My regular swapping buddy, Jewels,
suggested 'Classic Sci-Fi' for our theme for
this Mail Art and postcard swap.
What a brilliant suggestion :)
|(The First Men in the Moon)|
As luck would have it, I was rooting about in
a charity/thrift shop and found an old copy
of HG Wells' 'The First Men in the Moon.'
It's a brilliant story (ahead of its time)
which is summed up
Well, it was meant to be, wasn't it?!
The postcard's background is foil tape put through
the Vagabond machine (it's annual outing!) using
Tim Holtz's Riveted Metal Texture Fades
embossing folder. I then went over this with
alcohol inks, rubbed back with wire wool
to give it an aged look. The male image is Mr Wells
himself, taken from a page within my book.
I gave him a spaceman helmet, which I think
rather suits him! I used the title of the book from
the spine of the book's cover
and stuck on some Tim Holtz cogs.
'The Sphere' is the name of the space rocket
constructed to get to the moon.
|(5, 4, 3, 2, 1.......LIFT OFF!!!)|
The envelope has been put through the
Vagabond and was then painted to simulate
the look of old metal. I also used the
embossing diffuser template to leave a
space for the address.
This was such fun to do and it looks like
Jewels had fun with hers too :)
|(The Day of the Triffids - at the Palace)|
She chose John Wyndham's
'The Day of the Triffids'
as her Classic Sci-Fi, which she
explained was required reading at High School.
The book and the film has clearly had a
lasting effect on her! She did an image transfer of Buckingham Palace as her background
(she was more successful than I've been with
those recently!) and it made me giggle to
think of the Triffids waiting patiently outside
the Palace for the Royal family to come out :D
|(Front of envelope)|
I love the colours of the envelope with the
superb 'vintage-futuristic' space images.
1951 refers to the year the book was published.
|(Back of envelope)|
As always, I enjoyed my swap with Jewels
and we have already got another one
planned. She has, again, come up with a
brilliant theme - I'll show you when it's done.
Thank you for reading,
bye for now!