28 March 2011

Postcard Swap 2011: First two postcards

I decided to join in the postcard swap hosted by iHanna this year. I've never participated in an art swap like this, but I really love reading Hanna's blog so I wanted to try it out. I am really happy with the way that my postcards turned out, and I'll be sharing all of them here in the next week or so. Here are the first two:
copyright 2011 moira richardson
I used two of the little ATC kits that I had leftover from this month's Hive-O-Clock for collage materials. For the backgrounds, I used a large sheet of watercolor paper which I colored with my homemade spray paints and spray inks, as well as a few sprinkles of Tro-Col powder. Nick cut the postcards to size (he's my official papercutter, mailman, and cookie baker, aren't I lucky?) and then I added collage using gel medium. Once they dried, I decided to round the corners with my paper punch, which I think gave them a great professional look.

It's entirely possible that I'll add some journaling to the cards before I mail them out, but I haven't decided yet. They are beautiful as is, so I might leave them alone. What do you think?


  1. I think they are perfect, I especially like how simple and still telling the last one is: she has delicious dreams! What a true sentence! :-)

    I've rounded my postcard corners too, Love rounded corners, makes life softer.

  2. very nice, i love the rounded corners.

  3. I agree with iHanna, they are very simple but they say A LOT. "She helps herself to happiness" I love that line.

  4. You chose really cool text in your postcards! And I think you're the first one I've seen with rounded corners... nice touch!! Best wishes from germany, tj

  5. What a crate combination of materials on you cards.



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