Saturday, April 5, 2008

April PC for Carol M

Here is my April Calendar Girl's Postcard for Carol M.
I thought that I would try something different this time in fact I made several different versions but this is my final choice.
I started with a sheet of primed artist's canvas and coloured the background by sweeping a blue stamp pad lightly over it.
I then painted the flower which was on the right hand side of the calendar page and added some hearts as well.
Now I don't profess to be an artist but I had a go and it does have child like qualities don't you think?

I felt it needed more so I inserted a red heart shaped brad in the centre of the flower then I painted a coat of gloss Mod Podge over the card and I placed a sheet of white tissue over this.
When this dried a repeated the Mod Poge and tissue once more to give the whole thing a misty appearance.
I outlined all the flower and hearts using Fabrico fabric pens.
I hope you like it Carol.
If you would like to see the other Calendar Girls postcards just scroll down and click on the Calendar Girls badge on the left hand side.


sharon young said...

This is really beautiful, Doreen, I love the gentle colours and flow of the piece, it has a lovely light quality about it, I'm sure Carol will adore it.

Joanna van said...

Lovely Doreen! It's so nice to see you experimenting. Great idea for a misty appearance.

Nellie's Needles said...

What fun! I liked just your painting, but then I clicked on the next photo of your additions and I was "WOWED".

Maureen said...

A lovely postcard, I enjoyed looking at the others for the month also - maureen x

Julie H said...

Beautiful! Such a wonderful use of texture and layering Doreen.

Maureen said...

Loved the card Doreen!
Could you use Modge Podge over micro wave dried flowers?

Maureen in Qld