Saturday, July 19, 2008

The End Of A Perfect Day.

Here is another postcard done on my embellisher machine. The sky and the water is created using wool rovings. The trees are done using free motion technique and the flowers are french knots done with embroidery threads. The water has a few silver strands of embroidery just to add interest. The reverse side of the card was completed using some of my hand dyed fabric.
The figure aiming a gun was a little prize that came in a Xmas cracker! It wasn't a planned addition but as I was looking for something else up it popped! That's how it goes sometimes.
Anyway I decided to title this one "The End of a Perfect Day"
My thoughts are the hunter aimed at the crow and MISSED!! Perfect day for the crow ;-}


Phyl said...

These are little works of art! Don't trust them to the postal service without envelopes! I love your sense of humor, girl!!!And you're getting very good with that embellisher!

Anonymous said...

What is the embellisher? Beautiful designs. Glad the crow got missed.


Maggie R said...

Hi Phyl....
Thanks for taking a peek at my Postcards...
LOL...I LOVE my Embellisher....
Glad I finally dusted off the cobwebs and got around to using it. Sometimes I think I have too many toys!! :-}

Maggie R said...

Hi Jeanne,
Yes the crow got off!!hee hee

The Embellisher is like a sewing machine but it has no thread and no bobbin.
It has a unit that holds 7 barbed needles, and when you step on the pedal the needles work up and down to punch fibres into one another.The result is amazing and permanent..... Will not pull out.
For the postcards I use a pellon base, lay out some wool rovings and punch them into the pellon. When I am pleased with that I use the sewing machine and stitch the trees etc . Then any beads or other bits are added.You can embellish clothing or any fabric art work. Really a lot of fun.I think way back in an earlier post I did a little tutorial on it.

Thanks for asking

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Maggie, I love your wool felted PC. Perfect. Hugs Judy

kiwicarole said...

Hi Maggie, I just love this piece! I don't have an embellisher, so have to do it the slow way! I think your country scene is just perfect! Thank you for sharing it!
Carole :)