I scheduled this post last week but, assuming that everything went as planned, movers are picking up all of my Mom's belongings and will deposit them in her new apartment in Richmond today. We started talking about his move last summer after her miserable cataract surgery (that she is just now stabilizing from). She had a great run for 11 years living with her sister but it's now time for a new phase and I made her a card to celebrate. Some of my dear quilt friends also sent her fabric postcards so she will have some good mail to greet her when she arrives later today. Here's the one that I made.
I started with some watery backgrounds. These were more of the fabrics that I sunprinted with stencils. I love how these turned out. This was one set where I felt that sunprinting really was the best option. I fused them to card interfacing and trimmed them to the 4" x 6" size.
Next I needed a fish. Using another stencil I found that opaque screen printing worked great for my fish image.
A school of fish!
I affixed fusible webbing to the back of the fish fabrics before I cut them out. I fused them to the cards and stitched around the edges and fins. Simple!
The hardest part was decided on what color thread to use for the edges. These were both rejects but that doesn't mean the cards are rejects. I'm just playing around with color.
I finally settled on a solid orange. It's a simple card but I love how it turned out.
My pond has 9 goldfish. These are going to make for great birthday cards too.
having gone through miserable cataract surgery myself I'm glad your mom's eyes are finally ok - I think it took my eyes 1.5 years to stabilize - how old is your mom now - I'm hoping she is not having health problems but just being sensible in making sure the next stage of her life is in a good place
4/10/2018 07:59:25 am
I wish your mom joy in the new phase of her life.
4/10/2018 08:37:57 am
That sunprint fabric is so pretty! The cards turned out so fun!
4/11/2018 10:10:33 pm
Fun fishies! Remind me of those wonderfully coloured koi.
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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.