21 April 2015

By your side

It's April and the theme at Country View Challenges and this month is... use kraft card. I love kraft card - it's a fabulous substrate to work with as it is truly versatile so the possibilities are endless! 
I thought I'd make postcards for my projects this month. I love postcards because they are really satisfying to make, and equally satisfying to receive - I hope!!! I decided to use kraft card as the basis of my postcard and layered white and then four shades of blue paint on top. Then I layered white and blue paint through a stencil and then I sanded it to reveal some of the kraft card beneath.
I added two more stencils (all stencils are by Wendy Vecchi) again using the same paints and then drew round the stars to make them stand out a little more. Then I added stamped lines (an Ellen Vargo stamp for PaperArtsy).
I lightly covered a little book text with white paint and then, when dry, stamped the geese. I also stamped the geese straight onto the postcard. I cut out the geese bodies and coloured the beaks with Spiced Marmalade Distress Marker and added a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the bodies and then adhered them to to postcard.
I hope you'll join in with us this month!


Helen said...

love this card, it looks so pretty and those geese are so cute!

Sue Butler said...

Great postcard Gabrielle.

Pamellia Johnson said...

So much fun Gabrielle! Love your amazing background and the sentiment is such a great fit for your lovely geese couple! hugs :)

snazzyoriginal said...

Fab painty layers, love those geese x

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful! :)

massofhair said...

Beautiful project Gabrielle, think this is one of my favourite images but i don't own it yet... Stunning backgrounds :-) xxx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So adorable, love those geese!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous postcard. The colours are fab & I do like the geese.