If I can make someone smile or perhaps get a smile on MY face when I open my mailbox (which not one day goes by that I don't HOPE to find something FUN popping out of my mailbox) then I think I've done my job and tried to make the world is a BETTER place by making just one person happy! Addresses are sometimes altered for protection so the overall visual of the envelope may or may not be the way it was.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Recent... Alison/Martha--Funky!

Using a Pilot Parallel Pen dipped in Noodler's Navajo Turquoise and
Doc Martin's BP white... I used a 6.0 Parallel pen for the name.
Then, I added colored pencil to highlight it with purple and a
pointed nib Brause EF 66 to address the rest...
Finally, I used some oil pastels to create the gray shading.

Some funky lettering I was playing around with...
Using a .25 Hi Tec C pen to outline the same and then
colored pencils and white "Choose" pen for the highlights.
For the address, I used a Mitchell #4 broad-edged nib and gouache.

On the upper right of Martha's envelope...embellishment...
With a stylus and a soft "under surface", I wrote "love" and
then went over it with the side of a colored, Prisma pencil.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2002 envelopes.... dusting off the folder.....

I can't believe it's been 10 years since I did these envelopes, but
AT LEAST I can see the progress and how much better I am now.

I remember I used to use those brush markers a lot!  I love the cattails!

Luckily, they moved, so their address has changed and I can post these!

I used a stencil and chalk for the background on this envelope!

This was all done with watercolor... using the stamp for inspiration

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

I used a Pentel Color Brush for the name Melissa and the leaves

Using different colors and different hands/fonts help keep it interesting

I got inspiration from the stamp colors on this one

Using the Pentel color brush on the name, I incorporated a swirl to
house the address below the name

Friday, February 3, 2012