Monday, May 6, 2013

More Mail Art & a Giveaway Winner!

I've been busy playing with all of my new ephemera from the Allentown Paper Show, and have created some more postcards for my mail art friends.
The ephemera from the State Hospital in Utica, New York--mainly receipts--make fantastic postcard backgrounds.  On several of the cards, I added decorative tapes, as well as the matchbox stickers I bought recently at the Omoi Zakka Shop here in Philadelphia.
The tan and red decorative tapes you see on these cards came from the zakka shop, as well--I love them!
And, look--there's a lire glued right onto the postcard above!  I've started using the vintage currency from the auction.
I also used many of the old airmail envelopes from the paper show as background elements for the postcards.  My Cavallini postal-themed rubber stamps and my hand-carved stamps made appearances, too!
And the red labels are Martha Steward brand with Avery, which I purchased at Staples.  They're pretty awesome!

All of these wonderful collage elements came together in these postcards, and it gave me great pleasure to create them.  I have a feeling that many more postcards with a similar "feel" are waiting in the creative wings!
And now, without further ado, I will announce the winner of my Paper Loot Giveaway!  I determined the winner the old-fashioned way:  I wrote every entrant's name on a slip of paper, and then drew one from a bowl.  I know for sure that this particular person was meant to be the winner because I drew her name from the bowl, then realized that one person's name had fallen out before the drawing.  So I put the slips of paper back in, swished them around thoroughly with my hand, and drew again.  And it was the same person!  So congratulations to Tina/ZooGardener36.  I drew your name twice, so I guess you were really meant to have all of this fun paper loot!

Many thanks to the over-30 people who entered this, my biggest giveaway to date.  It was very fun for me to see how many people share my love for paper ephemera.


I am taking a brief week-long blogging break to spend Internet-free time with my family.  I will be back next week!  I hope you will re-join me then.


Tina said...

Thanks so much Andria! I love your postcards and can't wait to start making some of my own creations with the loot! I'm thrilled!


Joyfulploys said...

Congrats to Tina! She's getting some great "stuff"!!!!

Karen Isaacson said...

gorgeous cards!

Jo Murray said...

Lucky Tina....fabulous ephemera!

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Lorinda.C.F said...

Fantastic postcards. You've been super busy and have some very lucky friends! Thanks so much for your visit and kind comment via last week's Glue it Tuesday.

eli said...

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I am so happy for the winner... ENJOY!

Janet said...

Your postcards look fantastic using all that great ephemera. And congrats to the winner. She's a lucky gal to get to play with some of it, too.

Enjoy your blog break and your family.

Adriann said...

Congrats to the winner! Your postcards are those matchbox stickers! Enjoy your family time.

laurie said...

i'm so happy for Tina! you have inspired me to make more postcards / mail art! beautiful work, as always, Andria!

Parabolic Muse said...

Congrats to Tina! What a wonderful score.

These cards will be printed, pasted on cardstock, and added to my collection.

Because I'm a completist.

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