Thursday, 13 March 2014

Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap

I just couldn't help myself... I signed up for this Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap and being swamped with lots of other things I am writing this on the very last day of the swap. The day my postcard needs to fly off and before it does, I just wanted to share with you what I made.

The theme for the swap was "Create" and to make it more "spicy" the card had to include stitches. My initial idea was to make a fabric pocket which I would then sew onto the postcard and draw some pencils in it. But. One does not really keep pencils in the pocket, right? The cup! Yes... that was an option too but then I saw my cute little pink bucket on my window sill and the bulb went on and the upgrade to my idea was made instantly. I will make a bucket! And it will have a handle! The "real" one. And I will put it on the card in a way that it will be able to hold pencils for real! So I made it.

My first background was discarded and the idea about drawing the pencils was upgraded to drawing them and cutting them out of paper to be put in the basket in the end. Even one watercolor brush ended up there as well. Oh and I just HAD to use some glitter :D

My little envelope is now headed towards Australia and I really hope the girl getting the card will like it and put it to use.

I sure had fun creating this one and I must say that stitching paper is something really cool to do. I should use it again. On an ATC perhaps. (hmmmm, I still haven't shown you the cards for my last three swaps have I? .... oh my oh my... bad nini bad...)

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Ashley Percival & My Owl Barn

I just can't stay away from giveaways (can you? :) ) Back in December I signed up for a very cool one hosted by My Owl Barn. There were three gorgeous prints to be won, prints from Ashley Percival. And I couldn't believe my luck when I got the e-mail from My Owl Barn telling me I won the giveaway!

I took some quick partial photos of the prints I received. Aren't they cool? They are all numbered, A3 sized and fantastic! They are still being flattened and then I'll just have to make some room for them on my not so many available walls.

Which is your favourite from Ashley's shop?