Saturday, February 1, 2014
This is my postcard I have just sent off for the EAC Virtual Threads postcard challenge and exchange.
Here is the picture provided for inspiration in making the postcard a lovely photo of trees in Alaska taken by Sue Thomas.
I started with linen and painted it with watercolour pencils and paints. I don't paint so I was pretty pleased with myself that it worked as well as it did.
I added a blackwork tree as my focal point of the card, using a free pattern from Mary Corbett's Needle n' Threads blog.
Lesson learned from this: it is very difficult to count threads once you have filled up all the holes with paint! All in all, I am happy with the way it all turned out and will take part in further postcard challenges if I get the chance.