Thursday 1 March 2018

Country View Crafts Challenges - Postcards

Happy St. David's Day for all those who celebrate it - I have been working in London for the last couple of days and so am hoping I can find somewhere selling Welsh Cakes likes the ones back home.

This month's topic over at Country View Crafts Challenges is Postcards.

Here is my first project for the challenge:

If you are a regular follower of my blog you will know that I use ALOT of PaperArtsy products - what this means is that I have quite a few of the postcards that they send with their products.

I started by gessoing the postcard and then scraped Fresco Finish Chalk Paints in Amethyst, Moonlight and Cherry Blossom.

Next, I used one of the new Kay Carley stencils and stencilled over the postcard using Grunge Paste .

I added glitter to the wet Grunge Paste and left this to dry thoroughly.

Once dry, I stamped images from one of the new PaperArtsy Kay Carley stamp sets  using Archival ink.

I highlighted some of the stamping using a white gel pen.

I stamped the quote from the set onto tissue paper and used Matte Medium to adhere it to the postcard.

To finish, I drew a border with a black fine liner pen.

I was really pleased with the results of this.  Unfortunately, you can't see how lovely the glitter was on the Grunge Paste.  I also love being able to see a little bit of the original postcard underneath - this was an idea I saw used by DarcyUK a few years ago - awesome idea!

Thanks for joining me today.  Make sure you pop over to the blog and see the inspiration for the rest if the design team.

I hope that I have inspired you to join in with the challenge.  Do share your projects over on the Country View Crafts Challenge blog to be in the chance to win a gift voucher.

Thanks for joining me....


  1. great postcard (I have or two... as well!) hope the weather in (our) capital is kind to you!!

  2. What a great way to upcycle Miriam! Keep warm and happy St. David's day xxx

  3. Fabulous postcard Miriam - love that stencil. Hope you get your welshcakes! Hugs rachel x

  4. Beautiful card and I do see the sparkly glitters on your card!!! Fabulous!!! xx

  5. Love your postcard Miriam! The new stencil and stamps are beautiful.
    Hugs Evelyn

  6. Beautiful card Miriam! One way to use up these Paper Artsy postcards I can't bear to throw away...

  7. This is wonderful Miriam, and how clever to incorporate a PA postcard! I'm sure I have one or two of these also ;-) Have a very happy March, Sue xx

  8. What a beautiful transformation! I love the soft purples and grunge look that you created 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy Weekend! J 😊