Saturday, November 4, 2017


I have been asked to host the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge this week and I chose the challenge theme of feathers. I hope you will carve out some time this week to get crafty and participate! You can find details here.

My husband and I began our journey from New England to the Desert Southwest on October 10th. We have had only short stops until we arrived in Colorado Springs last week. We will be here for three weeks, giving me time to get out my art supplies and play a bit. Colorado Springs is home to Simple Treasurers, a rubber stamping, scrapbooking and papercrafting haven! One of my purchases was a set of Prima cling stamps which guessed it...a feather stamp!

I began this project by rubbing a bit of color from two new Ranger Distress Oxide inks, Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick, onto my craft mat and spritzing with water.

I then cut a piece of Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper into a 4 x 6" postcard. I continued "dipping" that in the inks until I was satisfied with the look.

While the inks were drying, I created my text on my computer using a quote about feathers found on an internet search. Next step was to put the postcard into my printer tray and print the quote directly onto the postcard. Once done, I stamped the feather image twice onto the postcard. (I didn't need to create a "mask" since the images were, well, feathery!)

Here's the finished postcard:

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  1. This is a lovely piece, Kay. I like the muted pastel colors. Thanks for including the steps on how you made it.

  2. Exquisite pastels and dramatic use of the peacock feathers.

  3. I love playing with oxides and this is a great effect with those two colours. Enjoy your trip!

  4. Such a beautiful postcard Kay ! Have a safe trip !
    Mwah ! Corrie xx

  5. Kay thank you for a fun and unique challenge, your postcard is wonderful and I love the scripture. Have fun in the Southwest it is gorgeous and i love living here, there is no end to the natural beauty.

  6. What a beautiful background and you really scored with that stamp purchased!

  7. I'm so glad you're staying in one place long enough to do some crafting, although I do enjoy hearing about your travels too! Love your postcard, the black stamping compliments the beautiful background and the verse you chose works perfectly.

  8. Hi Kay, happy to get some news of you and read that you are enjoying a new trip... It's so far from me and France! But it's really good to know that you are well, and still crafting some very beautiful cards.
    This one is perfect, I really love it. I love your quote too (and I'm curious about the font?... just so great!).
    Well done my friend.

  9. A beautiful and gentle mixed media card!

  10. Kay it's beautiful. I didn't realise you had used Oxides... (I've yet to get any) beautiful piece to inspire all at SPA. thanks for hosting.

  11. This is lovely, Kay, and I'm delighted that you have a bit of time to create again. Pure delight!

  12. Pretty card, Kay - thank you for hosting. And I appreciate your step-by-step photos. I've been wondering about that Oxide ink. I may need to try it after all! :)


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