Sunday, 29 July 2012

Alphabetica postcards

I've been organising a running Alphabetica postcard swap since January.  Here are some of the postcards I've made for the  first 10 letters of the swap.  Forgot to take pictures of all the postcards :-(

A for Art combined a gesso and Quink background with a friendly plastic embellishment and some scraps left over from another project. 'Art' is stamped and heat embossed.


A for Abstract is another gesso and Quink background, with another friendly plastic embellishment, and painted 'A' and some stick on letters.

E for Entrepreneurs - the Cavalieri Brothers - love this stamp.  Background is grungepaper - hate this stuff - with colourwash sprays and stamped texture.

E for eclectic, eccentric Esmerelda.  More grungepaper, with stamping, a painted letter and stick on letters.

F for Fish. A painted and stamped background, and my favourite oriental Koi stamp in gold.

F for Fossil.  Painted and sprayed backgrounds, stamped Fred Mullet fossil fish.

D for Damsel - grungepaper again, with an alcohol ink background for the Enchanted Ink image, which was stamped onto acetate with purple Stazon and backed with gold.

D for Dragonfly - more grungepaper, stamped with a Stampers Anonymous dragonfly, with an added dragonfly embellishment made of polymer clay coated with PearlEx.

I for Ice - pearlescent background and stamped letters coated with several layers of clear embossing powder with a little glitter mixed in, bent to crack it, and a few pearlescent snowflakes for good measure.

I for Inclusions - handmade paper with flower and leaf inclusions, and a variety of inclusions trapped behind gauze.

J for Jilted - Distress inks background, with a painted letter, stamped word, and stamped Crafty Individuals image.

J for Joined.  Embossed cardstock with a thin coat of Brilliance ink, layered with gold vellum and a stamped image, with added golden hearts.


  1. How nice to see all your makes - not just the ones I was lucky enough to receive. I love the fossil fish stamp, where'd you find him?

  2. The fossil fish - which I love - is from Fred Mullett -

    I love their stamps. There's also a useful colour chart for diluting the Adirondack sprays, and there may still be an article about using embossing powders creatively, somewhere on the website.




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