Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art - Circles

This week at Sunday Postcard Art its all about
 
Circles
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The wheels on these bicycles caught my attention for the theme.
 
 
They're much too intricate to cut out of fabric, so I decided to give an all papercraft postcard a try.
 
The card is a sandwich of decorated cardstock paper, plain cardstock and copy paper for the postcard back. 
 
 
The border is a regular weight scrapbook paper folded over the edges then stitched through all layers.
 
 
I have 3 postcard styles prepared on a single sheet of paper that I photocopy on 24lb weight copy paper, then cut apart to use individually.
 
The bicycles and birds are glued to the scrapbook paper with a glue stick.  I am not sure that's the best idea, but I'm not a glue expert, so I wanted to be sure a papercrafted card could survive a trip through the mail, so I gave it a coat of Mod Podge Matte finish.
 
 
This was a little scary because I did this after the card was completed. I wasn't sure that was the best idea either.  I've worked with Mod Podge before, but I really didn't know how the three layers would react.  Of course the top layer began to warp.  All I could do was hope it would flatten back out when it was dry.  Just like magic all was well in the end.
 
 
I could not be more pleased!  Well that was bunches of fun and I've been missing my daughter, so I set myself to making a postcard to send to her.
 
 
This one is just stamped and colored.  I can cut and paste and sew, but that's the extent of my artistic skills.  My coloring even needs help!   But I give it a go anyway.  No wonder I prefer fabric.
 
 One of my other postcard backs.
 
In any case, I'm having fun. 
 
xxx
Annie

33 comments:

Michele said...

Glad that you are having fun with it. They turned out great.

Sheila said...

I love them both ! Aren't postcards fun to create :-)

Just Carol said...

Very cute! I like the idea of using Mod Podge over them to protect it. Did you do a fabric border on them or is that paper, too.

Rachel said...

See, here's the thing...you are just plain talented!! Another beautiful postcard!

sheila 77 said...

Just fantastic, both postcards are so creative. I very much enjoyed reading your process and I would have had hysterics at the artwork warping stage, glad it smoothed itself out afterwards. I like the flowers in the bicycle basket. I agree with Rachel, you are so talented.

carol said...

You're having fun and that's the main thing in this world......we all must grab a bit of fun while we can! Looks like you really enjoyed this project and learn something about Mod Podge in the process.

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Yourbdaughternwillove the love that you out into her card...you are very inspirational!

Judy D in WA said...

OMG How cute! Your daughter is going to be thrilled when she see this!
You are so amazing!

patchouli moon studio said...

I just love your sweet cards Annie. Mod Podge is one of those things that when I use it and the paper bubbles, I worry if it will stay that way. Most of the time it dries just fine, but not always. I have even used it on fabric and it works great.

tubakk said...

You're such an expert on postcards, and I love them all. Thank you for showing us!

Lins Artyblobs said...

I like them both.

johanna said...

wonderful postcards - both of them!

West Michigan Quilter said...

You are so talented. These cards are so cute. The bottom one is my favorite! Glad you're having fun. I sure enjoy your posts and seeing all the lovely things you do.

Deanie said...

Is Nosey Parker a mug rug or post card? He's adorable! Is there a pattern available to purchase for him? deanie dot dreams at gmail dot com

Grannie Annie said...

What wonderful postcards they are absolute treasured my dear...beautiful work!

Deborah said...

Your postcards are adorable.

ellen gets crafty said...

Your daughter will love her postcard - I'm sure she misses you too!

Wendy said...

Annie, these are wonderful! Love your talent and thank you for sharing with us :)

Ramona said...

Birds and bicycles - what could be better!

Lesley said...

You've done it again! Created some little works of art...they are just so sweet. Good for you!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both are wonderful realizations of the circle theme.

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful cards!

waggonswest said...

These are wonderful. The sewn paper 'binding' is a neat touch.

Did you try backing the fabric with freezer paper or fusible before trying to cut it out?

Createology said...

Your paper postcards are positively creative and fabulous. How sweet to make and send one to your daughter. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Grammasheri said...

Loving the bicycles and birds motifs! Another jolt of Annie Inspiration! YaY!

Lorraine said...

hello Annie..like your postcards especially the blue bird on the secnond one..I am looking forward to getting out on my bike again when the cold winds die down and its spring again!

Snoodles said...

Annie, I even love the back of your postcard! LOL Your birdies give me hope that spring is on the way!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Lovely whimsical circle-themed art! I adore anything with birds in it!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great cards.

bohemiannie! art said...

Fun is what it's all about for me! I love your paper projects and feel a little like you do. With paper, I'm never sure if the next thing I do will make it or break it. These turned out really awesome!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

These are great too!

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