Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Postcards

Good morning you all. It's another cold and wild day here, good weather to stay at home! Tomorrow I have to be out nearly all day, so I will make the most of my *at home* time today. I stayed from Monday till yesterday afternoon with my friend Inge, she's not feeling so good just now, but we still had a good time chatting, eating, playing and drinking coffee as always. Oh, and not to forget the biscuits we always nibble!

Yesterday I spent some time curled up on my recliner, just reading and relaxing, and then I heard the call from the kitchen to get in there and do something, so I did. I made 3 vintage postcards, using scraps of photos, letters, pieces of old books and some die-cuts that were still flying around. I applied the pieces in layers. The first one has squares of an antique book as a base. I then applied a gel transfer which didn't really work, it just left a faint, ghostly layer, so I just put the next gel-transfer - my first-day-of-school photo - on top. Then I inked it all a little bit with vintage photo, antique linen and Victorian velvet. It now really looks like a very ancient photo, and I have called it *60 years ago*.




The second one has a base layer of images stamped with vintage photo ink, and then I have added various dry gel-transfers one on top of each other. If you look carefully, you will see lots of hidden things. I have called this one *Macabre dance*, I am sure you will be able to guess why.




The third one again has many layers placed over each other. I have used scraps from an old ledger, from letters, from an antique book, a piece cut out of a picture, and various print outs and photos applied as dry gel-transfers. Here there is also a lot to look at in the different layers, see what you can find. I have called this one *Faces*.


That was all for today. I had an early night yesterday, so did not get as much done as on some days.
Have a nice day you all, hope the sun is shining for you! Take care, and thanks for visiting!

32 comments:

  1. Isn't if fun when you get results like these! So interesting ... great fun. hugs, Donna

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  2. Oh wow Valerie beautiful postcards like them all but keep returning to the first day of school!

    Maggie x

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  3. Lovely work Val! I have no idea how you get the photos transparent and in layers over another, but the effect is great! Have a nice day, Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Fantastic postcards and love all the yummy layers!!
    Nice work, Valerie.
    Happy Wednesday to you *hugs*

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  5. Gorgeous keepsake postcards Valerie! Love your collage work!

    Debbie
    ^..^

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  6. So cool :) especially love the first one Valerie
    Von xxx

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  7. These are beautiful postcards Valerie, I love your First Day At School x

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  8. Oh, your vintage postcards are gorgeous, Valerie!

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  9. Love all the different layers on these post cards Valerie - what fun!
    Hugs xx

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  10. Unusual postcards - you've put so much work into them, anyone would love to receive one!

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  11. Great collage postcards Valerie, my favourite is the macabre dance. A bit wild, woolly & very cold here. Keep warm. Suze xx

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  12. Just catching up what you've been up to over the last few days - rather a lot! Your 'survivor' journal pages are very powerful, real lump in the throat stuff. You've been such a busy girl again, Valerie. I hope Inge feels better soon.

    x

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  13. Hi Valerie. Great postcards. Love the effect you have created with the layering. Hugs for Inge. Hope she is feeling better soon.
    Have a lovely evening.
    Florence xx

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  14. Valerie these are stunning. I am particularly drawn to the first one. The layers are fabulous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. Oh WOW, Val, these look awesome!!! How fabulous!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  16. Loving all the fabulous layers Valerie. x

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  17. Lovely postcards, you've really captured the vintage look!

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  18. Fantastic layered postcards. Yes I did spot the skull.
    Yvonne x

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  19. You've done a really great job on those pics Valerie. They all look just fabulous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  20. These are so beautiful, lovely work, I hope your friend gets better soon
    Lindsay xx

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  21. Love them all Val but my fave is the macabre dance I think. xx

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  22. Once again you have blown me away with your skills! I am so in love with each and every one of these :0)

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  23. neat altered photos, Val. It's always amazing to see what you create every day. You're amazing!xo

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  24. Beautiful work Val! Whatcha Reading?
    Hugs ~Robin

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  25. Don't you just Love working with gel transfers! These are amazing!
    hugs Lynn

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  26. These postcards are amazing! Love them all, but especially the first one. Brilliant, Valerie!

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  27. Very moving postcards, the do indeed look vintage, beautiful and eerie !

    Marie

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