November 21, 2009

"Beautiful"

"Beautiful"
4" x 6" Collage

(Click on a star to enlarge!)

Things have been a bit busy lately, so it's been quite a while since I've participated in the Sunday Postcard Art challenge. When I saw that this week's challenge was to create a postcard with a flourish, I remembered this postcard that I originally created and sent as a "thank you" to my friend, Cathy at Reflections of a Ramblin' Girl.

A few months ago, Cathy sent me the most beautiful piece of fabric art. It is so extraordinary, an ordinary "thank you" just didn't seem adequate. I tried to make a postcard that would reflect my joy, and also one that would celebrate her beautiful spirit and magnificent talent. (If you click here, it'll take you to Cathy's post where the piece is showcased!)

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Some of My Techniques

This piece began with a colorful piece of scrap wrapping paper that was glued to a piece of watercolor paper. The sweet image of the little girl was glued to the background before being enhanced with watercolor pencils and Prismacolor pencils.

The background was then stamped with faux writing in black StaZon ink, and flourshes in clear embossing ink. After embossing the flourishes with silver embossing powder, I punched out little stars from more scrap wrapping paper and glued them to the background. Finally the word, "Beautiful", was added along with some doodling for extra interest. A silver metallic marker was used to edge the entire piece.

May you have a beautiful day!


Credits: Thanks for SuzeeQue (Flickr) for the beautiful image of the little girl, and to Nancy Baumiller's Crowabout for the word, beautiful.

43 comments:

Judy said...

That really is a 'beautiful' card, Terri, your friend will treasure it! Thank you for your Thanksgiving freebie, too!

Willy said...

What a beauty, Terri!

Faye said...

Terri, this is really an outstanding work of art. There is so much loving effort poured into it and it really shows. The face of that little one looks like an angel. Beautiful postcard.

Ozstuff said...

Terri, your card is exquisite. The work you have added to the image is perfection. I don't have enough superlatives to convey my appreciation of your art which is unfailingly superb.
Thanks for the freebies!!
Happy Thanksgiving! (We don't have such a day in Australia but it sounds wonderful).

Kris Dickinson said...

She is very beautiful!

Barb said...

Hi Terri, Luv the "style" you have created within this stunning card!
The colors, background and of course the little girl, they all compliment each other wonderfully!

Cindy McMath said...

Terri, this is beautiful! You obviously put your heart into it.

Cindy :)

Mara Spires said...

Lovely card! :o]

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Kersten said...

Amazing! :)

peggy gatto said...

I think this is one of your best!!!

Sandy said...

OMG this is awesome.
Reall yprecious card. Love them.

Martina2801 said...

OMG, Terri! This is beautiful and artistic. Standing ovation from me.

LiveArt said...

Wow Terri, It's beautiful indeed!! Love the colours and what you've done with the image!! Your postcard is such a dream!! LOVE it!!! Well done Terri!!!

Linda

Bettie said...

She's just so beautiful...

thekathrynwheel said...

It's beautiful :-) Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Marilyn Rock said...

Terri! WOW! This is stunningly awesome! It's title is so appropriate. Thank you for sharing your technique, too. The sweet image is wonderful with her dreamy expression and your background is amazing with her! Another WOW! Have a great day and thanks for making mine brighter with your art! xxoo

susi said...

This is so beautiful! She has such a sweet expression!

Janine said...

Your little darling girl is realy beautiful und so is Cathys work, you are absolutly right.
And by the way....yours too ;0)
Have a great sunday
Janine

Taluula said...

Hi Terri I love your style, your work is always gorgeous and unique and this one is beautiful and I'm sure your friend will love it too.

Silvia said...

Very lovely.

Rosie said...

Terri - as always you give your work the most wonderful details - what a beautiful postacrd. I bet Cathy loved it! =)
Happy Turkey day from across the Pond!

Yvonne said...

What a beautiful card, Terri!

indybev said...

You gotta know I'm a Terri groupie! Everything you do is so full of color and talent. This is a feast for the eyes!

sharon said...

This is over the top Terri!!! Absolutely beautiful!

Anni's Art said...

It is certainly beautiful as there is written on the card, and also very sweet.

joy said...

This is truly beautiful, Terri! All of the details come together to make a perfect whole!

vintage wil said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful indeed, she is oh SO lovely Terri! What a special gift to give!
oxo

TheresainMS said...

This is beautiful and the colors look good enough to eat!

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh Terri this is such a Fabulous piece. I love the colors and the girl is so serene and wonderful angelic is the word I am looking for:)
XXX
Becky
Have a magical Thanksgiving!

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful card Terri- I love the satiny look to her clothing- you have created a "living" feel to this work. Very special and expressive!

Amy said...

I saw this piece on your flicker and she's a real dream!!! WOW...the most gorgeous child ever!! Love it Terri

Rhonda said...

This is a beautiful piece, Terri! Gorgeous image that conveys so much feeling. Cheers!

aino said...

That's is pretty. So nice and beautiful and I love it. Great work.

ellie said...

mmmm...magnificent colors! sweet image....this rocks!

dutchstamptramp said...

What a wonderful colourful card and sweet image

Jackie said...

This is lovely, Terri, and thanks SO much for the journal page freebie - it's gorgeous & so kind of you to share.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Woweeee,,,love it.

Lynn said...

Your postcard art really is beautiful Terri, and I keep meaning to tell you, I love the letters you use in your collages, do you create them yourself?
I had a look at the fabric collage you were gifted and yes it is beautiful, all of them are :)

anne said...

Gorgeous Postcard.Beautiful, in fact

libbyquilter said...

very sweet~!!~

:)
libbyQ

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.