Have you ever made a postcard? ever altered an envelope?
If you have then it's time to do it again...if not then it's time to start!
I am so excited...mail art has been an obscure cousin in the art world but more recently is has become more and more prevalent which makes me very happy. It is such a fun and free form of art...no rules, no restrictions, just art for the sake of creating. I love it.
Well, Deep Red Stamps has picked up on this up and coming trend and wants to challenge you to create a piece of mail art to share with the world. The contest starts this coming Saturday and runs through Mother's Day here in the States (May 11th).
You need to stamp a piece of mail art using at least one Deep Red Stamp (or Stampers Best - they are the same) image, post it wherever you share your art and then go back to the DRS Mail Art Challenge blog post and share a link to your creation (note - the linky tool won't show up until this Friday). You'll then be entered in the drawing for a $30.00 gift certificate to Deep Red Stamps and if there are 50+ entries there will be a bonus gift as well! Be sure to check out the blog post for all the info and more details on the bonus prize.
Now, to help inspire you Susan (the owner of DRS) has created a sweet Alice in Wonderland piece of mail art which is featured on the blog post.
Here is my bit of mail art.... I recently rec'd an auction my son won off of Ebay in this envelope - I saved it because I was going to harvest the stamps but then never got around to it so it's just been sitting on my desk. I figured it was the perfect foundation for this challenge....
I had SOOOOOOOO much fun stamping this envelope... I used 16 different stamps!!! At first I was like...oh this looks good but I have room for one more...then that turned into another and another. You don't have to use 16 stamps - one will do but have fun with it and enjoy the process!
A couple close ups of my favorite parts....
So there you have it...are you inspired?
Pull out one of your Deep Red Stamps or StampersBest images and give it a whirl...
be sure to share it then link it on the DRS Blog for your chance to win!
Have a wonderfully Spring-y Day friends!