French Postcards

The french postcards I gave to my friend Mary. Mary is redoing her beautiful home with french country charm. We both enjoy ~ The Graphics Fairy ~  and I just knew she would love these postcards.
http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ 



 Mary is also a new blogger. She is a sweet person and had just retired. Mary is enjoying her new lifestyle. She loves to find treasures in all different places. Her best finds are from consignment shops, craigslist and curbside. Mary has a wonderful talent for making cards. I know she posted some on her blog.  Here is a pretty hydrangea card.

http://theretirednester.blogspot.com/2011/02/hydrangea-card-before-and-after.html

I started off with this frame and print.


I printed out the postcards from The Graphics Fairy with my laser printer. The paper needed more color so I aged it with black tea and paint.


Here's a good close-up.


I did the same painting technique to the frames by adding layers of color. I topped it off with a creamy white glaze. I also used a toothbrush to add some dark specks on the frame by flicking the toothbrush with a mixture of paint and water.


 I love the way they turned out.



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48 comments:

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Those are beautiful! I love the Graphics Fairy too, there's so much there isn't there? I'll go check out your link too.

d e l i g h t said...

I really like these! Your toothbrush technique is one of my favorites. It can be used in so many ways.
Have a great weekend!
Linda

Anonymous said...

Dee I love these sweet prints you made for Mary. And I know she loves them too. I didn't realize it was paper. I thought it was fabric. It has such a wonderful aged appearance and is perfect for French Country. You have so much talent for making great things and great friends. We all love you. rj

Donnie said...

That is such a cute idea. Loved them.

Daniella said...

Fantastic!!! They are truely gorgeous! Do you know about the Graphics Fairy's "brag monday"? On monday, she has a linky party where you show off the work you've made using her images!! She will LOVE what you've done, I'm so sure!!

Did I already tell you I'm a Jersey Girl too?

Off to visit your new friend!!

xxDaniella

Orange it Lovely said...

Oh I love these! So clever!!!!

My Creative Intuitions said...

Wow, these are GREAT!! Love them! Thank you for stopping by my blog! =) I am also your newest follower!

~Jan

Dee said...

Wow! Such lovely and thoughtful comments. I feel so honored and humble. I am not use to showing off my artwork. It feels so wonderful to get this awesome feedback. I can't thank you enough.

Love,
Dee

Dee said...

Thanks so much Daniella! I will join The Graphics Fairy's linky party.
I do remember you are a Jersey Girl. You ROCK!

Dee/Jersey Girl

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That is so very cute! Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

I love how they turned out! I'd like to try this for some small frames in one of my bathrooms.

Ann-Marie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

These are so cute! Perfect for a vintage French style home.
xo,
Sherry

debbie@http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

Love these, great job!
Debbie

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

I love how these turned out!! Graphics Fairy is the best. You did a great job aging the cards.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love love love them!! Just became your newest follower, would love it if you followed back. Martina

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Fabulous! Totally fitting for a French country decor.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

How lovely!! I'm a new follower and will be featuring this on Saturday!
www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

Shore Girl said...

Love the makeover you gave those frames -- that key is the perfect accent!

Kek's said...

Beautiful, it look so fresh. I don't know what I like better, the shabby looks of frame, that vintage key or the prints. I guess all that ogether :) Really beautiful!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Love this! The key in the middle was the perfect touch!

Deanna said...

Love these! They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

Thank you so much for sharing, those are so cute!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

What a wonderful project!!!
Love them and the key is just perfect.TFS. I came over from Brag Monday.
XO Marie

Butterscotch Caramel said...

I love the technique on these. I think the frames are perfect and your colors are spot on. Good job.
Laurie

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

These are so great! I never thought to look there for POSTCARD images! I love the way you 'aged' them and adding that key is the perfect touch!

passionfruitprincess said...

Very Pretty! What a great gift to your friend.
I am a new follower from the creative Bloggers Party & Hop.
Ana Paula.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

These are gorgeous! :)

Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog ~ it enabled me to find your lovely blog, too!

I love these sweet postcard prints/frames that you gifted your lucky friend with!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Ann said...

came by from thegraphicsfairy,,just had to see how you did these!!
just beautiful!!

Jen said...

Very pretty :)

Kelsey @ trialandstyle.com said...

What an amazing idea! I love the look of antiquey-treasure like this! Did you know you can buy ACTUAL post cards that were written on and mailed? I found some on ebay from the 1920's (from Ohio - where my mother-in-law grew up)! Now I know what I can do with them :) Thank you! And thanks for stopping by my blog... I love yours!

Christina {The Tattered Tag} said...

Hi Dee~

The postcards are simply charming! Happy to be a new follower of your blog & I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. :)

~Christina~

Drop By The Tattered Tag

Kathy said...

Hi Dee,
Glad you stopped by I just had to check out your blog. Your blog and header is wonderful. I love this project it would look great in any room.
The Graphic Fairy is one of my go to places for images, have you checked out The Vintage Moth.
Kathy

nádya said...

Hi Dee, your framed French postcards really turned out soo lovely!!! You did a great job and I just have to say I loved the way you included this antique and beautiful key in between... Just love it!!!!
Blessings, Nádya

Barbara Jean said...

I'm new here. LOVE the postcards and thanks for sowing us how you did them
Hope that means we can do them too. =)

blessings and off to see more of your blog.
barbara jean

Gypsy Heart said...

Oh my ~ these are wonderful!! I must learn how to do some of these techniques. This is one of my favorites!

xo
Pat

Cindy Adkins said...

These are awesome! I just got on Pinterest a half hour ago--and just "pinned" these!

Valerie Hayes said...

LOVE this project! FABulous!
XOXO,
Valerie
BeehiveChic.com

Olive Cooper said...

Very pretty and they are so very elegant.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

These are really pretty. I'm pinning them!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh Dee, those are truly beautiful

love them.

thanks so much for visiting me today and your sweet comment. That was so kind of you..

xoxo
Sonny

Nicole Estes said...

Lucky Mary to have a friend like you! I am glad to hear about the graphics fairy from your post here. These postcards are sooo cool! I found you on savvy southern style link party. I'd love for you to join my party at http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/06/another-fab-friday-thank-you-to.html Thanks for sharing :)

fiona anderson said...

They're lovely, and aged perfectly. I've used one of these postcards before for decoupage, but hadn't thought to just frame them on their own - great idea !

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Lucky Mary!! These are such a great vintage touch! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

ok...had to feature you on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Igottacreate/100573240032625?sk=wall
Love the little key you paired up with these, too. Thanks again for linking up at I Gotta Create!
<3 Christina

Lisa Montsion said...

I love the framed picture of the flower.


lisa

Stacey said...

I love how those turned out! It's always fun to see how people use those graphic images. I've never tried it and want to.

jake tyler said...

Postcards are one of the best way for advertising your company's logo and popularize it in the people.Still people loves to send postcards to their loved ones.Now we can also design a postcard or print a postcard with the help of internet.

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