Saturday, April 28, 2012


This week I was so short on time (too many late hours at work)-thankfully I had a head start and had my card done by mid week. Now the page was the  challenge -I Loved this image I found of Norway and knew I wanted to use it for my page-I tried to re-create it twice without success- So when all else fails just collage it, altered it, and hope it works! So the land of mountains, vikings, waterways, and churches were my subject matter this week; especially the Fjords and Borgard Stave Church. Enjoy!

Front of Card
This card was done using Liquiditex acrylics.
The card was based on an old poster for tourism
in Norway. I loved the view of Stave Church.
The background was done in the paint, the buildings & brick wall
were hand cut out and outlined in markers.

Back of Card
So you did guess correctly- Alexander Graham Bell was my
great, great, grandfather.
But explain to me why you were at a sheep auction?Do you raise sheep?
I loved the pottery you purchased-some day I Will share some pics
of the pieces I have collected on my travels.
This card is from a trip I took in the past.
Take care of yourself,

Page In Book

The background image was the one I fell in love with.
I tried to stay with using acrylics this week ,but I just
couldn't achieve the tones-so I printed it out twice-once in color& once
in black and white. I did a lot of fussy cutting to leave the  side mountains in
B&W . The  foreground water reflection is the color copy; but I altered
that to blur the canoes , and ship that was part of the original picture.
Next I used some viking clip art of the ship- hand colored with acrylics.
The Viking  clip art was colored with colored pencils.
So not what I wanted to do; but it turned out well.

Page in Book w/Card
So this is the final page with post card in place.
I love how the two mountain ranges sorta line up with each other.

So another week is done~ wonder where we are off to next?

Happy Creating Everyone,


  1. Wonderful work! Your postcard is so vibrant and surreal. Your bookpage reminds me of a book we had in the primary school library (I am a child of the 50's!) Great images and colours.

    Janet xx

    1. Thank You-Boy I bet you wish you a had one of those books to alter or just get images from...

  2. Wow! what a great postcard. great painting and colours and I love your bookpage,,

    1. Mags Thank You ! Even though they are acrylics I was able to layer then; that in some areas they look like watercolors...

  3. Oh. you ended up with a great card and page! ♥
    Did you know acrylics, like watercolors can be diluted with water to get the see-through effect? Try it, it's so much fun! :)

    1. Yes I remember that from my days of tole painting but I still could not master the reflection parts hench the copy was used instead..

  4. ooo really nice, I love the card, those purple mountains are just gorgeous.

    1. Thanks Darcy~ yea I liked how the mountains turned out too. (BTW -I have my New Zealand card done _ Thanks for posting earlier for us)

  5. Love your postcard , the colours are fabulous.Super page too, lots of work but a great result.
    Jen x

    1. Thanks Jen - I'm really enjoying this challenge and hope that at week 52 it is as much fun then as it is now for everyone!!

  6. I REALLY like your postcard - it has quite a fairytale look. Great page for it to sit on too.

    1. Joanna I never thought of that but it does look like a fairyland castle...Thank You for the encouraging words