Sunday, January 31, 2016

Orange Collage Butterfly

There was a butterfly in my mind wanting to be stitched.  But what color did it want to be?  The Sunday Postcard Art challenge made a delightful decision for me.  Orange.  Yes.  Perfect.


I have made well over 100 fabric postcards.  Yes, most of them have been mailed out.  114 of those can be seen in my Fabric Postcard Flickr Album.

In the beginning the ideas for them came in masses.  Now I struggle for new ideas for stitched postcards.  The recipient of this one has waited quite a long time.  My waiting list is now complete.  Now I'm just waiting on new and more ideas for stitching more postcards.  

Happy Mail Day!
xxx
Annie

31 comments:

tubakk said...

So beautiful butterfly. I always adore your cards. You've not done cats, have you? And for February there's always a heart. Cups and fishes are sweet to do also, and ladybirds. So just you go on sewing.

Edny sine puslerier said...

I love your cards. They are so beautiful.

sheila 77 said...

Lovely Orange Butterfly, glad SPA encouraged you to make an orange one, it really shines out. I do like its special purple flower too.
114 fabric postcards - that's pretty impressive.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love this postcard and the orange butterfly. Orange is my favorite color. I love all your cards. You are so creative!

jenclair said...

I love orange! And I love the borders on your fabric postcards!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

The person who waited a long time for this card won't be disappointed Annie because the butterfly is beautiful!

Inky and Quirky said...

LOVE LOVE and more LOVE.....can you tell I love this one Annie?! All I can say is the recipient really is one lucky lady to have a little slice of amazing Annie's artwork ;)
Hugs
Donna xxx

Ramona said...

Wow, looks like you collage pieced the fabrics for the butterfly wings. Very cool effect! Now that he has showed up, can spring be far away? My 20 degree outdoor thermometer says - NOT YET!

Deann said...

Simply a lovely postcard...well done.

Kay Wallace said...

I just got back from visiting your Flickr Album, Annie, and it is two full pages of wonderment! You are so very talented, and your postcard this week is a perfect example of your attention to detail. Fab work, my friend!

Egléa Senna said...

This butterfly is simply wonderful! Pretty pretty!
Hugs!

Pippa Koenig said...

reminds me of the 60th! P.

Createology said...

This is a beautiful Orange Butterfly fabric postcard. 114 is quite impressive! Maybe your dictionary challenge will lend some ideas for postcards. With your Creative Expertise you will certainly keep your muse very busy dear.

Tina H. said...

Your work is so pretty. I received your bird with bits back in 2014. I had told you my husband was ill and sadly he passed away last year. I look at that card everyday!

Thank you,
Tina Hansen

Lori Saul said...

Such beautiful fabric art -wow!

Deborah said...

A stunning fabric collage, Annie. Your orange butterfly is a beauty!

MA said...

Gorgeous! Love how the butterfly is framed with the black and white stripes. New to your blog and I'm enjoying your older posts. Thanks for sharing your talent.

sirkkis said...

Beautifully designed card.

pcjeanne said...

Do you have a tutorial for how to make these? I have recently found your blog and am in awe of your creativity.

Majo said...

This is awesome! I envy you, I don't have any stitching or sewing skills :( Beautiful art, dear Annie ♥

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Annie, more than worth the wait for the lucky recipient! Deb xo

abby j said...

Wonderful, Annie...the stitching adds so much to it! I'd be thrilled to receive such a postcard!

Jutta said...

Wow Annie it is gorgeous and fabric too! I'd never have thought of a fabric postcard, so glad you shared this!:)

genie said...

Annie...I got to you via Sheila’s sidebar and am so happy to be here. Reading about you and your postcards makes me feel better about myself. Back in 1995 and 1996, I went thru a creative period where I made gobs and gobs of postcards. Sadly I did not keep copies of them and many were mailed and gone. I still have may in black albums to look at, but I struggle to bring back that creative streak. Sounds like you have suffered that same ill. Well, you are well on your way with your butterfly. Now postcards are stitched. Mine were all cut paper, stamped (sold all my stamps and not I wish I had them) , watercolors, and odds and end of stuff put onto them. Thank goodness I still have my postcard bach stamp. Love your border. In a way it makes me think of Mary Engelbreit. Anyway...I am so happy I am here and will keep coming back to see what you are up to. I will add you to my sidebar. Happy Weekend.

Miss Iowa said...

Awesome design!

Sandy said...

I thought your valentine post card was the best yet - but no -- now I believe that this orange butterfly is the best yet!
sandy xx

Carla said...

Such a beautiful butterfly. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing all your creativeness with us

Tera Callihan said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Have you done a cat fabric pc ? It could be fun ;). I love all of your art!

Jacque said...

Lovely....I think it's your prettiest butterfly ever!
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Renee said...

I never tire of looking at your magnificent work! Love the that black and white edge.