Elena sent me this nice handmade card with a cute frog.
Last time I sent an envelope to Phillip picturing an ad from the chocolate company Menier, I got a nice request from Jean, the host of the “Pushing the envelope” blog who is also organizing our monthly exchanges, to get a similar one. So for January I decided to make an envelope for Jean, using a newer version of the Menier chocolate ad.
Then I decided to go one with vintage ads for the other envelope.
Here if the one for Hester.
Here is the one for Kate.
Here is the one for Cathy.
And the final one for Carol, using a famous champagne ad.
I think this closes my series of envelopes using vintage ads!
I made some more envelopes using vintahe ads from René Gruau. The first one is using and ad for Dior and was sent to Micu.
Before I show you the second one I need to tell you a story. Few weeks ago I sent this envelope to my friend Marco. The envelope also pictures an ad for Dior.
Marco told me it made him think of an horror movie and he imagined the guy being slaughtered in his bathroom ! So to show him he was wrong I sent him this one using anothet version of the ad showing that the guy could get out of the bathroom alive !
A new year begins and here comes a new mission inspiration. For 2017 Mike Deakin has changed a litle bit the format: 8 prompts instead of 10 and a suggestion of colors and words. Here is the January 2017 mission brief.
And here is my page.
Here are a bunch of contributions I received recently for my FIFTY call.
First one from Diane Bertrand.
Then one from Enerhard Janke.
One from Gingersnaps.
One from Karen Wood.
And still some more to come...
My FIFTY call is now closed but I still have a bunch of contributions to share with you. I will do this in the coming days, starting today by the last two contributions from Philippe Charron.
The first one (number 46) is in two parts and is a tribute to the “wrapper” artist Christo.
And here is the last one (number 50).
Interesting to note that on fifty items sent by Philippe, one has been lost (and replaced), one has been send back to him instead of me. The forty-eight others have reached me without issue.
As a bonus here is another nice envelope sent by Philippe for the new year.
The envelope from Phillip for the November December exchange just arrived after a big delay it seems. No idea why it took so long to reach me. Anyway it did not get lost, which is good as I love this envelope. It is made from a grocery bag.