Friday, September 19, 2008

Calendar Girls Postcard for Pat

This month I am making a postcard for Pat and I thought I would try something different and decided to use card stock for my September Calendar Girls Postcard.
The stamp I used is from Sunday International that I have had for several years and only used once--not because I didn't like it but that I forgot that I had it.
I have nearly 100 stamps and when I sit down to make cards do I ever use them?----no-- I go ahead and make collaged cards.
Why do I buy them?----because I like them of course.
Anyway I digress.

The base of the card started out a yellow/gold colour and then I started using my Distress inks to alter the colour.
I used the colours Tea Dye--Black Soot and Marmalade.
I stamped the image on the base card with black ink.

I also stamped it onto a piece of green cardstock and cut out the leaves and stems.
I stamped some flowers with Fired Brick Distress ink to colour them and cut them out.

I then added some foam mount circles so that they would be raised up on the card

I glued the green pieces onto the card over the same image and added the flowers as you can see in the first photo

Oh and I forgot to say that I sprayed the base--leaves and flowers with some Moonshadow mist colours as well.
I hope you like it Pat when you see it in the flesh.


Pat said...

This looks womnderful Doreen, weird thing is, I spent yesterday pulling out materials in just these colours for a project I have in mind. I look forward to it arriving.

Homeleightigger said...

It looks absolutely fantastic Doreen - well done you!

Maureen said...

A lovely card Doreen, a change to see you stamping.

Purple Missus said...

It looks absolutely wonderful Doreen. I know Pat will love it.
Would love to know where you and Debbi get all your wonderful stamps from. :)

Debbi Baker said...

I think this postcard is terrific Doreen & it is good to see someone else stamping occasionally! Thanks too for showing all the steps - I appreciate the effort that involves in a blog post!

linda stokes said...

Great postcard Doreen!

Janet said...

So pretty! You always do such interesting projects....and thanks for sharing how you did this. I have stamps that I don't use too. Maybe I'll take another look at some of them!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

If Pat decides she doesn't happen to want this, I could easily be convinced to take it off her hands! Very pretty!!

sharon young said...

What a lovely PC Doreen, and such a change from stitch, it's a great interpretation of the calendar spread this month.

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