Chocolate tea and a Post Card of Scraps: Mixed Media Mail Art
Busy weeks are hard to adjust to after the lull of lockdown but I love that life is getting back to normal and we are no longer sequestered in our homes. Last week was a lot of running around in preparation for vacation. Hopefully, I will have pictures to share in another post. For all you summer lovin’ people, we went to the beach.
Hubby and I are not really beach lovers as we don’t enjoy baking and sweating in the sun. Mostly, we come away looking and feeling like lobsters. Our thing is taking in the local sites and history when we go on vacation but this year we decided to do the beach for the family members that love the sun and sand.
Can you believe that the day before we left for vacation, I washed and folded 4 loads of laundry, packed 2 suitcases, food and beach items, car snacks, made 4 gallons of kombucha, and baked 2 loaves of sourdough cinnamon raisin bread, and 2 loaves of white sandwich bread. I am going to need a vacation just from the vacation preparation. But if you are a Mom, you know what I mean. Vacations with family are fun but they are by no means relaxing. But I know those days will come soon enough when my children are parents and I am the grandparent. And despite the craziness in the world, I am thankful that vacation was still possible for us this year.
Creating the Mail Art
Today’s mail art was made with desk scraps. Some days, I am in the mood to work with scraps and other days I am un-inspired by them. This project was the former.
I started off by by embossing the background with the StencilGirl succulent stencil and some gold embossing paste. I sprayed the background with some ink sprays before stamping and embossing in gold. I edged the post card with black gesso and then added all my scraps to embellish. My scraps included: Stamped teabags, old paper, fiber, fabric scraps, washi tape, and a stamped image.
I have had a lot of questions about what I do with my mail art. Well, the majority of it is sitting in a drawer of my craft desk. If they are not too bulky, I send them in the mail or give them a long with gifts.
I am joining the T ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. As you know, my drink of choice is always tea. Today, I am drinking The Republic of Tea Peppermint Cuppa Chocolate Tea, Rooibos Tea Dessert Blend. I purchased this with part of my birthday money and it is very yummy. The perfect after-dinner cuppa. I didn’t think that I would like this tea but I was very surprised. The chocolate makes it taste a little like dessert and the peppermint helps with digestion. Win-win in my opinion.
Happy Tea Day,