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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Restoration .........



Hi everyone !  Lovely day here in Manchester but I am staying in and crafting away here and have just made this 6 x 4 postcard as part of a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum .  This month it's an 'Open' theme and the postcard has to be able to go through the post naked to its recipient.

This is a challenge as any heavy embellishment can suffer greatly as the postcard goes through the sorting machinery at our friends the P.O..

Anyway, I started with a piece of white cardstock cut to 6 x 4 inches.  I then covered this with a computer based background which I made using digital images.  The colourway is mainly blues with a hint of pinks.





I then used four rubber stamps. Firstly the female face was stamped in dark blue dye ink and then overstamped with lime green ink with the same stamp offset.






Around the right edge and bottom of the card I used a swirl stamp with lime green dye ink and stamped a swirly border.  The bottom border was then overstamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with ranger lime green embossing powder.






The word plates were printed and stuck in place and were edged with black micron pen (0.4).  The same pen was used to add some dots on the swirls on the right.  A few small butterflies were roughly stamped in dark red on the left to add a contrasting colour.

The whole card was edged in more lime green dye ink and the card was sprayed with matte acrylic varnish to protect.

Sid xx

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8 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, I really hope it won't be damaged travelling by mail naked.

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  2. Great looking postcard with an equally great message. Hope it doesn't get damaged and arrives safely:-)

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  3. Isn't she a lovely image and the offset second impression looks great - fab postcard!

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  4. Master pièce of art work Sid!

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  5. Fantastic postcard, great idea to overstamp the face image, it looks fabulous.

    Sam xxx

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  6. A wonderful PC with so many layers of interest.That lady has such a striking face.

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  7. This has to be a favourite - love that face - who does it please?
    Great thinking process for this to go through the post resualted in a fabulous background and wonderful art.
    hugs, neet xx

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