Monday, May 20, 2013
and i think it is my favorite
it is pretty simple
and it probably needs more
but, i just love the way it all fits together
and looks like a greek key design
(or maybe a greek key after too much ouzo, eh?)
some day...i want to do this in a blind emboss
the address will go in tiny letters, just above canada. it was done with a navy ZIG writer and then carefully outlined with a G-Tec so that the ends and corners were squared off and crisp.
it would also look nice to move the stamp up to the corner
and stack the address in three lines, further down on the right.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
yesterday i showed the two envelopes that arrived with JEAN on one and 420 on the other and a bar code. they were inspired by the ZIP + 4 + 420 that Smash sent. there was no return snail address...so i wasn't sure we would hear from the sender. below is the transcript of the comments in case readers don't go back and look at comments:
Saturday, May 18, 2013
the message on the back says: I'll see Smash's ZIP + 4 + house
and raise her a name+IMB
Greetings from Texas....
so - here is the new
Postal Hall of Fame
this is the second post today
the post office kindly delivered it without cancelling any of the stamps.
i need to scan it and repost it so you can see it better. i did get back to scanning, so, in june, you won't have to put up with photos any more
i was stealing the ribbons and dangles from alyce.
there are just too many things going on.
first i left the t out of stella, that P is too big, the dangles are too flat. so, ignore this and enjoy the artwork from jackie...
bear with me...
re-organization and move is progressing
and some new stuff is almost ready to launch....
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
and picasa has changed so that i can no longer scroll through my 900 scans...to see what has been posted....so, here it is. and it is pretty enough to run twice. thank you jeri. she sent it to my mom at mom's new address. you are all welcome to send mail to my mom.
it is a little hard to see the street address - it is 4111
jeri used one of those double tipped nibs.
and those red birds are stealworthy!!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
i think the address belongs in that wider space between the stems.
note to ann-margret who asked what the ZIP+4 means. it is an additional 4 numbers, optional, that will route the mail to a more specific area. so, the ZIP+4 plus the house number, is technically all the information that is needed to get the mail to the house.
and note to carol and sue regarding my thoughts about my idea or an envelope where i write one name, using each and every pen and marker that i own....i think i have to do it. and yes, it will be a large envelope.
these are the faber castell brush markers that jan donated to my teaching supplies and which will probably drive me into rehab. i can't stop experimenting.
i really like those three letters that are nudging outside the lines - the T, N and Y
and the black is nice touch on the thank you.
and i like the way there are little strips of white peeking through.
they act like a highlight.
thank you for the thank you :-)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
tomorrow, i will show one that i like a lot and it was so easy. i think jan will want them back and i suppose i can part with them, but it will be hard.
my new *thing* is going to be cross-pollinating ideas. along with eliminating all the bothersome chores to devote more time to this obsession....
the first layer is galaxy metallic marker - then some gelly roll silver and the last layer is G-Tec. the address is in pencil in case i decide to actually send this one and use her real address. i think *we* should all get post office boxes so i don't have to go through all these gyrations to post envelopes and then re-address them to mail them. but, trekking to the p.o. box would be a chore.
i love that stamp. it's interesting how some very serious stamps blend nicely with silly cartoons.
oh...i just took the time to google *robot alphabet* and there are TONS of robot alphabets. many of them are as cute as anything i could do...so, i don't think i need to spend any more time on robots. although i did not see a robot butterfly, so i might have to do that one.
Monday, May 13, 2013
the two main places for the stamp are in the crook of the J and under the crossbar of the E.
here is my reply to the envelope from smash that i showed yesterday
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
i helped design this invitation and did all the addressing for my son-in-law's sister. the top photo is a little blurry, the rectangle in the upper corner is teal. it was letterpressed. the response card had a blind embossed chevron pattern that also appeared on the envelope liner. i thought the parents of the bride would enjoy a variety of envelopes on the response cards, so i hand addressed them and tried to come up with 125 different ways to address them. but, i ran out of time and did some repeats. they did tell me that their letter carrier mentioned that he/she had really enjoyed delivering all the pretty envelopes.
stacey of PinkFineStationery did the actual design. the bride and i just offered copious suggestions.
yes, i lined the envelopes by hand
here is the link (hopefully) to the G-Tec page on John Neal's website
Friday, May 10, 2013
the actual address will be stacked in short lines on the right
Thursday, May 9, 2013
these are written with a zig .5 marker and a pale pink zig brush marker was used to give some weight to the petals. pale mint to fill in the leaves.
i can't decide where i will write the address. to be honest, i am having trouble mailing this one. i might have to keep it for a while...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
i could spend a week on just robots.
it's on the list for when i have time.
that gold-dot border looks like it was done with a dot-a-rific marker. i need to see if they still make them. they are way-fun. they have a big sponge-y tip and the you press harder to get a larger dot.
thanks smash-girl :-)