Friday, 4 June 2010

Slide Mailer

You can probably guess by the cover that it features Venice.
And the sentiment
'All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware'
I have re-stamped the sentiment since I took this photo.

Well this is my first attempt at altering a slide mailer - and as usual it tells a story!

I started this by inking up the dark cardboard all over, then stamped on top with acrylic paints

I rubbed over some stickles to give it a flavour of the 'carnival' and used lovely images from the Crafty Individuals book.
As you can see, the microscope slides have been edged with silver tape and inked with alcohol ink colours to tone with those of the mailer

The back cover - with another C.I. image.
I used ribbons to bind the spine to make it look like a book

The inspiration for this came from a four day break I spent in Venice in 1994.
Little did I know that it would change my life forever!

This is for a swap - so I won't be seeing it again - but I do have my memories, and living happily ever after with the gentleman who shook my hand and gave me a polite 'peck' on the cheek, whilst standing on the steps with a group of strangers, overlooking the bridges and canals of Venice, as the bells rang out, the clocks chimed, and the sky was alight with fireworks to welcome in the New Year!


Claireabelle said...

Wow, it's just divine Lottie! Beautiful piece

sam21ski said...

This is lovely Lottie, pity you don't get to keep it, but as you say you have your memories and you'll get something back in return xxxx

themessycraftroom said...

Gorgous, gorgous piece. Love the colours and the images you've chosen. Lovely memories.xx Hugs Chris

Pearl said...

Hi Lottie this is so colorful and well done. I like the alcohol on the slides very nice. Also thanks for the comments I'm going to definately try the string next time. I just told my husband and he was just as surprised as I. Have a wonderful wkend and I hope you get some relief with the eyes. Hugs, Pearl

Time for Crafting said...

Oh Lottie, it's gorgeous!! And what a lovely romantic story to go with it! x x

Sid said...

Wow Lottie, this is gorgeous, just been struggling with a slide mailer, this has imspired me to persevere !

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful Lottie, & so romantic! x

Linda Elbourne said...

WOW Lottie - this is stunning ... love the colours!

cardesque said...

these are fabby! I must have another go at mine now - I think they are lurking at the bottom of a box somewhere. What a romantic setting for your memories.

Lynn Stevens said...

What agReat memory of The New Year. How enchanting. I Love your slide mailer. Beautifully done!

Sandie's Patch said...

DOH! I think I just worked out what a 'slide mailer' is HA!HA!
(Poor old me...getting dafter by the hour!)
Well, it was word association you see, the word 'mailer', I was thinking of an artist, is there such a person with that name?
Never mind...I'll get over it.
Thanks for your comments, you are entered in the 200th blog post giveaway!

Sandie xx