Joy, 2009The next one also has a layered look with a bit of dimension. Well, this one has a little bit of everything...beading, hand embroidery, sparkly yarn on the edging...I call it Love is Glorious.
Love is Glorious, 2009
The next one has a sort of artsy look to it. Silk and cotton fabrics were cut in heart and flower motifs, needle-punched to a cheerful orange/peach/pink print cotton, and then machine-quilted in black thread. My favorite new binding is to wrap a strip of rainbow organza around the edge and machine stitch it down.
Hearts and Flowers, 2009
And finally, the winner of the Sparkliest Postcard of the day: Secret Love. This one started out as lots of silk and Angelina needle-felted to a piece of coral chiffon (the scarf I bought in the mountains.) Then I added some free-motion machine-quilting, but I did not like the look. So, I added a message. :) You still could not see the word Love, thus the name of the card, but when I outlined it in black ink, it was not so secret any more.
This one also features a wrap of rainbow organza around the border. This is what the back looks like.
Secret Love, back, 2009
I am almost finished with an embellished purse that is very girly-looking. Hope to post it next!