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Friday, January 06, 2012

Postcard #1

Well, here we go on a glorious adventure.  Truth be told this will be the first thing I have ever written, well other than essays and compositions for school.  And of course lesson plans for my teaching.  But let's just say the first "story" I have ever created and like I said in my previous post, the romantic undertones shocked me completely.

As we begin Marcello has spied a young gypsy girl performing on violin in the city market.  Never had he heard such beautiful music emanate from a violin!  Marcello just knew she was letting her heart and soul live in her music.  He had to find away to correspond with her . . . he saw her open violin case in front of her and left a postcard for her . . .




TO create the front I first stamped my image with a music collage stamp by STAMPABILITIES with brown Stazon ink.  Then I used the melted crayon technique i learned from Martha (Seekingforart) then collaged 4 images on that.  The Map of Austria a photo of Mozart, The Salzburg Opera House, and of course the Alps.  The edge of the postcard front and the word "Salzburg" we embossed using ultra thick embossing powder (by Ranger) in bronze.

The Post card back was created by me on PrintShop 2 for Mac.  I used a vintage paper background adding a jpeg of a stamp.  The writing is my actual handwriting.

Hope you enjoy the beginning of this great adventure . . .

25 comments:

  1. Wow, you've been busy! What a wonderful card! ♥
    Looking forward to her respond... :)

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  2. Beautiful postcard Jean! And loving your storyline. I hear what you're saying - the writing part is gonna be tough for me. I feel pretty silly about it!

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  3. Face it Jean your a romantic at heart *wink*. Love how this is turning out!
    *huggles*
    =0)

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  4. awesome Jean i agree with felicia, very awesome postcard cant wait to here the next step in this love story.

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  5. Hi Jean, Ah! A love story, I will be popping back to see what is happening. Isn't it all exciting? Caz

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  6. beautiful postcard and what an interesting storyline you have started.

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  7. What a wonderful beginning to the adventure! I love the romance already.

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  8. beautiful artwork love your postcard xx

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  9. Lovely lovely postcard, really like the edging and the colours of the background. And your characters are super - will she meet him? Wll she play for him? Will there be something more than a musical interest? Love it!!

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  10. Great postcard, love the simple, elegant start :)

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  11. Oh very classy!!! Will she reply...will her family allow it?? Gorgeous postcard :D XXX

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  12. Fab postcard, I love your colours. A xx

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  13. The postcard is gorgesou! I wish I had a music stamp. :) Oh, and I love the name Marcello. :)

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  14. Lovely postcard, I can't wait for week 2.

    Nicki.xxx

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  15. I agree with Felicia, you are a romantic at heart.

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  16. Ooh this is going to be great, I love a good romance. I must say I am very jealous of all these amazing books you are creating to keep your cards in... I am getting lots of inspiration though!

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  17. Fabulous card, and thanks for the link to ustream. i have one similar things with crayons but it was good to watch her pictures come together.

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  18. love the collage and embossing. ooh! the mystery of it.

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  19. Forbidden romance - how wonderful! Love your collage and the authentic looking postcard/stamp. Looking forward to finding out how it all progresses.

    Janet xx

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  20. what a great postcard.sounds very interesting, wonder what will happen to them.look forward to following this story.....

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  21. I love your postcard and what a good idea to print it out too.

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  22. Lovely postcard - love the technique you used for the background. x

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  23. Fabulous design, love the embossed detailing and your handwriting is so neat, cant wait to see what this week reveals xxx

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  24. Late joining in so playing catch up, great story line. Like the art work.
    Jen x

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