Back in September I showed you this lovely postcard that I received from Susan (pop over there and look at the beautiful dress she has made from hand made paper!)
I have never shown you the card that I sent her so now is a good time as I sent one of the same 'Honesty' series to Fiona who has sent me this beautiful daisy card
This is the card that I sent to Fiona
(sorry about the scew wiff scan!)
And this is the one I sent to Susan
I like to work in a series when I am making postcards - it's a good chance to experiment with different ideas.
For these cards I dyed the pelmet vilene background and then ironed on painted bondaweb. This was then printed all over with a stamp which says ' The way to know life is to love many things' which I love. But the idea was not for it to be read clearly, just to create some movement in the background. The lovely silvery honesty seed heads were laid on next, covered with a sheer fabric and ironed into place. The machine detail was added last.
Busy working on a couple more postcards at the moment - more about them later. Meanwhile looking forward to a weekend away in the Loire valley and the Vendee - more about them later too!
Have a good weekend.