Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Trees

I'm feeling a bit under the weather at the moment. Nothing serious but it's not really helping my motivation so it's turning into a slow stitching week.

I have managed to make a set of postcards for a Christmas tree swap that I'm in though. I only had three to make so I decided to make them all different just to make it more interesting for me.
This first one is the simplest. I took a ready made picture attached it to the backing fabric using some tree brads and then added some sequin baubles to the tree.

For the next two I raided my rubber stamp collection and then did some over stitching. I guess I really am missing those french knots as all the snow drops and baubles in this one are knots, lol!
For this last one I used a really basic tree shaped stamp and then satin stitched over the top, and of course some more french knots. This last one took ages but it's also my favourite!
Hopefully I can shake off this lurgy and get my stitching motivation back as I do miss not blogging everyday, must try harder (just as the school report used to say!)

10 comments:

Vicki said...

Very festive. What I find interesting is the mixture of techniques that you use from stitching, to sewing to rubber stamping to embellishing. And in the end it all comes together for a wonderful effect.

Alis said...

They are all great Angela. I love all the different techniques you have used.

Hope you are on the top of the world soon.

Quilt Pixie said...

wonderful to see the variety of cards you created. Sometimes its important to honour the rhythm of the day/season, and slow down when your interest is telling you that its time to do so...

Andrea said...

The last one is my favourite too although they are all lovely. I'm trying to shake off the flu too - 2 weeks in and no sign of let-up :-(

Paula Hewitt said...

I like them all - and I agree with Vicki - interesting variety of techniques. I 'discovered' embrodiering over rubber stamps a while ago -its a great (easy) way to do a design.

Vicki W said...

I love your cards, especially all of the different techniques!

Miss 376 said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. I finally gave in and went to the GP and was given a lovely dose of antibiotics as a reward.
It's amazing how addictive knots can become after a while. Lovely to see the different ways you've used them

Threadspider said...

Lovely to catch up with you and to enjoy those festive postcards-I really like them. And I too hope you will be feeling better soon.

Liz said...

These are so pretty. I like the satin stitched trees the best. Your work always seems to "speak" to me.

KimP said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! The satin stitched Christmas trees are my favorite.