November PTE Exchange – part 2

As promised, here are the five envelopes I sent. For this exchange, I wanted to try something new. A technique I had used already once or twice. I printed some design on transparent sheets and folded them into envelopes. That was more difficult than what I thought. The ink of my ink jet printer took days to dry on this material. Then folding the sheet of plastic was quite tough. At the end, the result is not as nice as what I would have expected. I’m not sure it was worth the time and difficulty… Of course I put a piece of white cardstock inside the cover to make it pop.

November PTE exchange – part 1

Here are the five envelopes I received through the November exchange organized by Jean Wilson from “Pushing the envelope”.

First one is from Troy Brooks, with a very nice fall themed envelope.

Second one is from Jean Rothfusz, with a beautiful calligraphy.

Third one is from Kathie McClendon. The envelope is much better in real life as the scanner does not reproduce the nice shimmer.

Fourth one is from Phillip Lerche, with a time themed envelope. Love the vintage look and the matching stamps.

Last, but not least, the fifth one is from Jean herself, with a nice surprise inside.

Tomorrow I will share with you the envelopes I sent.

Mission Inspiration : December 2017

The last Mission Inspiration of the year had to be Christmas related, so here are the prompts.

I wanted to do something a bit grungy so I used the digital kit “Noël” from Jen Maddock Design and I created this page. I did not use any of the suggested words, but I followed the rest.

Two new paper bags from Uwe Klein

More paper bags sending from Uwe  the most prolific contributor so far...

Mini Mission Inspiration: Horizon

The prompt for November mini mission inspiration challenge from Mike Deakin was Horizon.

Here is the envelope I made.

Received from Tofu

A very nice contribution to my paper bag mail art call from Tofu. A postcard made with pieces of paper bag.

Sent to The Celestial Scribe

This envelope is also coming from my last fun session with my gelli plate. I started with a paper bag (a Starbucks one I think), made an envelope, then I covered it with gesso to hide the design. Then I printed it with my gelli plate and added some collage from a magazine and a quote for Tim Holtz small chat collection.

In the envelope, I sent a postcard I made recently. There is a story behind this postcard. I was coming back home after a long and difficult day and I was listening to the news. A lot of bad news as often in this crazy world and it got me depressed. Then I changed the channels of my radio and heard Elton John’s song “I believe in love” ! Once at home I took my PC and created this postcard.