Sunday, 15 January 2012

Darcy's Post Card Challenge

Hope this works. I'm trying to follow Darcy's post card challenge, so here is my first card from Austria (too late for the challenge, I'm afraid. It's not entirely finished either, but I am just trying to catch up, so may post another pic later

here's the back

Here's week 2 - SPAIN
and the back

it's a great challenge. I'm looking forward to the next country


19 comments:

  1. Now I've looked at a few more of the fabulous entries in this challenge, I realise I should have included a bit more detail about the cards.

    Austria - I used an embossing folder for the trees, which I cut out and added gold metallic wax where I thought they would catch the sun. I layered this over the sky layer (distress inks applied with shaving brushes)

    Spain - my first ever water colour painting (and it shows!) I was given the paints, but sadly they had gone solid so I cut the ends off the tubes and prised some out. It seemed to dissolve OK, but I'm sure this is not what is supposed to happen. I put this behind a window shape I cut out to (loosely) resemble the arches in the Alhambra. The flowers are meant to be oleander, which grow there

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  2. beautiful artwork, loving your characters cant wait to see what you do next week :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind, and most encouraging comments. Kind of wondering what I'll do next week myself!

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  3. I think you've done a beautiful job of the challenge. xxx

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    1. Thanks Shary, it's very kind of you
      J

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  4. Hi Jan, Its great that you are going to join us..Two beautiful cards already, cant wait to see the rest..x

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  5. so glad you've joined us. love the different techniques. your water color is lovely (and that is the best part of watercolors that you can wet them when they've caked and u r good to go) love the collaged flowers

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  6. hello there, its not too late for the challenge at all, the challenge is to join in and make a book of cards, how many you do is up to you. The ones you have done so far are just lovely. Love the flowers on austria and the peek thru window on spain. I will now add you to the master list in my side bar.

    Dont forget to check my blog on Mondays for the new country and to come back and link up from Friday onwards. x

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  7. FINALLY managed to get the comment box up!! Your postcards are fab - such a cool idea.

    As to editing your post ...... from your dashboard you should see an option called EDIT POSTS which will take you to a list of your published posts, select the one you want to edit and click on it - BINGO - hope you find that helpful

    Kathyk

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  8. Your watercolour is great (being your own harshest critic me thinks). Like the different way you have approached the postcards. Looking forward to more next time :)

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  9. what lovely cards x looking forward to what you create next x

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  10. it's nice that people work at their own pace, and seeing some of the cards posted together on one date makes it easier to follow the stories, your cards are great.
    Dx

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  11. These are utterly gorgeous, I think the results are lovely, well done!

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  12. So happy to see you posting your cards for the challenge Jan, both cards are fab and the story intriguing , I hope you stay with us to the conclusion xxx

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  13. Both your postcards are stunning, and your characters sound very interesting:D And you can't be too late for the challenge ....it lasts all year :D XXX

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  14. Glad you had a chance to jump in and show both cards today. They are wonderful!♥
    Have fun this week, just saw we're going to Brasil! :)

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  15. The water colouring looks great, two lovely cards.
    Jen x

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  16. glad you joined! both cards are lovely.

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  17. Love both cards, the second 'look through' one is particulary cool, nice effect! M

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