Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Sketch Postcard

I seem to have lost time, my mojo, and many other things this week, and how to kick start my mojo has been bothering me, so I decided to spray one of the new postcards with some mica sprays. I used the oranges and reds from Crafty Notions, with a little bit of Gold Glimmer MIst,, and let them dry. I loved the way they dried in puddles.

Then I grabbed several stamps from my drawer, and used the sequin open stamp with Barn Door distress ink, and stamped on top. One of Tim's stamp sets aptly named Purely Random, the words and  two figures from the same set were stamped on top. I really wanted this to be almost a journal page/postcard, so added the Ranger white pen in various places. I then used the paper distresser to distress off the edges. It is really hard to know when to stop...but I have to say I was rather pleased with the finished piece. I think I shall use this piece for inclusion in the Lots to do challenge this week, as it it is sort of distressed!
 I know I shouldn't be taking a day off, but the chance to go and see the Van Gogh exhibition at the Royal Academy was too good an offer to refuse! A visit to the London Bead shop also beckons!! lol
Have a great day!

27 comments:

Christine said...

Wow, a Van Gogh exhibit! I know nothing like that will ever come to Idaho!!!

This is a lovely piece. I love how it puddled too.

Blessings,
Christine

Daniele said...

have a great trip to see the exhibition, its hard when your mojo takes a hike, but love the effect on the card......also wanted to say a big thankyou for the prize that I won last week at Gingersnap that you gave ...very generous ideas are starting to form watch this space
hugs from Daniele x

mrsspook said...

enjoy the Van Gogh Exhibition and the bead shop...and a visit to the London Bead shop you lucky thing, thats one of my fav shops in town

Sid said...

This is one fab tag Jennie !

Glennis said...

Love how your tag turned out - I don't think I could achieve anything like this

Angelnorth said...

Great tag Jenny, love the warm look of it! Have fun at the van Gogh, don't get lost in all that texture!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love the colours that you've used on this Jennie, I bought the sequin stamp from your stand at Stamperama. I think it's going to be very well used! London Bead Shop, I am jealous, and a Van Gogh exhibition all in one day, wow! That will be a very good day, lots of inspiration to fire up the mojo, Judith x

whyducks said...

love the colours and your design, great Jennie.

Jennifer said...

I hope you enjoy the exhibition Jennie, I was lucky enough to go on an art trip to Amsterdam last summer and the work is absolutely stunning close up.
Hugs
Jen x

crafty creations said...

Fantastic tag Jennie - love the background and the quote

Have a great day at the exhibition

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Rachel said...

This is gorgeous. I love it. And of course you should be taking a day off: if you've lost your mojo this is the perfect way to find it again. Have fun.

Janeyc49 said...

Enjoy the exhibition - lovely postcard - the colours are so vibrant.
Janet x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab background hun, enjoy your day :O))

Lori said...

Love the colors on this one! Very vibrant and rich!

The Scrappy Tree said...

Love the way the colors meshed together and the stamp and journaling are a perfect fit,well done! And Van Gogh! Very Jealous!

craftytrog said...

Lovely tag Jennie x

Anita said...

Enjoy your trip. Cool tag!

Lorraine said...

like the colours on this and the subdued subtle stamping...have a great time at the Van Gogh museum you deserve a break from the very busy shop with all the tim holtz stuff coming in

Vicki said...

WOW - i love this, very fabby colours - stunning xxx

Albajane said...

Brill tag....you`ll be Van GochIN it now lol xx

Kathy Eddy said...

Great colors and love the finished tag.

Artyjen said...

I love Van Gogh...hope you enjoyed your trip. Love the tags the colours are gorgeous and really like the post card and sequin waste ones. :)
xoxo

Lucy Edmondson said...

I just love this, Jennie,

Lucy x

elina said...

this is soooo beautiful! you have a very inspirational blog!

elina said...

this is soooo beautiful! you have a very inspirational blog!

The Scrappy Tree said...

I love the background! Need to get some misters I think :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

luvin' the colors and the "artsy" final piece..........hugz