Monday, August 07, 2006

Four Elements: Earth

Today I finished up a set of 4 postcards that I have been working on this weekend. The swap is four elements: earth. I decided to 'borrow' the idea from the mini block swap I did a while back and adapt it for a postcard.

I fused the layers of fabric and then secured them with blanket stitch in a lovely varigated perle thread. I add some sequins for a bit of sparkle and then seed stitched round the edges and added a few french knots. Quite a lot of hand work but I like they way they turned out. I don't usually work mant abstract designs so this was a nice change for me.

UPDATE: Well you might be wondering what has happened to my other works in progress. The mermaids are almost ready to be satin stitched and sent, phew, I am almost a month behind with these now and am feeling extremely guilty.

All of my mother natures have been painted I now just have to decide what backdrop to add them to so hopefully they will also be appearing shortly.


Helen in the UK said...

These are great for the 'earth' theme. All that hand work must have been perfect for a camping trip :)

CalicoDaydreams said...

Oh, I love these! And I get one! Even better!