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.