Sorry it's been so long, I haven't been able to put my mind to crafting, but I had my name down for swap on the Art & Soul group so had to get to grips and find my mojo.
Anyway the latest altered art swap was to make a Collaged Postcard with something metal on it. This is my first attempt at one of these and knew I wanted one with a vintage feel.
I used a piece of mountboard (4x6cm) covered it in acrylic paints, then used the pva technique for a crackle effect, overstamped with a Viva Fleur de Lys stamp in Archival Sepia, distressed and embossed the edges in gold. The frame is a sizzix die again embossed in gold and the word love and fleur de lys were cut out on the cricut, covered in gold acrylic paint and heated to make the paint bubble. Added a corner and charm to fit the "metal" criteria.
The back was given a coat of Distress Stain in Antique Linen and stamped with a combination of stamps, Crafty Individual postmarks and Viva script.
I hope my swap partner likes it as much as I do.