Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Altered Postcard


Created for the Wednesday Stamper's Challenge. I printed my postcard from the internet, added a thin layer of gesso, then chalk inks in Sea Breeze & Aquatic Splash. Next I stamped a crackle background over the whole postcard using Vintage Photo Distress ink, then rubbed over the image with a issue before it had chance to dry, so that it would fade into the background. Next I stamped the text in black, added the flourishes in Broken China, and applied the collage image. You can just about see the original postmark stamps and detail if you look carefully.

24 comments:

vintage wil said...

Beautiful postcard!!

Christine said...

This is so beautiful!

Femmy said...

fabulous!!! what a sweet girl!!

Rein said...

How lovely!

johanna said...

wonderful postcard, love the quote, too!

Sandy said...

Wow this is really lovely.
Fabulous design and quote.

ilonka said...

Beautiful postcard. I love the picture of the girl.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

A wonderful alteration, Rachel! (I appreciate the way you share how you accomplish your gorgeous creations:)

herminesplace said...

Its beautiful!

Amy said...

wow, an amazing process of ART in this piece..I liked reading the art process on how you made it all and come together so perfectly

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

So sweet that image, beautiful card.
Hugs Anja

Linda Elbourne said...

A beautiful postcard

hastingshall2 said...

Rachel, you get a blue ribbon for your background! That is so beautiful. Your description is very helpful, too. Great job.
Faye

Buffy said...

Your background is gorgeous and the postcard is adorable.

Kimmie said...

Beautiful job - I love the quote!

Sonja said...

I like the background, thanks for telling us how, I will give it a try soon,

RubyMay said...

This is beautiful. I love the background x

Sally said...

Fantastic piece!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely beautiful...gorgeous card!

Char said...

Cute Postcard. Girl is darling.

Lynn Stevens said...

so sweet , Love the quote too

*jean* said...

beautiful card!

Manja said...

love it and nice sentiment

AliMayes said...

Lovely little work of art!
Ali xx