Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Love is in the Air

Zoe is hosting the  Frilly and Funkie challenge this week. "LOVE IS IN THE AIR" is the challenge theme. Zoe described the challenge as "Create a vintage or shabby chic project with love as the central theme. Think hearts, cupid, love and romance in whatever color palette your heart desires."

With the idea of Love is in the Air I thought Valentine postcards would be perfect for the challenge.
I have come to realize one of my favorite things is the one layer stamped projects.  This was a fun project for me.
I was able to use a standard size for my postcards and then just add a hint of color with smearing ink on the craft mat and spritzing it with a gold shimmer spray.  I then just dragged the fronts and backs of my postcards through the color.  I ended up with two blue backgrounds and three pink backgrounds.
Next I stamped on all of them the post card image and the stamp placement box.  I embossed that on some of the backgrounds.  The gold shimmer leaves a coat and causes the ink to not take in some places as strongly so in those I would emboss the ink to help make it more pronounced.

I used the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil to add some brown splattering with a sponge and brown dye ink. I also sponged the edges to give a faded look.
The rest was looking through my many stamps and deciding which ones I wanted to blend together to make my postcards.
Then the coloring and shading if I had an outline stamp or adding other stencils with sponged backgrounds or traced hearts for additional details.
I even stamped a few of the backs of the postcards for fun.
I hope you enjoyed my Victorian Valentine Postcards!

The Design Team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will have a chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Have a lovely day!



  1. Oh WOWZERS Suzanne!!! As a huge fan of anyone who can do one layer that well I'm in awe of these delicious vintage romantic postcards! Such a clever idea and beautifully executed. Jenny x

  2. Be still my heart! These are just fabulous! I so love a one layer project like this, and try as I might, cannot seem to create anything that looks as wonderful as these postcards. I'm in awe, here, Suzz! The colors and stamps are gorgeous, and when you bundle them all up and tie with ribbon? Where is my fainting couch?

  3. So pretty! So brilliant! everything about your Victorian postcards.

  4. You've inspired me. I love these cards, Suzz. What a wonderful way to cheer up a mailbox. Love them!

  5. Wow Suzz, these are brilliant!! I love the postcard idea and have to agree that they do have a romantic feel about them! Love that you did the backs too, just wonderful! hugs :)

  6. Gorgeous airmail. Perfect for the theme, each one is amazing!

  7. Beautiful romantic postcards! Each of them a mini work of art! Hugs!

  8. WOW! WOW! WOW! I am totally in love with your valentines postcards! Utterly stunning! Thanks Suzz. :)


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