Friday, 20 January 2012

Postcard Challenge 2012

Here we are week 3. I am really looking forward to seeing all your postcards from Brazil.

Here is mine.

This is how the page looks in my book, it is an envelope with the flap cut off.

the trees were lightly sketched then coloured with black acrylic ink.



















Here with the card inside... the outside edge is just a thin wash of watercolour with a doodled line around done using a stabilo pencil.



















The front of my card with carnival girl. She is super,super sparkly, it just doesn't show well on camera.

She is hand drawn onto very smooth card, then coloured with promarkers. The glitz was added using sparkly gel pens that were in a set i got from the supermarket. if you are in the uk , ASDA, I think they were £3.60 for a pack of 30 pens, some regular, some metallic and some sparkly. I wasn't sure how well they would work, as they are not a named brand like sakura or signo...but they actually work really well. a really cheap way to add sparkle.

I drew the feathers in last with prisma pencils..
















and finally the back....what is it these 2 are up to i wonder...hmmm















HERE IS WHERE YOU LINK UP... Add your name and link to the specific blog post where your photos are to make it easier for people to find. Then have a fun week visiting everybody and leaving lurve.





The link will stay active until next Friday. 

38 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Darcy, so much sparkly detail.
    It your card a clue to next time ?? A xx

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  2. I think we are in for a colourful ride this postcard trip :)

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  3. ooh that is gorgeous, so detailed, ..cuba huh?

    dx

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  4. Fantastic card. So vibrant and colourful. Palm tree envelope reminds me that summer is on its way!

    Janet xx

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  5. Wowzer!!! She is so funky!!! Can't believe its only 8.45...thought I had time to shower before posting but apparently not lol :D XXX

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  6. Fabulous carnival girl, her painted face is sensational.
    Jen x

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  7. WOW! I love your postcard! Gorgeous face! Can't wait for next week!

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  8. Love your super-sparkly girl and the envelope you have made for the postcard! Hugs, Valerie

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  9. Oh wow! LOVE your postcard. She is beautiful!
    Your page is great too. Wonder what'll happen if they do meet up???

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  10. She's fabulous! ♥
    So glad we made it to another week!

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  11. Wow she is gorgeous! Love her and your story may have a clue in it? Am I right?

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  12. Love the sparkly carnival girl

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  13. Love your carnival girl! The sparkles are a must!! Isn't it frustrating when you can't get a photo to do your project justice!!

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  14. So gorgeous Darcy, wonderful art work and I love your envie folder, this project is going to look amazing when all the cards are complete. M

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  15. i appreciate your efforts, I think I know what the problem is and for a bit we might have to live with it, but not for ever....if it is a bind, don't try more than once, I'd rather you be doing your art, if you want to tell me something you'll find a way....
    dx

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  16. I've posted mine, not real happy with it but some weeks are like that

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  17. she is so wonderful!!
    I am enjoying my travels!
    Thanks!

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  18. Iam having problem s joining hope this has connected. Great postcard and an interesting story. It really is a great challenge. Thank you. Mags

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  19. this was a toughie but I like the final results. Love your book pages Darcy. Still trying to get mine worked on. Your card is beautiful. Love sparkly colorful headdress and the drawing is so great.

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  20. I found Brazil a challenge but ended up loving it, I adore the richness of your carnival girl and those pens were a real steal, lovely background to your pages too, woohooooo bring on week 4, thanks Darcy xxx

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  21. Now that is what I call Brazilian colour. I have no idea what my Y was thinking off buying a black and white card... Men eh? Can't be trusted...

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  22. She's gorgeous...oooh..there's some mischief a-foot me thinks..loved doing Brazil..Esther xx

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  23. Whoa! She is just really beautiful. You can see the joy on her face. Just fantastic.

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  24. Carnival girl is beautiful and the sparkle does come through if you zoom in on her. Is Cuba a hint?

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  25. I am running out of adjectives to do you and your art justice, Darcy. Every part of your work is wonderful.

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  26. I tried to use the prismas, but not enough practice. Love all of the different cards and stories!

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  27. Darcy just posted week 3 entry on blog --Love eveyone's work-Will leave comments later!
    joyce /fotojoy

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  28. Darcy your carnival girl is over the top fabby. Just fantastic and wonderful and great. How much fun are we all having hey? *smiles* Norma

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  29. Darcy, I love your dancer. You can feel her excitement and the patterns on her face do sparkle. I enjoyed visiting Brazil, Vicki

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  30. Oh poo, just lost my comment. I'll try again.

    I'm love love loving your carnival girl - her sparkle, bling and feathers. Perfect for Brazil!

    I'm having such fun with this challenge :o)

    x

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  31. Awesome card, Darcy! :) Love those palm trees. I might do something similar for my brazil page in the journal. :)

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  32. Gorgeous card Darcy! I love all the glittery feathery headdress business.

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  33. Stunning!!! I haven't done my Brazil one yet... but keep getting inspired as I go peek at posts like this one :)

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  34. What a beauty! And those pens are a steal - methinks a trip to Asda is in order.

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  35. Phew I finally got round to post mine after admiring your gorgeous postcard Darcy the last few days. I think a trip to Asda sounds a good plan. Lol I want glitter!

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  36. whoops put in the wrong link to Mr. Linky, it should be http://flic.kr/s/aHsjxU9jpv

    Had fun with Brazil for sure!

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  37. love your card! thanks for all you do

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  38. Sorry to be so late but better late than never :)

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