Sunday, September 18, 2011

Out of The Box

Recently I've been making a few postcards again. I used to make them all the time, but for one reason and another fell out of the habit, I'm starting to remember why I enjoy them so much :) Here is one that I made for a recent private swap.
The theme was 'Out of the Box' I tried for ages to come up with something clever, but in the end went back to the obvious.  I found a jack in the box image on line and sketched it out in thread on some calico.
This then got coloured in using my Inktense pencils.  I haven't used them all that much since I got them a couple of years ago, but they do work really well on fabric.

Then it was time to think about the background for the card.  Have I shown you my new scrap storage system?  I found these fabulous tall preserve jars in a discount store.
My original plan was to piece the background from different blues but I found a piece of bubble print fabric in the scrap jar that I loved.  Making these small pieces for postcards really is a lot of fun!

4 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a fun postcard. Love the "boing"!

Wendy said...

That is just fab, love it!

Anita said...

Very cute!

Vicki W said...

Very clever!