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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Postcard Swap

Judy and I swapped a postcard not long ago, and we had so much fun, we decided to do it again!

I found this in my mailbox!

      Judy told me she'd been working on a 'Faces' theme. Now, who would have thought she'd create the face of the sun? How marvelous!


 Isn't this gorgeous? The scanner just can't capture the intensity of colour nor the sparkle of the beads she used to create this. There are fabric pieces, machine embroidery, decorative threads, organza, and tulle all woven together. I love it, Judy! Thank you so much!







Judy's theme was "Faces", but she said I could do anything I wished. I thought about it. Should I do something safe? Faces are not my forte, so I knew it would be a challenge. I decided to go for it! (After all, I reasoned, if it didn't work out, I could always scrap it and do something else, couldn't I? Who would know?)Here's what I sent her:  
I started with a found piece of fabric, which I think might be polished cotton, and sketched the head, painting it onto the fabric using small brushes and watercolour crayons. At first, the paint kept dispersing and disappearing into the fabric, but once I decreased the amount of water, it seemed to work better.
I created an off-the-shoulder dress from some of my Birthday fabric, tatted her jewelery, and styled her eyelash yarn hair. Isn't she cute?
While there are many flaws in her creation, I am still rather pleased with the over-all effect...sort of a stylized  pixie look perhaps.

 
I hope you find some lovely surprises in your mailbox.
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz

16 comments:

  1. Suztats,
    Both of them are lovely! Your lady isn't so bad herself!She's rather like someone you want to have coffee with & visit a spell. Well done & amazing!

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  2. Thanks Bsotf! Judy makes beautiful postcards, doesn't she? I sure had fun playing with mine. Hugs

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  3. Hello Susan, indeed she is so cute..with beautiful hair style, lovely eyes and jewellery..loved your card and judy's as well..

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  4. Thanks Lakshmi! I liked how the colour of her jewelery matched the green in her dress. Technically she's incorrect, but, somehow the errors don't show up too much. Nice to have you visit and leave such a nice comment!

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  5. Very pretty lady! Love how you painted her face, her hair, tatted jewellery and all!

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  6. I had a real struggle painting her face, Singtatter, but it seemed to come together in spite of me! I always like to add some tatting to my ATC's and postcards since not too many people are familiar with the lace. Hugs from Suz

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  7. I love her, she has such a lovely face, the whole thing came together so well.

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  8. Thanks, Penny! It did, didn't it? Sheer luck, I think! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment! Hugs

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  9. I think you have done a fantastic job! Lovely, just lovely! Hugs.

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  10. Thanks, Heather! You say the nicest things! It was a challenge that had a happy outcome, I'm glad to say, because I find faces very intimidating to do. Hugs from Suz

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  11. Those postcards are totally awesome! WOW!!!

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  12. she is lovely, very glamorous!

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  13. Suz your postcard to Judy is wonderful, love her face and her hair, great work,and a very beautiful cards you have received from Judy.
    Anni

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  14. Thank you Ladies for your lovely words! Yes, Anni, I agree that Judy has sent me such beautiful cards in our swaps. I love them! Hugs

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  15. Thank you ShabbyChicShaz, I love them, too! Hugs

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