Saturday, 5 November 2016

Destinations at Always Use Rubber

We have a new challenge for you at Always Use Rubber, and this time the theme is Destinations.  That means we'd like to see something that represents a place, maybe a city or country, or maybe a generic place that you could go to, like the seaside or the mountains.

For my destination, I have chosen Paris.

The two postcards are made with the Paris panorama from the Tim Holtz cityscapes set, used with a postcard stamp I was given in a RAK some years ago,  and the large stamp collage and tiny postcards are from a bargain unnamed set I bought at the Make It show. The two ribbon snippets are both printed ribbons from Crafty Ribbons, and yes, you're not seeing things, one of them really IS an exact match for the cityscapes stamps - the whole length ribbon has the full set of stamps on it.
The background - well, I wish I'd dug it out before I started colouring my stamped images, as I would have used different colours! It's an old street map of Paris, one of those freebies you can pick up at hotels and tourist attractions, and I ironed it (between two sheets of paper in case the ink ran) to get rid of the fold lines.
I stamped all the images onto watercolour paper using Stazon ink, then used distress inks and a water brush to very roughly colour them and then spritzed the whole thing with water to soften all the edges of the colours. When it was dry, I added some highlights with a white gel pen.
After cutting the postcards to the right size, I was left with part of the borders so I fussy cut them and added them to the lower corners of the card to cover up a bit more of the map!
Now why don't you head over to Always Use Rubber to see what Zoe and Christi have created, and share a destinations themed make of your own?
I am sharing this with
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - November
Loves to Craft - November 
Crafty Creations Challenge - Water Colour   


  1. A stunning collage card Jane. Barbxx

  2. Wow- these are beautiful -- fabulous choice of colors. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  3. Love your Paris themed Destination project. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  4. The romance of Paris captured here beautifully. Great theme thank you Jane

  5. Fabulous project using the map in the background...great design.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  6. This is beautiful thank you for joining into our challenge at

    Michelle DT

  7. Gorgeous! Love it! Xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Veronique DT for

  8. Fantastic amount of work has gone into this project. Love the lay out. Thank you for sharing

    Pen DT x


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