Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Scrappy postcards

On most things I can be quite ruthless in chucking away, I hate to be surrounded by clutter I like space around me, order, it calms me.  but what I struggle to chuck out is bits of fabric, paper and card.because you know "it might be useful" that tiny less than an inch long piece of card. 

I store them in a box and coloured themed sandwich bahs ready to use and then I never use. 

Until now.  

Now I've started to make postcards 6x4" with all those little bits and its quite therapeutic, and now I have a stash of postcards.  But hey, they are nice to look at and I could send them as happy mail!

This one started as a 12x12" Kraft master board with tissue paper and Grunge Paste stencilling to add texture and then various green PaperArtsy chalk finish paints to add colour and further stencilling.  I then added one of photos that has had Rock Candy crackle medium added, edges distressed and inked and stapled to a tag. A scrap of linen to add more texture. The stamping is from Emma Godfrey's new range of stamps.

This postcard started as a scrap of a master board, i tor the right-hand edge and glued to a piece of Kraft card.  The purple flowers are  from this set of JoFY stamps.  I stamped and embossed and then coloured in with water colour pencils. Three mini tags to balance the composition.

Sometimes its just nice to create to just for the sake of creating, letting your mind wander without a fixed outcome.



  1. Having received one of your postcards as happy mail recently I can confirm they are fabulous. These new ones are beautiful!

  2. Beautiful postcards, created with love of crafting and it shows! X

  3. Fab way to use your scraps Jo, your postcards are wonderful and can see why you would make lots of them :-) xxx

  4. They are beautiful Jo, perfect little works of art

  5. I echo Helen's comment. These postcard are very special pieces of your talent and mine will be treasured.

    Lesley Xx


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