Tuesday 15 November 2011

Travel/Postcards - Craft-Room Challenge DT Project

Hi, such fabulous entries into the Father/Male challenge over at the Craft-Room Challenge, however it's onto the next one already!  That was a quick two weeks!

The theme for the next fortnight has been chosen by the very talented Debi and it is "Travel/Postcards".  There's a £10 voucher for Craft-Room up for grabs in the random draw and, as usual, we will pick a top 3. 

I was bit thrown by this challenge as I don't really have any travel stamps as such.  As tempted as I was to jump in the car and head down the M60 to Hobbycraft, I decided to try to be creative and use what I already have - a challenge in itself, lol, and that's what it's all about (i told myself bravely)!  This is what I came up with:

and this is how I made it:

Using a collage style paper from GCD Paris Nights as the first layer, I mounted it onto a piece of chipboard to make it easier to work with.  I then added some Old Paper DI then, using a small amount of cream acrylic paint, swiped inwards from the edges to give it a bit of a faded look, and also to pick up some of the linen effect of the paper.  I stamped the car directly onto this, and then stamped the guy with the brolly, the champagne label, the harlequin pattern and "enjoy the journey" onto tissue paper, which I adhered using Ranger Glue & Seal Matte.  I tried to position Brolly Man looking at the Eiffel Tower.  I then cut out a few pieces off the same collage paper and added this on top.  I also stamped a little quote, again onto tissue paper, which says "artistically altered", and positioned this on top of the car, and a little cream broderie anglaise to soften the look a bit.  I tissue taped a bulldog clip and positioned at the top.

I did make another (completely different) postcard, but will save that for tomorrow!

Please check out the samples by the rest of the team for inspiration as they are truly stunning.

I'd like to enter this into Squiggle Stamps - Anything But A Card, The Culture Shock Challenge - Umbrellas,  & Deep Ocean Challenge - Vintage.

Have fun, and I look forward to visiting you.

Maria x


craft-roomjulia said...

Another magnificent Maria creation, this is such a lovely collage, I really struggle with them, unlike you. I love how you have layered the images and your colour choice is just perfect. Love Julia xxxxxx

Zoechaos said...

Hobbycraft! shock horror LOL Have you seen the Tanda stamps at Craft-Room some great travel themed ones there!

Great postcard Maria love how you have created this collage XOXO Zoe

Mervi said...

Gorgeous elements and love the lace too,-))m

Emma Williams said...

A gorgeous card and such an intricate design! Thank you for your lovely comment over on my blog post! :)
Emma x

Heidi said...

Love this postcard, its absolutely fantastic. hugs heidi x thanks for joining us at squiggles and giggles.

Jean said...

Great piece of collage. I love how you have made all the elements work together so well.Jean x

hazel said...

A fabulous collaged postcard, I love all the images and how you've put them together.
xxx Hazel.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Maria, what a great postcard, fabulous images and I just love the lace border coupled with the black and white .


Paula-Scrap Addict said...

great vintagey card! Thanks for joining us Punks at Culture Shock this week :-)