My inky travels along life's rocky road

Monday, 11 January 2016

UK Stampers Postcard Swap - January/ Let's Play with Carolyn Dube

The first swap I'm taking part in this year is the postcard swap on UK Stampers. Jilly has asked us to make a postcard based on a New Year's Resolution we have made.
I was inspired by Carolyn Dube's new workshop 'Let's Play'. The theme this month is to use something that would have been thrown away. Just before reading her blog I had had a tidy up of my desk and a clear out of old cards that I had made that (to put it bluntly) were rubbish. After reading the article I pulled a Christmas card out of the bin and pulled off the panel I had made for the front. That went back into the bin and I decided to use the kraft base for my 'play'. I started by writing various affirmations in gel crayons across the card such as 'do it now', 'renew & refresh'. This was an idea I got from Carolyn Dube who got things out of her system by writing on an AJ page when she was stressed. I smeared paint through some stencils and with my fingers. Inks and stencils were next and then some stamping and a white gel crayon. The letters were cut with Sizzix Block Talk alphabet die and then I stamped them with a Katzelkraft dotted stamp and Brilliance pearlescent beige. The 'or' is cut from the word 'forever'. My resolution is to use the things I have this year and not 'save' them.
I was pleased that I used several items for the first time - the paints, both stencils, the round motif stamp and the word 'or'.


  1. I love how you have made your back ground & the colours are great

  2. I like both the saying and the idea behind it.
    I too have allowed things to simply sit. I really had no time for creative play for years. Now I am determined to try not to waste time and resources!

  3. Sorry! Forgot to mention that I am at 2 places now. The one is dedicated to personal, private art . That is my Rose's Art Garden. The older of the 2 began back in 2010 with a lot of learning. That is my Plush Possum Studio (Free Graphics).

  4. The bold lettering looks fab over the busy, colourful background - great PC!

  5. Oh well done with the recycling and using it up philosophy. A fab postcard indeed! x


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