This month it is my turn to make a postcard for Val Thomas. This is the Calendar picture that is this month's inspiration prompt -
I loved the variety of flowers and vases in this picture and was inspired to use just the central pink flower. I have use, as my postcard base, a piece of one of the very textural fabric papers that I made last August in Beryl Taylor's Perth (Western Australia!) workshops. This fabric paper has a soft closely woven material as the fabric base, is covered in torn strips of wallpaper, torn fabric and various papers (which are glued on) and is then partially covered with plaster before before lightly painted and foiled. To make the connection with the swirls on the vase I have stamped a swirl stamp in dark green ink several times across the background. The flower and leaves are cut from other less textural sheets of fabric paper that I made after the workshops. I am really happy with the "pieced" look of the postcard and want to make some more now!!