Tuesday 11 September 2012

Crafty Individuals - Last Days of Summer Postcard 2

Today I am sharing another postcard for the September Crafty Individuals challenge - The last days of summer'.

But first I just want to update you about my grandaughter (see last post).
She is now back on a paediatric ward and making very good progress. Yesterday she had all her tubes taken out except a feeding one and she was able to go to the bathroom on her own. She also started to have something to eat, which all sounds very positive considering the surgery she had done and the number of hours she was under anaesthetic on Saturday. Thank you for all your good wishes and prayers, they are certainly working and we look forward to a speedy recovery so she can come home as soon as possible.

So onto my postcard.

This piece is all about texture.

The background was made by applying different paints and some inks to a piece of card creating lots of texture by using different implements to lay it down.

Once dry I stamped this beautiful CI 119 stamp of a vintage bathing belle with the message 'Wish you were here', it's the very last postcard you might pick up and send before the last of the summer days have gone.

Once the image had been stamped over the dry backing, I coloured it using my brand new Prisma Colours that dear Terry bought me in Michaels when we went shopping in Valencia. 

Then I finished off by running it through the TH 'distressed frame' embossing folder , applying salty ocean and peacock feathers DIs and the Stampendous vintage gold enamelling powder.

Finally I added an altered postcard backing, downloaded from the internet.

I hope you enjoy the last days of summer, we were very lucky last week here in the UK with some glorious weather, but it's cooled off quite considerably now.

So, pop on over to the Crafty Individuals blog to see the latest fabulous inspiration from the design team and perhaps join in with the theme.

Wishing you happy crafting time.

hugs {brenda} xox