Monday, 9 August 2010

Slide Mailer Swap

I joined in a swap on Time For Crafting forum not so long ago in which we altered slide mailers.
We had the swap judged by Jean Hardy and Malcolm Noble of Crafty Individuals and a winner was chosen....what luck for me that I was given that very slide mailer as my swap.
This is the winning mailer and it was made by a lady called Vera. It has pride of place in my Dining Room as it goes so well with my colour scheme in there; a beautiful piece of artwork....thank you so much, Vera!! XX

I really enjoyed decorating a slide mailer again - haven't done one for ages. I only had a single one in my stash and this is what I did with it, using stamps from Crafty Individuals, Stampers Anonymous, Acey Deucy and Stamp It plus a big latin text U.M. stamp which I bought second-hand so don't know the maker.

So, this is the one I made - I went a bit mad with my acrylic paints, only having some rather gharish colours at the time but I actually like the effect!
The inside was stamped using Versamagic inks.

I now have some scrumptious Eco Friendly acrylics by Eco Green Crafts in fabulous muted shades. Watch this space as I'm now playing with those and hope to have some finished results soon....


Neet said...

Lucky you getting that beautiful slide mailer.

The one you did yourself is gorgeous - I love the stamp you have used on the back of yours - and I don't think you can ever go too mad with acrylics. Love them.

themessycraftroom said...

Just seen the slide mailer you received it's lovely. How lucky.

I really like the one you did, the colours and the stamping are lovely. x ChrisB

Anne Jagger said...

The winning slide mailer is gorgeous but yours is too. I love slide mailers ........ mmmm wil have to dig some out of my "to alter" drawer - thanks for reminding me.