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!

More stamping with Jo Capper Sandon

I didn't mean that I actually did some stamping with Jo - in my dreams!
I meant that I used her latest stamps to make a card - and silly me - I forgot to blog it!