I first came across Kat via Rinda, though I know others of you know of her too - I've seen her Photo-Heart Connection appear on a few blogs, for example (I love Blog Land! I love that we can share good ideas and fun finds and introduce each other to each other!) Anyway, I liked what I saw, and I was particularly interested in the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap so I signed up for this year's - along with a few names I recognised! :)
Today I received my first postcard - woo hoo! Very exciting :) But I'm not going to show you yet; there'll be a blog hop for all participants 10th-12th May, and I shall reveal my 'received' postcards then. For now, here are the ones I sent:
They all began as photos I'd taken (some of which you may recognise, as I've shared them here before) but I played with them a bit in PSE to give them more of an 'art' finish. I found the 'palette knife' tool was great for this, though I also liked the 'watercolour' finish on the yellow daisy - the effects are more obvious if you click on the individual photos to enlarge them.
I had them printed as postcards at Moo (who, by the way, were brilliant; I was very impressed by how easy it was to create my postcards, how quickly they arrived, and how high the quality of the printing was - I can thoroughly recommend them!) There was a message - of my own design - printed on the reverse of each card, but I don't have a photo handy so maybe I'll share that as part of the hop. I also added a handwritten note to each.
Wonder where mine will end up? :) It's just as exciting to send as to receive!
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