Saturday, 4 February 2012

Postcard #5 - France

The next leg of Ellie's journey has taken her to France, she is determined to find out more about her past and has memories from her early childhood of playing in the Lavender fields in Provence - the sweet smell takes her straight back to her youth and she tries to remember who else was there and how old she was. She sends this postcard back to Twinkle to keep her updated -
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While there she visits the La Mairie (town hall/mayor's office) to search the ‘registres d'├ętat-civi’ for her family name and finds several entries which she will have to take some time to research further.  It’s her first step towards answering her long list of questions.
To see others postcards and follow their journeys take a trip to Darcy’s blog where it all began…Art and Sole.
SD533151The embellishment on my postcard was made by melting UTEE on a craft sheet, then pressing a stamp inked with stone grey Stazon into it while it was still liquid.   I left the stamp in place to let the UTEE cool and then peeled apart. First time I've tried this and I was really pleased with the result.  The Postcard is made from my one of my favourite paper pads – DCWV Olde World painted with a  thin layer of Gesso over before stamping.
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Here is the postcard in it’s book page. I used another piece of the DCWV paper for the corner pocket and some stamped images. I’m going to share my postcard over at a couple of other challenge sites too this week -
Thanks for visiting, hope you’re enjoying the weekend – Esther xx

19 comments:

  1. This is a beautifully delicate card Esther...I can positively smell the lavender :D XXX

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  2. wow!! what a great postcard. love your technique...nice colour too.

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  3. beautiful card and love the UTEE process you did. so elegant. I'm doing the lavender fields as well although working from an image I have. So would love to be there when the flowers are in bloom.

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  4. I'm too scared to se UTEE on my stamps, it would be so sad to ruin it... But you did wonderful! Love it!!! ♥

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  5. oooo gorgeous Esther, love the UTEE seal. the card makes me want to lean in and smell the flowers...scratch n sniff screen please..

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  6. What a beautiful lavender card. so romantic.

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  7. What a great texture on this postcard! Love it!

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  8. Fabulous UTEE it works so well here Esther and I love it in the book, brilliant make, loads of fun, xxx

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  9. Lovely UTEE embellishment. Super postcard and your book is gorgeous.

    Janet xx

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  10. Lovely! Thanks for sharing your process.

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  11. Real feel of Lavender about your card. The stamp into UTEE worked brilliantly, have not done that for ages thanks for the reminder! Lovely page.
    Jen x

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  12. Love the addition of the UTEE! So cool. I also totally need to get a little easel like yours to make the photography easier!!

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  13. Love your card...is amazing! I also love the way you've design the corners of your pages to hold the cards!

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  14. love it, super color & the tech you used Cool E Oh

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  15. This card is so stunning! I'm going to have to try the technique you described. Definitely cool.

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  16. Stunning card and page for your book, love the lavendar colour and the way it ties the two together, one of my characters is also seeking out her family ( I have not worked out whether she will find them yet though lol) xxx

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  17. Thats certainly a technique i will try in the future - fabulous postcard! thanks for sharing at The Stamp Man challenge x

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  18. What a fun project, and a beautiful postcard! Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations.

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