This is my interpretation of the January page in the Calendar Girls challenge.
I have used the vase in my first postcard because whenever I looked at the page all I saw was the vase.
For the background I have used some of Lynda's hand dyed scrim needlefelted onto a piece of dark green commercial wool felt.
I also used a piece of her blue scrim for the vase.
The flowers were free machine stitched onto the background with gold thread and I then added different shades of brown beads onto the centres.
I was looking for a way to add the words "gift" and "friends" onto the card because these words appear in the verse on the page as well.
I remembered having a stamp that had the word friend on it and while searching for it I discovered the stamp that I have used which was perfect.
I can't ever remember using this stamp before--but then I could say that about a lot of other stamps that I have as well.
Here is a close-up picture of the beaded centres of the flowers.
These are the fabrics and flowers that I used in the postcard---aren't those scrims a beautiful colour.