Sunday, 8 November 2009

My Calendar Girls Postcard for November

This month's inspiration for the Calendar Girls Postcard exchange is this picture below by Arthur Rackham and while it provided heaps of inspiration, I was mostly drawn to the tree shapes, particularly the branches and canopies. So I decided to stamp a tree branch image on some hand-dyed fabric. The stamp is a large one from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection. I added some text stamping as well as the picture naturally makes me think of fairy stories! And of course I just love text images and will use them whenever I can!! This one is a long-standing favourite and is by Hero Arts.


I had to have a couple of goes at the tree image as it is quite a detailed image for fabric stamping but I had much better luck the second time once I had heavily re-inked my black Fabrico ink-pad. The fabric was dyed using Adirondack Colour Washes and I over-sprayed it, once stamped, with Moon Glow Glitz Spritz in gold. It makes the fabric really sparkle and look quite luminous but unfortunately the scanner doesn't pick it up. I thought about adding some beading but decided I liked it as is. My postcard goes to Carol T this month.

Check out the Calendar Girls blog top see what everyone else is doing this month.

11 comments:

Jenxo said...

very nice debbi, has an ethereal quality to it...jencxo

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi Deb
I love love your interpretation of this one.I adore trees...I think that is because ours don't grow large like the ones down South maybe...that I grew up with anyway.Hope your allergies settle soon Deb.
hugs
Annette

Jacquelines blog said...

Arthur Rackham is definately one of my favourite drawers. You don't see much work of him anymore. Great card and colours!

Kerrie said...

Lovely images Debbi - especially love the second one - trees with little people and houses living under them have always intrigued me. Thanks for the comments on my blog - hoping to get started on putting the fabrics together soon.

Aussie Jo said...

Gorgeous Debbi, very subtle

Sandy said...

I love your branch. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Kaz said...

WOW Lucky CarolT- this is just gorgeous and that tree is my all time favourite stamp, I just love what you've done with this!

Gaby Bee said...

Simply stunning! Looks like you had a good time doing these!

Val said...

Brilliant Debbi - you've caught the 'sepia' feel of Arthur Rackham wonderfully - luck Carol T!

Margarita Korioth said...

just beautiful Debbie.Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.

lindacreates said...

I just love this! I am catching up after being severely ill. I always enjoy your blog.