Friday, 12 August 2011

Time for tea?

The theme for the August postcard swap on UK Stampers is tea time. As usual for this swap, postcards need to be posted "naked" so no bulky embellishments or bits that might get damaged or ripped off under the gentle ministrations of Royal Mail's finest.

I went for a retro look. I thought repeat stamping the tea cup in muted shades had a bit the feel of 50s kitchen textiles which went well with the Tanda lady stamp. I didn't want to fiddle with cutting a mask so I stamped the cups first, stamped the lady and then bleached her face and hand to get rid of the teacup outlines. She's coloured with Copics (carefully since I'd stamped with Versafine!). For a bit of glamour, she has a touch of Copic Spica glitter pen on her lips !

A vellum overlay with a bite cut out of it is stiched over to throw the lady into the spotlight and the whole lot is stuck to a second piece of card so the back is tidy.

Retro Women 2 (Tanda Stamps)
The Cafe (CHF, retired)

Cryogen white

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx black)

Copic markers
Copic Spica glitter pen (red)
Sewing machine and thread

Why not come and join the swap if you fancy a bit of happy mail in with the bills and junk? It's not a big commitment - just make one card and you'll get one in return. Details here.

Thanks for stopping by. Is it time for tea, yet?!


Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful retro postcard....tempted to join in with the swap,to see if I can get this little beauty!

Karen said...

Wonderful stuff! would never have thought of the vellum xxx

Hazel said...

Love the retro look - your cards always 'hit the spot' x

salamanda said...

Definitely got a retro 50s look - great colours too.

Janice said...

v. cute!

Jenny said...

This is fab. Love the stitching round the edge of the vellum and the whole retro feel :)
jenny x

Traceyr said...

Yes please Joanne, milk with one big sugar thanks.

Great card and so much work gone into tidying the back too.


Kathy said...

Love the idea of the vellum - it really adds to the vintage-y feel, doesn't it?

Caroline said...

Fab card Joanne, love the use of the vellum - one of those things I forget to use but it looks great!