Friday, March 27, 2009

Another Postcard Swap


This morning I mailed my postcards for the swap in the Val Hearder Landscape group. One of my postcards is going to Ireland, one is going to Canada, one is going to the USA, and one is going to Canada. This is quite the international group.

I decided to create a sunrise at the Jersey shore for my landscape. The fabric I used for the sky I painted last summer when I took a class at Quilt University on painting fabric for landscapes. I used Setacolor transparent paints. The water fabrics were just purples from my stash that I cut with my rotary cutter and then sewed to the sky fabric with a straight stitch. The grasses were just some black fabric from my stash fused to the foreground . I then fused the scene to some peltex and did the stitching. I used all free motion to do the stitching since this is a skill I need to work on. I hope the recipients like the cards as much as I liked doing them. The ladies at the post office sure made a big fuss over them!

Chris

6 comments:

Dolores said...

You've done a wonderful job with the postcards. I'd be making a fuss too if I worked at the post office. It's not often you see "bare" art going through the mail.

Carol said...

It looks gorgeous. I feel inspired to try a landscape for my next swap:)

Bonnie said...

Very nice work. Good to see you post again... B.

Kathy said...

Chris...this is.....WOW! At first I thought it was a painting you had done!! What you can do with fabric and thread is just....amazing to me!!
Wonderful art, wonderful postcard!

Kathy

Janet Hartje said...

Beautiful, Chris! I love the grasses and your painted fabric is wonderful.
Janet Hartje

Shirley said...

What a wonderful card! I really is lovely Chris. I like the painting you did for the sky- it makes you
wish you were there. I know the recipients will be tickled to receive one of these lovely cards , Shirley