Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Guest Designer - Post 2

This is the second and last of my April Guest Designer spots at The Craft Room.  I have really loved doing these two challenges and will continue to add my links each fortnight.

Hazel has set the following brief – “Hi it's Hazel here and it's my turn to choose the latest challenge. My theme is Wish You Were Here. I'd like you to make a postcard from a holiday destination, it can be a seaside, country or town scene or a scene from anywhere in the world. The size of the postcard has to be 6 inches by 4 inches landscape or portrait. You can use any medium to make your postcard - digital postcards are allowed as well.”


While the North Pole is probably not the first holiday destination of choice for most of us, there are plenty of children who would love to go to Santa’s workshop and see what really happens there.

Elfred is our Elf on a Shelf and he come to stay for the month of December and gets up to all sorts of antics.  I have a photo a day from December last year that I have made into a book.  We are really looking forward to Elfred’s return this year.

I used a vintage atlas page and popped a glass “bubble” over the North Pole.  The Chipboard arrow was coloured with solvent ink.  I then used some Picket Fence distress paint and some Chalkboard spray to blend out some of the map detail adding some iridescent medium around the edge to represent snow. The Elf was stamped onto tissue and adhered using matte medium.  The reverse of the postcard was made by opening an image in Photoshop and adding text and a second image of a Christmas stamp from Kerri Bradford and printed onto some lightly marbled paper.

I will pop this into the book about Elfred to keep it safe, lol

Cheers, Esther xoxo


  1. it's been lovely having you as our guest at Craft Room challenge, this is a great take on hazel's postcard theme- love Elfred ;) Debi x

  2. Your postcard is wonderful and a great take on the theme, I love Elfred the elf and how he goes to visit you every December. Thank you for being our April guest designer, it's been lovely having you.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. Thank you for being our Guest Designer it has been great sharing with you. Love your North Pole card made me smile for lots of reasons, not least because our Teamie Mervi is from Finland and at least some of the year she is married to Mr Claus! Looking forward to seeing more of your great designs so pleased you will continue to join us XOXO Zoe

  4. hi Esther,
    Lovely that you have been our very first GDT...you have created two fabulous pieces of craft.

  5. What a fabulous postcard Esther! I love how you've interpreted this challenge, and a wonderful idea to use the North Pole. Thank you for being our Guest Designer, it's lovely to have you with us.

    Maria xxxxx