The latest challenge at Artful Times is to produce a postcard which includes some script / letters and numbers. I used words and a number for my phrase, random script and postmarks were stamped in the background; postmarks were also stamped on the letters. I hope this fits the brief.
I have to confess that I've never done a postcard. After having a think, I decided to base my postcard on some of the crime novels and films I've read/seen. My postcard is somewhat tongue in cheek because I decided to use 'girlie' colours and have flowers on my skull. I don't mind skulls and the like as long as they aren't too life-like - I might have nightmares!
I don't celebrate Halloween and have used this skull shape simply because I think they're interesting and are fun to design with. If you are offended by Halloween type images, then I suggest that you shouldn't scroll any further down - I wouldn't wish to upset anyone.
|The background was created using dylusion inks. Postmarks were stamped randomly and masks were used in different colours to add depth to random areas of the card.
|Die cut letters were coloured with watercolour pencils to match the background, stamped with a postmark image then coated with glossy accents. Finally, a white gel pen was used to highlight them.
|The phrase was printed on a label maker then heated around the edges to singe and distress them.