Sunday, 24 February 2019

Sunday Postcard Challenge - Vintage Florals

Hello friends, and extra post from me today, because the wonderful and talented Mandy invited me to be guest designer for her challenge blog Sunday Postcards.
I decided to choose the theme Vintage Florals, so here is the postcard I designed:
The background was created with the help of some rice paper by Staperia. I have had this in my stash for years and am not sure if it is still available.I also used some paper napkin scraps, some free printables  and stamping. I then felt I wanted some more texture, so I used a text stencil by Finnaibair and did some stenciling using gold texture paste by Wendy Vecchi. Below I will show you some details:

The flowers on the right side are scraps of rice paper, I used two different ones, layering one on top of the other. You can also see some of the stencilling. The lavendar is from an Etsy digital download that I prented on thin paper. I tore the edges and then went over it with some watered down gesso, to blend it into the background. Some colour was added in again using a mix of acrylic paint and some Distress Crayons.
Adding a background stamp over the various paper scraps, blends it all together.
Here you can see the other corner, I darkened some of the stencilling with a Distress Crayon to blend it in with the darker edge which was part of another scrap of rice paper. I also added a wax seal, plus a bit of text, and that was pretty much it.


Well, that's it from me for today. If you don't know the Sunday Postcard challenge, do check them out, and if you do, I really hope you will decide to play along and I will look forward to seeing your postcards
Happy Sunday to you all and thanks for your visit!
xxxxx


28 comments:

Rosie said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Astrid. Love it.

Happy Sunday

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully put together Astrid, a charming work of art. Enjoy the rest of the weekend xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic postcard Astrid, love all the details. Hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is so Beautiful Astrid, I love those gold pops upon that pretty paper. How lovely to see your Sunday Postcard GD spot, congrats.
Wishing you a super Sunday Hugs Tracey x

brenda said...

How pretty is your postcard with lovely hints of Spring blooms peeking through Astrid, have a good Sunday.

B x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot, Astrid, so well deserved! What a gorgeous collage of papers and stamps! Everything is blended in so beautifully. I love the colours and all the pretty images. The bits of gold add a wonderful touch of elegance to the piece. Love this! hugs xx

froebelsternchen said...

A MASTERPIECE ----

stunning, terrific, charming, uniqe....


Susi

chrissie said...

This is a truly fantastic postcard Astrid with your own special style. Thank you for the theme.

Love Chrissie xx

Mandy Chilvers said...

this is so fabulous Astrid... thank you so much for hosting this week. Dont forget to add your link to the comments. There's gorgeous entries already!

Sara Barker said...

So happy to see your extra post this week, Astrid! What a lovely mini work of art from you! Every layer comes together so perfectly and I love the touches of gold and your trademark subtle texturing. Gorgeous postcard! Hugs!

Ann Barnes said...

This is gorgeous Astrid, what a perfect postcard for a designer post. Love the different papers and the coloration is stunning xx

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous postcard Astrid, lovely soft colours.
Yvonne xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooo beautiful as always here Astrid. You really do an awesome job on these postcards, your work is sooo perfect every time and sooo beautiful.
Have a wonderful week ahead here now.

Dorthe said...

Oh it is gorgeous, totally love this Astrid!!
The beauty you have created with papers and napkins ,-like something from the court of Louis 14`th the "Sun King " I can see a lady with white powdered hair admire this !! Wonderful with the golden text !!
Hugs, Dorthe

Deann said...

A beautiful postcard Astrid and a fun challenge, thanks.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the details, love all the fun you shared. Happy Sunday.

Judy said...

Oh, Astrid...I'm at a loss for words.

EXQUISITE!

indybev said...

I've long been a fan of your work, Astrid. This is beautiful, as is everything you do!

Redanne said...

Your postcard is just full of vintage charm Astrid, I think the gold embossing is so striking and I just love how you put the whole piece together. I always love your wax seals (I really must dust mine off and use it, since you inspired me to buy one!). You really have done your Guest spot proud with this beauty! Hugs, Anne xx

Lori Saul said...

A fantastic card full of beautiful vintage ephemera and texture!

Cindy McMath said...

A wonderful card Astrid! Thanks so much for hosting this week and inspiring us with this lovely card & theme.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Your sample postcard is stunning. Great details in it and a nice assortment of vintage florals. I like the wax stamp: great touch. Fantastic artwork.

Caty said...

This is a really Wonderful page Astrid !! I love the so beautiful background, the papers, the colours, stamps... and lovely heart !! Amazing !
I wish you a very nice day
big hugs, Caty

suzyb said...

Great little work of art. Love everything about this, the colours, the subject matter, the stamping, the, well, everything! :) Have a lovely week! I sure hope spring is coming. The flowers seem to think it's coming.

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful vintage card, I love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

butterfly said...

How lovely - a spring day on a postcard. Such subtle smoky colour blends, and pretty vintage florals. A wonderful guest creation for the Sunday Postcards blog. With so many of my favourite challenges folding, I'll have to check them out...
Alison x

Kate Yetter said...

Beautiful, Astrid! The embossing and other details on your postcard are really make a lovely piece.
Kate

Jackie P Neal said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid!
Congratulations on your guest spot and what a great theme! Mandy chose well when she asked you!
I really love all of the different elements you used on this postcard, they marry so beautifully! xx

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