Thursday, 19 April 2012

Postcard Butterflies

This is my postcard for our KindredSpririt postcard swap organised by Jules
Oh, it is so difficult to make a one-layer-card because it is so tempting to add a little bit of bling here, a little button there (lol) ... this time I managed to restrain myself and do without add-ons and it was good fun, I basically inked it all up: the background is brushed distress ink 'Stormy Sky' stencilled with distress ink 'Faded Jeans' using a Tattered Angel stencil. The stamped images are all from various stamp sets from Tim Holtz/Stamper Anonymous. And at last I dabbed a little bit of various acrylic inks around the corners. 
The postcard will be posted tomorrow and I hope the recipient likes it, Petra.

25 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

This is lovely, Petra. I much prefer one layer cards because it makes you work that bit harder to create texture and interest and you've managed to do that here - beautifully! Lovely work x

Nikki Byrne said...

So beautiful, gorgeous stamp. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at Craft-room challenge. Good luck. hugs

NIKKI DT

Shar said...

Beautiful! I love that awesome brick wall background!

craftattack said...

Beautiful card Petra! Valerie

Dallying Debz said...

This is great Petra. Those butterflies feel/look as if they are hovering slightly above the postcard.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your stencilled background combined with the butterflies. Lovely. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Vicki Romaine said...

Beautiful post card. Love your background.

Terry said...

The brick background adds an extra layer of interest without added bling! Love this, Petra!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous- love the great background- and the butterflies are so pretty! Awesome one-layer technqiue!

Sarah said...

the combination of the butterflies and the stencilled background is just wonderful! Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah

Jules said...

That is so lovely. I need to post mine. It pales next to yours!

Netty said...

Beautiful postcard Petra, loving the design and your colour palette. Annette x

Lynn Stevens said...

Just beautiful Petra! I loke how you did the background too. Gives it lots of dimension!
hugs Lynn

Debi said...

very pretty Petra, lovely colours and stamping, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Ali Manning said...

Stunning Petra!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Very pretty! I have a hard time with one layer cards too! You nailed it girl! Woo-hoo!

Maria said...

This is gorgeous, and the coloured butterflies look fabulous against your brick background. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with our "Ink It" challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful stamping! Love the brick wall behind your stamping.

Vada said...

My Goodness Petra, This is beautiful and well done!
Love it!
Hugs Vada

Leikkaan Mervi said...

fabulous stamping, it's beautiful creation!

Thank you for sharing this with us at
Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

Zoe Sanderson said...

Love how you have placed the butterflies on a wall, great way for them to show themselves off. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Christine said...

Very pretty. Thank you for showing.

Esther said...

Fab Postcard, I'm sure it will be very happily received..love the splashes of colour in the corners...Thanks so much for joining our Craft Room Challenge..Esther xx

~*~Patty S said...

LOVE your pretty butterfly postcard!
oxo

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi petra...your postcard is just out of this world. Love how the butterflies seem to pop out of the wall....Thank you for sharing it with us at the Craft Room challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

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