Your feedback yesterday was about half and half. I went with the lazy half and didn't add anything else! I did actually try some things but everything I tried looked exactly like what it was: a tortured attempt just to add something. In the end I decided to leave them elegantly on their own. I do always love how much the edging adds. I had a green thread that matched the green stag perfectly. The blue was more challenging. All of my solid blue thread was wither too navy or too royal. I think this variegated thread worked perfectly in the end.
I laughed out loud at Mary Anne's idea to make snow with French knots. No way, not on 23 cards! They wouldn't be done before next Christmas. But she's a "Crazy Quilter" and can be excused for her crazy idea.
Not knowing exactly what people do with these cards I don't want to invest too much time in them.
Next up are these sun prints. The bling is going to come out big on these.
Now that I've made all of these cards using sun printed stencils I have to admit that sunprinting them was a complete waste of time. Every card design that I've made with them would have been perfectly fine just stenciled with paint.
When I'm working on a new design I usually sacrifice one card for practice. In this case I had the first card that was done on a purple background and it was a fail. But I knew I'd need a practice piece and saved it. This one is helping me work through the threads and techniques that I want to use. I'd love to have these done my Monday.
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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