Tuesday, September 30, 2014

29 faces in september part X: envelopes 297 & 101

Final two envelopes...

28/29: # 297 to Sherry

Bonus faces in the 'liner'

Two times Johnny for the vertical format

Weird scanner effect - changed the brown stamp lettering to purple

The back


29/29: #101 to Jean

One of the originals

Accompanied by Gregory Peck

And the 29th, and final, back

Monday, September 29, 2014

Envelope 211 - Living Room

The F&F postcards are really supposed to be sent through the mail naked, however as I have a lot of envelopes at hand, and Jan's faux stamp is made from thick, stiff card, I decided to send it to Sandra in this envelope. The scans really do not do this one justice - my apologies.

The clean lines made me think of the industrial design stamps - I don't have many of these left and they are no longer for sale, so it is hard to see them go one by one.

Address in grey.

And the back.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

29 faces in september part IX: envelopes 257, 241 & 134

25/29: #257 to Pamela

An extra member of Kiss?

The back


26/29: #241 to Jan H (in WA)

I think this guy's a Scandinavian actor...forgot to write his name down

Bonus face (and sleeve tattoo)

Johnny again

The back


27/29: #134 to Karen Y

How could you not like an envelope with Weird Al on it?

Not to mention bonus weird person in the flap

Completing a trio of Johnny Cash

And the back

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Vintage Jean

Jean was in desk-clearing mode when she sent this.

I like the vintage stamps and the vertical address.

Friday, September 26, 2014

29 faces in september part VIII: envelopes 143, 299 & 294

22/29: #143 to Care

They didn't seem that into each other anyway

And the back


23/29: #299 to Carroll

Bonus face in the flap

Johnny again

The back


24/29: #294 to Gina

Ooh La La

Jazz from Miles

And the back

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Friends & Faux number 67

I added one of my artistamps and sent this one on to its next participant, Sandra Y.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

29 faces in september part VII: envelopes 150, 120 & 246

19/29: #150 to honi c

Honi C sends me bonus mail every once in a while. The odd scanner effect adds to the mystery of this image (for a change).

Johnny on the brain.

The back.


20/29: #120 to Lettres et Images

This is the youngest of the original set (it's still over 20 years old)

I like the global + Lincoln combo for the vertical address.

And the back.

21/29: #246 to jazzie

I forgot to scan this one with the flap up.

Improving the composition to a grouping of three, and using purple for the address.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fab packet from Pamela

Over at MMSA, Pamela had admired the black and white flower faux postage, so I sent her a set.

She sent me this great collection of goodies.

The envelope.

The card inside.

And inside an envelope inside the card... a minizine, a mail art business card, another envelope with 3 fantastic artistamps.  Thank you!

Monday, September 22, 2014

29 faces in september part VI: envelopes 381, 359 &198

16/29: # 381 to Currie

There were several candidate stamps for this one, however I really liked the circus stamp. I've had a hard time using them as they tend to be quite dominant on an envelope (plus the large ones are extra large).

The back


17/29: #359 to Cathy

If only I had one of the Star Wars stamps for this one. I do like the smile on Gwendolyn Brook's face on this stamp.

The back.


18/29: #198 for Rose

Sometimes the scanner doesn't do so well with white edges.

The first appearance of Miles Davis on the blog, I think.

And the back.