Friday, 5 October 2012

On Our Travels With Darcy's Postcard Challenge - Portugal

I have followed  the explorer nautical theme for Portugal. One of the world's most famous explorers is the Portuguese Vasco De Gama. In 1498 he became the first European to reach India by sea. In so doing he paved the way for the Portuguese Colonial Empire in Asia.
My postcard is on watercolour paper with his image from Wikipedia and a ship stamp from Artemio. The background map stamp is from Impression Obsession.
My page shows a map of Vasco De Gama's route as the pocket and pictures of the flag, Porto and the famous Discoveries monument in Lisbon made to celebrate Portugal's famous explorers.

Do take a look at the talented work of  others on this journey here.
Jen x


  1. Beautiful card! Vasco de Gama and other explorers must have been very brave to set off looking for new worlds! Valerie

  2. Absolutely stunning postcard - the colours and engravings are wonderful. Love the pocket with the sea routes on. Great nautical theme.

    Janet xx

  3. wonderfully beautiful love those colors!

  4. great minds again.lolx but yours is a much nicer card.. love your colours and stamp.

  5. I love the 'historical' feel you've created with your collage, such a fab combination of images, including the Portugal, great font! M

  6. Beautifully done, Jen...and so authentic with tiles.


  7. Fabulous card! Love the way you've bled the ink...and your book page is so colourful! :D XXX