This is not a card, and, in fact, I am not sure it will ever become anything but a fun exercise. It was born out of a silly throw away remark I made online about playing with the envelope as well as the contents. After a bit of banter, it was a point of honour to, at least, try to see what I could do with a padded envelope.
I wanted it to be obvious where all the bits had come from. The picture in the middle was placed to hide my own name and address. You may have seen this picture before, but in case you missed it, it came originally from a photographic slide taken by my father years ago up on Bodmin Moor in the middle of a storm. How I created the card from that can be found at Craft A Scene - Troubled Skies 1
After I had brayered the background with Adirondacks, which brought up the bubble wrap patterns from the envelope, I quite liked the result.
I masked off the postage label as part of the effort to show where the envelope came from, and brayered over it. The other Claritystamp label came from a newsletter envelope and I just added a little Adirondack Stonewashed to make it see a bit more cloudy and moody to fit with the picture. I also continued the silhouette of the skyline freehand with a Slate Promarker on both sides of the envelope.
I added a couple of stamped images of the foliage, and drew in the birds freehand.
I am using this as a snippets creation for this week, if that is ok, Di. Apart from the picture, everything else would have been thrown away, and I learned a lot from the exercise, not to mention a lot of fun, and head scratching.
If you would like to see other creations made from things that would otherwise be thrown away, just go to Pixie's Crafty Workshop. You could also join in as well.