Thursday, March 14, 2013

Postcard Swap......

 
 
 our little mixed media group had a wonderful postcard swap for February, and i found the last one  in my letter box today :)

our challenge was to incorporate a face and use some of our gelli printed paper....

                                                                           Clare's...
i fell in love with Clare's beautiful background and grassy hair :)



 
 
Wendy's,  another beautiful gelli background and her cute little whimsy glittery gal :)
                                     
 
 
Lynne's...loved lynnes drippy watercolour effect and the face reminds me of lynne :)
 
Jenny's......   and what can i say...another beauty......loving the colors and layers :)
 
 love my postcard girls :)

and these were mine....., i was aiming for Valentines Day but was a little late (

 
 
 
 
and i was on such a roll with mine that I made two extras and posted this one out to a favourite red headed friend....
 
 
 
and this, i raffled off in this flickr raffle group .....
 
 
 
 In Janes class recently i learnt a handy little tip..... it looks better if the hair comes off the nape of the neck on the 'windy' side ....so i altered mine so you can see the difference...
 
i kind of like the whimsy look of my hairless ones but it does give you a more realistic look......
 
 and i got to use my washi tapes [ these ones from spotlight ]
 
.......the dogs since chewed up the love tape:((((( 

8 comments:

Alison said...

All these postcards are so gorgeous!!

Jenny said...

Beautiful post Jen... and LOVE seeing all the gorgeous postcards together... what a wonderful swap this was... adore all your whimsical beauties... and clever tip with the hair... seems it is not only us who love washi tape... even the dogs are attracted to it... wonder if it tastes as good as it looks...lol

Jenny ♥

shirley said...

These postcards are all gorgeous! A beautiful swap :) Sounds like your dogs are addicted to washi tape too...LOL!

Caatje said...

Now there's some mail that would make anybody happy! Lovely!

~*~Patty S said...

You know Jen I couldn't leave a comment here (it wouldn't open to let me) when I popped over from FB ... hmmm

But I am here and just had to say how delightful everyone's original art creations are ... great use of those monoprints too ...
clearly you artists and friends know how to have a good time!

shame about the doggie LOVING your washi tape and thinking it looked good enough to eat = Oh My!

oxo

Clare said...

Hi Jen, Beautiful post and BEAUTIFUL postcards... You really went to town! I love the spontaneity in your art. I enjoyed the swap soo much and it was far nicer to find these beauties in my letter box rather than the regular bills!! ;) X Clare

Jacky said...

Jen I love your postcards...what a great swap to be part of!
Shame about that "love" washi tape, it's gorgeous. I am heading to Spotlight later this week and will check out the washi tape. Love it!

Jacky xox

p.s. sending Shirl's cloth to you this week (sorry I'm a bit late)

Sherry said...

Love your windswept girls - all the ones you received are lovely too, what a wonderful arty group you are xx