I recently sent a bunch of answers to people who have contributed to my call. As announced I always answer using paper bags myself. If you have contributed and haven’t received an answer yet, be patient. I’m far behind and I need to catch up!
Let’s start by the envelope I sent to Hester as an answer to her first contribution. As promised I took the challenge to create an envelope using the bag she had sent to me. So here it is. I could even make a second one with the same bag, I will send it later to another contributor. (Note: for any reason my scanner decided to produce dark images only…)
And here is a second envelope I sent to Hester as an answer to her second contribution. This time the envelope is made, not really from a paper bag, but from a paper lantern I got in “flow” magazine. It may not be very clear on the scanned image, but it has small holes in it. I hope it did not get torn during the transport…
To answer Eva’s second contribution, I sent her this envelope made from a bag from the company Sephora, which is a perfumes and cosmetics store. Their bags are always black and white so I added a bit of colors with the stamp and part of the souvenir sheet the stamp is coming from.
Another bag for Phillip, this time I used a Body Shop bag. I think I already saw, on his blog, that he used the same bag for one of his contacts. I have tones of similar bags so you will see it some more on my blog, each time I try to play with the “Good thing inside” writing in a different way.
For Louisa I used a bag decorated with vintage news paper prints, I do not remember where I got this one from…
To answer Nancy’s fabulous contribution, I needed a prestigious bag. I used one from the Drugstore Publicis which is a very famous store located on the even more famous avenue, the Champs Elysées. Drugstore Publicis is a place where you can buy food, drinks, books, etc. This is not a cheap place, let’s be honest, so I was quite happy to get one of their bags. There is a story behind this bag. Indeed, I bought some magazines at the drugstore some months ago and got a paper bag to wrap them. I was quite happy because I knew I could use it for an envelope. But when I started to work on it, I made a huge mistake when trying to remove the handles and I ruined the bag. I was so disappointed… So, I gave the mission to Vincent, my boyfriend, to get me another one (he works near the Champs Elysées). I got no news for weeks, and one day, he came back home with a large smile and this bag!
As you can see, I decorated a bit the envelope with my “space” washi tape and I used some related stamps.
To finish this set, something a bit different. This is an envelope I sent to Philippe Charron. I used a bag that was “plain”. And I painted it, just because I wanted to play with my paints. I’m not completely satisfied by the result, but this is a first attempt! The craft paper of the paper bags is to the best to put paint on it, obviously.