Vintage postcard backs for all your postcards

By on 7-23-2010 in art quilts, Fabric Postcards, Original Pattern, Original photos

These backs were scanned from the blank originals. They are higher resolution at 150ppi but not 300ppi because they are meant to be printed and used on a postcard back rather than in a digital piece. They are 4″ x 6″ so will fit directly on the back of your card, whether it is paper or fabric. I created them for The Art For the Creative Mind yahoo group. Grab all 4 …. two in the natural sepia tones and two in black and white. When I used one I typed the name of the recipient and her address in a script font as well as a message on the left side and then added a vintage Canadian stamp.

postcard backs
postcard back 1
postcard back 1-black and white
postcard back 2
postcard back 2 – black and white

Santa, two great images, Christmas in November

By on 7-23-2010 in art quilts, Fabric Postcards, Original Pattern, Original photos

Santa …. two great images just in time for Christmas card and tag making. These vintage colouring book Santas would also make great embroidery patterns for tea towels to give as a hostess gift. If you quilt but don’t embroider you could applique him onto a towel as well…even a Christmas stocking. Done on a fabric postcard he could be sent as a Christmas greeting too.

Santa

Santa checking his list. At least he is laughing so he must like what he sees.

Santa

Santa telling us to shhhhh !!! …. I wonder if he just wants the elves to be quiet for two minutes or does he just not want us to make a peep so we don’t wake the kids

Irish Patchwork Society….30th Birthday National Exhibition

By on 7-23-2010 in art quilts, Fabric Postcards, Original Pattern, Original photos

Irish Patchwork Society Anniversary Postcards

These are the postcards I have sent to Ireland for the Irish Patchwork Society 30th Birthday National EXhibition. I used three of my own photos along with machine and hand embroidery and beads. There is still time to send cards. They should arrive by the end of May. You can find the rules and regulations on my blog here: International Fabric Postcard Exhibition…..Ireland International Fabric POstcard Exhibition, Ireland These cards will be exhibited at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin. They will also be exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching Show in November. They will then be sold and the proceeds will go to the Marie Keating Foundation…….Which is a Breast Cancer Charity in Ireland.

Two more collages, these two honour Spring

By on 7-23-2010 in art quilts, Fabric Postcards, Original Pattern, Original photos

While I have been waiting for the rain to stop and the sun to shine I put together two collaged cards. For the first collage I used the yellow crocus. I painted the background, added moss from one of our trees then created a crocus brush. A very interesting piece of work, my first attempt at using the Photoshop layers in this way.

yellow crocus spring card

I chose the purple crocus for the second collage. I painted the background in this piece as well, and created another crocus brush which I used in two different sizes and colours to add depth to the piece.

purple crocus spring card

I like the way the crocus flowers seem to float on air in both these collages and the moss takes on a character all of it’s own. Both of the collages would make great fabric postcards, especially with added embroidered embellishments.

Colourful Buildings of the World

By on 7-23-2010 in art quilts, Fabric Postcards, Original Pattern, Original photos

colourful buildings postcards

The first cards are from an exchange last fall…..colourful buildings. The theme was chosen after Valerie Hearder posted some photos from her holiday in Mexico. The buildings were fantastic. Then the on-line conversation drifted to Newfoundland and the other Eastern Provinces where they also have such pretty and uniquely coloured homes and other buildings. A new postcard exchange was born. The second group of cards are my first and second that were created for my first two exchanges. Also included is an Ottawa bicycle path, you can see the parliament buildings in the background and the 2009 Christmas card that I sent to family and friends. What a wonderful way to quilt.

2009 postcards