I also had a number of art pieces I was working on that I could not share with you at the time, so there were no posts! As the title of this post suggests, Tristan's gift was one of those things I was working on. I wanted him to receive it before I revealed what I made.
Tristan Robin Blakeman and I have know each other through the sharing of our art for a few years now. When I reached 500 posts on this blog and had a related give-away, Tristan entered my drawing and won the prize: “Art by me, made for YOU!” As I noted in an earlier post, I was a little nervous about what to create for Tristan. But with reassurance from him - "I have no ideas or instructions LOL. I really admire all your work, and anything you make just for me will be a treasure to me! Thank you so much! Tristan".
I got an idea for something different that he might like and got to work! I created handmade envelopes and cards for Tristan that I thought he might enjoy . . . . . click on any one for details.
|I have an envelope template -makes it easy with double sided paper!|
|back of envelope with card|
|photo removed from pocket -pocket matches envelope|
|yes, this is Tristan! Not sure why his hair is like this, but I LOVE it! |
He shared this photo with the colour groupies a while ago.
|another envelope, front|
|back of envelope, card|
|another envelope made from an old CT calendar|
|the same envelope and card|
|I thought the sayings I stamped were quite appropriate!|
|this envelope did double-duty! I sent it to Tristan, but used the scan |
as part of my Alpha Stamps Guest Design Team requirement.
|same envelope and card to match - |
I thought this would appeal to Tristan's quilting sensibilities.
|last one -front of envelope|
|back of envelope|
|envelope and card|
Now, even though Tristan was a bit under the weather, he promptly wrote to me after receiving these treats and said . . .
"You can (and should!) share my treasures with others!!!
Lenna, they're absolutely FABULOUS! I love them!
The slogan and the photos are hysterical - you're too clever by half!
I'm going to hang on to these for a long, long time ... and then send them to special friends for special occasions ... and I know they're going to be as enchanted by them as I am! Thank you so much - I'm sure all the prizes are marvelous - but I bet mine is the bestest of all!!! (They actually arrived a few days ago ... but I just couldn't type. But I'm on the mend sorta!)
Thanks again - you're a doll!"
-I am very happy!
It was my pleasure, Tristan!!
I've decided to give away prizes like that more often! I also have more to catch up on . . . catch you back here soon, lenna