Friday, 5 October 2007

Answers on a Postcard...




This is a new one for me!!! Never made a postcard before and I have to say this is a different style for me as well. I bought this stamp a few weeks ago from a forum friend but this is the first time I have been brave enough to use it. I don't do a lot of stamping and I have so much to learn but this stamp seemed perfect for the Daring cardmaker's challenge this week.

Firstly I tried stamping this on white card but it looked too stark so I decided on this neutral cardstock instead. I didn't really know how to colour in the image(you see what I mean I have loads to learn!) so I ended up using my Daughter's watercolour pencils. I quite like the finished result of the water colours.
I also stamped some postcard images on the back but blogger wouldn't let me upload the photos today(anyone else been having any problems??)
Even though it's a postcard I couldn't resist a bit of ribbon! And I am going to post it today - NOOOOOOOO! I hear you all cry there's a postal strike for the next 4 days!! I am going to hand deliver it to a friend with a little 'thinking of you message' on the back as it's her Nan's funeral later today.
Thanks for a great dare again this week ladies, I really enjoyed this one!
Sarah x





25 comments:

Lythan said...

blogger is playing up today! This is a gorgeous card and beautifully stamped. it is a really thoughtful gesture too

Andrea said...

Beautiful postacrd

Saffa said...

OOh this is so beautiful..I love the muted colours and the stamp is perfect!!

stamp and scrape said...

Very pretty postcard. There's a thought - I could hand deliver mine too!
Ros

Hazel said...

You were quick off the mark, Sarah - beautiful postcard - love the colours. Yes, blogger playing up - had to have a few goes before I could upload pictures today.

Deb said...

I love this, love the shades, the stamp is fabulous and the stitching and ribbon finish it off perfectly!

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Sarah, a perfect stamp and such beautiful delicate colouring. Yep bloggers having one of its grumpy days...

Kathy said...

Blogger stole nearly all of our photos on the DCM blog this morning - which caused a bit of a panic, so you're not alone.

Lovely card, and a lovely idea for who to "send" it to. Sneaky with that there ribbon though - into the "naughty corner" with you!hehehe

Kaz said...

Love the postcard, it's really pretty and it's a lovely thought for your friend.

Juliet said...

The colours are lovely and the watercolour works really well.

Paula said...

Yummy colours, Sarah. Gorgeous stamped design & love that ribbon.

Farmersgirl said...

What a lovely card, great work.

Janice

Farmersgirl said...

What a lovely card, great work.

Janice

Jane said...

just lovely Sarah ! can't believe that this is your first stamping card - it beautiful ! well done.

Marlou said...

beautiful take on the postcard dare, you did a fantastic card!! :) x

crissi said...

wow i love your post card sarah its gorgeous. and yep blogers playing up for me to

Flossie's Follies said...

Love your postcard, how sweet of you, sure it will mean a lot to your friend when you hand deliver it.

Anice said...

A lovely postcard great delicate colours. You did great with the stamping maybe it will be something you use more now? You seem to be pretty good at it!!!

Clare said...

This is lovely, the stamped image looks perfect.

EllePiggo said...

Its gorgeous and beautifully stamped.
Vanessa.:)

Anne said...

This postcard is lovely, the muted colours are so pretty!

Keryn Campbell said...

What a lovely card. You'd never know that you hadn't been stamping for eva.

Samm said...

This is gorgeous!!! so pretty, love it!

Samm
x

Montysmum said...

What a stunning postcard! and a lovely sentiment for a friend.

Sam Morris said...

Can't get over how wonderful you've made this stamp look, beautifully stamped and coloured :)