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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

POSTCARD CHALLENGE 2012!


The card this week was from Belgium and I will be hinest I struggled again! but the idea I came up with I am really pleased with the end result! I couldn't find an image for inspiration that I was happy with so took to google and decide that I would search artists first of all and then look for one that I like - this is where I came across the artist Pol Ledent. As you will see his work is beautiful and the images that I have found are all beautiful - some of his work reminds me of Monet and the image that I have used for inspiration i think will show you why.
This image stood out to me straight away and I love the depth of colour that is used and look at the sky in the background - love it.
This is the first attempt of my card and you will see that it is much too dark for what I wanted to create - although I do like the brayered sky being that dark. Once I have done that I inked the edges and then babywiped the card as well.
This is my finished card and I am sure you will agree the sky is much better for what I was looking to create. I  have brayered the backdround in night of navy and then again from the bottom in bashful blue. I then dabbed a babywipe in ink and all over the surface of the card.
I chose to use the stamps from pocket silhouettes and I love the effect that these created and I finished the card with the tall tree from lovely as a tree. I also stamped some of the images off to create a softer effect.
I am really pleased with how this turned out.
Now to the story - this weeks card is to Annie and Teddy is apologising for a mistake that he made and wanting forgiveness!

8 comments:

  1. lovely card, i really like your 1st attempt the colour is lovely but the 2nd card works well in the style you wanted (does that even make sence?)

    x

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  2. love reading your process. beautiful blues. love the simplicity and colors of the first attempt. your final one is beautiful as well and love the flowers.

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  3. Very pretty card Debbi and a lot of work to get it so right. A xx

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  4. beautiful colours. blue is my favourite..really pretty postcard..

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  5. it turned out so well, i really love it, simple but totally beautiful. Delicate but vibrant too.

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  6. Pretty card, and I agree your sky is very successful.

    Janet xx

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  7. Such a lovely card.

    Nicki.xxx

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  8. Such a pretty card.

    Nicki.xxx

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