on the envie, even if we didn't color it, they matched. Thanks for the great challenge.

Hugs
Sue Drees

America said...

Sweetie, your House Mouse Envelope art totally ROCKS!!!!!!! I sooo love this! Ive always stamped a llttle something onto my envelopes to match my cards, but it is always very simple, subtle and NEVER art.....Thats why this challenge was a big challenge for me. I thought we had to get seriously ARTSY with our envies!! LOL!!! Then you go and prove to us how easy it can be and set us straight. LOL! You are wonderful woman, thank you for all the GREAT inspiration!!!

Anja's weblog said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful and cute envelop. I always love decorated envelops. Stunning!!

Hugs
Anja

Christine said...

Hi Sue hope things have settled down for you?? re your father...awww how sweet are these cute guys??? gorgeous image fab colouring love it..I have shopped with RKstamps great service lovely peeps..

smiles Christine xx

Lori Barnett said...

Good Morning Sue :) I can't remember if I commented on this or not...so just in case here goes again. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your envelope!!! Soooo cute and the little details you added around the edges really pulls it all together! Wonderful creation...as usual :)

Eve said...

lol, sue this image makes me laugh! And you made this FUN image into a REAL NICE envy design!!! Also thank you Sue, for the idea for this week's HM challenge!! I haven't decorated my envy for a while, so this gives me a "good excuse" to do so! LOL!!

Shirley N said...

Love your envelope Sue, beautiful! Your images are so cute, beautiful layout! I have a hard enough time making a card can't imagine me doing this, lol! Great job Sue, very inspiring!

Silli said...

BIG smile, this is perfect...love the cute image!

Larissa said...

HI Sue!

It is good to see you are back again! I hope all is well!

Your envelop is so lovely! The image is very sweet! Love the blue snow in tha background.

Hugs,
Larissa

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous envelope Sue ,, I never saw this image before ,, sooo cute and the background and doodling are fab !! great challenge too and something I will do again ! makes the card so much more special to have a decorated envelope eh !!

luv
Lols x x x

Danni said...

This is so cute and fun!! Great job!

Jovita said...

Ah Sue this is so cute, great job on the challenge :)

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness this is adorable!

Rica said...

Oh Sue - I love it, such a gorgeous little scene you've created and that image is just adorable. The snowflake background stamp is perfect and that berry/tree stamp looks like it was to suit the mousie's antlers.
hugs Heather xx

Cheryl said...

This is so cute Sue! Your stamping and coloring is fantastic!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh what a fun challenge and DARLING envelope. So cute!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Here's the problem. . .the envelope is so amazing, I would not want to open it! This is awesome Sue. What a great image and so perfect for this time of year. Hope you are well and that your Dad is doing fine. Best, Curt

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh this is adorable! These mice are too cute!

a portland granny said...

That's an adorable envelope. I usually try to make some kind of stamping on my envelopes, but have never gotten so fancy. That is just beautiful.

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

My this is so cute and artistic too. Love all this little snowflakes, this pretty images and all the coloring. Great work!

Hugs, Natascha

JediSergei said...

This is so adorable. Great job on your coloring! Hope your doing well!

Allison said...

So sweet but please don't tell me I have to do all my Christmas cards with a matching envie...I will die!

Diane said...

Oh wow! That is so beautiful Sue!

Elena said...

Wow! You did fantastic job decorating this envelope! Real art, Sue!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and family!

Lynnor said...

Oh wow!!! Wouldn't even need to have a card inside...just a scribbled message on a scrap of paper would be okay with wrapping like this!!! gorgeous!!

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue and I love decorated envelopes too, yours is perfection! Hugs Chris

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