Sunday, 10 August 2014

UK Art Swap - Last One

Have completed my last swap for the Yahoo Group i belong to.

Have enjoyed taking part and have had some beautiful items in the swaps. I do hope the lady who receives this postcard will have had as much fun as i have taking part in this one.

Theme is a postcard with sewing on it.

Here are the postcards i made.


Both have been created using the new Darcy Wilkinson EDY09 plate.

The blue background is Dylusions Ink sprays, used Archival Ink in Watering Can on both postcards.

Used Staedtler colouring pencils to colour all the flowers and add the highlights and shadows.


Here are the cards after the sewing has been added.

Used orange, green and turquoise threads to add depth and texture. On the blue coloured card i did four different techniques to add the sewing on to the flowers.

On the tall card i used free motion embroidery only.


Added acrylic felt backs which were sewn on the back of the cards using running stitch.


Added the word hope using the Frumptious Alphabet set from Roald Dahl.


Added the sentiment from EDY09 and scuffed up the edges and inked with cornflower Blue Archival Ink.

Kept both postcards flat as i am posting one of them.

Hope you like them and am looking forward to your comments.

Thanks for dropping by.



  1. Love your postcards - Darcy's new stamps are beautiful but I love the colours you've used with them especially the white highlights, really makes a difference. Claire x

  2. Gorgeous postcards. So different. I will have to set up my sewing machine so I can have a play. Su x

  3. Wowzers MoH, these are wonderful! I always love Darcy's quirky stamps, and your embroidery has really brought them to life xx

  4. Brilliant, what a fab result, I love these MOH! The sewing and felt backs make them so professional too :D xx

  5. WOW these look fabulous, great sewing and ooooh to have felt backs, lovely finish xxx

  6. Wow! These are stunning! I love the addition of the sewing, which truly enhances Darcy's gorgeous designs! These are a work of art MOH and the lady who receives them will be delighted to own something so beautiful! Julie Ann xx

  7. These are both strikingly beautiful, MOH! Uniquely YOU! Whomever receives your art will be lucky, indeed!

  8. I haven't worked out how to do free motion properly on my sewing machine. Every attempt has ended in disaster and a lot of loose thread! In your hands it comes out beautiful!

    1. Sounds like issues with your tension. I have left my tension at 4, just changed the foot and kept to straight stitch, this has worked each time for me.
      Hope you get to play very soon :-) xxx

  9. These are stunning, the stitching looks fabulous! xxx