As much fun as it is sending my colorful envelopes to other people, the most fun is sending them to myself. Whenever I have a really good match between an envelope and a stamp, I send it to myself. I have quite a nice collection now and I thought I would share just a few more.
My favorite is one I made by scanning a photo of my daughter and two of her childhood friends taken at Volunteer Park in Seattle. This is sort of cheating, since I made the 'paper' used for the envelope, but I couldn't resist this one.
And here are a few more of my best matches...
These were made from magazine pages, old calendars, gift wrap and book illustrations - don't worry, no usable books were harmed in this exercise. The downside of all this is that I can hardly bear to part with a magazine until I have pulled out the good pages. I have about three feet of single magazine and calendar pages sitting under the table in my studio just waiting for the perfect stamp issue. Oh yeah, and I have a whole bin of made up envelopes waiting also.