Friday, December 28, 2007

Calendar Girls January postcard

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.

And a close-up of the stamped words

This postcard is for Dianne--I hope you like it Dianne.
If you would like to see the original picture that we have based our postcards on -click on the Calendar Girls logo on the left and scroll down to the bottom of the page.


sharon young said...
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Angelcat said...

Your postcard is gorgeous i love the colours of those scrims, I'm sure your swap partner will love it!

sharon young said...

Hi Doreen
What a lovely interpretation, I love the way you've used the scrims and the colours are amazing.
Lucky Dianne, I'm sure she'll love it.

Fran├žoise said...

A lovely postcard Doreen!

Susan D said...

Brilliant Doreen anyone would be pleased to receive it.

Micki said...

It is really beautiful, Doreen.

Janet said...

Beautiful colors and such a nice message....your friendship is a gift to me. Thank you for all your comments during my latest ordeal. They were much appreciated and even gave me a chuckle, too.

Joanna van said...

Doreen, really lovely. It's nice that you were also able to use a stamp in it as well. I'm like you way to many stamps not used yet. I'm thinking I need to get some of this scrim too! Just great.

Homeleightigger said...

Hi Doreen - I love the way you've needle felted the scrim for the background - love the colours too. In fact love the card - Val

Magpie's Mumblings said...

OK...I give up. What exactly is scrim? Cheesecloth or something else? Whatever it is, I like the look of it! Very pretty Doreen.

Dot said...

This is lovely Doreen. And I am sure Dianne will love it too!

Ati. Norway. said...

It's obvious that it is summer at your end of the world with those summerflowers :) They look so nice!

Annica said...

Gorgeous postcard! I love the colours too.

I've given you a Make My Day Award. Hope you don't mind.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Eva said...

I wish you a Happy New Year!

Purple Missus said...

Fantastic Doreen and the stamped message adds the perfect finishing touch. Love the beaded centres too.