Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Letter E

The letter E has been pulled out of the hat for the current Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge. My chosen word is "elegant" and I think my stamp fits the bill perfectly. I'm sure if this lady was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, Darcy would comment "Wow! your neck line is fabulous".

I started my postcard by stamping the image and masking it with an oval die-cut. Then I stamped the swirls with Versamark and embossed them with white detail powder. The card was then brushed with Distress Ink. I removed the mask and went lightly over the whole card with another layer of Distress Ink. The image was coloured with Copic markers, a Gelly Roll pen and pencils. I didn't colour the book area correctly so rather than starting all over again I covered it up with a flower and added another at the top to balance it. I don't usually add any embellishments on the postcards as although I will never post them I like to think that if I did they would arrive intact. However, on this occasion needs must!

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Stamping Card 300gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Memento Tuxedo Black
Distress Inks - Frayed Burlap, Barn Door
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen XPGB#725
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
Lady - Artistic Stamper 
Swirls - Judikins C351
Paper flowers
Flat back pearls
Embossing powder - Cosmic Shimmer Detail True White
Dictionary definition - computer generated Typewriter font


Julia said...

This really is an elegant postcard. The white swirls on the background look lovely on the browns and work really well with the white background in the oval. Great work!

Mickie said...

Very elegant and I agree about the neckline too. thank you for entering the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not only was this a gorgeous entry, but a fantastic save with the flowers. Color me impressed!

Crafty Claire said...

Beautifully elegant and delicate xx

Lesley said...

Lovely card and stamp, I went for this word too! Was nice to use an old favourite stamp again! xx

Craftyfield said...

A lovely image and great vintage feel for this card. And you did well saving the card with the flowers, no one will be the wiser and they look good as embellishments!

gardenpinks said...

A beautifully elegant postcard and well done on saving the day with the flowers :) xx

Scrapmate said...

A truly elegant card.