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Friday, 3 February 2012

POSTCARD CHALLENGE 2012!

I will start todays post with the back of China's postcard that I forgot to post last week - as the contuing stort wont make sense without it! and apologies that I did not post this last week! lol I have remembered the photograph this week!
Today we find ourselves in France and as soon as I read this I know that I would be using one of my favourite stamp sets from SU Artistic Ethchings - I love it and have made many cards with it!
I decided that I would again use my new best friend - my brayer and try something slightly different this time I wanted to have a seemless background but with three colours that you could see rather than a graduation - I hope I making sense here!
So I firstly used orange on the postcard blank, followed by red and then basic grey I am really pleased with the effect that this gives and love that you can see all three colours - I have tried to take a close up of this I hope you see it too! I then randomly stamped the word stamp from the set all over the card in basic grey. Once I completed this a made a small panel and stamped the Eiffel Tower on it and I then mounted this on pumpkin pie and then again in real red and basic black. Around the edge of the card I added a basic black border and I feel that this just frames the Eiffel Tower stamp nicely.



This weeks card reads
Thanks for taking the time to look at my card it is much appreciated and so are all yous comments and support!
Debbi x

20 comments:

  1. Debbi this is beautiful. Love it!

    Hugs
    Linda xx

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  2. Don't we all forget something sometimes? :)
    Lovely card of the Eiffel Tower! ♥

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  3. Lovely card and great background technique, works really well! M

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  4. Such a lovely card! Wonderful.

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  5. Interesting effect with the brayer. Like your stamps too. Great postcard.
    Jen x

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  6. really lovely, well done for continuing to experiment with your brayer, the effects are great.

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  7. Very elegant card...like a painting in the louvre :D XXX

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  8. great background,another lovely postcard.

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  9. Love your stamp! Makes a great card with the pink background.

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  10. Beautiful card, the stamp is great, too! Valerie & Auntie Cissie

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  11. love how the orange & red make the whole thing Pop! <3

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  12. I love brayer, too. :) You did a great job on the postcard. :)

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  13. Lovely postcard and a great use of colour.

    Janet xx

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  14. thanks for catching us up on the last card/story and showing us what a brayer and your color choices can do so well!

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  15. Love the background technique you used. The colors are so pretty. Nice Job!

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  16. Beautiful and very elegant card Debbi xxx

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