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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wish you were Here

I say it every fortnight but gosh doesn't it come round quick? You wowed us once again with your sentimental creations, making Mervi's job as tricky as ever :-)

For our next challenge at Craft Room Challenge, Hazel wants to see postcards inspired by summer holidays and travel. The postcards need to be 6 x 4 inches, and must be stand alone, ie not attached to another project like a card, or scrapbook LO.

I went all Parisian ;) for my creation.

Paris Postcard

This is a combination of techniques and combos of images and stash finds. I started with a 6 x 4 chipboard base, I then added Tim Holtz tissue paper and painted with acrylic paint . I then stamped some Parisian Franking marks ( you can't see them - they kinda got lost in the next processes ;) ).
I then embossed using one of the new embossing folders again from Tim Holtz.
I then added the collage elements, using some of the Crafty Individual images (our sponsor for this challenge) and a Marie image from my stash.
I then added the flowers and bits and bobs, and blended them all together with more paint.

close up to show embossing and beeswax

Finally I added beeswax.

As I mentioned our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Individuals.



Challenges:

I'm entering this over at Simon Says Stamp and Show: Travel

and a second entry in Just Add Ink's: Fun Backgrounds






20 comments:

Christine Blain said...

The purples and golds are so beautiful, Debi. It looks like you had a heap of fun making this postcard! Thanks for entering our JAI challenge again. :)

Krisha said...

WOW Debi, this is a fantastic post card!! Love all the colors, textures and embellishments.

Astrid Maclean said...

What an amazing postcard!! Stunning colours and the way you have blended the textures with the image and other elements is fantastic, LOVE it!!

hazel said...

Wow Debi, your card is stunning. The colours and textures are fabulous - it makes me just want to touch it.
xxx Hazel.

Terry said...

This is a stunning postcard! Love all the texture and the golden touches on the PC and those flowers! Enjoy the day!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful card Debi, love the lushness of the colours. XOXO Zoe

Esther said...

Debi this is glorious - such luxurious colour and elegance..love it ! Esther xx

Dan said...

Great postcard, I love all the bold colour and the extra dimension you've added. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is so beautiful Debi - the colour choices you've used for your postcard are just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

WOW...well what can I say except I love it. So much depth and texture..YUMMY!! suz x

craft-roomjulia said...

Wow Debi, totally stunning is the phrase that first sprang to mind. You do collage soooo well, I'm very envious. Love the beeswax addition. Julia xxxx

chris cesar said...

Stunning creation Debi, not a usual work, collage and paint! This gives a real particular postcard!

Maria said...

Wow, this is stunning Debi, I love how you've put it all together.

Maria xxxxx

butterfly said...

So beautiful, Debi - I love the blended look you've achieved with the paints - looks so beautiful over the embossing... and a lovely. lovely focal image of the face - it's just wonderful!
Alison x

Delys Cram said...

wow Debi this is soo cool!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love it, Debi! So many gorgeous layers and the texture is too cool. Love that new folder.

KimB said...

Gorgeous texture and colours Deb! I love how you framed that beautiful face with all the textures. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous postcard! I love the colors.

Anita Houston said...

Your Parisian postcard is just awesome! What grand color, and I love the beautiful lady! Great embossing too! Thank you for traveling with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous Debi, youve made it again: gorgeous Paris creation, love the colours and the beeswax is a new material for me.
Sunny Sunday and happy new week;-))m