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Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Only Way Is Up !




Hasn't the weather in the UK been horrible lately ........... hardly Summer in my opinion !  This creation hopefully will bring a little colour into these dull and wet days we are experiencing at this time.


This is a postcard (6 inches x 4 inches) made from mountboard as part of a monthly swap at UK Stampers Forum.  This months theme is 'In The Air' so I have loosely interpreted the theme in my creation. The card was trimmed to size and coloured with Ranger Dylusions sprays in vibrant turquoise, pure sunshine and cut grass. These were dried with a heat gun.







Next the pennant stamp (Lynne Perrella - PaperArtsy) was stamped top left with Archival black ink. The background was also grunged with  spot and fleck stamps in Ultramarine Impress ink.








A Marriane diecut was used to cut a garland from white paper and this was trimmed and was added in a couple of places as shown. A Cuttlebug cut'n'emboss folder was used to diecut the hand from dark green paper.  This was sprayed with black spray ink, blotted and rubbed over with the black Archival ink to highlight the relief.








The words were half printed and half hand-written in Posca and the same pens were used to edge and highlight the images on the card.  The card has to travel to its recipient 'naked' in the post.  I have sealed it with a light spray of cheap hair lacquer.

Sid xx

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16 comments:

  1. nice one Sid. like your sentiment. I'm going to have that song in my head all night now.

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  2. Beautifful, I love the colors!

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  3. ...super card, gorgeous inky background, especially like those colours they work well together with the blank inky bunting in contrast...great work Sid...Mel :)

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  4. So beautiful, love the vibrant colors combination too.

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  5. Hey Sid, Come to the states for some sunny weather! Love the ATC

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  6. Certainly has been horrible weather Sid. Great colours on your postcard

    Sam xxx

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  7. FaB colours Sid, love how you have done this pc. Weather - well what do you expect for June? Fed up with it all! Crafting is keeping us sane I think.
    Hugs, Neet

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  8. Love your interpretation Sid.

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  9. Hi Sid this is a fabulous cards with many techniques. I love the colours and your interpretation of the challenge is a winner in my view. TFS :)

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  10. Great take on the theme. Love the idea & the elements used to put it together.

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  11. The weather here in my part of the states has been typical: hot and humid which I'm not fond of. Great weather to stay inside and create.

    I love the postcard. Everything about it perfection. Super colors, great take on the theme and super use of so many techniques.

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  12. Wonderful card, I love the colors and Posca pen touches.

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  13. great postcard...lots of detail/interest

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