Friday 15 January 2016


I don’t make New Year’s resolutions but I do often take part in the postcard swap at UK Stampers and that’s what Jill has chosen for January's theme. I decided to use what is apparently the most popular resolution (lose some weight) as inspiration and added the sentiment as I think it's something that might well be appropriate as a resolution for many of us!

I put a piece of low-tack tape across the top of the upright on the stencil before inking the mannequin body in raspberry ink and adding shading with currant, then swapped the position of the tape to ink the stand in brown. I’ve stamped through the stencil after inking the focal point mannequin, using the same flourish as I used to “frame” the card.

I drew round the inside of the body shape on the stencil and cut a mask so that I could put the grey, shadowy mannequin “behind” the main one. As the postcards go to their recipients as traditional postcards (no envelope to protect them) this kind of layering with inks, stencils and stamps is perfect to create interest without adding layers and embellishments that will be exposed to the rigours of the postal service!

Vintage Flourish Dinkie by Indigo Blu
Journaling Words 3 by The Artistic Stamper

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Raspberry and Currant)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Shadow ink by Hero Arts (Soft Granite)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Modern Dressmaker stencil by Memory Box
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have 2016 off to a great start!


Dotty Jo said...

Simply stunning! Jo x

jill said...

Love the colour you've chosen & the swirls look good . Some lucky person will be delighted to receive it I'm sure .

Effie said...

Great postcard...

Kathy said...

I always love to see your postcards and this is no exception :)

Scrapmate said...

Love the colouring on this. Yes I think your resolution is a good one. Events last year made me realise it's not worth putting things off but to do them when you want to.

Jean Franks Beck said...

Beautiful. Love the shadow effect!