So here goes ....my first ever postcard - the theme is Vintage Gents...and all the details of how to play along can be found here... so why not hop across and join in the fun..
Here is my make :
As you can see I left it late ...blame life...but on the plus I managed to use lots of my new goodies from Country View Crafts....
So I started by adding some texture paste through a Tim stencil and creating a background using distress oxides...so loving these!
I first layered brown ink ( distress oxide ) onto the card itself, then added other colours on top - the real joy of the oxides is being able to layer colours and still see those colours even over darker ones .. lots of water to create the magic..
I knew I wanted to add one of the new paper dolls! - so loving these so expect a few more posts with these ... there are 107 in one pack!
But I decided to add some layers and created a more splattery inky background to die cut some pipes from the new pipeline die from Tim
I pressed some distress oxide colours onto the crafts sheet and misted with water, to create inky droplets..then swiped the card through, dried and then dipped in again , drying between each layer to stop muddy colours..
.then spritzed card with water and dried to let the magic of the oxides happen..
I then die cut the pipes and edged each piece with regular distress - ground espresso...
I then added some of the new aristocrat tape to the postcard - which measures 6 x 4 inches and placed on the pipes and played around till happy then glued into place ..
I love these pipes and know they are going to be firm favourite of mine!
Now for the gent himself, I sanded the edges and the image a little as I like the feel it gives ...and added a little ink around the edges..
I added some stapled film strip
And finally one of the clippings stickers...
So there you have my first ever completed postcard...
So if you fancy joining in the fun, I cant wait to see your entries... on my chosen theme Vintage Gents ...hop across here and Mandy has all the details !
Thanks Mandy for asking me .