Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Stamped and distressed postcards.






I am always trying to get away from distressing, to try something new, and occasionaly it does work. But I always get pulled back to distressing and stamping in one form or another. This time I made 4 postcards, all featuring THs bird & bird-cage stamps, a *family* stamp from paper artsy and the fob-watch and frame from LaBlanche, a German stamp designer who makes a lot of beautiful things. The card with the 2 large birds and with the bird-cage have been treated with gold leafing before distressing. I stamped some handwriting on one and the bird-cage on the other with a Tsukineko glue pad and stuck the gold leaf on. After it was dry, I brushed some off, just leaving enough to give a bit of gold glimmer in the background. The bird-cage has then been stamped over with archival ink and clear embossed. The bird and foliage have been stamped and embossed with a mixture of clear embossing powder and perfect pearls. It has been finished off with a motto and some hand doodling. On the card with the 2 large TH birds, one bird has been stamped and embossed directly onto the card, the other has been cut out by hand and decoupaged. The bird on the card has been embossed with clear embossing powder and gold perfetc pearls, the decoupaged one has been embossed with Ranger's *Hologram* powder, as has the grunge heart. It has been finished off with some stamped and doodled foliage, a black and red flower and a red *gem* as decoration for the bird. The other 2 cards are showing the lovely Victorian family group, stamped with archival black- once framed and decorated with a crowned & bejewelled TH bird; the other one with with a pocket watch, a TH bird on a hand doodled branch, and 2 stamped sayings. They were all great fun to make. Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

  1. Fab postcards Val, as ever! I love your birdies!

    Hugs - Carole xxx

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  2. They are all fabulous, love them. Have you won the lottery?.......gold leaf...oh my thats terrific my very rich rich friend.......lol
    Take care, so glad to see you are on the mend. Annette x

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  3. Thanks Ladies! Netty, Got a big bag from EBAY for a few Euros, only small pieces, but enough for crafting!!

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  4. Wowee, lovely work again, you seem to be working in a frenzy just now! Hugs from Sarah and the kids!

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  5. Thanks Sarah, have put a little parcel into the post for you lot!

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  6. Lovely cards, well done, T

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  7. Stunning work Valerie, and my favourite topics...birdies and sparkles!
    Sue x

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  8. Yet another wonderful project!
    Suzie xxxx :)

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