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Friday, 13 January 2012

POSTCARD CHALLENGE 2012!


So today's country is Spain and I have created a card that shows the famous Spanish dance flemenco... For my card I have brayered the background in real red, pumpkin and daffodil yellow. I used to be so scared of picking up a brayer and now with a practiced hand I find it a lot easier - less is more! The graduation of the colour on the card is very subtle. I then mounted this on a piece of basic black card and then again on the white blank postcard...
For the main image of the card I used a black and white flemenco dancer as I feel this is more stiking than a coloured image. In the folds of the skirt I added some very tiny pearls to add detail to the dress and I like that effect that this creates.
So where is our penpal story taking us today??
I have decided not to structure the story too much in my head and let their relationship develop along with their friendship as we travel through the countries! So Annie is writing from Spain and it was a chance meeting that saw the couple meet and once again become penpals after many years...
I hope you like my card and thanks for looking! Debbi x

33 comments:

  1. Fantastic postcard. Captures the firey emotion of the dance.
    Ax

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  2. Beautiful card Debbi. I tried brayering for the first time, you make it look so easy. A xx

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  3. Love your postcard! Can't wait to see what happens next!

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  4. Striking postcard - the b+w image shows up beautifully against the hot colours of the background.

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  5. Very smart to use B/W on the colorful background! Love the little pearls! ♥

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  6. gorgeous card, love how you have used the black and white image over the colour, very striking.

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  7. Beautiful work, love the gradient background colours of the postcard, very striking combined with the black and white image! Valerie

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  8. Your brayer technique is phemonenal.

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  9. it is a beautiful card Debbi, your detailing is exquisite,

    Dx

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  10. The dancer is very striking and great brayering.
    Jen x

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  11. love the colors it sets off the dancer so well!

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  12. Stunning clean and simple design to your card...and lovely friendship being slowly revealed :D XXX

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  13. Well done I love that dress.

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  14. that back ground is amazing in its simpleness

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  15. Beautiful card, you are right the block and white image is striking against the Spanish background - all respect for the Brayering I can never get the septh of colour I want....

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  16. This makes me want to dance the flamenco right now! Here I go....

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  17. Very dramatic! Waiting for more!

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  18. WEll I for one want to know where this story goes...

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  19. Beautiful background the colours are so striking especially with the black and white image.

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  20. Well impressed with your brayering! Lovely postcard.

    Janet xx

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  21. Love the black and white against the vivid background

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  22. beautiful color with the b/w. love the addition of the pearls

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  23. I love the gradiance in the background. Great postcard!

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  24. That's a beautiful card. I love the look of the brayering technique. (I've just bought a brayer but not tried it yet. This is giving me the impetus to do something about it. Looking fwd to seeing your future cards

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  25. Beautiful card, brayering is one of those things I like to try but dont do often enough, yours is very neat and subtle, love that ! and the image gorgeous, the black and white works really well and the little pears as highlights perfect !!!

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  26. Lovely colours, the card is gorgeous & the dancer so graceful :)

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  27. Love the black and white image against that lovely brayered background..I don't have much of a structure either, just going with the flow too.. Esther xx

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  28. Stunning focus on the dancer with the beautifully colored background!

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Thank You for taking the time to visit my blog... All your comments are appreciated - Happy Crafting... Hugs Debbi x