Saturday, 16 March 2013

Watercolour postcards

On our recent trip I bought a Cotman Water Colour Postcards pad.



Ideal for sketching the places we go to and obviously a sketch of Cambridge was a must.   I know, not perfect by any means, but an indication of the place at least.  I am in awe of anyone who could sketch this building in detail, it's full of it by the bucket load!



being a postcard it only measures 6" x 4"  (that's 15.2 x 10.2cm in foreign money!) so is nice and quick to draw and colour in.  In this case I've waited for it to dry completely and then covered it with Modge Podge as a sealer.....(using watercolours can have a down side to it, once wet...disasters!)






Now here's the thing.  I know there are loads of website/blogs where people Swap Postcards, with some fully subscribed etc.  So I'm thinking about an

Ann's Postcard Giveaway

every so often - No Swaps, just a postcard winging its way to a willing recipient.   And let me say here and now they will only be sketches, no Fine Art,  I want to enjoy sketching and/or painting them without added pressure!

If anyone would like to receive this postcard just leave me a comment on this blog post and I'll put your name in a hat.   I'll draw a name out on Thursday evening (21st March)- 
Let you all know the name drawn out on this blog and then the lucky person can email me on:  somesaddlesoap@hotmail.com 
 with their address details.   Oh, and this is Open to all - in other words the UK and beyond.


I'll see how this one goes and if it is successful then I'll make a point of doing these every now and again.  But don't forget


You need to be In it   
to Win it


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27 comments:

  1. To infinity and beyond! Lovely postcard, Ann, I’d love to add this to my ‘wall of friends’! I’m in! (Fingers crossed.)

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    1. Consider your name added Robin :) Good luck!

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  2. Have a super Saturday and have a great St Patricks' Day.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly - have a good St. Patrick's Day too :)

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    2. Oh, and you left a comment, so your name is on the list :)

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  3. OH, thank you for the chance to win this lovely gift!

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  4. Cool idea, count me in. (-:

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  5. I'd love to be on the list. Your work is fantastic.

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    1. Consider yourself added to the list Faye :)

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  6. Oh I would love to have this winging to me. Lovely work. Sometimes less is more so you don't really need all the details of something. Is modge pdoge clear when dry?

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    1. You're on the list Cris :) and yes, Modge Podge is clear when dry.

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  7. Ooooo! I love this idea! And your sketch is marvelous, btw. Love, love, love it. :D

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    1. Thanks Mary. Your name is now on the list :)

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  8. What a great idea Ann, count me in and hope I win!

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  9. I want "in" too! Even though I do already have 2 of your fabulous-est watercolors. Ok....now I'm feeling selfish and I haven't even won. BTW...incredible what you can do in such a small space. And PS...your watercolors will come with me to the States.

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    1. Of course you can be counted in on this annie! I'm going to do these postcard giveaway's every so often and would Hope that lots of you will want to join in on the list even if you have been picked from the hat before...that's the luck of the draw and what it is all about :)
      Nice to know the watercolours you have already will go to the States with you...yay!

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  10. Hi Ann. I have these postcards myself, and have been thinking of doing the same kind of 'give aways' ...so in the near future I will :-) In the meantime I am ' in' here.

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    1. Thanks Jane, you are now on the list :)

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  11. I simply cannot do buildings and am in awe of yours. thanks for stopping by - you are always so kind!
    cheers, dana

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    1. Thanks Dana, I think it's called persistence on my part, I just keep 'trying' to draw buildings, lol. You've left a comment, so you are in the draw :)

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  12. What a lovely idea! It would be great that you put my name in the hat. I really like your sketches. They are gorgeous!

    Best wishes!

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    1. Thanks Kaja, your name is now on the list :)

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  13. Count me in! I would love a chance to win!

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    1. Nice of you to say Alarmcat.....your name is now on the list :)

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