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Friday 29 August 2014

Wishing you were here

Well over at Country View Crafts today is something a little different, some of the team have created some postcard inspired pieces...so make sure you pop across here to see all the different creations!
So here is my postcard...I wanted to create something vintage inspired , so here it is :

And here is the back as it felt a shame to leave it plain ...

 So here are all the pieces that I collected together for the postcard... I created a background piece ( shown below) I then cut out various pieces from the wallflower and french industrial paper stacks that I wanted to use. I also selected a heart charm and dyed some seam binding.

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..
For the background I stamped the word postcard and added some text and a stamp cut from the paper stacks x

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  1. Wonderful postcard Trace! Love how you embellished it, so pretty, who would not want to receive a beautiful card like that!

  2. Very beautiful card with some delicate touches.

    Love Chrissie x

  3. I've been a bit slack in the comments front recently but does not mean I've not been visiting! Lovely post card Trace :-)


  4. A beautiful vintage postcard Trace.xxx

  5. Looks like a real postcard from the 20th century Trace!
    greetings, Alie

  6. Hello Trace,
    As always you have made a beautiful postcard, the rock candy adds to the Vintage feel wonderfully.

  7. Fabulous postcard Trace. I love what you did with the background and the little details on the flowers. All my favourite papers!! Great postcard art! Jennie x

  8. A beautiful, dreamy card dear Trace, lovely with the glittering butterflies, and flowers.
    And love the sweet heart !!
    Dorthe xox

  9. A gorgeous postcard.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. This is such a delight, Trace - gentle and so pretty.
    Alison xx


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