Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art

Ravens
this week's design challenge at
A blog of weekly postcard theme challenges
 
The Raven
The background is printed fabric from a digital collage sheet by Digital Collage Sheets.com, the leaf is from a silk fall arrangement and is floating.  Held in place by the stitching on the branch and the raven.
 
Ravens and crows and blackbirds all fall into the same bird box to me.  I love them for Halloween and Fall decorating, but the real things can be pretty annoying at times. 
 
The artists participating in these challenges are mostly paper crafters and digital design crafters.  But all mediums are welcome, so I couldn't resists participating this week since I've been playing around with Halloween/Fall birds lately. 
 
Autumn Day was traded to Sandra.  She is known as ladyinblack1964 on Flickr.
 
Blackbird In Fall is still traveling through our postal system to a surprise recipient.
 
Happy Fall
Annie


41 comments:

Rachel said...

Amazing art, as usual. You are so awe inspiring. Truly, from the bottom of my heart!

Liz said...

They are absolutely stunning Annie, thanks so much for sharing them.

Kris Dickinson said...

These are all fantastic! WOW!

carol said...

They really look like "real" birds too! Awesome! Not me! All my birds turn out goofy!

Kathleen said...

Annie, these are great!!!
BTW, I wanted to tell you that I changed my blog name. I know you were a follower of my old blog but I could not get my followers to come over to my new blog, although I see them there. I just wanted to let you know if case you still want to follow me. Thank you,
Kathleen
http://pelicankey.blogspot.com/

sheila 77 said...

These postcards with the black birds are so unusual and your birds look quite innocent and possibly harmless. I always like your backgrounds too, the checkerboard is a bit different. Thanks for the link to Sunday Postcards, looks intriguing.

ellen gets crafty said...

Great Halloween season cards. As always, you are so creative!

Cindy McMath said...

Wow, I adore your stitched cards! They are all beautiful and so creative and unique. The recipients are very lucky!

Cindy :)

isa13 said...

Happy fall to you Annie. I really prefer your textil ravens to the real ones.

Gill said...

I love the first one Annie! You've really captured the character of the raven!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

More beautiful 'works of heart' Annie! Great Fall designs...thanks for sharing!

Lori Saul said...

Fantastic fiber art- beautifully designed with so much embellishment and color!

Lesley said...

Amazing postcards! I love the strong black birds with those gorgeous orange leaves. Beautifully done, as usual! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fabulous art work, love the decorative design and the stitching elements.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic post cards Annie!! I love the detail in each one.

Just Carol said...

I love The Raven! You always offer such a creative view of whatever you sew.

Barb said...

What awesome postcards!

Val said...

Great crows or ravens. I love how each one is a bit different yet obviously a crow. I tried some crows yesterday half heartedly. Now I want to do some more. Thanks.

Judy D in WA said...

You are A MAZ ING! I love each of them.

Judy said...

Exquisite fabric collage, Annie! Other amazing pieces on your blog, too

waggonswest said...

More fun postcards. I have to agree, I like your fabric versions much better than the real life ones outside my window.

Karen said...

You inspire me to try this, such amazing creations :)

Ramona said...

Quoth the Raven - Awesome. Actually a blackbird(s) is what I have considered for the next time I go postal (ha ha!) Love all the fall colors too.

Sandi McLean said...

Oh these are all fabulous! You make the raven, for a change to me, seem quite friendly. Such lovely work :)

Michele said...

Beyond amazing, all of them.

West Michigan Quilter said...

You are amazing! I love them all but especially like the first one. How clever you are! I'm so glad you share these pictures with us. You're an inspiration.

johanna said...

wonderful - i always love combinations with sewing!

Snoodles said...

I think that your blackbirds are way more friendly looking than the real ones that visit our pasture and woods! These three post cards are wonderful, Annie! Is the second one embellished, or is the fabric multi colored? It almost looks like you used some beads on him!
They are all three gorgeous!

Joelle said...

These almost make me like those noisy critters. Beautiful!

legato1958 said...

Wow... your colors and blackbirds are just awesome in these fall-themed fabric postcards! Your Blackbird in Fall especially 'jumps out' with it's colors and the setting...

Can't help but quote Poe...."In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore" (line 38).

They are so lifelike, I think they might jump out and grab a candy corn off of my desk! (Not that I eat while reading my favorite blogs!!)
Susie

patchouli moon studio said...

That Raven in your first postcard photo is just fabulous! Love them all, but that one I like the best.

Carla said...

I am sew jealous of your talent. These are awesome.

Kathy said...

Came by to have a look after I read Ellen's post.
Your cards are gorgeous!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

All three are great, Annie! I think the middle one is my favorite. I especially love the background, the tape measure and the pattern on the bird.

susie said...

How CUTE are your Ravens...so perfect & fun for Halloween!!
Thanks for sharing...
Susie

hazel said...

These are amazing, I love the birds.
xxx Hazel.

bohemiannie! art said...

I love these Annie. Your art is so happy and - well- perfect!

Marlynne said...

I really enjoyed the fabric postcards, but do you really used fabric and they go thru the postal machines? Marlynne

Yvonne said...

WOW, three and they are all fabulous, Annie!

bohemiannie! art said...

OK...it's been 10 days my dear...since you last posted. I stop by frequently to check! Let's see what you've been working on!!!

Shirley said...

Hi Annie,
I just found your lovely website today!
Had a wonderful time peeking at your postcards-wow, love them!

You brought a smile to my heart.

Thank you for sharing your talents,
Shirley