Monday, 7 July 2014

Postcard From Paris

Good morning folks and welcome to my post today especially my new follower Annie - so lovely to have you on board.
We have a new challenge today over at Make My Monday which has the theme of Mail Art chosen by Suzi B who would like to see creations involving postcards, envelopes and so on.
I decided on a postcard featuring a real wish of mine which is to travel to Paris as I've never been there - my younger daughter is going there for the weekend in a couple of weeks as a friend of hers has been an au pair for the last year and as you can imagine I'm rather green!
My postcard has a rather vintage feel to it as you'll see.


I cut my piece of thick cartridge paper slightly smaller than 4x6 as I wanted to add it to a card backing for strength.
I then used sponge applicators to apply Distress inks - I used Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Victorian Velvet and Crushed Olive. I then stamped on a rose from a Glitz Design set with the darker Distress inks and added Hero Arts Old French Writing with Crushed Olive.
I then stamped on the Stampendous Paris image with Memories Creamy Coffee and added the post marks from an Inkylicious stamp with the same ink. When the ink was dry, I added colour to the flowers with Polychromos.
I stamped the Lost Coast Designs Rose Boy with the brown ink and added a little colour with the pencils. I cut the image out and swiped it with embossing ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I did this because the image needed a little something to pop agains the background.
To finish off I stuck the panel to a 4x6 piece of kraft card.

Bye for now and have a great week.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my postcard:
Anything But A Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Challenges - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes

14 comments:

  1. It does indeed have a wonderful Vintage feel Fliss and perfect colours.

    You MUST go to Paris, it's hubbys fav City, mine is probably Venice, but I never give over the chance to go to Paris if it's on offer.

    B x

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  2. Brilliant Fliss, love what you did here. This is one of my all time favourite stamps, the little boy in front is such a sweet idea, love this!

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  3. This is really something for my vintage heart! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Beautifully done!! I hope you get to Paris one day soon!

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  5. Fab card using one of my all time favourite stamps, love the little boy in front, such a good idea

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  6. Brilliant post card Fliss, love this Paris theme...a place I want to visit one day.xx
    ♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

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  7. Love your postcard Fliss, I hope you get to Paris soon, I went a vole of years ago, it's a beautiful city especially along the river xx

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  8. Votre carte est formidable Fliss. Love everything about it and yes, you really must go to Paris.

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  9. Wonderful stamping - so atmospheric.

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  10. Beautiful vintage card. Very evocative. You must go to Paris its one of my favourite cities.

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  11. Love Paris, this is beautiful the colours are so pretty. Also thanks so much for the lovely welcome back my friend x

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  12. What a wonderful vintage look - love the delicate tinting on the flowers, and the little boy is enchanting!
    Alison xx

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  13. This is a fabulous postcard, thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes challenge.
    Pauline
    x

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  14. Your vintage postcard is a wonderful tribute to Paris! I love the sweet rose boy image and I have to admit I'm a bit envious of your daughter as well! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

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Fliss xx