Saturday, 2 May 2009

Some ATCs and another Fabric Postcard

Just a quick little post to show the last of my postcards for the Unique Stitching Red Cross fund-raiser. This one is made from beautiful vintage fabric (it comes from the leftover fabric when my Mum made her bedroom curtains and quilt when she was first married more than 50 years ago). I have covered the base fabric with a very light sheer fabric (organza I think) which I had first stamped with a text image and black ink. I love using text as a way of getting more depth in the background. I've kept this postcard pretty simple with some accent hand-stitching, a few miniature sequins and seed beads and a small piece of a pink trim. I finished off by spraying it lightly with Medieval Gold Glitz Spritz to give it a slightly deeper colour and because I love the look of a few golden splodges!

(From Chantal)

(From Chantal)

During the week I received these two terrific ATCs from my first trade with Chantal Gamory in France - they are so lovely and sparkly! And these are my two return ATCs.

The first one has a background of felt and various bits and pieces of fabrics and scrap threads, stitched and covered with blue organza which I have melted back a bit. I have drawn the swirls with Jones Tones glue and used two different foils to get the patchy effect. It is really pretty in real life!

The other one is made from a base of tissue paper adhered to felt which I have coloured and then lightly sprayed with webbing spray. I've sewn on a little pleated scrap of fabric, some vintage lace, a stamped piece of twill and a few buttons for some dimension.

A word of warning - Annie and I are jointly hosting a Green Fabric Inchie swap on the Aus_NZartquilters yahoo group so you can expect to see lots of inchies over the next several weeks. I just love making them and I really wanted a green collection to go with the other four I have mounted on my wall - blue, metallic, beige and plastic.


Anna said...

Beautiful postcard, how great is it that your Mum still had that fabric!


I sssooo love coming here on my weekly blog catch up and seeing all you have done...its like gettinga a glimpse to some arty inspiring World :o).Love the postcards Deb and how awesome to be able to use some of your Mum's old fabric like you have.Gorgeous work

Anneke said...

beautiful postcards debbi and i love them all

Sam Marshall said...

They are all beautiful!!!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Debbi I really like your fabric postcard. I especially like how you re purposed your Mum's curtains. Very cool

sharon young said...

What lovely work, as usual, Debbi, I love the PC from your Mum's bedroom fabrics, how lucky that she kept them.
Chantal's ATC's are gorgeous too.