Tuesday, 23 October 2007

A Merry Christmas Fabric Postcard

And now back to my sewing. If I'm discovering one thing, it's that I still love this more than anything else as an art medium. Give me a sewing machine or a needle and thread and I'm a happy woman. They seem to transport me to a calm, relaxing space where only the stitching matters.

So last night, in addition to playing with my Golden paints, I also made a Xmas fabric/paper collage on a piece of calico (muslin in US) which I had previously stamped with all the Xmas stamps we received from Alphastamps. I particularly liked the star image and the vintage jolly looking Santa (he's on the top left).

I added vintage Xmas music and other vintage text relating to Xmas and Xmas napkins (serviettes in UK). I finished with turquoise Dye-na-Flow.

I left the mix to dry overnight in our airing cupboard and ironed it flat this morning.
I selected an area I liked and cut it to a 4 x 6" postcard size. Conveniently I had used some piece of vintage music called Little Candles to add to the collage which turned out to go very well with the transparency frame I later selected! Isn't it great when such co-incidences happen. I love it! I ironed the 4 x 6" collage to one side of Fast2Fuse cut to the same size. I selected a paper image from one of our Alphastamps (Tracy Roos) collage sheets, where I changed the colour of one of the angels' dresses to blue (using colouring pencils) as pink did not go well with my card. I then added a Victorian frame from the Alphastamp transparency sheet. Of course I stitched all this down (need you ask?).
To top my happy synchronicity today I received one of my Ebay orders in the mail, containing gorgeous vintage lace. One of them is made up entirely of flowers and I added one to the bottom left corner with turquoise beads in the centre, which also hold down the flower.
I ironed a turquoise star fabric to the other side of the Fast2Fuse and satin stitched around the edges with a variegated white/turquoise thread. And yes, in case you're wondering I do really love this one. Might well use it on my Christmas card this year!

1 comment:

Gunnels blog said...

i like that you use blue in your christmascard! I am a blur person, I likered too, but I seems the winter and the christmas could be blue as well! Happy Holidays :-)


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