Old Postage Stamps…

They’re so useful in backgrounds, aren’t they? I’ve covered several themes in this collage (which came together unbelievably quickly!) – Make It Mondays – Postage Stamps; Created by Hand – Stripes; and Artygirlz – Butterflies.


The original cardstock is maroon, although you wouldn’t know it now! I used torn text pages for the base, then postage stamps from my stash, gesso (removed from the most interesting stamps), distress ink and embossing powder and finally black stazon; a black pen and a Sakura Gelly Roll pen in white.

The card itself is 10″ x 4″ – wonderfully long and thin to cover… The stamps are by ThirdCoast RS (postmarks) and Personal Impressions (butterfly). The Poppy Heads I bought on Ebay long ago…

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  1. beautiful!

  2. Beautiful collage!

  3. Great collage Rosie …loads of lovely things to see x

  4. Wow both beautiful and efficient, getting three challenges done in one piece. Now THAT’s a challenge! Angela

  5. They all work together so well…what a gorgeous piece! Love it!
    Peace, Love & Art,

  6. Sandy

     /  February 26, 2009

    Very impressive.
    So fantastic work. Love them.

  7. crissi Harvey

     /  March 1, 2009

    great background Rosie

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

  8. Lovely collage Rosie

    Thanks for joining in with the butterfly challenge on Arty Girlz

    Julie xx

  9. this is great! love the collage and stamps. Some great tips in this piece of art – thanks, John

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