Post Snail Press, Spring 2021

Updated: May 27, 2021

I'm very excited to share that i've been accepted for the spring edition of Post Snail Press! This edition will run from the 16th April to the 31st May

Post Snail Press is a project created by Nicola of Fernandes Makes and Laura of Loaf & Bear who set out to make affordable postcards created by different artists to inspire people to keep in touch with their loved ones.10% of profits from the postcard sales are donated to Samaritans, the project has raised over £600 so far!

I took part in the project in June last year (that feels like a lifetime ago now) and really enjoyed creating work that is specific for a postcard and is set around a theme created by someone else.

My design is 'daffodil' which is a copy of the original collage and coloured pencil design that I created for my Step mum as a Mother's day card. She absolutely loves bright flowers and I gave her a big bunch of tulips to go with it. The design became popular on my Instagram so I decided to submit it to the project.

(More product photos coming soon! eek!)

I've made a list of my top 5 favourite postcards from the Spring collection:

Early Spring Fields by Lottie Smith

I was drawn in by Lottie's charming postcard design.... and then got sucked in by the sketchbook drawings on her Instagram account... and then was blown away by her incredible cardboard creations! Absolutely take a look, you won't be disappointed!

Wild Garlic Season by Chromaticraft

I love this hand cut collage by Chromaticraft, I really like how the layers and textures all work with the colours to build this little set.

I feel like I could climb into this little kitchen and make a nice big bowl of wild garlic pesto - mmmm

This is for you by Ellie Durkin

I can't get enough of this strange image by fellow Stockport maker Ellie Durkin. I love that the hand has way too many fingers and I love the flower's little face.

Scroll down on Ellie's website homepage to watch the Ghostman Postman animation - I'll be thinking about it for the rest of today

Spring Still Life by Darcie

This image really reminds me of golden hour in our house when the spring sun is just about to set and the whole house is filled with a warm glow- delicious.

If you are a colour lover, head to Darcie's Instagram page to get your colour fill!

(click here)

Spring Garden by Alyn Smith

Just how sweet is this design. Created using a mixture of hand technique with rubber and foam stamps combined with a digital Photoshop element.

I really love the simple shapes and sweet colour palette on this design, click HERE to see more of Alyn's lovely work

Head over to the Post Snail Press website and have a look at their Spring collection, let me know which one is your favourite! x

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