Sunday, April 01, 2018

It´s Postage People Time Again!

Mandy from the Sunday Postcard Art challenge blog suggested that I could do a Postage People theme once again, and that was a great excuse to pull out my postage stamps album showing heads again (yes, I have a special album for those head stamps ...).
Usually I just try the postage stamps that I have in my collection on several stamped images, but of course you can also use collage images or just draw your own persons. I always end with a bunch of different characters like these ...
Some are too small for a 4 x 6 postcard, so I`ll use them for ATCs, and those that are too big will probably end on an art journal page later. In this case, I´ve picked two characters that seemed to correspond, and I´ve built a story around them, led by the theme of the left postage stamp, chess. As I own several chess stamps and had some appropriate papers and tapes in my stash, the design came together step by step. I really can´t wait to see your Postage People!
Tonight I´ve put together a quick digital Postage People card just to show you that you don´t have to use real stamps if you don´t have any - for my Lincoln and Eisenhower meeting (a historical sensation worth documenting!) I´ve used images from Angie Young, Vicky Robinson, Emily Abramson, Sissy Sparrows, Marcee Duggar, Paula Kesselring, and Little Butterfly Wings.

11 comments:

Lori Saul said...

Absolute perfection Marion-you have an incredible stamp collection-wow!

Ozstuff said...

An amazing collection of postage stamp treasures. I love your sample picture for the SPA challenge and have enjoyed visiting your blog to know your secrets! Your artwork is SUPERB.

peggy gatto said...

I love what a fabulous challenge you created! Your postal people are so fun, clever!!!

Rein said...

Klasse wie immer Marion.

Anonymous said...

Marion, das ist einfach UNVERWECHSELBAR & KLASSE, wie immer!

LG
KAtrin

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fantastic artwork.

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Deine Postage-People-Karten sind einfach klasse! Wo bekommt man diese ganzen tollen Briefmarken? Ich habe zwar auch jede Menge, aber nie die richtigen.

LG
Renate

Deann said...

Fantastic, what a fun challenge and your stamp people are awesome.

Cindy McMath said...

Marion, I love this whole post! Your postage stamp people are brilliant (both digital and traditional). Your cards are fantastic, and I enjoyed the way you stepped us through your process. Thanks for hosting!

Mandy Chilvers said...

i love your postage people and love that you showed us your process for selecting the heads to the stamps. you are so clever my friend

Kati said...

Hach wie schön, hast mich auch mal wieder zu Postage People inspiriert. Mach ich ja auch total gerne. Ich habe allerdings in meinem Briefmarkenalbum nur zwei Seiten für Köpfe-Briefmarken...
lg
Kati