Wish You Were Here
(postcards)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.