Thursday, July 24, 2008

July Postcard for Sharon

Here is my very pink July Calendar Girls postcard for Sharon.
Seeing as I have just finished the embellisher course with Dale at the Thread Studio I decided to use my newly acquired skills to do this months postcard.
I started with a piece of white commercial felt and added a layer of fine wool prefelt- then a pink chiffon scarf that I had picked up at the op-shop.
I embellished this all together then cut out a vase from a left over piece that I had hand felted previously and then embellished this onto the base.
Next I did the gold stitching across the vase.
I made the flower from some felted wool fiber that I had and held it all together with a few stitches then I attached it to the card and added the yellow centre.
Finally I added some hand stitched green leaves and blanket stitched around the edge.

I have sent this to Sharon and I hope she will like it.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

There's no stopping you with that embellisher now! I don't know if I will ever get an embellisher, but I can see you're having a lot of fun with it.

sharon young said...

This is so pretty Doreen, I can't wait to get in the flesh.
It's great to read the process too and your blanket stitch edging is a real treat.

Homeleightigger said...

It's gorgeous Doreen - hope I get to be as proficient as you with the embellisher, one day!

Joanna van said...

Great job with the embellisher. You get so much use out of yours. Really cute.

Maureen said...

Lessons well remembered Doreen !!!

dogonart said...

Love your embellisher work and particularly appreciate detailed explanation of process. Thanks

Purple Missus said...

Sharon will be 'in the pink' when she gets this *LOL*
Great idea for the edging - nice change from zig-zag stitch.

Janet said...

I can't imagine her not liking it. It's so pretty and pink and happy.

Dot said...

I am sure Sharon will love it Doreen. You have certainly been using the skills you have learnt in Dale's class beautifully. Very clever of you to use a chiffon scarf too!