Thursday, November 1, 2018

Botanical printed cards

Thank you to all who wished me good sales at the Art and Craft show, I've got 2 more weeks to go . The dates of the show are November 16 and 17.

This week I gathered up all the botanical prints that had been done on paper and made cards out of them. Here is a sampling.
I'm very pleased with how they came out and I finally found a use for all the prints. I originally did on paper because that's what I had instructions for, but since I normally play with fabric I experimented and found out what works on fabric. I even had the card stock and envelopes, so another project done using what's on hand.

2018 Weekly Leaf #44
botanical print on silk broadcloth



2018 Daily Stitching #3 days 37-43





I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"

24 comments:

  1. How lovely it is to visit your beautiful place and see all your clever imaginings. Your textiles are gorgeous as always AND so are your cards!

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  2. Love your botanical prints...I've been doing lots also before the trees are bare...and your stitching...always amazing!

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    1. Thank you, I'm trying to find some time to do more, I've been picking up what's left of our leaves.

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  3. Making them into cards is a brilliant idea. The recipients will have a wonderful little piece of art to frame.
    The background quilting that you do on your weekly leaf is inspiring. I never would have thought to do the buttonhole stitch as a filler, but it sure works beautifully.

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    1. Thank you, I also plan on having some of my weekly prints mounted and ready to sell.

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  4. The botanicals are perfect, very calming.

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  5. What a novel use of the blanket stitch (or is it buttonhole stitch) - it looks a bit like brickwork when done in rows. Also love those botanical print cards. I bet they sell well.

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    1. Thank you, I find that that stitch is pretty versatile.

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  6. What lovely cards! They should be very popular at your sale. And beautiful, inspiring stitching as usual. But this time I noticed how you draw the patterns before you start to stitch. Are you using paint to create areas of color? Markers?

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    1. Hi Madalene, The fabric I'm using for the daily stitching has random patterns on it, I used it to get rid of excess paint on stamps and gelli plates. I drew in the grid for the background. I use the shapes that are there as a suggestion of what to do, sometimes I follow them and other times my stitching just goes off by itself.

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  7. Your botanical prints are just lovely. Super lovely! :)

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  8. I would buy your cards for sure! Your stitching continues to inspire

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  9. Your Botanical prints are just stunning, and your stitching is lovely and inspiring.

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  10. I love to use items that I have on hand. Those cards are beautiful. I really love the stitching on the silk broadcloth botanical print.

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    1. Thank you, I love using what I have on hand and I'm always amazed at how much I have.

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