Lately I've been using up a lot of discarded paper goodies that were destined for the garbage can at work. They make GREAT mail art!! This time, however, I got my
trash art supplies from other sources. When I see promising bits and pieces, my eyes light up and my pulse speeds up and it's as if I had just seen a big plate of hot gooey cinnamon buns, not some junk paper. But hey, whatever rings your bell, right?
I have a few penpals that I just love writing to (and receiving letters from) and this is a blank booklet that I made up on Friday night. I've already filled it up and it's going in the mailbox tomorrow morning.
And if you're planning on making booklets like this, I really recommend picking up one of those loooooooong staplers so you can easily put them together. I use mine all the time, and I think it was only around twenty-five bucks. My kids love making their own books too, so it gets a lot of mileage.
Anyway, here is the envelope that that little booklet ended up in:
That one... is sideways. (I'm saying that in my very best Horatio Crane voice, where he says one line and then they cut to a commercial.) (THIS is where I should have mentioned the looooooooong stapler!)
Um. Where was I? Oh yeah! I think I may have overdone it with the spots on the back of the envelope, because it looks a little chicken-poxy, if chicken pox ever showed up in a uniform sort of way. It's just that I was having so much fun with the ink and I might have gotten a little carried away.
Also, you should know that I didn't intend to end up with this colour scheme again, but I guess I haven't worked it all out of my system yet. Will there be more? Yep, probably. I still really like it. I just have to remember who I've sent these ones to so that people don't end up getting repeats!
But no worries, my little chickadees - I still remember how to use colour. Here are two more envelopes that I worked on today while my kids were out bowling with their Nana. I think I might send her flowers tomorrow...
And now, since Blogger is acting so weird and I don't want to lose all this stuff that I just typed up, and plus because it's getting really late, I'm going to wrap this up. It's time for a bowl of cereal and then bed.