My inky travels along life's rocky road

Sunday, 4 May 2014

UK Stampers Postcard Swap - May

This month's postcard swap on UK Stampers has to have some patterned paper on it. I'm not great at planning layouts in advance and this postcard was no different - it just sort of evolved as it went. I decided to use some torn scraps from K& Co's Brenda Walton small wonders girl pad (it's ancient). Once the strips were stuck to a piece of card I used Tim Holtz's courtyard frameworks die. It looks a bit dirty because I brushed shabby shutters DI over it. The base card was given a light brush with mustard seed DI and then I used TH's rays stencil with shabby shutters again. I brushed Victorian velvet DI through a flower stencil and outlined with a fine pigma micron pen. This left a gap in the middle of the postcard which needed some lettering so I used a Sizzlet die on a piece of white card with shabby shutters brushed on it and a piece of patterned paper. I highlighted the dots on the PP to echo the dots made by the stencil and then offset the 2 pieces of text to give a slight shadow effect which I highlighted with a black pen. At this point I realised that I had no stamping on the PC which is a must for a UK Stampers swap. I have a tiny Hero Arts stamp which says 'a sunny hello' so I masked off the 'hello' and added that. There was still a space at the bottom that didn't look right so after a quick look on my desk I found one of my favourite Crafty Individual Alice Palace bunnies which I has stamped and coloured for a project but then not used. He seemed to fit in the given space. I highlighted the courtyard die with a pen, edged the PC with Victorian velvet DI and decided to call it a day. Here's a better shot of the different PPs (the blue is just to provide a background for the scanner).


  1. My stuff often just "evolves" too - more fun that way, I think! Love the combination of elements and that bunny (hare?) is fab!

  2. I rarely plan either as things never work out if I do! Love your postcard, everything works well together x


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