I spotted a post the other day about a fabulous challenge Darcy will be running on her blog during 2012 with a Postcard theme based on the idea from Nick Bantock's Griffin and Sabine books. .Simply explained the Challenge is to create two characters who communicate via postcards - Darcy will blog a different location each week and we will create a postcard with that location theme and add ongoing communication between our characters each time. You can visit the introduction post here to read all the details, Darcy explains it much better. Now for the last what feels like a hundred years I have been studying and working but the time has come to have a study break (though I can't give up the day job) and with the extra time on my hands already being promised to my craft desk I thought this would be a perfect challenge to get stuck into.
So I went about altering an old unused 2010 diary to store my completed Postcards in - I always said there was a reason to keep it. I covered it in ordinary brown parcel paper and then went to town with my stamps - including 'Antique Map' from The Stamp man and 'Italian Script' from Judikins, and some postage themed bits and bobs.
Inside I stuck some map themed DP on the inside covers and then after sticking a few pairs of pages together to make them sturdier (it was a cheap diary) I painted the first few with Gesso. I will probably do more to them but want to wait until Darcy announces the first destination so I can theme the page with the postcard. Each page will have a pocket - not sure if I will do them all the same yet, will have to wait and see how it develops but this first one is just a simple corner pocket of map designed paper.
I'm sharing my book here -
Am really looking forward to starting something different that's just for me - rather than obsessing with a word count for a University lecturer to pick apart - so thank you Darcy for such a great idea. Esther xx