Sunday, 3 June 2018

Coffee Dyed and Oven Dried

Morning and we have a new ATG/Buttons and Bows challenge at 613 Avenue Create--now I normally go with the option but this time went ATG because I couldn't wait to post my 3 envelope fold after an after-noon of playing!!!

First of all I coffee dyed my envelopes then dried in the oven.

I then covered the backs of the envelopes with mod podge and covered with patterned napkins then glued the evelopes together with the flaps.

The fronts were then covered in paper from The Works and images I have had for yonks-think they were from a CD and had Man About Town printed on them,I distressed these and addes a few stamps/die-cut and punched border/hessian butterfly and corrugated card -to fasten I added string attached with a metal brad.
make my Monday-go green/upcycle-coruggated pacaging/envelopes/string---WINNER
Pammies inky pinkies-ATG
lil red wagon-not too shabby
the paper shelter-flower power
Pennys challenges-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
as you like it-flora/fauna-flora all the time as colouring fur/feathers puts me off lol
cute card Thursday-hello Summer
4crafty chicks-crazy egg/ATG
the creative crafters-ATG
not just cards-ATG
pink gem-3of something/envelopes
creative artiste-anything mixed media?
crafty calendar-3of something/envelopes
classic design team-ATG
mix it up-ATG
we love to create-anything creative/mixed media------DT FAVOURITE
CCC digi creations-Eileens challenge/ATG
creative inspirations-CAS or fussy and fancy
lil patch of crafty friends-ATG

Now to decide how to decorate the cards to go in the envelope pockets --just had a thought-may add some stamped postcards I received in a swap--or put three inside and send for a swap --that sounds a better idea.Now it's not perfect but for a first try I am more than well pleased!!!

Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated-hope you find the time to join us this month.
Carol x x


meg said...

Wonderful project, love the "napkins"you used, beautiful colours,together with the vintage images and coffee dyed envelopes a fantastic make

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW - you are so creative. I probably would have burned it or started a fire if I would have put it in the oven, hehe.

KarinsArtScrap said...

lovely Carol
Gr Karin

Samantha Squires said...

Love the look of these Carol x

Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous!!!

Alison59 said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW amazing work Carol; fabulous :-)

Mia said...

Gorgeous project, Carol. I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Coffee dyed? Oh, this is a great idea!!!!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration, my friend. Kisses!!!!!

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Wow beautiful envelopes Carol. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

Shuly said...

Woooow this is such an amazing work !! It's all so creative and very delicate! I also love that you added bright touches of colours to the vintage look! In french we'd say très réussi, bravo !

JanR said...

What a neat project! Thanks for sharing how you made it. And thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi Carol … just loving your little envelope … I would love to receive that in the post … but don't think I could part with it if it were mine lol … well done … thank you for visiting my blog … have a great week … happy crafting and love sandy xx

Babs Watson said...

This is so beautiful carol great technique ..
Hugs Babs x

Chrissy said... creative Carol..such a neat project and love the outcome..


CaroleAnn said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful so much to look at and love the vintage feel of the whole project!!! Very clever too!!

aussie aNNie said...

Carol, wow, what a project and a half. So much work and so much to look at, this is fabulous.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Sue Crease said...

Oh wow! I don’t blame you being excited to share your folded envelope card as it is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us today over at LPCF

EmmaT said...

What an amazing project and use of envelopes, very inspiring. Thank you for joining us at Make my Monday. Emma

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! an absolutely beautiful result, I love the napkin addition and how you have put everything together.

Tracy Welham said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful vintage style, I love it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Daffodil Cards said...

I'm here again with my DT hat on, I've already said how I love your beautiful creation, but I'm happy to repeat it. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

Through The Craft Room Door

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! These are beautiful! I'd probably scorch them or start a fire. Maybe that would add to the vintage look. Really, though, you're very crafty and always doing something interesting!

rachel said...

This is so cool Carol - such a brilliant project! love it! Hugs Rachel x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Carol, lots if super details - it has such a lovely vintage feel.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous creation Carol, totally love the vintage look! Now I want to make one. :) Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters! Hope to see you again!
~ DT Sherry x

Chana Harris said...

Carol, this is just outstanding work. Needless to say, I will spend my afternoon trying out this technique. I was going to do another napkin project using freezer paper but this technique looks like so much more fun to undertake.

Your work is incredible, thanks for the inspiration!

DonnaMundinger said...

What a cool idea and so creative! I'm definitely going to have to try it. Love the vintage feel. xxD

Katie Lamb said...

This is gorgeous and has a real aged look to it

Kim Hamilton said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

Michelle Millar said...

absolutely love this Carol and a great tutorial to go with this x

Deb said...

Not only is this absolutely beautiful but it looks like a lot of fun to make, thanks for sharing your process!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

Michelle Windsor said...

This is gorgeous love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

*Vicki* said...

Wow wow wow Carol!! Your project is just gorgeous my friend! Love your details and I appreciate you sharing the process!! With my DT on...Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

ann van dijk said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!
Anneke DT

Anonymous said...

Wow! This looks amazing! I love how you achieved an antique look with the coffee!
Thanks for joining us at MIUCB!

Jackie C said...

This is wonderful, so inspirational! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your creations again! Jackie DT member.

marzia said...

Lovely Card!
Marzia Dt The Creative Crafters

Terry said...
Thank you for sharing your fabby project with the DT from We Love To Create, Hugs Terry xxx

Helen said...

Beautiful, Carol - a gorgeous piece of artwork.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x

Dee's Craft Room said...

This is amazing, your antique effect is stunning and the embellishments so pretty.

Dionne xx

Cazro said...

Wow! I love this card Carol. The techniques used, the use of bits you've had ages, a great combination of up-cycling. So pleased you shared with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT

creationsnz said...

Great effect and I love how you experiment. CarolG

Claudia Rogier said...

Awesome card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at CCC digi Creation Challenge

DT CCC Digi Creation Challenge

Lisa said...

Wow.. just wow! This is very cool! So happy you're joining us at Three Amigos!

Lisa Andersson said...

Fantastic. What a super project. Love it!
Hugs, Lisa

Terry said...

Hey there thank you for your fabulous project showing it to us at We Love To Create Challenge Blog, hugs Terry xxx

Melanie said...

A great project!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with photo inspiration” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…