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Just sharing a quick post with you and it’s all about Darcy’s Postcard Challenge for 2012. Intrigued well check it out HERE or check out the link on the right hand side bar for you to see why I am sooooo excited about this.

My name is down for the challenge so today I am showing you my first lot of pics for the album I have nearly created so that my 52 postcards can be stored.

This is a first for me painting with Gesso … will be using this more and more me thinks, have to thank my dear friend Brenda for giving me the confidence to start using this product … thanks sweetie.

The first pic is showing some album pockets already painted with Gesso, 2nd pic shows the rest of the pockets waiting to be painted. and the 3rd pic shows 3 of my pockets completed and raring to go. One even has the postcard in there just waiting to see what the first country will be … most will be ready for 2nd January!!!!! I still have the front cover to make but not sure what road I am going to take when it comes to the decorating … any suggestions greatly appreciated. 😉

Just a few more close up pics of the completed folders. First pic shows the front of the folders and 2nd pic shows the folders turned over, 3rd is a close up. Each folder will house two postcards.

and more pics, I am sooo enjoying this project that I just want to share!!!! Loads and loads of stamping my fave pastime the postcard stamp is one from Penny Black called … wait for it … POSTCARD.

To find out the names I have given my characters and where they met you will have to pop back on 2nd January and all will be revealed.

You will hopefully see the album all put together … if not every page completed with embellishments. That’s the beauty of this challenge you have all year to complete. yayyyyy.

Entering for the Penny Black Saturday Challenges – Make A Tag … I have made one and it is on pic #5 and a close up on #7
The Stamp Man Challenge – Techniques … first for me using Gesso.


13 Responses to “Postcards”

  1. irene chillman says:

    All looks absolutely brilliant Shirl, love the painting with the Gesso, and all that gorgeous stamping, can’t wait to see it all put together.
    Irene xx

  2. darcy says:

    OMG your pockets are amazing….wow!

  3. Yvonne Whaley says:

    Wow, an awesome project, it will be an amazing collection as it grows.
    Meggymay x

  4. Brenda Brown says:

    Wow, wow, wow Shirl, what an amazing collection of pockets, you have been so busy. I just adore the colours, stamps and images and all your creative ideas. Such a fabulous style. I can’t wait to see your postcards and how your story progresses. Thanks for the nod. I have been over to take a look and hope I will be able to join in (some if not all!!). Woo hoo I still can’t get over all of these.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  5. Ginny says:

    Gorgeous project well done Ginny x

  6. Gisele says:

    Shirl, these are absolutely gorgeous…

  7. Esther says:

    Oh my goodness Shirl these are amazing…so beautiful…glad you’re joining in, can’t wait it’s going to be fun ! Esther xx

  8. kath says:

    gorgeous stamping projects shirl…thanks for joining the fun at penny black saturday…wishing you a very happy new year and hope to see you lots in 2012…hugs kath xxx

  9. NatashaMay says:

    This book looks fabulous! All vintage-y and colorful at the same time. 🙂 I’m excited to see how the postcards will turn out. 🙂

  10. Wow, that’s an outstanding project. So fantastic.

  11. Claire C says:

    oh my Shirl, what an amazing project! Totally stunning and i love all the details
    Claire xx

  12. doone says:

    hopped over from the darcy postcard link – will follow you so I catch your postcard postings…


  13. Neil Walker says:

    Lovely project. Thanks for entering The Stamp Man technique challenge.Hope you have a lovely week.

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