Monday, 5 November 2018

Mail Art Swap part 2

Hello friends and welcome! I hope life is treating you well. Today I would like to share some further mail art envelopes and artist trading coins. If you missed the first part of this, - you can find it HERE.

First I will share some of the additional envelopes I made:
They are all done in basically the same way, they are A6 size (4.5 x 6.5"), made with the help of an envelope maker and using Stamperia Time is an Illusion collection. I then altered them with the help of Distress Inks, stamping, die cuts, washi tape and some sayings. I decorated both the front and the back.
Here is the first one, like I explained in my last post, they will have 3 AT coins each and will be sent in plastic sleeves. As you can see above, the top flap, slots into the Tim Holtz 3D ornament for easy closing..

All envelopes have a sort of Autumnal theme to them. The squirrel and pumpkin are from a freebie stamp set that came with a card making magazine in September I think.
And here finally is the last one, I love how the 3D die-cuts match some of the element in the paper collection.

I have shown many of the coins I made in previous posts, but here are just 3 of the latest ones:

And in close up:
These will go to yet another lady who is swapping with me, I am having so much fun with these swaps, both in making them and of course in receiving some beauties in return.

The background on these was done with Oxide Inks and then I used paper dolls to finish them.

I am going to add these to the Countryview Challenge Blog where the theme for November is Artist Trading Coins.

Well, that's it for today, - thank you for your visit like always and have a good week!


Christine Kiehl said...

Wow. These are amazing!

Annie said...

Your envelopes are stunning Astrid and I just love the details on each one x The recipients will treasure them for sure xx
Loving your AT Coins too xx
Huge hugs Annie x

Valerie-Jael said...

The coins are great but those envelopes are breathtakingly beautiful, and in my fave colours. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Paper Profusion said...

What a fantastic array Astrid - they all look wonderful! Especially love all your quotes too. Nicola x

Meggymay said...

This project is awesome and those coins look fantastic. I love the positive quotes you added.
Yvonne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Wow those envelopes are autumnal goodness in their own right and you’ve embellished them beautifully. I also love your vintage design coins. Someone is going to be a very lucky recipient xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW these are sooo gorgeous once again Astrid. I just absolutely LOVE all of the envelopes, but I also really love these coins too, and I agree with the above lady here, there´s some really lucky ladies, recieving these beauties. I´ve always admired your gorgeous work, and often tried to make it after, but have also acknowledges, that I´ll never get the same amazing results, as you do, so I guess, I´ll just keep on admiring yours. Stunning work again here, well done. Have a wonderful week ahead.

brenda said...

You are really spoiling us in this post Astrid, it's jam packd with rich colours and textures and I love the sentiment on the first piece. I really do need to source some of those coins and I keep seeing them pop up around blogland.

B x

Let's Art Journal said...

I am always amazed at the detail that you create on each piece of art that you create! Your envelopes and ATC Coins are stunning 😁. I especially like how you have adorned the envelopes with an autumnal and vintage pieces. The keyholes that you added look so beautiful; they remind me of treasure chests and how wonderful to open them and find the lovely treasures that you created inside 😁. Wishing you a lovely new week! J 😊 x

Sid said...

Fab Coins Astrid !

Redanne said...

The envelops are stunning, I love the closures too - and the coins are all beautiful, I really like the 'stitch' look around the edges too. Hugs, Anne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

These are wonderful!

froebelsternchen said...

The cins are fantastic but the envlopes are just WOWSERS!! Amazing mail art dear Astrid! I am thrilled about them!
Big hugs, Susi

Dorthe said...

Love your envelopes, they are amazing Astrid, - all your dyecuts looking wonderfully rusty .and the sweetness og washi tape - and such wonderful coins, too- a fantastic view here, also today !!
Hugs, Dorthe

Jennie Atkinson said...

Each of the envelopes are gorgeous Astrid - so full of Autumn colours and wonderful textures. I am sure the recipients are going to be thrilled to receive them. Jennie x

chrissie said...

These are all amazing Astrid and the coins I have never heard of before. Wonderful that you can swap them with others they will be thrilled to receive them for sure

Love Chrissie xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

More stunning creations Astrid they are all so lovely to see. You always put your heart and soul into your creations, I do adore taking my time admiring them all. The closures on the envelopes work so well, i've been trying to talk myself out of those impresslits but gave in.
I'll say it again but those swapee's are very lucky people.
So glad to see you back blogging lovely lady.
Hugs Tracey xx

ann barnes said...

Astrid, your envelopes are truly gorgeous specimens, I love the autumnal colors and your use of the trims is fabulous, I love how the one flap tucks right into the dimensional piece. I think your coins are delightful what a treat your swap partner is in for! Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork. xx

butterfly said...

I love the warmth of that first autumnal envelope - scrumptious! - and the decorative trims on the second one look amazing, all rusty and burnished. Love the ATCoins too... must must must try some of these.
Alison x

Miriam said...

Wonderful coins Astrid. Thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts Challenge.

Jackie PN said...

Those envies are amazing Astrid! I do hope you were not terribly disappointed with my envie!
I love your coins as well, they have such a soft distressed look- truly vintage! OH I do hope mine get here soon!
xoxo Jackie

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fabulous coins Astrid, each one a tiny piece of art in itself. Thanks for playing along with us at Country view Crafts, hugs Debsxx

Teresa said...

Beautfiul AT Coins Astrid!! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa (DT) xx

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