Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just a note ...

Need to write a little personal note? Make some pretty stationery to use. The recipient of your note will be so happy to know you took a little extra time to make something special for them.

I used 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" text weight paper. I ran my sheets through the printer to add my name and address. If you have one of those self-inking stamps with your name and address, just stamp away.

Next, I placed my images. For this project, I used the Sheena Douglass Provence stamps.   Please see the photos for where the images were placed. It's entirely up to you as to where you want them. You could put images down one side.

You could put an image or two at the bottom of the sheet. Make different layouts. These pieces are for you. If you like a particular piece of your stationery, make some for a friend.

I used colored pencils to color the images on my paper. "Why?", you ask. "Because I don't want the Spectrum Noir markers to show through on the back", I answered.

For the envelopes, I needed the image to have color and to not smear when going through the postal service.
I use a spare tag to put down into the envelope where the image is.  I then used the Spectrum Noir markers to color.  Take the tag out and no bleed through!
Hope you liked today's Crafter's Companion quick and easy project!!
Until next time, I am ever searching for inspiration.



Kathy said...

Lisa, this is great, I love the idea of stationary,That is so cool.Beautiful job with the grapes across the top.And doing that with colored pencils is awesome. Excellent Job.

sharon g said...

I love the coloring, and the Spectrum Noir look. Nice job on a springy project.

Stacy H-W said...

Awesome idea!! Really turned out beautifully!!

Tonya H said...

Fabulous idea using the tag to color on the envelope. I never thought of that. Thanks so much! Your stationary looks great!

Trena in Naperville said...

What an awesome idea Lisa!! Very pretty!

Take car and STAY POSITIVE!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Love these stamps on stationary and beautiful coloring