Illo Friday (theme "Boundaries") and Web of Whimsy: here's an illustrated envelope I've just done for a competition at Omnibus Books. Australia Post-approved envelopes have little boundaries in which to put the postcode, so I wanted to incorporate them in the design, and also the stamp if possible ... and get the address onto another part of the painting. It was fun to think up something with these restrictions and I was delighted to find I had an old royal wedding stamp to add a touch of class to the aristocratic poodle.
The comp is inspired by a gorgeous collection of illustrated envelopes on the Guardian website (here). Illustrators, if you want to enter, check out the details on the Omnibus Books blog, Onya Bus, top right hand side. You can see some of the entries in their post of 22 August. Also, I found out about the comp on an excellent new blog for the illustration community, started up by Lil Kim (Kim Fleming): Illustration Station. You can find or post opportunities there.