Here's the butterfly postcard that I made this past weekend. I held off sharing it to allow time for it to reach it's destination.
This one started with the butterfly ribbon on the left side of the card. I have 2 drawers full of ribbons and other gewgaws that I'm trying to use in postcards. I thought a monochromatic card might be fun .
I pulled 3 shades of gray for the background, stenciled a butterfly in metallic paint. Stitched around the butterfly in silver metallic then added the ribbon and black edging.
After it was done I thought it needed just one more thing....bling! I added 6 crystals and it was done.
On the topic of crystals, I actually glued these on and this Loctite Super Glue is the Mack Daddy of super glues! These crystals came from JoAnn's and I'm finding that they don't stick all that well with the iron. But a drop of this glue and they are permanent.
I bought the glue when I cracked my $80 ruler plate. Val at The Longarm Network recommended that I try super glue. The helpful lady at Lowe's recommended the Loctite and she was right. The table is as good as new. It doesn't feel weak at all on that side.
The crystals are not coming off my postcards and it took 4 hours for the crystal that I stuck to my finger to eventually come off.
In other news I did not need to start my day with a 5 foot black snake slithering across the front porch (at the OPEN door) while we were trying to figure out why the baby birds had fledged early. I think I burned my vocal cords screaming. But the snake is dead and the birds are back in the nest.
Don't even try to convince me that black snakes are "good" and we shouldn't kill them. Believe me, Chris agrees with you. But he knows that if that snake didn't die that there would be a for sale sign in front of the house by tomorrow. I'd be paralyzed if I didn't know that it was dead.
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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.