Thursday, 13 December 2007

Gosh - It is Thursday Night Already!!

Nothing much to report - I have been very busy (in the rest of my life) and, very inconveniently, I have done something to my back so I am feeling very uncomfortable and restricted movement-wise.

I have started experimenting with my postcard for January for the Calendar Girls exchange - this is where I am up to at the moment - it is a stamped sunflower on mulberry paper (coloured with Adirondack Color Washes and Tombow ink-pens). The two pictures show it before and after stitching. If you want to see the original picture that is the inspiration for January's interpretation, have a look here.

The background is a cheap but textured water colour paper that has been coloured with multiple sprayings of the color washes, water and Moon Shadow Mist (Medieval Gold) and stamped with a favourite script image. I've fused some batting to it, added some free motioning stitching on the flower and some decorative stitching as a border as there was too much open space around the focal image. The stamped image really needed to be larger but this was an experiment. I will finish it off with some beading and finishing off the edges but it will be interesting to see whether my final January postcard bears any resemblance to this one!


Anonymous said...

Stunning!!! I love it.
Doreen Kinkade

Doreen G said...

Me too --the other Doreen

Homeleightigger said...

Really really lovely - that background makes my eyes water! Might you make one for you and one for the swap? Val

sharon young said...

Hi Debbie
Your PC looks great, I love the background writing, it's so nostalgic! you really have combined your stamping and stitching magnificently!!
I can't believe you'll top this!!
I started mine today, but no posting yet, I'm hoping to find more time tomorrow, but have enjoyed what I've I've done so far.

Purple Missus said...

This is fabulous, really good. You have certainly set a very high standard :)

katelnorth said...

It will be interesting to see if it changes, and how much - I like this image a lot already, so I hope it doesn't change TOO much. Hope your back is better soon.

Danielle D said...

The stitching is fabulous, Debbi! It really beings out the gleam in the background.