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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Mail Art Published!!

Way back in February there was a call for submissions to a new magazine called 'Featuring' which is published in the Netherlands and has many cool artist's work showcased in mixed media, art journalling and more.

I have never done any mail art before (and to be honest wasn't sure what would qualify for the description!) but I decided to use standard envelopes and just have a go!!  
Some of my efforts didn't work too well as the paper used for envelopes is not the best for anything wet so I ended up with several crinkly attempts which had to be filed straight under 'B'!!  

Anyway, I sent off three and the one above was turned into an inchie on the back cover and published!! WOW!

This was another of my envelopes (went for a bit of a random style) and the third is part of my DT piece for Try it on Tuesday so you'll have to wait until Tuesday to see it!!

Hope you are all enjoying your summer now it's finally here! Can I just thank all those people who have continued to pop by and leave me such lovely comments on my posts - I know I'm being very remiss at getting around to see you all as the summer holidays are biting deep and have reduced any 'me' time to almost zero!!  It's times like this that having 4 children make the word mum turn into MUM (major commitment).  I wouldn't change it for the world and feel very blessed to have 4 healthy and happy kids but summer holidays do stretch me!!

Anyway, thanks a million to all you lovely crafty gals for keeping the faith.

Take care ...


PS Pop back for some super cute photos next week of our new teacup puppy Reeva!  I'm collecting her tomorrow and am really excited!!  She is coming to us as we sadly lost our 6 year old british shorthair Spike to the road about 3 weeks ago.  As a result of that, we decided it was unfair to bring another cat into our home who could suffer a similar fate so we are getting a small dog who we could keep safe. 

   RIP xx


  1. Congratulations!
    This so deserves to be published, as does the other Mail Art you shared with us. Stunning.
    Sorry to read that your cat was killed, that is so sad but to lovely that there is a happy tail (yikes, excuse the pun)you are sharing with us and yes, please, we want photos!

  2. Many congratulations, its a fantastic envelope as are the others. just had a sneek peek at your other one. Look forward to seeing some photos of the new addition, you will never forget Spike, I'm sure Reeva will give you loads of joy.
    Yvonne x

  3. Wonderful work Alexa, congratulations on being published you so deserve it. Enjoy the rest of the summer hols with your family. The years disappear way too fast.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  4. congratulations Alexa, loving the fab mail art, Annette x

  5. Congratulations, your envelopes are fabulous

  6. Congratulations on publication - so well-deserved with that beautiful underwater envelope. I adore the Lynne Perella one too, such amazing colours and stamping!
    Alison x

  7. The mail art is lovely, well done on getting published Alexa that's brilliant news, I love the underwater scene. Lovely photo of Spike too, look forward to more photo's of new puppy. Sue xxx

  8. Love the mail art and know that I should make an attempt at decorating the envelopes when I mail something out! The colors you used on all the envelopes are so rich and pretty and congrats on the publication too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( TIOT DT member )

  9. Congrats on being published. Your mail art looks wonderful.


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