Friday, 28 September 2012

Artful Times - Challenge 14


I chose this weeks Artful Times challenge theme and I stipulated a postcard which must contain alphabet letters and / or script.  The background was created by layering various brands and colours of spray inks and Stewart Gill paints.  The TH alphabet was stamped lightly over the background in black soot distress stain and the letters accented with a white pen.  A Paperartsy alphabet strip was stamped down the left hand side and a numbers strip along the bottom.  I stamped a ruler image on paper and coloured it with brushed corduroy distress ink, tore it and attached it to the background.  The '5a' was cut from the TH Wordplay die in chipboard and coloured with walnut stain distress stain and outlined with a black sharpie.  The word believe is a rub on and finally I added the image.  All the edges were distressed using a paper distresser and edged in walnut stain distress stain.


Check out what Neet and Von made over at the Artful Times blog challenge.

17 comments:

Von said...

Fabulous background Sam :)
Von ♥

Buttons said...

I never fail to be amazed by how versatile and clever you are with your artwork Sam and this is no exception. Thanks for kicking my mojo into action hun. Hugs, Buttons x

Julia S-W said...

Really love your background Sam - it contains everything I love: ink, paint and stamps used to brilliant effect. The image of the little girl is beautiful. Now I'm going to think about a postcard - not done one of these challenges before and looking forward to it.
Have a great weekend.
Juliaxx

downrightcrafty said...

I believe I am going to win the lottery in half an hour and my face will look likes hers lol, love the background stamping and layers and she fits so perfectly
Hugs Kate xx

Neet said...

Great Postcard Sam - love the green.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sue said...

This is fab Sam, I love all the inky paint layers x

chrissies said...

What a terrific postcard--I looked at everything step by step as you explained what you had done and there is a lot going on for sure.

The girl image is just right.

Love Chrissie xx

Marianne said...

Oh.... your background is stunning. Lovely layering and so much to see. Your entire card is fabulous!! Love this!
xxx
Marianne

Alison said...

Great theme Sam, your postcard is fabulous! Love it!
Alison xxx

Julia S-W said...

Me again!

A while ago, the hugely talented Ana at:

http://anina-papirckalnica.blogspot.co.uk/

nominated me for a blog award called Child's Shoe Blog Award. It's essentially a method of increasing the footfall through your blog and someone recognising the creativity of your work. I've finally done my post and I've put your name down as one of my five nominees. If you pop over to my blog you can read about it.
I'd love you to include yourself as I always enjoy seeing your work.
Juliaxx

Julia S-W said...

I may have just done this post but if that's the case, delete one and put it down to my age!!

A while ago, the hugely talented Ana at:

http://anina-papirckalnica.blogspot.co.uk/

nominated me for a blog award called Child's Shoe Blog Award. It's essentially a method of increasing the footfall through your blog and someone recognising the creativity of your work. I've finally done my post and I've put your name down as one of my five nominees. If you pop over to my blog you can read about it.
I'd love you to include yourself as I always enjoy seeing your work.
Juliaxx

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Sam, Teriffic theme and a Lovely vintage style postcard so much to see in that background and the little girl is just right. Hugs Sandra X

butterfly said...

Great challenge, Sam - thank you! I love your postcard... the background is just glorious with those shadows and highlights - amazing! And the image is wonderful...
Alison x

hazel said...

A fabulous postcard Sam, I love the background that you've created.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

I love your postcard Sam, fab use of colours and great stamping. Love it!! x

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful postcard! Love that background and the image is so lovely.Great idea with the letters!

Sandi McLean said...

Love the whole vintage yet funky look you achieved!

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