Hi again :)
I wanted to make something for my beautiful niece Rowena last week, and I thought I'd try something a little different. I wanted to try stamping on fabric, but I didn't have any fabric ink pads. So I diligently mixed up some acrylic paints and mixed in some fabric additive so the image could be ironed for permanancy afterwards.
The mixture was quite watery, and it made it a little difficult to control, especially trying to achieve a bit of a grungey effect. I used a few Tim Holtz stamps, and the word mail is from a set of Darkroom Door alphabets. I used a sponge to attempt the grunge around the edges. I backstitched the 'love'.
The centre panel and the exterior flaps on the back is just dyed calico, and the log cabin fabric has been foundation pieced in J Apple 'n' Bee fabric. The inside has been lined in fabric from this same range.
This envelope measures 8" by 10" and it's usefulness is for holding love letters from a someone special. I'm sure my niece will be able to put something in there.... ;)
Thanks for stopping by