Guillaume is a new contact. He has a blog at dequoijememail.over-blog.com and he sent me this nice envelope with cute frogs:
I participated recently to an envelope exchange. The idea was to create envelopes with a winter or holday theme. I sent five envelopes that I will not show you as I forgit to scan them (how stupid I am...) and I already received three in return.
One from Jean Wilson(the letters look much much nicer in reality than on this scan)
One from Phillip Lerche. Phillip used a paper bag from the Paper Source store. I love the idea.
The paper bag says "please recycle this bag", this is what Phillip did !
Phillip also inclued a bonus post card created by himself and a poem:
One from Karen Ness. Look at the very nice way Karen has written my first name. And as you can see she did not write my surname but I anyway received the envelope! Thank you mister postman.
One of the latest swap (and probably the last one) on Mail Me Some Art was about round postcards. I love creating round postcards. I sent these five following nes (in teh form of madalas), four for the swap and one for Karen the hostess of MMSA.
And I received the fllowing ones from Currie, Lynne, Saba and Trudy:
I participated to a swap entitled "Think pink" on swap-bot. The challenge was to create a ost card that was mostly pink. When I think pink, I always think about pink elephants. So I had to send the following card.
And I received this one from Hailey Jennings.
Before showing you this item, I need to give some explaination. I mentioned in a previous post the envelope swap organized on Jean Wilson's blog (pushing the envelopes). Phillip was one of the person with whom I had to swap. I sent him a cover decorated with my signature frogs (see it here).
As usual, when I send a cover, I put inside a postcard to make it stiffer. Usually this is a postcard with a photo and the name of my blog. I use an online service to print these cards, they do a rather good job. If I buy a set of 40 prints, they send me the cards oarganized in five sets of eight. The sets are separated by each other by a postcard that contains some obscure reference and a barcode. Usually I use them for other purpose than mail art... But when I sent the envelope to Philip I made a mistake and used one of these intermediate card instead of a good one. Phillip was obviousy suprised and he tried to understand what was this mysterious card. He could not find it, and he decided to send it back to me after customization. So here it is!
Phillip, if you read this, sorry for the mistake. But it gave you the oportuniy to send me a nice iteam!
I loved this swap on swap-bot. The idea was to decorate an envelope using elements whose name starts with the letters from A to F. Following my habbit, I decided to use animals: ants, butterflies, coyotte, dalmatien, elephant and fox. I also thought it was a good idea to use the names of the animals as a background. Here is the result.
ANd here is the fantastic cover I received from Jan Hardt.
Another swap hosted by the group I belong to on swap-bot was about postcards picturing a dictionary page. The chalenge was to illustrate the card with a word from the dictionary page. And of course at least one element had to be digitally created.
I sent this card.
And I received this one from Betty Hagglund.
Philippe is an artist that I follow on Instagram. I love his work. He likes drawing skulls and skeletons as you will see. I sent him a postcard I made and in return he sent me this cover and these stickers. I love them.