Saturday, 8 June 2013

Postcard - Art Is A Shadow

Created for the Sunday Postcard Challenge where the theme is to create a postcard in the "style of an art journal page".  Since there are so many ways that people journal I chose to create something in a similar style to what I would in my own journals.  I usually start my journal pages with acrylic paint, stamps and ink, add some focal images and a meaningful quote, word or phrase.  I tend not to write paragraphs of personal thoughts or life experiences as some people do, but each page has meaning to me or represents something in my life.

Cardstock - Taffeta Smooth White
Golden Gesso
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint - Teal, Dioxizine Purple, Nickel Azo Yellow
Stamps - Darkroom door (mesh), Studio G(alphabet), Text background - Unknown manufacturer
Sequin Waste
Patterned Paper - Bazzill
Die - Sizzix Primitive Hearts #3
Archival Inks - Blue Violet, Aquamarine
Pan Pastel - Violet Shade
Derwent Pastel Pencil - Black
Golden Matt Medium
Spectrafix Fixative


  1. a wonderful piece and a great quote. All the layers make is really something special

  2. Wow, this one blows me away! Love how the hearts´ shadows support the quote!

  3. the shadowing of the hearts comes out great! love the colors.

  4. I love this postcard, just beautiful and a wonderful quote.

  5. A gorgeous page and a brilliant quote, Rachel.

  6. A fantastic card- the colors are scrumptious!

    Foxglove Hollow

  7. I really love the background on this. Beautiful card!

  8. Wow Rachel, this is such an amazing Art Journal page.
    And I just love the quote :-)
    XOXO SanDee1899

  9. It's gorgeous! I really like the sentiment. It's so true. Wendy

  10. The sentiment is spot on and the whole postcard is pretty with and edge to it! Love it!

  11. I actually gasped "Oh Wow!" when this came up on my screen. It's luscious!

  12. Lovely Journal card Rachel. Love the background, so many layers.

  13. This is gorgeous - I have seen some of your beautiful journal pages in your fab videos and this certainly captures 'your charming style'. Thank you for letting us see more of your lovely designs.