Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fall Post Card Swap 2016 - my cards

For this swap I decided to try the Etegami as described by Diana Trout on her blog:  It's the entry from 10/15/2016.

I wrote fewer words and mostly used letter stamps for the words. I ordered a custom chop, but it didn't arrive in time.  Most of the cards are using the paper rated "full blur." You can see how the paint spreads in the Nasturtium card below. The stamps are from Spain in the 1980's.  I found a stack of letters written by friends I met there in college.  I need to read through the letters again, but I'll save that for a nostalgia day. In the meantime I grabbed some of the stamps for the art project.

I'm obviously inspired by my surroundings: my dog, my cat, a mini pumpkin my husband has on his desk, an owl from the Audubon Society of Portland, indoor flowers we had from the market, nasturtiums and asters from our yard.

Speaking of the Audubon society, I just could not decide on a design for the 6x6 project this year. I gave up, but we did go to the show this weekend. We picked up a couple of steel ravens for the yard and notecards.

I've received about 5 post cards so far. I'll post those next time.


  1. ooooh so excited to see which one is mine ! are you kidding me these are fantastic ! ooooh excited .as I live on a farm I can only check mail when I drive 100km into town as we don't get mail out here and its mail check this week yay .excited to see what postcards arrive .big hugs x

    1. Wow - that's a long way for mail! My grandparents lived on a ranch with a mile-long driveway which we thought was an adventure. I didn't keep track of which ones I sent where - hope it's a good one! ;-)