Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Second Beach Postcard

Here is the second 4 ¼ z 5 ½” postcard I designed for Alpha Stamps. And like the first I will be swapping it in the “Wish You Were Here” beach postcard swap.
I started by tearing and curling various pattern papers.  After gluing the papers to the postcard I inked the edges and using the same ink I added color to the patterned papers.  The embellishments are a combination of seashells, beads, beaded trim and images of shells and jewelry. 
On the back of the postcard I stamped it with bars of music.  Next, I added a mermaid cut from the “On the Boardwalk Collection” papers.  I embellished the card with more images of shells and jewelry, a piece of cheesecloth (inked) and a brass anchor.


cat lacigale said...

this is absolutely gorgeous !

Rita said...

How wonderful Laura. Your work is amazing and I love the little sentiments you always use. Have a lovely Day. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

artistamyjo said...

What a beautiful work of art.

Wendy said...

that's gorgeous Laura! Love all the little details and different materials. Hugs, Wendy

nelda said...

Absolutely wonderful! You have captured the elements of the sea perfectly, in a most artistic way. Thank you for sharing with us!

Ally White Cat said...

This is beautiful...I need to go shopping again...you help teach me so much..beautiful..the word that popped in my mind was wow extravagant and gorgeous.

susan s.

Jill Zaheer said...

These are such wonderful works-love all the details and composition of the post cards! Just super!

Jennifer said...

OMG...this is so beautiful!! I love the theme and all of the embellishments. You've out done yourself again!

La Nonna said...

Magnifiques réalisations, les décorations sont très recherchées. J'aime. Bravo bisous

Plush Possum Studio said...

Just popped over to invite you to join us with your Steampunk and Egyptian -themed links at our Link Party over at Steam Tea Travels starting tomorrow, noonish MST.
Hope you can join us! We'll be there all month long.
And you may post as many or as few links as you so choose.
Themes are :
Cairo, circa 1900
ASteamship travel
Steampunk in general
Hope you don't mind my flogging our event this way. If you do,please feel free to delete this comment, and then please notify me you'd rather I not invite you so openly.

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely lovely.
Gorgeous piece!

SusanLotus said...

Supergorgeous cards!

Hester said...

These postcards are tops!