The Stamp Man Challenge - Bling it on

My project is a 2 parter, Mail Art altered envelope and a matching card. I did make more than one envelope because I got hooked, I will post them later :)

I started with the distress inks in the new summer colours on the envelope (front and back) and card, then sprayed the glitz spritz to give it a shine and watery (drops) effect. I stamped my mermaid image and added a net effect using the mesh background stamp.

On the bottom of the envelope I used one of the Artemio stamps to create a sand like texture using Versamark and  Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder.

Well I have to admit that I hate colouring stamps, although I love to draw and paint colouring 'existing images' (stamps) is not my favourite technique but I thought it will be good to come out of my comfort zone and do something different.

For this I used my wax crayons and Inktens pencils to get a painterly effect and I have to say I actually enjoyed it he he. To finish I used a white pen and for the bling effect a silver and gold pen :) I framed one of the mermaids using spellbinders dies and added it to the card using dimensional stickers to lift it up a bit.

Materials I used are;
Stampendous cling - Mermaid
Artemio Clear Stamp Set - Distressed Backgrounds
Aspects Of Design - Mesh Effect Background
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Archival ink - Jet Black
VersaMark - Watermark Ink Pad
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Glow's Glitz Spritz - Royal Lapis Lazuli Fire
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Glow's Two-Toned Embossing Powder - Desert Moon Copper Pine
Card stock - Kraft, White
Caran D'Ache Neocolor II Watersoluble wax pastels
Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pensils
Uni-ball signo pen - white, silver, yellow, gold
Faber-Castell PITT artsit pen - black XS
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Petit Ovals Large & Petit Scalloped Ovals Large
Recycled - Kraft Envelope

You can find some of the materials at The Stamp Man


  1. Beautifully done! Cool image texture on the envelope to look like scales.
    Have a great weekend!!!

  2. Wow wow it's beautiful Caroline!
    I adore your envelop.
    Hope you have a lovely day.
    Hugs xx

  3. Amazing colours, and another fabulous envelope!

  4. Wow this is just fabulous, I need these new colours don't I :O)
    hugs Kimx

    1. Thank you Kim. The new summers colours are just too yummy to miss, I definitely recommend them!

  5. ALL your envelopes and the "Mermaid set" is SO beautiful!
    Lovely artwork.

    I need to try to alter an envelope too...
    Have a nice evening!