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