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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Some Postcards Are in the Mail....

I'm just popping in to show you some postcards I've been working on for Hanna's swap. I can show them now that I've received the addresses they're going to because none of them are people I know.

Group 1:



Group 2:



Group 3:



Group 4:



Group 5



These were a lot of fun to make and mostly I used the cardboard from packaged foods as the base. I tried to keep these postcards fairly flat (not too much added to make them thick) as many of them are going out of the country. Mainly I just painted, stamped and collaged. Do you think they're too plain? Group 4 and 5 had spray painted backgrounds and I went over that with a light wash of cream to take them down a bit. I hope the recipients like them.

I'll be back tomorrow with my journal pages. I don't want to overwhelm you with photos!!

26 comments:

  1. Hi Janet,

    I especially like Groups 1-3 with the birds. Well, duh. Me loving birdies and all. Love the teals and reds you chose as well.

    Annie

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  2. Hi Janet -
    These look awesome! Love your blog and all you share. Have a great rest of the week!

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  3. They are all wonderful art works, and anyone should be thrilled to receive them.

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  4. Oh my, Janet--how could you not like them--you'd never see any kind of postcard like this in a store--I love postcard art.

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  5. I think they all look great! I especially love the ones with the birds. I bet all the lucky recipients will be thrilled to get them - I know I would!

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  6. I think your postcards are wonderful! Lucky folks!

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  7. O my ..no they are not plain..they are beautiful! You are so good..always being creative. I sto pand go.

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  8. Love them all! Especially 1, 2 and 3! Great colors! Once OWOH has finished I'll be better at reading all my favorites! That means you, Janet!

    Hugs,
    Tamerie

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  9. I love them all! each and everyone and no, they are not too plain at all.

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  10. The are wonderful Janet!!

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  11. I like them all...if I had to pick my fav, I'd say the ones with the birds are my pick. I'm sure the recipients will be happy to get any of them.
    Cheers,
    Mary

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  12. Love them...they are wild and crazy and just right. I love those birds on a wire, and the red and teal. I just returned from a Dallas excursion...Went to my two favorite stores in the "fancy" mall. Anthropologie and Paper Source. Wish you'd been there! Photos later today.

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  13. Great postcards Janet, I love the ones with the birds of course. They all look lovely. I think this was the most fun project to be involved in.

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  14. love them Janet, you as usual did a beautiful job, all the people will be so thrilled to get them. I like all the groups,

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  15. I think they are great. Everyone who gets them will love them.
    Katelen
    P.S How do you get so much done..
    LOL

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  16. Great postcards! I wish I were a recipient... Oh well...
    Hugs,
    Sophie

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  17. Once again, beautiful!

    Happy Friendship Day (14.2.2010)

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  18. I just took a brake from the Olymic's and look at what you have done, these are really amazing. I love the colors...and each design is outstanding. Have a great weekend, Hugs Mary

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  19. Groups 1, 2 and 3 I espeically like the best cause ofo the birds as well, however I also like the rest without the birds...gee can't make up mind here! ha ha ha

    I am sure who ever gets these will be very delighted and happy with your art.

    What a great idea creating postcards on cardboard!

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  20. I like them all, but I am crazy about group 2! These postcard are fabulous, Janet.

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  21. Dearest Janet,

    Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! I have almost forgotten the thrill of getting something wonderful in my "snail" mailbox. I am sure my Dutch postie must wonder what all of this lovely mail art is about.

    Groetjes from Holland :-)
    JaPRA

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  22. Wowee! These look like fabulous cards! :D
    xox

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  23. Yay! I got the last one and I love it. It now hangs on my Vision Wall with other inspiring things! Thank you.

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  24. Oh! I love the painterly-ness of your cards, and esp. the black, white and red - I love that combo!

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  25. I really love these cards. There is so much layering and detail. Using food boxes is a great idea! I didn't think of that, but they are the perfect weight and stiffness. Great colors, too!

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  26. Oooooo! I'm so excited! I got the top postcard from group 5 and I love it!!! It's definitely perfect! I love the spray paint but the best part of it all is that you ended up painting that white over it... it makes it have this great translucent texture!!! It is sooooooo beautiful!!! Thanks so much!

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