Monday, January 07, 2008

White romance postcard

I made this postcard for the romance swap over at cloth paper studio. It has a quote ripped from an old book of marriage proposals overlaid with one of my favorite angel images printed off onto ExtravOrganza. Then I layered some lace and trims and papers and the lace heart motif which I found in a drawer. The buttons reminded me of crosses so they were added too. A few beads and sequins and voila.
Hmmm. A bit contrived I thought.

So at the last minute I threw this together to cheer myself up. I have had this piece of hand dyed cotton hoarded for a while, it was time to use it. I can always dye some more, hmmmm. I grabbed a handful of my 'Essex Girl' fabrics (purchased from Chelmsford Market ages ago - Market town of Essex for those who don't know) bonded some bondaweb on the back and cut out a handful of hearts. The pink velvet house is a silk velvet shibori experiment which is lovely to touch and it shines in a rather nice way. I like this quote "Come live in my heart, and pay no rent" (Samuel Lover).
I sent a couple of each off to Texas for swapping. I will have to hold my breath and wait to see if they arrive within the deadline.


Rachel Murphree said...

I love them both, but I think the yellow pink essex fabric one is more "you".

Phyl said...

Love this heart piece...did you do the lettering freehand with your sewing machine??!!!!

Wendy Coyne said...

I have a couple of alphabets built in to my sewing machine, I used one of those. When I free machine text it comes out looking a lot like my handwriting, bit scruffy :)