Sunday, April 26, 2009

The rest of my heart postcards




Ahh yes, these are my last seven out of ten postcards, if you include the post below. I wasn't able to upload all seven photos in one post, so this is a "split post", so to speak. I've had hearts on my mind and brain for well over a month now, while making all these postcards. It was a fun swap and I love the heart theme. However, at this point I'm glad all my postcards are made and in the mail.

I won't go into detail on how I made these, for fairly obvious reasons. Suffice it to say I used a fabric background on all of them, which was my goal. On some the fabric is glued to frozen pizza cardboard (FPC), on the others I used the Mod Podge technic (explained in a previous post). They are all different, which was my plan.

Soon I'll be starting another collaborative effort with another online artist. Something I look forward to. And also working on my own fabric book, the first time ever. That is if I can get over my fear and intimidation of my new electronic Brother sewing machine. I totally love it, but am not familiar or comfortable with it yet.

14 comments:

ART*ticulation said...

WOW your post cards went in all kinds of wondrous directions. It looks like we each got our own special card. How awesome!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love Love Love your heart postcards, Valerie.

La Viscountess said...

very very beautiful, especially like the 1st one, the black and white!!!

bloubell said...

I love fabic postcards and was involved in groups for quite a while, yours are very different and unique. Can they be mailed? Are they all postcard size? I haven't done any for a couple of years but yours are inspiring.

Susan Burgess said...

You are one SWEET HEART MAKER VAL! Hugs, Sanna

Coop said...

Hi, I really like your work and hope that this interests you.

I am attempting to amass a large collection of portraits of Frankenstein's Monster in as many different styles and in as many different media as possible as an ongoing art project. The only stipulation is that the size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (standard artist trading card size) and that each card has name, date, title and anything else you care to add on the back.

I welcome cards from both amateur and professional artists.

I will be leaving blank cards with instructions and mailing address in galleries, colleges, art shops, on buses, handing them out in the street and wherever else I can think of.

If you think you can spare the time to produce a little something, please send a portrait to:

A Patchwork Of Flesh
45 Silversea Drive
Westcliff on Sea
Essex
SS0 9XD
United Kingdom

Each card I receive will be uploaded at http://apatchworkofflesh.blogspot.com/ to produce an on-line gallery, I then hope to put on an exhibition of these cards in a gallery.

Terry Pitzel said...

I love your heart post cards!!!

Barb said...

Love those "Love Heart" post cards Val... what a challenge to make them all different too.

sweetcheeks said...

Bless your heart. You did a beautiful job.
Sally

perilloparodies said...

OOH!! So fun and diverse!! Makes me itch to go and make something now... Thank you for sharing...

I am a wallflower of Christian Paper Artists, and just thought I would stop by.

also, I am hosting a giveaway in honor of my One Year Anniversary Of Papercutting!!! Please Come Over to my blog for more information on how to win a free 4 x 6 inch papercut…

Have a great day!!!

Celita
http://daysease.blogspot.com/

Terry Pitzel said...

I was at Darlene's studio and saw your wonderful postcard you sent her. She said you used paper bags, you would never know.

Heather Robinson said...

I don't know what it is about your use of seed but I'm always instantly drawn to the pieces with them. These heart post cards are fabulous...each so unique and exquisite. Bravo, my friend!!

Pat said...

Your heart cards are wonderful. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. Have fun with your catalogue.

Gail P said...

What a treat to see them all! I still think that I have the bestest!!! Thanks for participating! Hugs.