Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Botanica Postal Art


This is my entry for The Three Muses Challenge this week (Postal Art). The card is digital ( which I printed out onto cardstock) and I decided to make my own envelope in the botanical theme by hand. The envelope I traced and cut out from artist papers (Stampington) folded, glued and hand painted the inside. I added handmade tags, stamps and mixed ephemera for fun!
Today marks the one year anniversary of my blog! What a year this has been... I have met so many wonderful artists around the world and have learned so much from everyone. All of the wonderful challenge sites have kept me busy and in love with collage and I hope to be able to keep up (there are so many each day)! Many thanks to all who have left their generous comments- you keep me going and striving to be better. You are all truly inspirational with your beautiful art.

50 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!! I love all the elements you have so thoughtfully put into this - great job!

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  2. This is fantastic work Lori. Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog. Its amazing that you can make so much that is so beautiful.

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  3. This is exceptionally creative, Lori!! I love the envelope--you should market it!! Congratulations on your anniversery :D

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  4. Happy blog birthday!! Your challenge piece is really beautiful! You are ahead of the game this time!!

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  5. Happy anniversary!!!
    It is always a pleasure to come to your blog to look stunning photos, like this! It is sad that my english is not very good, so I do not always understand everything, or be able to say all what I want :-(
    But the language of images is common to all ;-)

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  6. Oh, Lori! Your postal art is gorgeous! I love that you've combined your beautiful digital piece with that fabulous, handmade envelope. Stunning combination! Happy, Happy 1st Anniversary! May you celebrate many more, and thank you for sharing your beautiful gifts! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  7. This caught my eye right away. It's beautiful, Lori! I love all of the elements you put together. It's fun mixing up digital and 3d work. Congratulations on your blog anniversary, too. I always enjoy stopping by to see what gorgeous thing you've created next!

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  8. Oh Lori they are so lovely. Congrats on your blog anniversary. I'm a newbie myself and learn so much from all my favorite bloggers.

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  9. Such as we inspirate you, you inspirate me Lori !! And Hurrayyy for your 1 year old BLOG anniversary !!
    You've made a wonderful ARTpiece to celebrate this.
    xxxRian

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  10. Is this the best or what, fantastic idea and creation!

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  11. I'm running out of superlatives for you, Lori! This is stunning postal art. I know what you mean about the community of artists who frequent the challenge blogs. Like you, I continue to be inspired by their talent, and warmed by their support. I'm so glad you're a member of that community!

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  12. So very elegant and classy - yet earthy all the same. Gorgeous art. Happy Blogversary, by the way! :)

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  13. holy smokes Lori!!! wonderful work...so beautiful!!! wow!!! one whole year...it sure goes by quickly doesn't it!!! I am thrilled to pop by and enjoy your work!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  14. WoooooooooooooooooowLori this is again so beautiful.
    Fantastic design. Love them.

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  15. Absolutely superb botanical/postal art. I couldn't agree more with your sentiments about the inspiration and friendship we find in Blogland. Stunning artwork.

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  16. Exquisite pieces, Lori, so beautiful! Congratulations on your blog birthday without it we wouldn't be able to see your spectacular art!

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  17. Wonderful art work!

    Happy anniversary! :)

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  18. Lori, Your work is always amazing! It's gorgeous! Happy Birthday for your blog :)
    xoxo

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  19. happy blog anniversary!!
    your piece really goes in the nick bantock style, which i LOVE!!!

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  20. Whow...Lori, your creations are amazing.
    Love it!!

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  21. Happy Blog-Birthday Lori. That reminds me, my anniversary comes up this month too. It has been great discovering your blog and all your wonderful creations. This one is particularly striking. I think envelopes should be more colourful than plain white or brown don't you? Perhaps you have started something here!!

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  22. Wow this piece is stunning! Love the stamp and the way you have put it together on the card!

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  23. happy blog birthday lori, and you have created a wonderful piece again.
    i love your digital work

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  24. Happy birthday to your blog! This is a wonderful piece, your work is always so rich and deep, both in thought and in layers! Your work has been so inspirational for me

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  25. Your botanical postal art is cool.

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  26. beautiful, beautiful piece and happy anniversary !!

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  27. Absolutely beautiful, Lori! Love the colors!

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  28. A beautiful card and envelope!!Congrats on your blog anniversary!!Warmest regards,Cat

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  29. What can I say - your card and envelope are unbelievably beautiful! I love botanical themes and images, so you can guess your pieces made my heart beat faster. - Many congratulations for your blog-birthday, may the second year be even more exciting!

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  30. Happy One Year anniversary. It has been so lovely to get to know you over the past year. Did you hear me sigh when I looked at this piece? I adore it. It has a gentle earthiness about it that just captures the love I feel for nature. Bravo!

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  31. This is so rich and your Return piece is stunning! WOW!

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  32. OH Lori!!! So lovely! The envelope is just beautiful. I love the colors so warm and inviting! You are such an inspiration!
    XXXOOO
    Becky

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  33. Happy anniversary, Lori! I'm looking forward to another year of your gorgeous art! Your postage art is glorious! LynnF

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  34. Happy 1st year anniversary, time flies when you are having fun.

    ohh... this is absolutly divine artwork, I love both pieces.
    Thanks for sharing them with us

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  35. This is outstanding Lori! Whoever gets this in the post will be one happy bunny!

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  36. Lori, this is really lovely, and happy anniversary, we are so lucky to have you sharing your art with us! Christen

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  37. Lori,

    YOU are the one who needs to be thanked. Your art is so inspirational, so enjoyable, and always fun to inspect. Congrats on your one year of blogging. You make such great art, it's no wonder you have so many comments!

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  38. I'm speechless, absolutely you have made the favorite postage art of mine, i wish i could make something like this.
    And happy blog anniversary to you, all your works are so beautiful

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  39. Congrats on you anniversary! The card is gorgeous and what a delightful envelope to put it in!

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  40. Lovely entry to that topic.
    Have a great weekend
    Janine

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  41. Beautiful art! Congratulations on the blog anniversary!

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  42. Did you hear the huge Thud! This piece just knocked me over. It's AMAZING Lori!

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