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


brenda said...

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

Astrid Maclean said...

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!

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Joan said...

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

Joan said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Brenda Brown said...

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

Fiona said...

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

Marina said...

Wonderful stamping - so atmospheric.

Sue - said...

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

June Macfarlane said...

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

butterfly said...

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

cotnob said...

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

Margaret said...

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!