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Another great forum I am a member of is UK Stampers and every month Samantha Read sets a theme (or not!) for our postcard swap; some months we have a ‘free theme’ which means we have to think for ourselves and I have a real problem with a free month!! I can, and frequently do, think for myself but when it comes to a craft swap my mind can become a complete blank! Panic sets in as there are no parameters! Usually I either fall back on old favourites or luck might play a part and for last month’s swap luck did play a part; I remembered a collage style that Jann Gray did on one of her Youtube videos. I love Jann’s creativity and she makes it all look so easy however she is a perfect teacher and instructor!

May's postcard swap

May’s postcard swap

So incorporating some of Jan’s teachings I created a collage of sorts. I have to say that this was sooooooooo close to going in the bin but my DH wouldn’t le me throw it away! I was convinced it was overdone and far too cluttered. The main image ( Aspects of Design Botanical) was stamped centrally with Versamark and embossed with black detail embossing powder and Versamagic Sahara Sand brushed over it. The image was then masked off and the other images were stamped, again masking where necessary, with Hero Arts ‘Antique Engravings’ stamps and various colours of Versamagic and black Archival inks. A white gel pen was used in places to create highlights.

Thank you for looking and may the sun shine where you are 🙂


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