Monday, 26 April 2010


Recently a friend moved from the Netherlands here to the England. Last Friday afternoon she mentioned that she would need some cards she could send to relatives and friends to inform them about her new address. I offered my help (lol) and asked her when she would need the cards. Her answer: in 10 minutes ... and she was not joking!!!!!!!!!
Ok, no stamping, no cutting, no fancy paper .... to the rescue came the wonderful pool of images from Karen, the Graphics Fairy ... unfailing every time I am desperate for some specific images ...
Looking for some removal type graphics I found an old photo showing a wonderful old-fashioned truck

As time was in short supply we settled for creating a postcard with the truck and some sort of modification in the front and a postcard image from Antiques Images I used beforehand for the back .... I just made it in time with the design (lol) ..... The printing was another step. We found some slightly rough, really nicely textured paper for printing the postcards.

Once I had started to play with the truck I thought it would be nice to try a few things and also to get some more practise with GIMP... this is what I did, please feel free to use any of the images

My favourite colour for the frame is a darkish red with a hint of green ...

... next time I receive such a request I am definitely prepared (LOL).... Petra.


the gypsy magpie said...

This card is darling. Thank you for sharing your creation and letting us play with it too. I sure wish I had a truck like that!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Petra--How adorable--and clever!! I love the burgundy one the best too--it looks cheerful but so vintage!!!
Awesome idea!

Haverford House said...

Hi Petra, this is too funny! I love all the different versions you made! Take care! ~Marcy

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

So cute Petra! I actually played with making that frame in different colors too awhile back, I did pastel blue and pink. I like the bolder colors you did as well. I bet your friend is thrilled with these!

Unknown said...

This is a great PC and so quick the Fairy really did save you there. I love the image too!I have no idea how you alter images once you get them I often think I would like to try but wouldn't even know where to begin? I don't have photo shop! any advise?

Love Dawn xx

Nora said...

Well done! I like it a lot :o)

~*~Patty S said...

You did such a great job with the 'moving' truck Petra! Such a nice friend to create something so unique with Karen's great image!


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