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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Postmark'd Art Postcards



I finished another piece before it is due!! Am I becoming organized!! Can't be!! This last set of postcards is due to be mailed by May 30th and today is the 27th. Wouldn't that be great if I can make this a habit....

These cards were started a while ago. The background is bleached with a bleach pen to look like a Chinese lattice. It began with a plain brown cotton. I love the color it turned from the bleach.

Some shapes, cut with the Cricut, were added. At the time I thought I liked the starkness of the white against the lattice. After looking at them for a month or two a change was made and I painted them.

The Kanji word means health. I know I have a mix of cultures in this card, but working with what I had available, I thought they mixed well together.

I visited my mom yesterday, which is a 4 hour drive each way. Her birthday was last week so I purchased some books on CD for her to listen to. I also bought one for myself to listen to on the drive. Mine is called The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini. I listened to six and a half of the disks while driving. There are nine altogether. I love historical books about the everyday life of women. It is not quite as much about quilting as I expected but it is a good story. I was at the half-price bookstore so it was only $8, which seemed good for a 9 disk story. Most of the books my mom likes are not longer being published so they are easier to find at used book stores. Maybe I can give mine for a raffle prize at Contemporary Quilters once I have heard it all.

Have a Creative Day
Janet

4 comments:

Suzan said...

Your postcards are great! Thanks for sharing the process with us. Were the Cricut shapes from paper or fabric? Can the Cricut do fabric? Either way they are great.

Janet said...

Suzan,
These shapes were cut with lutradur. I haven't had much luck with fabric yet but I'm still going to experiment some more.
Janet

Susan Loftin said...

Your postcard looks great.

Stephanie Forsyth said...

That is SO neat looking Janet..I LOVE how you used the bright white on top of the red/black. The contrast works perfectly!