2 January 2013

A little bit of romance

Hi everyone, I'm back again today with a little bit of romance from the new and absolutely gorgeous 'With Love' collection even though I haven't really finished with my winter stamps yet, still some I need to use but I love cherubs and Bonny Tilda was calling :D. The element stamps in this collection are superb and I've been enjoying putting them to good use on this little Valentine postcard featuring 'Bonny Tilda', 'Flying Heart', 'New York' text, and 'Postcard' text.

I cut a piece of the Magnolia  'Love Postcards' paper, again the papers are very pretty in this collection to postcard size 6 inches x 4 inches and attached it to a piece of white card cut to the same size. The edges of the paper have been sponged with gathered twigs distress ink and then sanded back a bit to give a white edge. I painted over some gesso which was watered down to knock back the the colour of the paper a bit in the middle as I wanted to stamp and colour over the paper. 

I've coloured with pencils and shaded around the stamping to anchor it into the background. 

I added gem swirls, lace and flowers to finish off.

On the back I've created the writing part of the postcard with the text stamps again and then I've added some lines with a black pen for the middle and address. I sponged the edges and flicked on some watered down gathered twigs distress ink to give an aged look.

I'm entering my postcard into the 'anything goes' challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges where as always the inspiration makes you get your stamps out :)! 

Thank you as always for your lovely comments which are always appreciated.


debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful Chris, love the vintage look.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Happy New Year Chris!
This is stunning. I love the image and the colours and details are totally gorgeous

Sue xx

angelwhispers said...

My God Chris its just to die for!!! I adore this beautiful image and your colouring is as always amazing I just love the inspiration you always bring us thank you so much I just wish I had some of your talent!! Mine should be in the post to me and I can't wait to play with them my choice was these lovely cherubs! Happy New Year love and hugs Chanelle xxx

Denise said...

This is just stunning Chris. Love everything about it, especially that beautiful flower arrangement.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a Very Happy New Year.
Denise xx

Taniaj said...

Happy New year to you and your Family, what a wonderful postcard. So love the little bottom :) hugs txx

Sasha said...

Such an adorable image, Chris! So beautifully coloured and embellished, as always! x

Sandy said...

Oh Chris - this is so cute!! Bare fannies are always in style - especially chubby ones!! I love your style and of course have started incorporating some of it in my work. Happy New Year Sweet Pea, you are off to a good start!

Redanne said...

Oh my Chris, this is such a beautiful post card with an amazing vintage feel to it. Love how you finished the back but the front is fabulous. Your colouring, as ever, is quite stunning! Hugs, Anne x

Kerry said...

Hi Chris,

Amazing creation and I LOVE the this Maggie!

The colouring is amazing and the concept is fab - so different.

Love Kerry xxx

Christina C. said...

GASP!!!! I am speechless!!!!!!!!!!!
This postcard is a vintage masterpiece! Adore your masterful coloring of this cute image and the colors and details exude romance!
It is positively breathtaking, Chris!

Anita Houston said...

Oh those precious little buns!!! So cute! The old world feeling here is fantastic...so much warmth and the florals are fantastic! Marvelous post card!

Cami said...

Gorgeous creation, Chris! I love the "collage" look of this and the color scheme!


Nicola said...

Awesome postcard Chris, love all the overstamping, merging of stamped image with DP and excellent finishing touches!
Hope you had a great Christmas and perfect new year
Hugs Nicola xxx

Buttons said...

Just come to see your work on the recommendation of Anne and wow is it special! Scrolled down through your blog to be greeted by post after post of amazing work. Your 12 tags were a joy to see and your treatment of Tim's blueprint Christmas stamps is one of the best I've seen. Thoroughly inspired and will be following in future to ensure I don't miss out on anymore. Hope you have a fantastic new year ahead. Hugs, Jenny x

Exclusively by Mel said...

Chris this is just so wonderful, what a brilliant idea to colour into this wonderful paper, your designs are lush!!
Love,melly. xx

cathylynn said...

I've just became a follower and WOWZERS this is gorgeous. Your coloring is fantastic as well as all the other details that you incorporated to make this a spectacular piece of art!
I love it all!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Annie said...

Happy New Year Chris x I absolutely adore this make.....its so cute and yet very vintage too. The flowers are stunning. Look forward to finding out more about the Craft Barn challenge.

Crafty Hugs
Annie x

Juls said...

brilliant!! Love all the layers to your background!! and all the detail! Fabulous!! Hugs Juls

Diane said...

I have just been having a wonderful scroll through your blog, Chris and thought I'd leave my comment on this one, which particularly took my eye. All of your work is wonderful, what a great talent you have!
Diane x