Friday 4 October 2013

Mists and mellow fruitfulness

...and not much blogging! I don't seem to have managed very much crafting to share just lately.

We've just had one of our occasional postcard swaps on Bubbly Funk though (the forum has moved!). We took inspiration from autumn this time and I made a card for Nicky.

I used a Sheena Douglass Paint Fusion stamp set but used them just like regular stamps rather than using them as a guide for the sort of folk painting they were designed for. I had a go at "borderless" colouring - I was pleased with the leaves but not quite convinved about the berries!

I added a bit of "texture" with a crackle stamp and that was it - completely flat for "naked" posting.

Nicky says the PO franked both sides - sigh. We've had very few mishaps with our postcards so I guess we should expect the odd one every now and again!

Sheena Douglass Paint Fusion - Berries
Indigo Blu  - Crackle Glaze

Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger - Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass
Versaine by Tsukineko - Onyx Black

Paper: smooth white

Copic Markers
Uni Posca white pen

I got Dina Kowal's Borderless Watercolouring tutorial a while back and that inspired me to have a go (although obviously I didn't watercolour). It's a nicely presented, photo-rich tutorial if you're looking for a good guide from somebody who knows her colouring onions!


Paula Whittaker said...

A wonderful postcard with a beautifully coloured image

Kath said...

Lovely post card, Joanne , and the berries look great to me!

Kathy said...

oooh this looks wonderful. Yje berries are so real looking

gardenpinks said...

This is a fabulous postcard Joane, love the colouring for the leaves and berries.
Had wondered where you had gone! Missed seeing you on UKS and at your blog :)Was just about to report you MIA!!
Lynn xx

Deborah said...

I think the berries look lovely and juicy - it's a gorgeous card.

Deborah said...

The berries look lovely and juicy to me. A gorgeous card.

Traceyr said...

It is a beautiful postcard Joanne and thanks for the link to the tutorial.


Unknown said...

Wow - this is stunning and so perfect for this time of year - I have been busy picking blackberries and you berries and leaves look so life like!

Lorraine said...

those berries are very good..good enough to eat