I've been working on my fabric doodles and created two fabric postcards from this start.
Along the way, they looked like this:
Taking shape with the addition of beads, tatting, rusty bits cheesecloth, as well as some rusty fabrics with free-form machine embroidery.
I added some rusted lace, and a shell bead.
I added some tatting to this postcard, some paper bead dangles, sewed it all onto a dark chocolate corduroy backing and finished the front edge with a brown varigated eyelash yarn in two layers. I frayed the corduroy edge and sighed. I was finished.
I loved the fact that these different elements had come together in a monochromatic colour scheme to create something I think is interesting. I usually work with lots of colour, so this was an experiment for me.
On the second postcard, I added an edging of the suede yarn with two wood bead dangles. It also has a backing of the frayed chocolate corduroy.
I had now completed the fabric doodles.............................At least I thought I had until I read Jillayne's blog , and thought again.
I agree with her philosophy of creating with thoughtfulness and adding special details to one's creations.
To me, hand-created is heart-created, and if I am putting my heart into the art I create, I want to do so mindfully, and with attention to all the little details that show I care and make it special.
So, inspired by Jillayne's writing, I decided to add a little something extra to finish off the back of my postcards. It's just a little addition, but it's a small surprise that I hope will delight the recipient.
So, I tatted this on the reverse:
A small tatted 'Josephine chain' on the diagonal, ending in 3 Josephine knots, with two special wood bead dangles. I liked it, but wondered if it was a little too dinky.
I decided the first motif was a little small for the size of the postcard, so, on the second one, I created this larger tatted 3-D flower.
What do you think?
I like the size of this better. Maybe I'll go back and add more to the first postcard.
Thank you Jillayne for the inspiration!
One of the postcards is going out in the mail. I haven't decided which one yet. If you were choosing, which one would it be? Postcard #1 or #2?
I hope you find some inspiration today, and time to create.
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz