Saturday, 2 May 2009

Decorative Mood


Created for the Sunday Postcard Challenge where the theme is Black & White. I started by covering matt cardstock with an old book page, then painting it with a layer of gesso. Next I placed a Tim Holtz mask down the right hand side, and sponged black ink over it. I also sponged black ink around the remaining 3 edges of the card, then broke it up a bit by adding a little more gesso in random places. I stamped a wrought iron railings stamp at the top and the base of the card, then applied a collage image. Two black metal keys were added to embellish, and the text was stamped and added to finish.

38 comments:

Donna said...

What a great jobe you've done, a lovely postcard :)

Mandy C said...

great job Rachel... i really struggled with mine! lol

Willy said...

Wonderful postcard, Rachel!

Angelina said...

What a beautiful postcard! Love it!

Kris Dickinson said...

This is gorgeous!

Ozstuff said...

Gorgeous, elegant card.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is so lovely! beautiful image and design!

indybev said...

This card is truly lovely. Thanks for sharing the process.

Karen Valentine said...

I can't stand it!!!! (I mean that in a good way.) This piece is so absolutely beautiful. I just can't stop looking at it.

Karen

Kelly said...

gorgeous postcard!

anne said...

Gorgeous Postcard. I love it

Risa said...

That is really very nice. Great work!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

wonderful postcard Rachel!!!

She said...

Beautiful postcard.

Sandy said...

Wow Rachel thid is very impressive. Fantastic card. Love them.

Angela Sturm said...

Beautiful !

Martina2801 said...

Brilliant card, Rachel.
I love the Tim Holtz-Masks.

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

This is brilliant...so great black and white artwork postcard. Love them.

Petra Tillmann said...

Very beautiful card!

Anne said...

Wonderful design! I like the way you used the wrought iron and the keys. Thanks for sharing how you created it too.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous b&w piece, Rachel!

Alberta and Ava said...

You should have this one printed, Rachel!

yasmindeboo said...

Beautiful; love the effect of the Tim Holtz mask.

Lori Saul said...

This is a beautiful card- a lot of wonderful embellishment with great results!

Terri Morse said...

Beautiful card, Rachael. I love the contrast between the sharp edges of the railing and keys, and the softness of the woman.

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous!

Buffy said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the lettering too.

Anneke said...

very elegant and beautiful postcard rachel

AliMayes said...

This is gorgeous Rachel. How could I not love it with that beautiful cat!
Ali xx

dutchstamptramp said...

Very classy and beautiful!

KnutzEls said...

Very beautiful

Lynifyni said...

What a glorious piece, Rachel! LynnF

sija said...

Wonderful and very elegant card.

Yogi said...

Very nice

Janny said...

It's a beauty!

Terri Kahrs said...

This is absolutely stunning!

vintage wil said...

Gorgeous postcard!!!

Claire said...

I'm envious. It's beautiful.