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.