Friday, January 6, 2012

Post Card Challenge

Last night I made the 11th-hour decision to join Darcy's Postcard Challenge. When she first described the challenge I was totally intimidated and thought there was no way in hell I could take it on.  But all day yesterday it nagged at me, and I stayed up until midnight making my first card.

The project, inspired by the Griffin and Sabine books, is a year long postcard correspondence between two fictional characters. Every week, Darcy will post the name of a country and we all work from there. (This week:  Austria).   I don't know that I'll be able to keep up with the weekly pace, but I'm full of ideas on where I want this to go.

The story begins:


29 comments:

  1. I'm glad the nagging was fruitful. Wonderful card and intrigue.

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  2. What a wonderful piece to come from the inner nagging at the eleventh hour. And already a superb story to follow.

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  3. I'm glad you were able to come to a decision about this because your first postcard is great. Now I want to know what's happened to Lily!

    The Griffin and Sabine books are so interesting. This postcard challenge should be fun.

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  4. oh what a great card and story so far

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  5. Oh, some wonderful intrigue! Can't wait to see the next installment. -teri

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  6. fantastic, beautiful card and story, eagerly awaiting the next one :)

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  7. Ok, I already want these two to find eachother!
    This is going to be good :)

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  8. Ooooh, great start to your story! Cool card too, you've totally captured the colours of the Austrian scenery!

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  9. Great picture on the front and splendid start. I'm sure you will be forgiven if you don't appear every week (as long as you finish your story ;) please

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  10. Brilliant! And you did all that on a whim? Can't wait to see where this story is going :D XXX

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  11. Great postcard, I can't wait to read the rest !!A xx

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  12. Ooh yes, nice bit of intrigue. Great card. So pleased you are joining us, this is going to be such fun!!!

    Smiles :)

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  13. ooo great card, and intriguing message..love it, what has happened to her?

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  14. I find myself curious as to where Lily has gone. Love the artwork on the front of this piece

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  15. Loving the start of your story...wonder what will unfold...
    The mountains on your pc are great!

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  16. ooerr, such intrigue. Can't wait to see what happens. x

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  17. I am glad you just went with it in the end because I am loving the story.

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  18. Fantastic idea, I always thought the Griffin and Sabine books were so beautiful. This will be a geographical extravaganza. xox Corrine

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  19. Well I will be happy to live vicariously through you! I too love the Griffin and Sabine books and this challenge sounds crazy wonderful.

    Glad to know you had a little rest ... glad to know that you NEED rest because you always knock me out by all the colorful splend-ness of your work! On a grey day, you always lift my spirits.

    Austria ... hmmm ... I am hearing the Sound of Music ...

    xo Lis

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  20. oh god ... I am so tempted now ...

    must-not-join-another-challenge-must-stick-to-massive-to-do-list-must-simplify-life ...

    arrgh ... I feel a postcard coming on ...

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  21. Great postcard, glad you decided to join us! x

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  22. I especially love the little castle. delightful. Looking forward to finding out more from C.

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  23. So glad you're participating in this challenge - I thought about it and decided I already have too much, but I'm following several of you who ARE playing so I'm going to get such pleasure as your folks travel the world.

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  24. Glad you convinced yourself to take on the challenge, I hope you keep it up, this is a fantastic start, cant wait to see your story unfold xxx

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  25. Great start, an interested follower. Caz

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  26. ooh.a missing person..how intriguing..fab postcard too..Esther xx

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  27. I'm so glad you joined. :) Postcards looks fantastic! :)

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  28. Love a bit of a mystery! Fab start!

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  29. Late joining in so playing catch up, interesting story line. Like the art work.
    Jen x

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