Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Drop me a note: The Documented Life week 3

The week 3 challenge has been issued for
January 12 Challenge (Week Three) -  Add an envelope from your mailbox. Get creative and add the whole envelope or parts of the envelope.  Journal on it, write notes on it or use it as a pocket!

I save everything so had a bunch of envelopes to choose from.
In the end I chose a vintage one over a newer one.
I think the postmark on it said 1966 (before I was even born)
and the smaller size was perfect to hang off the edge a bit 
and hold a tag with journaling on it.
I first covered the page with vintage papers and
Tim Holtz Washii tape.
Then some stamps I have saved over the years off of letters received.
A thin layer of Gesso then color added with NeoColor II crayons.
Some stamping with StazOn ink and postmark stamps.

With this close up you can see some of the postage stamps and tape.

The little tag came attached to an RAK from a crafty friend.
I LOVE getting happy mail like that and had to incorporate it
into the page.
The circle number is for today's date.

The envelope is added on with more tape.
Little letters were glued down and then outlined 
with a Sharpie.

With the envelope and tag hanging out a bit from the page I am beginning to add character 
to my planner.
Along with the tags and what is yet to come my edges should be just
as fun as the inside.

Make sure to check out the Facebook page
and see how others have interpreted this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Deanna said...

So beautiful! I really love your page. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Christy, I love what you did with this page. I too am inspired by what you created. Thanks for sharing with the DLP group.