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:

Thanks for stopping by! It really means a lot to me when you take a moment to leave a message, too!