Saturday, 22 November 2008

November Calendar Girl Postcard

I forgot to say last Sunday that I was going to be away for the week with work. We covered a lot of miles this week and came home tired and with a coating of good old Australian red dust! Quite strange too as we are having our second wet weekend in a row - not at all usual for Kalgoorlie in spring (we are on the edge of the desert and our annual rainfall only averages 260 ml).

This month the Calendar Girl postcard "inspiration" is the picture above so I have focused on the daisy shape. I had previously made the basics of the flower using a previous project "gone-wrong" so it was a fairly quick postcard to pull together. I have ironed painted fusible webbing onto text printed fabric as the base (with a felt and Pelmet Vilene Plus backing). The actual flower was originally based on pretty much the same idea but I messed up the project and ironed it on the wrong side so I ended up painting over it and spraying it with mists etc.

I have "rescued" the flower from the disaster basket and restitched the edges in black to make the edges more pronounced. It is sewn to the postcard using a colourful clay button (it has a bright yellow centre that for some reason won't show up in the scanning!)


Doreen G said...

Ooooohh I love it.

Aussie Jo said...

Fantastic postcard Debbi.
Did you print out the fabric yourself or is it a commercial one??

Sue McGettigan said...

The card, and the flower, are gorgeous Debbi - the disaster basket must not be so disastrous after all!

JuliaRose said...

Hi Debbie,
Thanks for your kind encouragement...and for sharing some of the same feelings.
I Love your beautiful flower so elegant as your work always is...xx