Hello friends!

TGIF!  I have just managed to get my Halloween cards posted today.  I really hope they get there in time to be enjoyed at Halloween but who know with the mail strikes etc.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed!  So last year I spent days individually handpainting postcards for Halloween, so this year I decided to make it easier on myself and use some stamps, although it still took a bit of time with all the steps involved!

today’s art . . .

Today’s offering consists of my Halloween postcards and mail art envelopes.

And the envelopes…

To make my cards, I took a large piece of watercolour paper with some painting on it that I didn’t like much, and covered it in book paper (Harry Potter seemed appropriate). Then I painted them with my neocolours.

I got 8 cards from the A3 piece of paper (8 x A6 size)

I used the Tim Holtz Snarky Cat Halloween stamp set for these cards, and after I stamped them I couldn’t decide whether or not to colour them.  To colour or not to colour, that is the question!  And so I coloured one from each of the four coloured backgrounds for comparison.

I actually like them both ways, coloured and uncoloured but I think to help them stand out from this book page background it was better to colour them so I coloured the remaining four cards.  I used my Pitt artist pens for this as they work great on top of the neocolours and they are a permanent ink and at this point I was thinking about mailing them without envelopes.

To finish up I added a black frame around each card and some gold acrylic ink splatter, and a few touches with a gold pen.

mail art envelopes . . .

Here’s a closer look at the envelopes.  I used the same stamp set to stamp front and back, plus a small address frame and snail mail stamp.






All posted today, a little later than planned so I hope they get there in time for Halloween.  They were all posted with Harry Potter stamps which seemed appropriate.  I’m linking these up to Tag Tuesday’s Something Spooky challenge.  They are intended as small postcards but could also be used as tags.

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients

recycled painted watercolour paper A3, book paper, neocolour IIs, stazon ink, versafine clair ink, Snarky Cats Halloween stamp set, Pitt artist brush pens, black pen, Poscas, gold acrylic ink,  gold pen, stabilo all,


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Bleubeard and Elizabeth
October 24, 2022 7:25 am

These are so clever and so well done. Even the envelopes match!

October 16, 2022 4:25 pm

Super brilliant post!! I really enjoyed this post. Your cats are just spookily amazing. Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday.

October 16, 2022 10:57 am

Fabulous cards and envelopes, love them! Thanks for linking to Tag Tuesday. Hugs, Valerie

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