Posts tagged ‘Post Card’

March 24, 2011

Textile Thursday::Swap

by heatherkp

I want to share the results of this great swap I did a few weeks ago.  Now that I know my partner got her postcard and I got mine I can post photos.
The 3rd Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap was hosted by Beth Nichols over at Do What you Love and this swap’s theme was LOVE!  I’ve done a lot of swaps but haven’t done any recently and this one looked like a lot of fun and was it ever!  It gave me a chance to explore some ideas I’ve been knocking around in my mind, using my photography, photo transfer on fabric and stitching.My partner, Irina over at “el petit taller“, seemed quite pleased when she got my postcard at least she sounded enthusiastic from her email!

“Hello Heather!

I received my card today and I LOVE it!!!

So much work in it! amazing, what a patience with those tiny beads!!

I’m looking at it closely and just trying to figure out how you did all those stitches.”

That’s a little secret which I will reveal soon, right here on the blog.  You may be savvy and be able to figure it out for yourselves but I was quite happy with the outcome, little fuzzy stitches sticking up and enhancing the “heart” shape of the Bleeding Heart in the photo.

The card I received in the post also did not disappoint (and having done quite a few swaps, I have to say that sometimes they do).  My partner was Lisa Pocklington of Get Smitten and she kept it a big secret from me that she had me as a partner.  She and I have had several occasions lately where our virtual paths have crossed so I was REALLY excited to open her package when I saw her name!

She used the phrase “Do What You Love-What You Do”.  It’s such a positive uplifting message and a joy to look at.  I was also really mesmerized by the technique she used on the back of using photo transfer for text and to “capture” the floating paper doily and stamp.  I just LOVE that idea!  Since I don’t crochet (not very well) I can so appreciate the beautiful signature border and the beautiful little heart fringe she created.  Isn’t it just stunning?  Check out her blog post where she has some better up close photos.  To see other fabulous post cards from this swap, check out the Flickr group.