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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

TIO # 12 Carte Postale (Oriental Lady)

The theme on my DragonsDream TIO challenge this week is to make a postcard tag. I bought the images I have used here at the Stamp Addicts retreat, and thought they would be just right, when I thought up the idea of a postcard. This is actually A5, bigger than postcard size, but the only rules are to use the postcard theme.

I began with a piece of coated card, and printed the postcard image, one I had from The Graphics Fairy. Then I began swirling colour in distress inks mustard seed and tattered rose. I had seen the tag as "yellow" and basically it is, with some old paper, spiced marmalade, faded jeans and broken china thrown in!! The images are by Curious by Design - Cherry Blossom set. However, the blossom itself is from a set from QVC, which came wooden mounted and I peeled it off, the better to stamp!!

And that's it really. I built up layers of stamps and hightlighted some areas with a little more neat colour, using cut n' dry, and cut the edge with my decal scissors, after adding a little scrap of yellow ribbon. There are a few splashes of glimmer mists and starburst stains, and the blossom is coloured using 703Sakura stardust, so much of it has a sheen and shimmer - in fact it looks like a piece of delicate silk. Thanks for looking!!


Beryl K said...

Wow Frankie, you have taken my breath away once again. Stunning. I can't get anything like this when I try your techniques
Beryl x

lisa said...

This really is beautiful Frankie. I agree it looks like silk, it is just so delicate. I love the way you build up your stamps. I agree with Beryl, whenever I try layering things it all seems to get cluttered and muddy. Will just have to keep persevering. You are truly an inspiration.


Lori Saul said...

Beautiful and inspiring postcard Frankie, I love to read about your techniques on how you made this- I love the whole dreaming up process of these challenges- it keeps my mind active!