Sunday, March 16, 2008

March Calendar Girls

After much deliberation I have finally finished my March postcard for the Calendar Girls challenge.
My first attempt was with wet felting but that was a disaster-then I attempted one with card stock- another disaster then Tissuetex you've guessed it -another disaster.
So I finally decided to do fabric again and that was heading in the same direction but then while searching through the stash a piece of fabric fell out onto the floor and lo and behold it was just what I was after.
I think it had been sent to me by some wonderful blogger with a card that we had swapped but I can't remember who it was.
There were flower designs appearing amongst the different colours so I stitched around them and FME some leaves and stems
It wasn't wide enough for the base of the card so I centered the panel on another piece of fabric and zig zag stitched around the edge and then attached the vase with ziz zag stitch and FME the blue circles like on the vase in the picture.
My card is for Carol T this month---I hope she will be happy with it.



Each month I have also made a postcard for myself which is a replica of the one I have made for my swap partner but this time I didn't have enough of the fabric with the flower designs on it so I just made this one for me.
I have just noticed that I have a floating leaf---it has no stem to attach it to anything
Maybe I can call that creative licence.




12 comments:

Debbi Baker said...

They are both gorgeous Doreen but I especially love the one you've made for Carol - the colours are so dreamy. And you made me laugh with your disaster stories!

Janet said...

I can't believe you have disasters! The fabric in the first picture is just so pretty. The flowers seem so fragile and almost transparent....beautiful.

Fran├žoise said...

They're both lovely.
And I like the floating stem, why not?

Carol said...

Its lovely Doreen, Carol will love it. if you haven't posted it yet, why not scan it and print it onto fabric for your own copy.
I like the tulip card as well

Pat said...

I am sure Carol will be delighted with this lovely card. Don't you just love it when things come together like this.
PS. I am sure floating leaves are the coming thing.LOL

Lise said...

Lovely flowers Doreen - and thanks for sharing "disasters" - it was a comfort for me just now, the sewing machine and I are not friends at the moment!!

sharon young said...

Hi Doreen
What a beeautiful PC to come out of your disasters, thank you for sharing that wit us, I think it makes us all feel better, we have this thing that we must create the perfect finished piece every time.
Your one to keep is lovely too, the floating leaf is perfect!!

Joanna van said...

I'm thinking your tulip is just waving "hello". Both are really lovely Doreen.

Maureen said...

Love both the cards, it's good to know it's not just me that has disasters - maureen x

Jan said...

Can never say that you are one to give up!! The first one is beautifully dreamy and the one for yourself (what a nice idea) is strong and bold. Love them both. xx

Margaret S said...

love the background colours in your swop

Dianne said...

Love both postcards!!! Especially love the first one....