Wednesday, 4 July 2012

arful times challenge - seaside

Well I have not fallen off of the earth, just everyday life getting in the way of crafting. I cannot believe we are in July already and still no sign of summer Lol. You may have noticed that I have tried to give my blog a facelift after admiring others arty backgrounds. The background is now lovely but I seem to have made a right pigs ear of everything else. I shall have to have another fiddle with it when I have a minute. I have not managed to take part in any challenges for weeks but the challenge over at Artful times which you can find here this fortnight is a seaside theme. I managed to sneak off tonight while husband finished off the dinner and the children were busy on the WII, hee hee. Hence my entry was quick and easy today for lack of time. I covered a postcard with some background paper with a vintage theme that I have had for ever. I pulled out two wooden stamps which are also very old, the ship image and the couple which is one of my favourite stamps. The ticket image peeping out was a craft stamper freebie which says free entry to fairyland hence I`ve covered most of it up ! I stamped with Ranger black archival onto Ranger speciality paper which gives a really crisp clear image. I`ve then watercoloured using the distress markers. Still not sure how I like the effect of the markers on this paper. The colours are very sutble which is what you want on a vintage type piece I guess. I used forest moss on the ladies dress and it has come out almost grey. I think I will experiment with using them on different types of watercolour paper and card to see which result I like best. Thanks for looking x Lavinia


  1. Super vintage feel to your postcard Vinny :)
    Thanks for sneaking of and joining us this week at Artful Times
    Von x☺x

  2. forgot to say great new background ! :)

  3. Hi Vinny. Fabulous postcard. Lovely vinage feel about it.
    Regards Florence x

  4. WOW Vinny this postcard looks 3d, love the way you've collaged all the images.

    Sam - Artful Times xxx

    PS Love the trees on the black background

  5. Terrific work on this postcard -just love all of it

    Chrissie xx

  6. Can see why you love that stamp of the couple - very evocative. Great postcard and what a lovely idea you have come up with. I could be from so many far off places but I am guessing California.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times, Hugs, Neet xx