Saturday 2 March 2013

Spring is in the air

I'm not sure that spring really is in the air yet (although we have both snowdrops and crocuses up in the garden).We're having a postcard swap on Bubbly Funk though and our theme is spring.

The person on the receiving end of my card is Net so I went with a bird theme. It's an imaginary bird, not coloured to look like anything I've ever seen!

I printed the wording out (mirror image) on the glossy side of a transparency and transferred it onto the card. I find that printing onto the card sometimes gives you a result that looks a bit too perfect and this transfer technique is just slightly grungy. I did the O separately so I could stamp and mask the bird first - I wanted the fat birdy shape to largely stand in for the rounded letter.

The HOPE letters have some doodling in both black and white marker on them and the bird and spring leaves are coloured with Copics. Since this is going through the post without an envelope that's about it!

Bird Notes (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)
Autumn Leaves (Sheena Douglass)

Paper: smooth white

Ink: Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso and Lettuce)

Computer and inkjet printer
Transparency sheet
Copic markers
Copic Fineliner
Posca white pen 

Thanks for stopping by!


Paula Whittaker said...

beautiful stamping and colouring Joanne. And congrats on Take Ten x

Karen said...

This is gorgeous and the bird makes it perfect for Net! x

Kath said...

The bird sits on here SO well. A lovely card.

Kaz said...

This is beautiful Joanne, very classy x

Unknown said...

Absolutely adoring your cards and postcards. The colours and techniques are exquisite - I have a real soft spot for the 'getting emotional card - it's just the way I am feeling lately!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous postcard Joanne, I'm sure Net will love it...x

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful postcard Joanne, sure to be loved x

gardenpinks said...

Fab postcard Joanne - love the fat birdy, just right for a spring card :)

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Unknown said...

What a great technique - it's gorgeous, and I just love the colours - it really is full of the joys of spring