I started this mixed media postcard with a super vibrant watercolor card base that my friend Rosa Aquino had sent me recently. The rich blues and the bleached out butterfly image seemed to evoke a magical feeling that I wanted to build on to make this fairy postcard.

20150925_182548I used a Tim Holtz Doily Stencil and some Scribbles 3D Fabric Paint in the color crystal gel to add some sparkly texture to the background. Then I took my time and fussy cut out a whole bunch of flowers from an old sheet of the Basic Grey “Fresh Cuts” collection and a couple of fairies from the KaiserCraft “Enchanted Garden” collection.

I used matt Mod Podge as well as some well placed double sided foam adhesive to assemble everything onto the postcard base. I wanted it to look like the fairies were flying through an abundant flower garden. I then went back into the fairy wings with Studio G blue glitter glue to add some magical sparkle and shimmer. 🙂

Lastly, I had fun with some Flower Soft.  I used Art Glitter Glue (which dries clear) with a fine tip nozzle to draw in where I wanted to add the fuzzy texture of the Raspberry Flower Soft and then just sprinkled and patted it all into place.

For the back of the postcard, I printed out a label on my computer, adding the quote at the bottom (the way postcards often have a description of the postcard image): “Magic Happens: Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!”  Doesn’t that quote make you smile? LOL

The following is a process video for this postcard:

This postcard is being entered into the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Shopping Our Stash Show Us Your Smile Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you are having a magical crafty day! WOOF


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