Tuesday 14 December 2010

Fabric postcard - with vintage c1920's material

Recently I made a fabric postcard for a swap, my very first, and now that it has arrived at it's destination I can post it on here.
I made it from a sample of vintage French material circa 1920's
which found it's way years ago to a shop in Norway, and was bought by Ati
I couldn't bear to part with the original label - rusty staples and all - so this is a photo copy which I made on old paper - it's hard to tell that it is not the original

It looks like silk brocade with gold embroidery, and I have made it 'shabby chic' style, sewing it on to the back of a scrap of vintage hessian, which I had stamped with vintage script

Then I built up the layers.
Another piece of the vintage blue and gold material

More torn hessian stamped to match the base layer

Then I did an image transfer of this gorgeous girl which really suited the period of the material.
I dyed the scrap of lace to tone in with the colours in the image, and added the tiny circle of from a piece of vintage crocheted doilly.

(I have kept enough of the sample to make myself a similar postcard or wall hanging, or maybe I will make a journal of little works of art using the samples in 2011, the material is just so beautiful)

I received my first ever fabric postcard swap back - from Jean - the start of a lovely collection I hope.

I can see how addictive these little works of fabric art can be!


Ati said...

The pc you made is beautiful !!

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous Lottie xxxx

Chris said...

Oooohh Lottie, your postcard is beautiful. I love the vintage style. The image, as you say, is just right.
Chris x

Doreen G said...

You have made a wonderful vintage style postcard Lottie.

themessycraftroom said...

Gorgeous postcard Lottie and so many layers and work gone into it. It's so pretty. Hugs x ChrisB

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What a great postcard! I love the image of the young girl - she's perfect with the fabrics.

Createology said...

Your postcard is wonderful. I love your avatar photo...I think it is new. Happy Holly Jolly Joy...

Lorraine said...

what a lovely postcard I think we will have to have a postcard swap in the new year

Terri said...

Your postcard art is really fabulous. I have never made one myself. You did a wonderful job creating yours.

Anonymous said...

wonderful PC

LazyKay said...

Very effective! Nice elements combo.