Thursday, 5 July 2012

Out of a Hat Challenge 15- travel postcard

Here we are on Challenge 15 already-time flies when you are enjoying yourself doesn't it?

This week at Out of a Hat Creations we have the challenge to make a Travel Postcard. I didn't know where to start at first but my ideas seem to evolve once I had started and then I didn't know where to stop as usual
Do go and see what Janet, Sandra and Florence have made for the challenge as we all love to hear from you.

This week sees the start of Janet's special prize which will last all month so do go to Out of the Hat to see how you can join in and have the chance to win.

This is a postcard size with smaller postcards on it, all of places that we visit regularly and not too far from us. The little postcards are made from our photographs

I started off with this photo of some old suitcases that I took at Grosmont at the steam train station Then I used a simple programme to change the photo into a digital stamp and printed it onto a background that I had distressed with various colours of ink, then coloured it here and there in 'old suitcase' colours.

Should have stopped there really cause it looked different but you know me----

I added 2 strips of elastic and coloured them

Then I printed out lots of our photographs in smaller sizes like postcards and tucked them under the elastic.

Imagine what would would happen to this if I sent it by Royal Mail :(   It will fit neatly into an envelope though :)

Stamped some text and stuck on some bits and bobs of around the world to show that there is somewhere outside of Yorkshire lol and we do have airports here.

You are welcome to join us with your take on the Travel Postcard Challenge.


  1. Brilliant project Chrissie. You always come up with amazing ideas. Fab postcards. Love the photos. I want those suit cases in my house! :) Have a wonderful day.
    Regards Florence xxx

  2. Great project, love the layers of cards under the strips.
    Yvonne x

  3. Hi Chrissie thats so clever, what a great idea to use your photos I love this !


  4. Hi Chrissie, A Fantastic project so original. You've pulled it off brilliantly. Hugs Sandra XXX

  5. What a great idea to use your travel photos on the postcard. Very unique and fun!

  6. Chrissie - you girls always manage to find something different for a challenge and you have certainly pulled the hat out of the bag this week. What an inspired piece of artwork.
    This is a "treasure" for you to keep to remind you of all those lovely places you visit so often - what a wonderful idea.
    Something I may copy one day if you don't mind. Love it!
    Hugs, Neet xx

  7. A fabulous use of all your wonderful photo's Chrissie :)
    Von ♥

  8. I love the way you've celebrated Yorkshire! The suitcases are great too.

  9. What a brilliant way to make postcards of your photo's Chrissie,
    Janet x

  10. Very resourceful Chrissie. I love the idea.

  11. Brilliant and clever projects Chrissie. I love how you've used your photo's.
    xxx Hazel.


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