Dylusions - Triangles - stencil which I got for Christmas from my sister to add some texture on the right hand side. I simply placed it over the background and sponged some inks through the holes - purple, green, teal & blue.
I punched the left hand side with a Fiskars ribbon slot punch, added some doodling around the holes using a fine tip Sharpie and then did all the way around the postcard edges using a wider black permanent marker. It added the contrast I like in my favorite Teesha Moore art. Then, I went looking for elements I could add to my collage. I started with the chipboard "A" which fit right in and then found a cool sister poem on the gift tag I received from my sister this Christmas (will have to find out where she got it), a teal coloured glittery heart, a little fairy girl and a couple of butterfly punchies. These struck my fancy and complimented the colours of my background very nicely!! I did sponge the poem with the same colours I had used on the stencil to get it to coordinate.
With my elements chosen I gave some thought to how I was going to add words. Teesha often writes between the lines in her art so I drew wavy lines from the dips on my left hand border and added dots in between. Really liked that!! The border needed a bit more colour, so I used a variety of gel pens to colour in all around the slots. That was better!!
I glued down my sisters poem and used 3D foam tape to adhere my "A" in place. It needed a bit more contrast so I added some black doodling to it. The poem also needed a bit of something so I added some black dots on three sides and some drops of coordinating nail polish to the right hand side of it. With those main elements in place I started adding words using a variety of hand lettering with a fine tipped Sharpie marker. I started by adding "sister" next to my "A" and kept adding words and doodles between the lines. I did get some inspiration for my lettering from Jenny Doh's book - Creative Lettering. Once I had filled all the lines, I glued on my butterflies, the glittery heart and the fussy cut little girl. I found the coordinating fiber in my stash which was off my sister's gift!! It was so fun that I was able to incorporate so many elements that she gave me into this collage!!! I tied the end of the fiber into the first slot and then cut it off. Tied it into a different slot and cut it off. I repeated the process until I had filled all the slots and no fiber remained - perfect!! I really love how much texture it adds to the final piece. I added another 4"x 6" postcard to the back and hand lettered "postcard", added a dividing line and little postage square in the corner. I am very happy with my postcard!!! We will be doing monthly postcards on the group - I am looking forward to doing more letters using different techniques. You can check here to see the "R" postcard I made using the Tim Holtz January Tag as inspiration.
If you received some crafty items for Christmas, dig them out and use them!! Get creative today!!