Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Calendar Girl Postcard for Susan

This is my finished postcard for Susan for the Calendar Girls April round. I used a technique I read about in a Quilting Arts magazine - a batik fabric background with silk flowers trapped under chiffon (I also added a net layer for a bit of extra texture). I beaded the flower centres to give it all a bit more dimension but I like the way the flowers "puff up" with the FME stitching. The chiffon really toned down the brightness of the flowers and the fabric so the result was more pastel than vibrant so I added the blue edging to tie it all back to the original picture that was the inspiration for this month's interpretation (below).

I am off for a few days on a work trip so won't be blogging until Friday night. Enjoy the rest of your week.

7 comments:

Danielle D said...

Ooh, it's lovely, Deb!

Doreen G said...

Love it Debbi and Susan will too.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

That's a pretty card!

Arlene,
Federal Way florist

sharon young said...

Lovely PC, Debbi, lucky Susan, have elaborated on the CG blog.
Thank you for your lovely comment on mine.

Guhn said...
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artisbliss said...

Very, very nice, Debbi.

cat said...

Your postcard came out wonderful!!
Love the colors!