Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Postman Arrives so Today Is Full of Possibilities

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Hello to all my CFF's - heheheeh - how about that?
Crafty Friends Forever!!!!!!!!  Probably someone thought of it long before I but it's fun, nevertheless!

Seems like from a young age I always thought of the arrival of the postman as fun.  And even as an adult (if you take away bills from the scenario) the mail could make a day full of possibilities!!! 

That's the quote on my journal page today from Tim's Small Talk Stickers -  Today Is Full of Possibilities! And what makes this journal page neat is that all the post cards are from my personal "vintage" family.  They are when my Grammie was young and are addressed to her and her cousins.  One of them even says that eggs were up to 18 cents... war days memories perhaps?! 

Here is my vintage postal art journal pages! 






So my first duty here is to confess... 
this is the first time for me to draw tiny face... ugh. 
I won't tell you what hubby said she looks like!!! 
But I console myself with the promise that someday I will look back on this one and see how far I've come when I get better!!!

I wanted to make the pages look rather like a postage stamp. 
I bought some Frog Tape on sale 50% off not knowing what in the world I would do with it... but hey - it worked for this!




My idea came from this travel advertising poster I found online. 




Beginning with my Gelli Plate, I created the green background. I was wanting it just to look like the "green" of the outdoors.  I used a Kaisercraft Stencil on paper then used DecoArt Decou-page to place it onto the art journal background.  I had to play with my gelli plate for awhile longer before continuing with this project too! 




I found an old calendar page with a mailbox on it and did my best to draw it... much easier than a face - hehehehe!!! 




I used Faber-Castell Pitt Pens to complete it - love them!




I always wondered when I would use the very very tiny flower stamp from Hot Off The Press but it worked super to put some flowers on the polka dots along my walkway!!  I covered the polka dots with some textured "lace" and added sparkle too!





Since tags are such a big part of my crafting life I wanted to add one to this layout. Just seemed like this 50's gal should get something really fun in the post today!!  I used the stencil you see below with some Studio 490 Crackle Paste - let it dry - then added some Perfect Pearls and Silks for the background.  The little postage paper piece is from my stash.  I hadn't glued it down yet in this photo. Since not much of the tag would show... I just strung some beads and a heart on wire and added a bow. 

The Carte Postal stamp beside the tag and circle stamp are from Rubber Dance Stamps as well as the little bird on the mail box.



I was also hoping you could see some of the shimmer and glitter by looking at this close up picture. 





This is the post card with the 18 cent eggs on it!!  
It appears to be dated 1917.





The dragon flies and the blue flowers are rub-ons as is the heart on the gals apron. 




I was glad to do this project because now I will have something from my Grammie in my journal.  Makes me smile.  




Thanks bunches for visiting.  I love your comments and thank you in advance for taking the time to leave one :)  Hugs. j.

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Excited to submit this journal page to the following fun challenges:

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July Challenge: Post and Postage

Art Journal Journey


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Stamplorations Mixed Media
Use A Stencil




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July Challenge - Polka Dots



I used Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste on my Tag in this project and lots of polka dots!

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July Challenge - Tags



Not my usual fancy tag but a fun tag for the postman to bring to your house that fit nicely under all the postcards in the layout!!



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