Sunday, December 17, 2006

Rainbow

Today I have been working on another set of postcards for an arts swap called Rainbow. Basically each member of the swap has to use a single colour to make their card and everyone should have a rainbow at the end of the swap. A pretty cool idea I think even if I do say so myself, lol! This swap isn't actually due until January so really I shouldn't have been working on it as I have two older swaps still to complete before I'm caught up, but I needed something to do infornt of the Tv while watching Strictly last night (I can't believe that Emma went and Matt made it through to the final what a farce...but I digress).

I had decided to make a simpler version of the card I made for the mosaic swap for this one so cutting all the little pieces seems to be the perfect thing to do sat in front of the TV last night. I made the pieces larger so they are one inch rather than the half inchers I used in the mosaic swap, but for some reason it seemed more difficult to sew the satin stitch lines with this size (?).

Of course I decided to choose orange and have a great array of orange fabrics to choose from now as a result of the lovely secret santa pressies I've had. Although I used the same range of fabrics for each card they have all turned out slightly different due to the patterns on the fabric. I also decided to vary the thread I used for the 'grout' lines. This card is my favourite of the bunch, the varegated thread had some white in it which I think adds to the light effect that you might think of with a rainbow. I hope the receipents of these cards like them!

3 comments:

Sue B said...

This is a beautiful card!

Helen in the UK said...

Gorgeous fabrics and the varigated thread really gives it a sense of movement - great card :)

MargaretR said...

I love your PC. I also love orange!
Your needle case above is also super.