Sunday, 19 July 2009

Tag It On Challenge

The theme of this weeks Dragonsdream Tag It On challenge was to create a postcard. There have been weeks when the theme of this challenge has made me think about what to do for a few days, but this one had me completely stumped. Tags I understand but postcards!!!!, so I decided to have a break this week.

I was blog visiting a few days later and I saw Debbie's postcard and it was really beautiful. It also made me realise that I probably could do something worth entering, it was only like doing a big tag.

Then on Friday I started with an absolutely streaming cold. Reading everyones blogs I know I'm not on my own and along with everyone else you are so loath to go anywhere because everyone is so frightened about Swine Flu, even though YOU know you've only got a heavy cold. We were due to visit my Mum in Law for lunch yesterday but I quarantined myself and stayed behind so had several hours to myself and even though I didn't feel my best decided to have a go at this postcard.

I inked it all over with Whispers Whisper Blue and then went round the edges with chestnut brown. I used an Elusive Images french set, can't remember the name now, for the background which was inked with various whisper inks. The address was done with whispers Royal blue and then distress faded jeans to get a shadow effect. The swirls were a Heidi Grace set and the stamp of the lady was from Crafty Individuals which I enlarged slightly by scanning it in to the computer first and then printing it and adding the same colour inks before sticking it on. The swirls were coloured with colourbox ink and the flowers were from prima. Small gems made the centres.

Thankfully this afternoon I'm feeling much better and my nose has stopped running at last so I shall be able to go back into the world tomorrow, which is good because Freya has to go to school for her last day of term, one day, I ask you!!!!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you've had a lovely weekend.


Littlebear said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, I love the shadow effect you have on the address and the image is so pretty. I bet you're pleased you had a go at the challenge now. Glad you are starting to feel better.
Clare x

memory-scrap said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for popping by my blog, I was so excited to get a comment from somebody new!!! I think this postcard is gorgeous and I think you did a great job, especially when you were feeling poorly. I love the image, and it was clever thinking (obviously a woman) to enlarge it on your computer. You are one of a rare kind for sure, not only can you make the stuff but your also good at photographing it!! Will be watching you now I know you're there!
Jane x

Sally H said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous! Hope you are feeling better. I know what you mean about the swine flu thing. I popped to Sainsburys for some milk and got some pretty horrible looks!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Lisa, thank you for your comment on my blog, even more so, because I wouldn't have seen your gorgeous postcard otherwise. It really is beautiful. Love the stamped lady, think I have the Elusive Images ones, makes me want to use them. Great job, and I'm glad you're feeling a bit better, Judith x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

This is stunning Lisa. I love the image you have used and the pretty colours.

Hope you feel much better soon and thank you so much for taking the time to send me such lovely, lovely comments.


Jo x

Dragon said...

Well done for persistance, Lisa and I am glad you are feeling a little better... a tag is a tag, even when it looks like a postcard and I did not specify any size!!! This one is lovely and thanks for playing even though you were ill!!

Jill said...

This is a really lovely tag, I love the stamp and shadow is so brilliant. Hope you are fully recovered soon.

Michelle said...

Glad you decided to have a go Lisa, It's beautifull. You always create such beautiful works.
Hope you're feeling better
x Michelle

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Lisa this is so stunning!
Amazing design and your colours are beautiful!
Hope that colds clears up soon.
kim x

Julie said...

Love your postcard, I would not have had a clue as to where to start with a post card design well done for sticking with it.

craftimamma said...

That EI themeplate is called Fleurs at Parfum de Paris Lisa. I know 'cos I wanted it for ages after watching Lynn demo it on C&C. I do have it now and it's beautiful isn't it.

I love the way you've used it on your postcard. Perfect!

Lesley Xx