Sunday, 13 December 2009

Holly - Sunday Postcard Art


I had a lovely time this morning putting this piece together for Sunday Postcard Art. The theme this week is 'The Holly and Ivy' and I couldn't pass up the oportunity to use this gorgeous 'holly' image by Lazar Studiowerx. I've stamped it in sepia on Basic Grey paper, coloured it with coloured pencils and added glossy accents to the berries. I've kept the composition fairly simple and uncluttered, but just had to add some hand stitching. I'm really looking forward to school holidays and having more time to play - I'm particularly yearning to work with needle and thread!

A friend of mine has challenged herself to send a postcard to someone every day of the year in 2010. She's going to make many of them, but will purchase them when necessary. I love the idea and am contemplating joining her in the challenge too. I've received a postcard from Trish this past week - I think she's already practising! Anyone else want to join in the fun?

Here's how I used the 'holly' image last year.

20 comments:

Yvonne said...

Your postcard is lovely, Sue!

Cindy McMath said...

Sue, your postcard is beautiful! I love the idea of sending a postcard every day, but oh my, what a lot of work that would be - sounds daunting...good luck to you and Trish!

Cindy :)

Rein said...

Beautiful postcard!

Judy said...

Lovely card, Sue, good luck with the 'card-a-day' next year!

Sandy said...

Wow this is stunning.
Gorgeous card. Love them.

johanna said...

wonderful card!
great idea with the private challenge... i sure couldn´t fulfill this resolution...

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous postcard, Sue...beautifully created!

Martina2801 said...

Stunning postcard, Sue!
Looks fantastic.

Silvia said...

Great card, looks fab.

Terri Kahrs said...

Love the way the stitching adds such beautiful texture to your pretty piece. Hugs, Terri

Lynifyni said...

Your card is just so lovely...the stitching finishes it off perfectly! LynnF

indybev said...

Beautiful! The tiny bit of lace and the stitching make this card quite special.

Mandy C said...

om gosh are you crazy? lol thats 365 postcards! would love to do it but just not enough time. Donna (the other person who runs spa with me) is keeping all her postcards next week and making a book with the 52 of them.

Darlene said...

Elegant postcard - Fantastic!!!

Marleen said...

Great work Sue, I love it, beautiful!!

Kris Dickinson said...

This postcard is beautiful!

gaby braun said...

Gorgeous card!

Carole said...

That's very nice. :-)

Rhonda said...

I have used the exact same holly stamp! Love your card. Cheers!

Donna said...

Great stamp and lovely postcard.

That challenge though!!!!! You must be mad, not just sending a postcard a day but making an average of one a day!!!!!