Monday, August 15, 2016

Walk Your Pets

This week the theme for Sunday Postcard Art is WHEELS.

I actually started this postcard for last week's theme of PETS.  Needless to say, it didn't get done.  I struggled with the background.  When I finally gave up, I checked what the next theme would be.  Wheels.  My pet walking cart has wheels!  I still had a chance to finish this postcard.  But I was still struggling with the background.  


I worked on the background, but I didn't like it.  Not one little bit.  I finally decided to cut out the images and use my favorite background technique of finding a scrapbook paper that would do the job.  It came with sunshine.  I added Wink of Stella to the fish for his glistening scales look, but the camera doesn't pick it up well.  The tiny silver dots is the very fine Stella glitter.
 

The correspondence side...


Happy Mail Day!
xxx
Annie


20 comments:

Carol S. said...

My kind of exercise...someone pulling me in a wagon. LOL Great card!

Kimbopolo said...

Fabulousness!
Kim

sheila 77 said...

Lots of fun speculation here. Who is pulling the wagon? Is the blackbird the supervisor or has he just hopped on for the ride?
Clever mailart with postmark wheels and even the sun looks like a cog wheel. I haven't even started worrying about the fish in his small fish tank. He doesn't look too bothered with the travel arrangements.
The back is beautifully minimalist.
It's a fascinating postcard, Annie.

Inky and Quirky said...

Wow this is right up my quirky street Annie!! Love how your brilliant imagination works and how come everything you create looks soooo perfect too?!
Hugs
Donna xx

Tera Callihan said...

Great Postcard! It makes me giggle to think of walking a fish! Also, how wonderful that the paper you found had a sun already! I think that was def. meant to be the background!!! I love the wink of stella touch!!! I'm addicted to that stuff! I just refilled my clear pen for the 1st time! (yes you can refill them with glimmer sprays!! i used the perfect pearls mist since i already had it with clear fluid and gold glitter.. close enough to the silver for now)

Createology said...

Fabulous postcard and how divine it worked for two challenges. Your creative style always makes me smile. Embracing Creative Bliss...

Renee said...

Love the post card! Those wheels are such a great idea.

Sandy said...

You know I was thinking jut the other day - I need to walk my fish.
Clever post card!
Sandy xx

jenclair said...

Ha! Love the whimsy of this fish on wheels with the black bird supervising--or just hitching a ride. And the wheels are cancellation stamps? How cool! Another winner, with the back as charming as the front!

Mandy Chilvers said...

this is great. love the simplicity of it, and that you always decorate the back of your postcards. I'm intrigued to see the background you 'hated' perhaps it just didn't work with these images?
ive had a wink o stella pen for about 6 months and have yet to open it.

Ruth said...

Oh, I love the little cart with the postmark wheels and of all things riding in it, a fish, very clever!

Sandra Wright said...

What a great postcard..made me smile...x

Miss Iowa said...

I think I have that same fish stamp! Love the folk-art look of this postcard.

Deann said...

A great post and a wonderful postcard.

Kay Wallace said...

A perfect use for the scrapbook papers we all still have in our stash, Annie. Like Mandy, however, I'm curious too see the background with which you were so displeased. In any event, your postcard turned out beautifully. A work of fun art, which is spot-on for this week's SPA theme. Well done.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Hee-hee, love that you are taking your fish for a walk, brilliant interpretation of the theme Annie! If I could bear to use any of my hoarded scrapbook paper, using it as backgrounds would be perfect! (instead I just leaf through it and drool LOL) Thanks for sharing your wonderful postcard, Deb xo

peggy gatto said...

What fun art you make!!!
Loved my visit!! Made me smile!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Great post card. Love the bird riding and the thoughts of exercise. Made me smile.

genie said...

I think it turned out to be a fabulous post card. You did a wonderful job. genie

peggy gatto said...

Hi Annie! Your fun and beautifully handstiched picnic ant postcard arrived, oh I love it, thank you!