Tuesday 30 April 2013

Wish You Were Here (Postcard) - Craft-Room Challenge DT

Hi, another fortnight has flown by yet again, which means another challenge is launched over at the Craft-Room.  Your "So Sentimental" entries were fabulous, as always.  This time it is the lovely Hazel's turn to choose our theme, and she chose:
Wish You Were Here
This is what Hazel would like us to do:

I'd like you to make a postcard from a holiday destination, it can be from anywhere in the world or perhaps you've been visiting the beach or a historical place. The size of the postcard has to be 6 inches by 4 inches landscape or portrait. You can use any medium to make your postcard - digital postcards are allowed as well. Please no cards, layouts etc. with a postcard on, I just want you to make a postcard.  Any work that doesn't fit the theme will not be entered in the draw.

For my postcard (from Bournemouth!), I used a Crafty Individuals Elements stamp plate (CI-278),  stamped with Archival Ink in Black:
I masked off the puddle around the woman's feet and stamped her directly onto the card.  I then masked her completely and stamped the beach huts behind her, which I also completely masked.  The background sand and sea were coloured with distress inks, then the masks were removed. Leaving the woman and her parasol without colour,  I coloured the beach huts and the woman's hat with SU Watercolour Crayons (Regals) - this is the first time I've used these and I loved them.  I got a nice soft colour when very diluted, but this could be built up really easily to make it a lot stronger.  A white gel pen, smudged while still wet, created the waves, and once the birds were stamped I removed some colour with a wet paintbrush to make the stand out a bit more.
We are also looking for Guest Designers over at the Craft-Room, so if this is something which interests you, please add GDT after your name and our lovely Mervi will be in touch with you soon.
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I hope you will be able to find time to join in with us, but if you'd like some inspiration, please pop over and see what the rest of the Design Team, and our Guest Designer, Esther, have created.
Have fun, have a great week, and thank you so much for taking the time to drop by, it's much appreciated.
Maria xxxxx


Debi said...

Maria, love your vintage seaside postcard, so subtle and pretty, Debi x

hazel said...

A wonderful postcard Maria, I love the images and how you've done the beach and the sea.
xxx Hazel.

Jean said...

You have made a fabulous postcard Maria. I like the way you have made the sea and sand. I love these stamps especially as the postmark is of our local beach and of course we have lots of this type of beach hut. I have used my set of stamps a lot and the huts are quite good for making cards for men as well.
Jean x

Paper Profusion said...

This is wonderful Maria. It is so evocative of holidays of yore. The way you have achieved the waves is brilliant and your masking is superb. Hope you are well. Nicola x

Zoechaos said...

I'm very fond of that little post mark stamp Bournemouth on my Birthday. The beach huts never looked so good as yours here. XOXO Zoe

Esther said...

Ooh I can smell the sea and hear the gulls ! Fab Postcard Maria..Esther xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Wonderful inking Maria...those waves with the touch of surf look as they straight from the Devon coast. Suz x

craft-roomjulia said...

Love this Maz,the masking has created a wonderful seaside theme. The waves look so real I could go for a paddle. Julia xxxxx

Words and Pictures said...

Such a lovely make with the CI images - lovely, vintage feel!
Alison x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a brilliant scene you've created for your postcard Maria! I love the 'tinted photo' feel and as for your bathing beauty's swimsuit, that's exactly what I need for the beach LOL! Vicky x

Mervi said...

Hi Maria,
so gorgeous image and stamping, beautiful postcard.
Happy Sunday;-))m

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fabulous, love the vintage image and the waves look brilliant
Lindsay xx