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Thursday, 7 November 2013


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

Tiny, perfect patchwork with very fine stippling in the centre and on the background. I love it, thank you very much Fiona.

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.



  1. your postcards are all beautiful. Admired the honesty seed ones on Fiona's blog too. I have some seeds that a friend gave me, Must plant them. I remember the honesty plants when we lived overseas.
    Have a lovely weekend away!

  2. Hello Lin,

    What a wonderful collection of cards. Like the quote you used on yours. Lots of detail involved in making these, I can see that they could come addictive!

    Have a fun weekend.

  3. I'm so glad we swaped cards Lin, I was in awe of your seed head card because it was delicately beautiful. Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

  4. What wonderful postcards!! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  5. I love my postcard and great to read about the process..... so amazing and thoughtful....


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