Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Postcard Swap


Lori is hosting a 4x6 postcard swap on the EverythingWendyVecchi Yahoo Group and this is my postcard.  The rules... use at least one Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamp (I used all Studio 490 images) and we couldn't do any layering of paper or use embellishments.  It is quite a challenge to not be able to layer up!!!!  But it was a LOT of fun!!!  I started with Ranger manila cardstock... stamped the text image with Archival ink olive, stamped the flower with Archival ink jet black, added color to the flower using a paint brush and Distress Inks barn red, fired brick, bundled sage, shabby shutters, wild honey (rub DI on the craft sheet, spritz some water next to the ink - not in the ink- and use your paintbrush to pick up color adding just a bit of water to the brush as necessary), added wild honey around edges using a blending tool. stamped the dots with jet black, stamped the scalloped border with jet black, added a rub of snow white Paint Dabber next to the flower using my finger to smooth it, let it dry, stamped Dare to be Unique over paint dabber with jet black, stamped Imagine and Celebrate today with jet black, added some Distress Ink tumbled glass over the dotted area but not over the wild honey ink on the edges, went over the end of the "stamens" with black Glaze pen.  On the reverse side I used the zig zag border image to make a line in the center just like a real postcard has a line to separate where you write from where you address the postcard.

11 comments:

SusanK said...

These are great! Hope I get one!

Netty said...

Beautiful postcards. Annette x

Joan Fricker said...
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Joan Fricker said...

I love your postcard. Your colors are so beautiful. Great job!

Kathy Eddy said...

these are just beautiful Wanda!

Lori said...

Once again, that scallop with the polka dots is just FANTASTIC! I LOVE these, and smudging a bit of white to stamp on? BRILLIANT, and one of those, why the heck didn't I think of that? moments...

Sandra said...

this is beautiful!
thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra ltb

Yogi said...

nice postcard. Love the stamp

2amscrapper said...

beautiful composition!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

darling stamps and images and adorable work Wanda! Happy New Year to you! :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

darling stamps and images and adorable work Wanda! Happy New Year to you! :)