Monday, March 02, 2009

Postcard from the Seaside

Here is another postcard from our 'Send me a postcard from........' theme over on the weekly challenge at UK Stampers forum. This weeks was '....... the Seaside'.

I used:

  • White card (trimmed to 6 x 4 inches)
  • Blue card (for matt)
  • Acrylic paints (Desert Sand, Blue Mist & Soldier Blue)
  • Dye Ink pad ( Whispers - Butterscotch)
  • Pigment Ink pads (Colorbox - Lime, Fresh Green, Apple Green, Celadon & Green)
  • Versafine Ink pad (onyx black)
  • Stamps (Dots background?, Tanda - Advert Plate 3, The Artistic Stamper - Shells plate)
  • Embossing Powder (Clear)
  • Marvey LePlume II Pen (Green)
  • Gelly Roll Pen (Sakura opaque white)
  • Decorative Chalks
  • Chalk Ink pad (Colorbox blue iris)
  • Hairspray
  • Seed beads (clear amber)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Foam Pads

I painted the top half of the card blank with the Blue Mist paint and the lower half with the Desert Sand acrylic paints and allowed them to dry. I then dry brushed in a stippling action the Soldier Blue paint to form clouds in the sky and allowed this to dry thoroughly. The Gelly Roll opaque white pen was used to edge and shape the clouds in the sky.

The dots background stamp was inked with Whispers butterscotch dye ink and stamped randomly over the lower (sand) area of the card. The shells stamps were then inked with the Colorbox pigment inks in a random manner and these were stamped over the sand. The clear Embossing powder was applied and heated to melt with a heat gun.

The 'Cornish Riviera' stamp was inked with Versafine onyx black ink and stamped onto white card. Decorative chalks (blue, orange and yellow) were applied with a small brush to colour all but the girls dress, which was coloured with a Green Marvey brush pen. The coloured image was sprayed lightly with a cheap hairspray to seal on the chalks and then cut out with scissors. The image was matted onto the blue card and trimmed to allow a 1/8th inch border.

Glossy accents were applied on the base and the left hand side of the lower half of the postcard and amber glass seed beads were applied onto this. The matt was then applied as shown with foam pads. The whole card was edged with Colorbox chalk ink in Blue Iris to finish.

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  1. I loved loved your beach post card!

  2. Wonderful postcard, love the texture!


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