Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Calendar Girl Postcard for October

Last month I was caught making my Calendar Girl postcard at the end of the month and I wanted to avoid a repeat this month, so on the weekend I had a little play with an idea I had and it worked!

When Susan sent me her delightful postcard for September she included this great napkin.

The stylised flower image resembled one of the flowers on the October calendar page (see below) that we are using as our inspiration so I thought I would use it as my focal point.

I made a sandwich of light blue felt, silvery open mesh fabric (rescued and recycled from an extravagant floral arrangement that a co-worker received) and then a deep blue organza, using Misty Fuse to keep all the layers together. I cut out the napkin image and separated off the top ply of the napkin. I painted the flower part on the back of the napkin with white gesso so that the image would not lose its clarity when it was adhered to the organza sandwich using Fabric Mod Podge. I used the FMP on the top of the napkin as well to make it a bit more robust. Once it was dry I machine stitched around the image using silver thread and used a white gel pen to add some zing. I am really happy about the way the mesh shows (lightly) through the organza!

Keep an eye on the Calendar Girls blog to see the other postcards that get created for October! My postcard is for Jenny.


Doreen G said...

A great use of the serviette Debbi--well done.

sharon young said...

Fabulous PC, Debbi, love the techniques involved, it's all come together beautifully, and your soooo...... early!!

carolann said...

Fantastic work hun WTG xxxx