Saturday, 28 February 2009

Calendar Girl Postcard for Neki

Feels quite weird to be home after so much time away with work this month! Just want to say a big thank you to everyone that pops by my blog and checks it out - this week I have reached the 50,000 hit mark (just shy of my two year anniversary).

Today I finished my February Calendar Girl postcard for Neki - as you can see from the photo at the top of this post, I didn't go for a literal interpretation this month! (The painting is "Last Days by Vaclav Vaca and was chosen for us by Sandy.) I couldn't see myself doing a unicorn but I loved the colours and the jeweled look so decided to concentrate on some beading and hand stitching. I used some of Joanna's hand-dyed silk (which is actually much closer to the yellow of the unicorn than it looks in my scan) and created an arc shape for my beading - the background of the unicorn image has a radiating arc shape so I thought I would imitate that part. It was a lovely relaxing postcard to make - I really do enjoy doing some hand-stitching and beading occasionally.

Here are a couple of ATCs I have sent overseas for recent trades - the first one for Anne Lugherini is an embellished silk paper heart on top of a FME fabric sandwich (felt covered with a gold spotted chiffon) and the second one, for Marina Perez, is an organza covered piece of fabric paper (a la Beryl Taylor).
(For Anne)

(For Marina)

And now I need to get back to my little bird quilt - I have to decide how to back and bind it so I can get it in the mail on Tuesday. We have a long weekend here in our state so I intend to make the most of it!

PS Little Evelina is just gorgeous!


Melusine said...

Mmmm. Scrummy postcard. Simple but effective. Good design interpretation. Of the two ATCs I think that the heart one is my favourite. Thanks for sharing your inspirational work.

Aussie Jo said...

Lovely pieces Debbie, they all tone very well together too, must be favourite colours!

Viv's Visuals said...

Have spent a pleasant half hour catching up on your blog Debbi.. as usual I have gone away with a happy feeling - hope you have a good weekend.

Jenxo said...

Lovely work Debbi.i like all your beading.

have a lovely weekend at home. jenxo

Jen Crossley said...

Oh Debbi how wonderful all those beautiful cards.Not long till I see you

Gaby Bee said...

Debbi, I just saw your last few posts, you always have such nice things. Love seeing them...
I especially adore the postcard with the unicorn. Absolutely stunning!!!

Gaby xo