Thursday, March 31, 2011

iHanna Postcard Swap

Each day, I read LOTS of blog posts and during this process, I found a great blog called iHanna.  She talks about lots of great crafty things and recently organized a handmade postcard swap (look at some of the postcards here).  It sounded like fun so I thought I would give it a try.  I was randomly assigned 10 people to mail postcards to.  Let me show you what I've been working on!

I decided to try something new for these, so I did ink illustrations and painted them with watercolor.  I stuck with my signature birdies:
I'm a little nervous about mailing watercolors, but I sprayed all of the postcards with sealer, so hopefully that will keep them safe.  I'm flying blind here, so we'll see what happens.
Here are some finished pictures of all of the birds.  I tried going for a less realistic image and more stylized.   I'm happy with most of them, although my dark-eyed junco looks a bit like a penguin. 






24 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea. Your postcards are really nice, I should think anyone would be very happy to receive one.

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  2. The postcards are beautiful and I love especially how you took the pictures outside!

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  3. Oh wow Jenny, how beautiful they are! Thanks for joining the postcard swap - these postcards will most definitely brighten the day for the receiver of them. I'm sure!

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  4. They're beautiful!! Anyone would be thrilled to receive one of your birds.

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  5. very nice, i love them all. hope i'm on your list.

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  6. Oh...the cards have come out so besutiful!Lucky the ones who got these!!
    10postcards must have been lot of work...but this sounds like good fun!

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  7. I love your postcards! You would do well, I think, I selling them on Etsy too! {:-D

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  8. Fun! It's always a hoot to try something new & stretch yourself a bit. I think they look great! Let us know how they held up ...if you even find out that is :)

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  9. Your birdie postcards are wonderful! Those are going to be 10 lucky people who receive yours! (Penguin -- too funny!)

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  10. Jenny, these are awesome! I think being able to draw and paint w/watercolor would be so much fun, but I don't even have good handwriting. If I was a receipient, I would frame this one from you for sure.

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  11. I love the postcards. It would be like receiving a small piece of art in the mail. Very special. Thank you for visiting my blog! Going to join your RSS feed (:

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  12. These are wonderful! There will be some lucky and happy recipients very soon!
    I agree with Deb--try selling them and/or ACEOs/ATCs.

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  13. All of your cards are wonderful. I am so glad I received one of them.

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  14. Yay, I'm one of the lucky ones to find a postcard in the letterbox! It is pretty, I got the Western Meadowlark, and he is gorgeous! Thank you so much.

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  15. whooohooo! i got mine in the mail today! super exciting thanks j!

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  16. I'm always impressed with people who can paint so incredibly well with watercolors! Great job on your cards...
    Best wishes from germany, tj

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  17. Sweet birds, thanks for sharing.

    EWian

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  18. Hi Jenny, what kind of cardstock do you use for your postcards? Do they send ok through snail mail?

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  19. I used blank watercolor cards from the craft store. They sent fine through the mail.

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