And here is the back as it felt a shame to leave it plain ...
This doesn't mean that You have to sue all the pieces...but I always collect together pieces that I think will make the final cut when creating like this..
Here is the background created using distress paints and stains, scuffing the edges and then inking with walnut stain. I wanted this to give my postcard some thickness and so I could stamp the details for the back.
first I tied the seam binding around the main image and then added to the base postcard.
I decided that there was something missing from my collection of pieces as when I placed them on the card and moved them around until happy it was missing something, so decided to add some butterflies. This time I used some of the gorgeous ones from the wallflower paper stack and just added some colour suing distress markers and a water brush. I tend to collect a palette of colours together and don't always use them all.
I then added some colour and washed with water from the waterbrush to blend and soften .
Now for the details, I inked the cut flowers with walnut stain and added some glossy accents to sprinkle over rock candy distress glitter for a little added detail .
The butterflies were just glued in the middle so I could shape the wings..I know if Mr Postie got them they would get squished..but they looked pretty!
I added the heart charm on a jump ring..( a Paris image inside too..lucky I had not used that one :) )
More butterflies and a hash tag stamp complete the card..