The Great Stitched Postcard Swap – An international swap – how fun that would be! Participants were to make an art post card. It could be paper, fabric or the medium of their choosing. No surprise I chose fabric. My base was a heavy weight fusible 5 x 7. I began by pulling various scraps working from a Kaffe Fasset print and then adding to it – I chose 7 for my background. I layered the first two, cut a wavy line, then pulled them apart. The first piece was fused to the base. I then layered the next two fabrics, cut a wavy line, and placed the first of those two onto the base, fitting it to the first fused piece. I did this with all 7 fabrics – it was a fun and colorful puzzle! I used an uneven zig zag down the center of each seam using various threads.
I then cut leaves, a flower and the same flower in a small size. I fused the first layer of the flower, stitched around the edges and then layered the second flower on top of it. All this was done with a fusible backing. I placed the leaves and then fused those down also. I did some free motion stitching on the top flower and leaves. Embellishment was done with a few beads in the center of the flower and highlights done with some glitter paint on the leaves and Lumiere on the flower. I then fused a piece of off white to the back of the card, trimmed the card to a 4 x 6″ and zig zagged around the edges using a varietated thread.
This card is now off to Hong Kong to my swap partner. I can’t wait to see what I receive in return! I’m especially greatful for this swap because it gave me an evening of creative play!