She Writes Love Letters Altered Kraft Envelope

I belong to a wonderful, creative community at Ning called Scraptivate. It's for scrappers and other paper and mixed media artists.  Each month they have a creative challenge, and the challenge for March is called, "She..." We can interpret the theme in any way we want and using any media, so it really allows for a lot of creative freedom and expression. I love doing these challenges because it really helps to get my creative juices flowing! Here is my entry for the March challenge.

She Writes Love Letters Altered Art

I used a plain, Kraft paper envelope as the base, which is about 4-1/2" x 6-1/2". I used a large script rubber stamp to create the text on the envelope. Then I chose a nice vintage photo of a woman and sewed that to some muslin, which I'd distressed a bit. I added just a little color to the woman's cheeks.  The flowers are 3-D scrapping stickers. The postage stamps and the long "love" clipping at the top are also stickers. I added some grungy'd up cardstock to the left and right of the image, and I stamped one side with the word, "Letters." And in the lower left there is a 3-D paper image of some letters.

I really like the texture, depth and layers of this altered art piece.  And I loved using the Kraft envelope as the basis for the piece, as it's something I had not used before. And I love the woman in the photo--she has a dreamy sort of quality about her, sort of like she's thinking about whomever she is writing those love letters to.