Monday, 8 March 2010

Tuesday's postcard

I've been working on a couple of pieces today, but I can't find the flowers I want to use for the other one, so hopefully I'll be able to post that one tomorrow.
This is a postcard that I made for a few challenges. And, lol, I think this is the first time I've done non-digital distressing and it's not very obvious, so check out the close-up at the end. I rubbed along the edges of the text with scissors, then inked the edges with an inkpad then plonked some more ink on top as well. I don't have any distress inks, but I do have quite a few semi-dried up old inkpads, so I used one of those.

So Artful - International Women's Week, with a map as inspiration. I didn't use the map, but the suitcases came from an earlier SoArtful challenge, and I made a map in PSP to put behind the image. I also looked for a quote by a woman to use, but I couldn't find one that said exactly what I wanted to say, so I made it up instead ;)
Corrosive Challenge - sketch
Lots To Do - distressing.
Raise the Bar - National Women's History Month (include a book) Books are important to me, so I wanted it to be something more than just an embellishment, hence the text.
Sunday POstcard Art - travel
Pile It On - one colour and one neutral. The only colour I've used is green, and the brown tones are the neutral.
Stamp Scrap and Doodle - open week
Pollycraft - distressing
Practical Scrappers - Chalks/inks. I used my ink for a distressed effect on the quote. I'm not entirely sure if I should have made a scrapbook page for this one, hope a postcard is ok.
Creatalicious Challenges - Create a little something.

Thanks very much for popping by :)


Hermine said...

Beautiful collage

Lynifyni said...

I love the quote and how you created your lovely collage! LynnF

Chris Arlington said...

great collage Susan!
hugs, chris

Penny said...

This is really lovely, your image is delightful. Thanks for playing in the Creatalicious challenge this month

Sandy said...

Wow wonderful collage.
Fantastic work.

Sue said...

beautiful postacrd...i love it:)

thank you for joining us at pollycraft


Jeanette said...

This is gorgeous. I thought those suitcases looked familiar. I love your text, it is perfect for the piece. Reading, travel,being a woman...wonderful things to celebrate. Absolutely lovely.

Thanks for being Soartful this week.

Daphne said...

wow, this is a beautifull collage!

crafty creations said...

Stunning work Susan - love the texture you've created and that quote is fab

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Sarah said...

This is Beautiful Susan, great verse too, great detail with inks and scissors chum,
Sarah xx

Liz said...

You reallyastiundme Susan hardly seen anything of yoirwork then WHAM! and..your good REALLY good and all these new nits are fab


Martina2801 said...

This is delightful!
Fantastic collage. I love it.

Lynsey said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge.
Hugs Lynsey x

Anonymous said...

Lovely the travel theme! Thanks so much for sharing your "little something" with us at Creatilicious.


Kylie said...

This is so pretty!

Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious this month.

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful,love the vintage feel to this!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Crafting Joanne said...

Wonderful card Susan, love the Lo and travel theme.

Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.


Joanne xx

moonmomma said...

Well done! Beautifully and thoughtfully put together.

Mrs Weyremaster said...

What a beautiful collage you've created, and that text is perfect :)

Thank you so much for joining us at Raise the Bar, hope to see you again next week :)


Lucy said...

Great piece! Your distressing worked out just wonderfully!

Andrea M said...

Beautiful collage! Thanks for piling it on with us :)

Trish Hughes said...

Wonderful job!!! Thanks so much for playing along with PIO, and hope to see you again!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeos card and what a wonderful quote!