Thursday, 15 March 2012

Cards in the mail - balloon and boxes, iHanna swap 2012

Balloon and boxes
The cards are in the mail! I made 13 cards, a bakers dozen. Ten to swap, one to keep, one to give away, one to sell. If you want to buy it you can find it at my Etsy shop.
balloon and boxes etsy 2012
This one I am selling


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So the cards are on their way to:
USA: Iowa X2(the same district!), North -Carolina, California X2, Arkansas.
Canada
South Africa
Sweden X2

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The illustrations are called "balloon and boxes". Illustrating a girl holding on to a yellow balloon. You however may see something completely different.

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This one I'm keeping. ................. This one is on it's way to some lucky girl.
The cards are made on watercolour-paper.

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The card has a light coat of varnish on to prevent smudging.

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I do not recommend direct sun light as this can make the cards illustration to fade.

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I also made a little stamp to go along with the cards, see the picture of the envelopes. The envelopes are embossed with the sun/star.

balloon and boxes stamp

Medium used: stamp, gel pen, watercolour, modelling paste, ink, ink pad, string, distress stickles, vinyl paint, alcohol and varnish.

11 comments:

Melanie said...

Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Arkansas! Wonder if one will be in my mailbox???? Cute cards. I think I will keep my eyes open for one of them! Great work!

iHanna said...

Eli, your postcards are similar to the sketch and very cool - and very much in a series. Thanks for joining and I hope you get many beautiful cards in return!

Take care!

Madde said...

Great work! I also think of the sun when looking at the ballon :)

Lis said...

I love all the thought that went into these cards ... they will brighten everyone's mailbox! I am envious (no Nebraska I see), but I treasure the cards I have received from you in the past :)

xo Lis

amy said...

The entire presentation of these is lovely~the sun on the envelope~I so appreciate the small touches that tie everything together and show how much thought has gone into the details. Beautiful series. Sad to see Rhode Island isn't on your list. :)

Cynthia Eloise said...

i love how they all turned out.

Emily Lagore said...

your girl has such soleful eyes!! love the texture on the balloon...great job

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, these are so cool! I love the bold shapes and colors (I always love geometrics) and your stamping is really wonderful. I made 13 cards, also! It's so fun when you're on a roll, just getting them all done!

Diane Staudt said...

Ooo, two are off to the same locale in Iowa. Fingers crossed. They are wonderful cards!!

The Dreaming Bear said...

Greetings from Iowa! I was one of the lucky ducks to receive a lovely card from you! Thank you so very much! I just love her!
-Dori at The Dreaming Bear

Anonymous said...

Got my card and I love it! Thank you for participating in the swap...so fun to receive a postcard from Norway!