Saturday, 1 February 2014

Postcard Board


Over at the PA blog Gillian has made a guest appearance and used postcards for her project which you can catch up with here. I used 2 postcards as that's all I had spare and a card from the chipboard shapes.


I stuck the postcards onto a piece of chipboard and used the chipboard shapes piece of card to cut strips from and randomly placed them over the postcards.


I firstly painted in a watered down vanilla, then used yellow submarine, beach hut and pea coat around the edges. The yellow and blue created the green, which actually wasn't a problem for me - lol. Then stamped the mini flourish in black archival. 


I stamped the LP image in black archival onto a separate piece of card, cut it out and hi-lighted it with a red posca pen and rouge liquid pearls.  At this point I was finished but having gone back to it, felt it needed something else.


So I over stamped the flourish in blaze red stazon.


Close up of the image.


And the background with the postcard images still showing through.


And finally I decided it needed some words to finish it off.

23 comments:

Helen said...

I love this - the basic background is gorgeous on it's own, and the finished thing looks just great!! I am just about to have a go at one of these myself!

Amanda said...

Saw this on PA blog and thought what a fab look, you have recreated it fabulously I need to have a go.
Love
Amanda x

Deborah said...

That's worked so well, Sam. Love the contrast between the strips of card and the curve of the flourish stamp.

And I agree with Helen that it looked great before you did anything as well.

Julie Ann Lee said...

This works fantastically well. I love this! The background is terrific and I love the way you coloured the face - oh and the text is great too! Julie Ann xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Great result, Sam x

Gillian .... said...

Yay Sam,thanks for playing along. I love how you have built up the background making this particular LP image the focal point. x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous! I love the red stamping on the background.

Hazel Agnew said...

Love all the layering, lots to look into. Whole finished piece is exciting. Love it Sam. X

Darcy UK said...

wow! seriously love it. This would make an awesome journal page, jus' sayin' lol

Carol Q said...

that worked well Sam!

Carol Q said...

that worked well Sam!

Corrie Herriman said...

Wonderful !
Corrie x

Lin said...

now this is very very nice Sam!!great colours and a perfect choice of stamps!! Love how you have over stamped..brilliant!! xx

Alison said...

Brilliant!!! xxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful colours and stamping.

craftimamma said...

Fabulous Sam! Love the background and the introduction of red to both the image and background. Exactly the right touch to finish it off!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Ohhh brilliant Sam. Love the BG texture and colours. Guess what? Saw the new LP images today. I think u will really, really, really like them! :)

chrissies said...

This is amazing Sam. Thank you for sharing how you made it.

Love Chrissie x

Sid said...

Looks great on the background !

Craftyfield said...

I need some PA postcards...love the textural effect! The LP lady looks fab against this background.

butterfly said...

Really scrumptious - love the greens and those fabulous flourishes for the border. Beautiful!
Alison x

Sue said...

Love this Sam, it looked great without the red but it's amazing with it! xx

hazel said...

This is fabulous Sam, I love all the layers and the colours are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

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