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!


11 comments:

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.
Hugs,
Terri

Paula said...

wonderful PC

LazyKay said...

Very effective! Nice elements combo.

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