Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Mixed Media Postcards

Hi you all, hope you have all recovered from all the excesses of Christmas and New Year, and are slowly getting back into a creative routine.  I have been busy making postcards the past few days, using various techniques and everything I find in my 'bit box'. I am always trying to use up everything that's in it, but somehow it seems to refill itself every time - it must be those little elves at night, as I often find things there that I don't remember having seen before....


These have been made using old book pages, acrylic paint, various images and scraps, tissue tape,  and some hand doodling.







The right card has been made using the waste from a TH die-cut, and placing some water-patterned paper behind it. I love the groovy, sparkly  retro paper!  The image on the left card is an advert from one of my old magazines from 1899.








The backs of the cards have all been covered in designer paper, and stamped with a postcard image, and with a quote.

As these cards are all rather crazy, I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp and Show Mad Hatter's Party, where 'anything goes'.

Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for coming by!




29 comments:

  1. These are lovely, Val, every one different and all so fresh and witty. Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Wonderful, wonderful! Love the one with the puppy, but they are all so colorful and happy :)
    Xoxo

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  3. Very colorful cards! Working with brights colors always cheers me.

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  4. Hi Valerie. Excellent cards. They all have a story to tell. Love them all. You are starting out the year, bright eyed and bushy tailed and 3 cheers for you! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!!! :)) Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  5. Hi Valerie and Happy 2013 to you.

    You have been busy making all of these postcards and I think all of them are so special.

    My bit box always gets full when I'm not looking so maybe the same elf pops over to the UK lol.

    Have a beautiful day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Well, look at these... "BEAUTIFUL!' Valerie.
    Love the collage, great work.
    These are wonderful postcards. :]

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  7. Fabulous collaged postcards - I love them all.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Fabulous postcards Valerie, they're all so bright and cheerful . Have a happy day. Hugs, Suze xx

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  9. Cards are just crazy sweet! Love them!

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  10. Your postcards are stunning Valerie... I love the gorgeous designs... Happy New Year...

    Hugs
    Jenny ♥

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  11. einfach nur FABELHAFT das alles!!!

    lg Susi

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  12. Ah, Valerie - your bit box is a magical place - or, me thinks you create magic with your bit box. LOVE them all - so very interesting and a lot of fun. hugs, Donna

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  13. Looks like you have been having some creative fun. These are all wonderful. Love the collage work my friend..

    Hugs~

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  14. Happy New Year! What a great way to start off 2013 with these fabulous and fun postcards! Love them all, but the one with the skull really pulls me right in! Hugs!

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  15. These are lovely and bright and fresh, perfect for the New Year! Looks like you've been having fun :)

    xx

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  16. Great postcards! Love all the bits you've used... those are my favorite kinds of projects.

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  17. Hi Valerie, these are fantastic I love how you have used bits up and made them look 3d . Happy New Year to you. Hugs Sandra XXX

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  18. Fantastic postcards, they would brighten any ones day. Love how you used the pieces from your bits box. Must get sorting my box soon.
    Yvonne xx

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  19. Wonderful works Valerie :) and why is it that bit boxes just keep growing and not to mention multyplying lol
    Von ♥

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  20. Your bit box led to fantastic postcards! My favorite is the one with the hand and the baby from the old magazine!

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  21. Wow, these look like you had so much fun making them! Love the images you used, and the 1st one with the skull is so cool! ~Diane

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  22. can I swap your bit box for mine !!! Gorgeous cards you have such a knack for matching colour design and paper and then working your magic, these are amazing


    Marie

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  23. can I swap your bit box for mine !!! Gorgeous cards you have such a knack for matching colour design and paper and then working your magic, these are amazing


    Marie

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  24. can I swap your bit box for mine !!! Gorgeous cards you have such a knack for matching colour design and paper and then working your magic, these are amazing


    Marie

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  25. can I swap your bit box for mine !!! Gorgeous cards you have such a knack for matching colour design and paper and then working your magic, these are amazing


    Marie

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  26. Val, I love these cards!!

    Happy New Year!

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  27. these all look just great - love all the colours and images! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

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  28. Congratulations at SSS! Cool collages!

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