Sunday, 17 May 2009

Postage people


Created for the Sunday Postcard Challenge. I started by printing a postage stamp image from the internet and attachin it to a collage image. Next I sponged my postcard with Distress Ink in Peeled Paint & Vintage Photo. This was then stamped with a postcard background in StazOn Olive. Torn paper pieces were added to the base and around the postcard. These were sponged with Walnut Stain ink before applying, then the edges of the card were also sponged with Walnut Stain. Finally, the postage person was attached, and a postmark image stamped randomly in black.

29 comments:

Willy said...

Wonderful card, great composition!

joanne wardle said...

fabulous, and quite witty too!

Ozstuff said...

How wonderful it is to get up on a Sunday morning (here in Australia) and see all these hugely creative and entertaining postage people. Yours is no exception. It is clever and quirky and altogether fantastic. Bravo.

Jean said...

Rachel, I love the way you think!! Your artistic process is truly inspiring! The background is gorgeous! This would make a great trading card.

indybev said...

I love this. The body is perfect for the stamp. What a fun challenge idea Marion had!!

Lori Saul said...

This is a great postcard- I really like the use of the stain and distressed inks- lovely antique feel to the card- interesting stamp too!

sema said...

wonderful card!great effect!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your Mr. Chestnutt looks amazing, wonderful postcard Rachel!

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

fatmasplace said...

wonderful card

bockel24 said...

great postage person indeed! hope you´ve had fun playing!

Annes Art said...

wonderful card!

Martina2801 said...

This is just so stunning, Rachel! Amazing interpretation of the theme.

katrin said...

looks great!

Anne said...

This looks great! Thanks for sharing how you made it, too.

biggi-al said...

Oh this looks really great!!! Wonderful art!!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Great postcard, Rachel!

Myriame said...

Wonderful card, great work

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Rachel, such a beautiful background x

dutchstamptramp said...

Fabulous card. Love your background!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Rachel!! Another wonderful piece, as always!!! We have the same taste in so many things....even our men!

Karen

katrin said...

simply great!

Rein said...

Fabulous postcard, great job!

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

Stacy said...

This is perfection! The detailed attention you gave the background really shows! Beautiful!

yasmindeboo said...

A gorgeous postcard; i love your background.

*jean* said...

great postcard!!!

AliMayes said...

I love the combination of the background and the image and what fun to put an old head on young shoulders!
Ali xx

Mandy C said...

wonderful blending of the stamp and image. fab