Friday, June 15, 2007

Birthday Postcards

These two postcards have been sent to the June birthday girls on the FAF group, Anna and Helen.

This is the first time I have put a postcard through the post 'naked'. I hope they reach their destination with no mishaps.

The cards are my attempt at a technique perfected by Carol of Textile Tales. Carol is writing an article on this technique in the first issue of Fibre&Stitch, definitely not to be missed.



Unfortunately the camera hasn't caught the sheen on the cards.
This is a close up where you can see the shine on the surface slightly better.

24 comments:

neki desu said...

what interesting textures!the iridescence and stitchery work really well together. are the postcards fabric or paper?

neki desu

Barbara said...

gorgeous! beautiful colours!

Nancilyn (Fiberdabbler) said...

Oh those sunset colors!!! Let me guess, scrim painted with pearlized color over ???? Can't wait for F & S.

Alis said...

Oh those do look gorgeous.

Carol said...

OOh they look gorgeous, love the close up texture

Carol said...

I love the strength of colour, they are fab. Well done.

Joanna van said...

These are great I love ths shine to this. It almost looks stitched.

Susan D said...

Love this effect can't wait to see how it's done.

Waltraud said...

So wonderful!!!!

Sue B said...

Gorgeous Lynda!

MargaretR said...

You really have excelled yourself here Lynda. I'm sure Carol loves it.

Vicki W said...

Lynda, these are just beautiful! I'd love to know more about how you did them - they are very elegant.

StegArt said...

They're gorgeous Lynda...I can't wait to read that article and learn how this is done.

Micki said...

These are just wonderful. Love the warm, rich colors. Can't wait to learn the technique.

Debbi B said...

These are just stunning - can't wait for the article!

Fran├žoise said...

Beautiful!

Helen in the UK said...

The picture looks great - but the card in person is WONDERFUL!! It arrived safely and I'm very impressed with the colour, texture and the perfect hand stitched detail. Thank you :)

Jacquelines blog said...

Did you make me curious about the article!! this looks great!!

Carol said...

Lovely colours Lynda.

Your cards will arrive safely. I have sent many many cards with no problems.

Ali Honey said...

Those are lovely. When you say you posted them naked I guess that means without an envelope...how did you attach the stamp? ( or pay the postage? )
You are lucky that you have never lost anything in the post. I sent a collection of stuff in a poster bag to Perth -Australia and it never turned up...really disappointing. I resent another and that did arrive. Just bad luck I guess.

Homeleightigger said...

Just gorgeous Lynda - I reckon we will all be making postcards using this technique, come September!

Dianne said...

These are gorgeous Lynda! I am the lucky person who received Carol's padfolio made with this technique and it's yummmmmmmmy!!!!

Mary lin said...

AWESOME!!! And colors are really gorgeous!

Into the Blystic said...

Beautiful! love the texture! So glad you found my blog so I could find yours :)!! namaste Elis.