Thursday, June 13, 2013

I turned Vintage...

This project of mine is not the usual me, I mean the CAS style. I explored a new me through this project. I am learning about some art movements and one of which was the Mail Art Movement. The ideologies behind this movement was communicating with masses on your perceptions about something. The communication can be done in any forms like collage, a drawing, a photo, just anything... Inspired by the mail art movement, I decide to create and envelope and an insert which was used in the 19th century.

To further inspire me... Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World was a perfect choice as my theme in creating this project was an expression of memory of my childhood. I have some fond memories of my childhood when I traveled to different places in India with my parents. Back then it looked like a treasure hunt to me as we explored new historical sites. 

I remembered the nature, the birds and the packing we did. More importantly following the directions to reach each destination. Since, I am talking about travel which involves "Transport", I will also play this for Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Here I am transporting myself to my childhood memories.

Envelop with the insert inside
Envelope with the flap open
To create this I did some scoring to create my envelope out of 8.5 X 11" white card stock. I made an insert out of another white card stock cut into 4.25 X 5.5" . Rest I did some stamping creating a collage, keeping the theme of my memories as the focal point. Where the glitter represents the treasure I found in seeking a new place. The intricate motifs remind me of my mom's embroidery and the compass reminds me of my dad who gave us the directions :) I so miss those days.

To cut the long story short... I explored a new art form in me, which is my creative mission for each day. 

The challenges for which I am submitting this are -

Hope you enjoy my card.

Supplies used
Stamps - Studio G - i clear mini stamps, My Minds Eye - The sweetest things, My Minds Eye - Indie chic, Bird from Michaels Memory & Lace stamp, leaf from Garden collection stamps
Dies - Sizzix Circle die, Nestabilties Oval die
Inks - Memento dew Drop Inks
Paper - DCWV - the Natural matstack


  1. Fabulous - I love the colours and design you used :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, hugs, Dawny x

  2. A fabulous set, I love the design and colour scheme - so many wonderful details!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  3. Wow you made a a matching envelope too! I love the colors and the vintage style design :)

  4. Hey Deepti! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)