Saturday, 21 May 2011
I made a set of fabric postcards for the Three Creative Studios postcard swap. The theme this time is "Buried Treasure". As seems to so often be the case these days, my inspiration came from a children's picture book :-). The book is "A Seed is Sleepy" and included in it is this page:
When I read that, I just knew it had to be my focus for this!
For the background of the cards, I used the same fabric collage technique as my journal quilt for May. I think this is fast going to become one of my favourite ways of building a background. I like the "painterly" feel of it. I then fused the pots and leaves to the background before adding stitching for definition. I was going to make up a template, but instead I just prefused various scraps of brown and green fabrics and cut them to shape as I went along. That way they are all unique. These will be winging their way out on Monday.