Monday, 9 September 2013

Envelope designing and give-away

I am taking part in Astrid’s great idea of an ICAD (Index Card A Day aka a Skinny) swap and have made two of them with an envelope holder ready to go out to their recipients (more photos when they have been received). But before I made the envelopes for the swap I thought I would be sensible and design one to make sure they fitted ok.

Still in Finnabair mode I used gesso, inks, tea, stamps, leftover scraps and embellishments.
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The front ……
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with a small vintage image included.
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The back with the flap up and you can see I used paper from a Tim Holtz paper stash so the inside looks good too.
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A simple brad and thread closure.
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And another little vintage image with lace, frame and collage pieces.

Skinny’s are made 3 x 5 inches and this pocket envelope is 12 x 13 cms.

If anyone would like this little decorated envelope then please leave me a comment and add your link and  I will pick the winner next Monday the 16th September after 12.00 pm. I might even make an ICAD to go in it lol.
Have an inspirational and crafty week.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Please leave your link here.

42 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh! Brenda this is absolut amazing!

Gio said...

I love your Finnabair mood!
I enjoyed a course with her last year, she was amazing.

Of course put me in the draw! :-)

Sophie said...

Oh, mein Gott, Brenda... das ist der Wahnsinn... :-)
Wann machst du das bloß alles?
Unglaublich schön.

Sophie xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Brenda, absolutely stunning! tea dye effect is amazing!
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Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Brenda, these are wonderful pieces.

Gram's Treasures said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! So many bits and pieces on such a tiny project.
Joyce xx

Redanne said...

Oh Brenda, this is just so beautiful..... I would love to go in the draw but you have treated me already recently so I will keep my name out. Gorgeous work though! Hugs, Anne x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A beautiful mix of papers and images, it really is an absolute delight and a lovely Giveaway.
Please include my name.
Wishes
Lynne
http://lynnesbowsandbelles.wordpress.com

Rita said...

I love this Brenda. It's so appealing. Hugs Rita xxx

Annie said...

Wow Brenda, I can't believe you can have so much detail on such a small card/envelope......they are all stunning!! Wish I had joined in with this swap.....never mind...next time x

Crafty hugs Annie x

Meggymay said...

A stunning envelope. loving all the awesome additions and details.
Yvonne

Deborah said...

Truly lush, Brenda. Finnabair style suits you.

Daniele said...

omg what a fabbie creation, your mojo is back with a bang
hugs

Glennis said...

Wow Brenda, that is so amazing

clare said...

Really beautiful Brenda.

Kath said...

Fabulous xxx

craftimamma said...

Wow Brenda, I would love to have this gorgeous piece of artwork in my little box of treasures. It's wonderful and so much detail! You are generous giving that away.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Paper Profusion said...

Gosh these are superb Brenda - I love the delicate colours and vintage softness with incredible detailing and layers. Nicola x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow what gorgeous work, I would proudly show it off in my craft room. Thanks for sharing such a special piece of your work. hugs Heidi xxx

daqadoodles said...

This looks so luxurious! Fantastic envelop - I usually have no time to pay attention to my envelops, and when I have to put my card in a plain white envelop I always cringe a little bit inside. Or the stress when I grab a self made card at the last moment and it doesn't fit in any envelop I have. Argh!
Your envelop would get a prominent place on my craft-board to remind me to make enveloppes!

Christi Conley said...

Absolutely Delicious!!

Shirley Chillman said...

Love all the collaged look Brenda with so much attention to detail it is total heaven on paper.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Margie said...

That's just gorgeous Brenda and I would love to own it so thanks so much for the opportunity. Margie x

kateri said...

I love all your work and would be thrilled to receive anything you made. I mean this most sincerely.

I don't have a blog. But I do have an email address.

--Kateri

Brenda Brown said...

Kateri send me your email address and I will add you to the draw next week. My email address is on my sidebar.
Thanks for your lovely comments I really appreciate them
hugs Brenda x0x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...I love how you are unleashing the inner "Fin"...an absolute stunner of a design with heaps of delicious elements. Totally gorgeous!!!
Dot x

butterfly said...

It's exquisite, Brenda... can see the Finn inspiration, but it's Finn + Brenda - what a combination!! Gorgeous work...
Alison x

rush said...

i love this! love the colors and the design!

Coco said...

I love this fabulous skinny and its envelope, a true masterpiece wow !!!! Please add me to the draw, even if i'm not lucky usually lol!.. Enjoy your day and future swaps! Coco x

Jane said...

Oh Brenda this is just gorgoues...I am loving all your new work...Mr Mojo is roaring now! How about a Finn inspired class or even TH meets Finn...LOLOL! X

inkypinkycraft said...

absolutely gorgeous Brenda, so sorry I am still so behind tryiing hard to catch up xx stunning make xx

Karen Petitt said...

Wowser! That is stunning Brenda. I have seen this ICAD in blog land and wondered what it was - a fab idea! Thanks for sharing with us, I'll be adding my details as those are stunning x

Nan G said...

OMG! This is the envelope?! Wow! Love all the layers and the shabbiness of it! Thanks for sharing....ooooo would so luv to win. :)

nefertiti said...

Really wonderful!!! A lot of work on this pieces!!!!! bisous

Fandhmum said...

This is just gorgeous, Brenda
Rosie x

hazel said...

Wow! Brenda this is stunning, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Karin said...

wow this looks beautiful!
Groetjes Karin

Terry said...

Of course I would love this!! You have created a true work of art. Love all the stunning details! I am back from Portland and catching up! Hugs!

wintonrosepapercreations said...

This is rally sweet Brenda. Love the closure too. Karen.x

Marjie Kemper said...

Well this is just gorgeous, my friend. Absolutely lovely in every way!

silvergran said...

Absolutely stunning! What a treat to fifd this in the letterbox!

Annick Guipouy said...

Wouah, c'est une magnifique réas!!!
Bravo

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