I joined the Elevated Envelope swap and have 11 hand painted envelopes ready to go out in tomorrow's mail. I don't usually work in a series, but since I put this off until one week before the deadline (in spite of the 2 months I've had since signing up) I thought it would be more time effective to use the same technique on all of them. Here they are, addressed and ready to go, hanging on the clothesline to let the glue dry.
and here's a closer view of them piled on my desk:
and here's a scanned envelope to show the layers
Did you miss this swap? Never fear, Tara says she'll be doing them every few months.
We were encouraged to tuck a little something into the envelope, so I made a batch of ATCs from an old deck of cards:
the orange side is covered in beeswax. can you smell it?
I also tucked in one of my new Moo cards (squee!) and a note.
I made the following postcards for a swap hosted by Jill. The theme was "April showers bring May flowers" and we needed to use one of those blank pre-stamped postcards that the post office sells as our base.
Those are pressed flowers from my yard from last May, glued on top of a collage of my own painted papers. I used some watercolor batik paper that I made after watching Amy's tutorial in her latest newsletter,and boy-oh-boy was that just about the funnest thing ever to make. But I'm going to post about that another time.
Because NOW, I'm going to pester you to sign up for the postcard swap I'm organizing at Flutterbye if you haven't already.. Go over there, join for free (because everything at Flutterbye is free. plus we're prettier when we're there). Once you're there, join the art swap group. You've got 4 more days to sign up for the inaugural post card swap. Just one simple little handmade postcard swapped with one partner. Easy Peasy. and fun. did I mention fun?
maybe you'll get this postcard
Unless I decide to use it for my self-portrait for a different swap.