Postage Stamps

I have a round wooden box full of used postage stamps, so when I saw that the Three Muses challenge this week is Mail art, postage stamps or altered envelopes, I knew I had all the required elements. I got a bit distracted though, because I have been working on new projects for the Gallery in Bude. I quite often have 2 or 3 WIPs on the go, but this evening I had too much clutter laying on my desk and my poor mojo fled!

I left the envelope drying out and went and made tea. When I went back upstairs, I finished off a very tatty image transfer on a double jigsaw piece (that’s been on my table for at least 3 months!); and then I turned to my sewing machine and made the ATC (see previous post). As I was soothed by my sewing machine, my mojo returned and I finished off my altered envelope.

Journey through the Past...

The stamped images are from Diva Impressions and Third Coast RS. Oh and the newspaper I have used in the background is from The Guardian – dated February 1983! I found it in the loft when I was clearing out some old boxes after we moved. It’s got that lovely brown aged colour and tears beautifully!!

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  1. Glad your mojo came back, this is great… don’t you love it when you find “just the right thing” to make a piece, good job you never threw out that old paper, you must have known you would need it one day

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  2. Very beautiful…gorgeous Post Art!

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  3. Sandy

     /  February 10, 2010

    OMG your collage is stunning Rosie.
    Unbelievable work.

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  4. wonderful collage, rosie! the sewing parts add a wonderful touch!

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  5. Another spectacular piece from you, Rosie, love all the elements & colours!

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  6. Incredible collage.
    Love the details.
    Great artwork!!!

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  7. barnie

     /  February 10, 2010

    Rosie, I’m mouth opened… Such a wonderful collage, love all the details. FANTASTIC.

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  8. Ohh this is gorgeous!!!

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  9. Fantastic, love it

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  10. All envelopes should look like this!

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  11. And it returned very nicely, with a bonus–this is awesome!!

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  12. Yvonne

     /  February 10, 2010

    Gorgeous!!

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  13. Superb artwork, absolutely beautiful and a real winner. Rosie your creativity knows no bounds. Wow!

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  14. Beautiful postal collage Rosie with wonderful expressive elements- love it!

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  15. I love old newspapers and old books. They have a very special scent that is heady to me. (I know, I know, no accounting for taste!) The use of the stitchery was inspired and adds that special touch to this piece that makes it pure, unadulterated, and very special Rosie!!! Thanks, my friend, for joining us!

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  16. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!!!!

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  17. I’m so glad that I’ve seen this Rozie !!
    I’ts MAGIC to see how you’ve used your personal things.

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  18. Sorry i mean roSie !!
    🙂

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  19. fantastic!

    hugs Susi

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  20. What a fabulous creation – I’m so glad your mojo has returned!

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  21. Beautiful!

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  22. wow, love all the many layers you made

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  23. Gorgoeus piece of work Rosie!

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