Today I finished my decorated envelope I made especially for a card which I want to send to a friend who lives on the other side of the ocean. I got the idea to decorate the envelope when I received the mail from Hero Arts with the National Craft Month Challenge, Dressing Up Envelopes.
I have a rule that says that I don’t post a card on my blog until the person for whom it was made has received it.
So the card is inside the envelope and I don’t show it now.
I used the gorgeous digital image from Power Poppy. Unfortunately the digital stamps come only in jpg.format (no png.) so I had to remove the background first before I could place the flowers how I liked.
I also removed the heart of the flower in the front because I wanted to draw a smiling face on it.
After printing the image including the sentiment in brown, I thought black would be too harsh, I coloured the flowers with my Polychromos pencils.
After colouring I added with a Artist Pitt Pen the eyes and the smile in the heart of the flower. To finish it I added a little white dot in the eyes with my gelly roll pen.
I closed the envelop with a sticker from Jennifer McGuire with her slogan “Share handmade kindness”.
The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Power Poppy digital stamp “Kindness Is The Way”.
Faber Castell Polychromos pencils : 101 White – 102 Cream – 107 Cadmium Yellow – 108 Dark Cadmium Yellow – 111 Cadmium Orange – 121 Pale Geranium Lake – 188 Sanguine – 283 Burnt Siena – 263 Caput Mortuum Violet
Faber Castell Pit Artist Pen Black Fineliner
Sakura Gelly Roll pen White