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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Vintage Gents - as guest host for Sunday Postcard Art

Well when Mandy asked if I would like to be a host over at Sunday Postcard Art - I was shocked as I hadn't blogged for an age but decide it might just be the push I needed to get me finding some stolen moments of inky...so I said yes, then panicked , wondering why I had said yes...but decided ...I must try to find some inky moments - however far between they are..

So here goes ....my first ever postcard - the theme is Vintage Gents...and all the details of how to play along can be found here... so why not hop across and join in the fun..

Here is my make :


As you can see I left it late ...blame life...but on the plus I managed to use lots of my new goodies from Country View Crafts....

So I started by adding some texture paste through a Tim stencil and creating a background using distress oxides...so loving these!


I first layered brown ink ( distress oxide ) onto the card itself, then added other  colours on top - the real joy of the oxides is being able to layer colours and still see those colours even over darker ones .. lots of water to create the magic..


I knew I wanted to add one of the new paper dolls! - so loving these so expect a few more posts with these ... there are 107 in one pack!

But I decided to add some layers and created a more splattery inky background to die cut some pipes from the new pipeline die from Tim

I pressed some distress oxide colours onto the crafts sheet and misted with water, to create inky droplets..then swiped the card through, dried and then dipped in again , drying between each layer to stop muddy colours..



.then spritzed card with water and dried to let the magic of the oxides happen..




I then die cut the pipes and edged each piece with regular distress - ground espresso...


I then added some of the new aristocrat tape to the postcard - which measures 6 x 4 inches and placed on the pipes and played around till happy then glued into place ..



I love these pipes and know they are going to be firm favourite of mine!



Now for the gent himself, I sanded the edges  and the image a little as I like the feel it gives ...and added a little ink around the edges.. 


I added some stapled film strip 


And finally one of the clippings stickers...


So there you have my first ever completed postcard...


So if you fancy joining in the fun, I cant wait to see your entries... on my chosen theme Vintage Gents ...hop across here and Mandy has all the details !

Thanks Mandy for asking me .

trace x




55 comments :

  1. Trace! Your postcard is FABULOUS! That definitely is some exciting new tools and supplies. I love your pipes and your inking expertise. Vintage gents are such fun to work with in art. I for one am glad you took on the challenge. I'll be new follower of your amazing artwork.

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  2. Fabulous postcard Trace, love the background with the pipes and the gent and dog sit beautifully over them. Congrats on your guest spot, you rocked it xxx

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  3. Awesome job Trace! The oxides with those pipes are just fantastic together!!!

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  4. Fantastic Trace and such a wonderful background to show off the gent and dog

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Oh wow Trace, your postcard is fabulous!! I love those pipe layers (now I need that die too...lol) and your fabulous colour choices. The paper doll is the perfect finishing touch, he looks like a proper vintage gent! Tim really has spoiled us with the dolls, I couldn't believe how many are in the pack either... Hugs, Anne xx

    PS - Congratulations on your Guest spot too! xx

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  6. This is fantastic. Thanks for showing the steps you did to make it.

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  7. Fantastic postcard, just love the textures and colours you have achieved. brilliant, apart from the fact I now see some spending coming along.

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  8. Absolutely fabulous ! Trace. LOve everything about it. So glad you accepted the Gd spot - congrats . You nailed it .
    hugs x

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  9. This is awesome Trace! Love the pipes in the background. I need to add those to my list of must haves!

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  10. Amazing steps to a fantastic card!

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  11. Thanks for being our host this week - I love your sample card! The colours are great and the man with his dog is just perfect on your gorgeous background.

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  12. Trace ... I adore this work! Color palette you used is my absolute favourite! Love your use of this die , fantastic! barbara

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  13. Gorgeous background, gorgeous card!
    Thanks for the great challenge ♥

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  14. A stunning postcard, Trace... fantastic work with the Oxides (I especially love that pipework), and the finished look is just perfect. Hope you get lots of guests for your hosting gig!
    Alison x

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  15. What a wonderful challenge for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week, Trace! Thanks for the great inspiration here!

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  16. PINNED! LOVE every bit...to the die, the gent, the colors, the oxides!

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  17. he most definitely is handsome. and that background is just magic!

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  18. Fantastic tag! Thank you for the step by step, I know that takes time.

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