I prepared the background of my postcard by rubbing on three shades of distress inks ( old paper, antique linen and frayed burlap) and then spattering with water to create a pied appearance
I stamped the elegant doyenne Madame Berth with black waterproof ink, coloured her with my neocolours and then masked her off to create the frame
The frame was created by using a blending tool to apply milled lavender, dusty concord and fired brick distress inks, which I then over stamped with a black ink using a large backgrounder stamp
I finished the frame with some wavy lines drawn on with a superfine Pitt artist pen.
And the rear of the postcard with a genuine french postage stamp
Sammy has discovered a little about her parents from the documents forwarded to her by Kathy.
Her mood has deteriorated and she is not enjoying France. Her boss is not helping.
The back of the postcard reads :
My father - Paul Franks, died in a motorcycle accident before I was born.
My mother disappeared after leaving me at the door of my adoptive parents.
How could she leave me Kathy ???
I was all she had left, will I ever find her ?
Paris is awful, I hate it!!!
It is expensive, over-rated and dirty !
Carlton's short temper and quiet moods since I confided in him are making me even more miserable !
I would go home, but I don't feel like I belong anywhere !!!
Her handwriting is more erratic as she scratches out the words, her disappointment at drawing a blank with her mother and the mixed feelings of losing a father she never knew are tainting her generally optimistic and sunny nature. There is none of the friendly enquiries regarding her friend Kathy and she has not even mentioned the mysterious Spencer. Will she continue to search for her mother ? Will she put up with her moody boss and all the constant travelling ? Can Kathy help her ?
To see all the other postcards and to find out what this postcard challenge is all about - hop on over to Darcy's blog HERE
Today is also an extra special day as my boy turns sweet 16
Happy birthday Rob - love you son xxx
This is the card I made for him from me and his dad
It's terrifying how quick time flies, a sixteen year old and an 18 year old in the house, it seems only yesterday when the house was cluttered with toy trucks, dolls and nappies.