Thursday, March 13, 2014

THE GREAT BIG STITCHED POSTCARD SWAP


This week, I took part in the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap for the first time.  You can learn more about this by clicking on the picture above.  The theme for the swap was "Create", and the only rule was that the postcard had to contain some sort of stitching on it.  

I decided to "Create" a postcard with hidden surprises.  I first sketched my house and some surprise hidden elements that would go inside.  I then scanned my sketches into Illustrator and traced my images.  Finally, I organized and colored the sketches into the final postcard design using Photoshop. 

Sketch of elements in postcard

Sketch to Finished Postcard


I created two layers to my postcard that I stitched together.  On the top layer, I cut flaps that would reveal the surprise hidden elements from the second layer. 


Inside of Postcard

Outside of Postcard


The flaps open up to reveal the hidden surprise elements.  

I really enjoyed participating in this swap, and love the idea of receiving a beautifully handcrafted piece of art from another artist!  I hope my swap partner enjoys my postcard!

7 comments:

  1. Adorable! Love the cut-outs.

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  2. Thanks so much Mary! It was fun to be a part of this swap!

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  3. That's gorgeous Holly...clever you.

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    1. Thanks so much Jo! I had fun sketching up the design and stitching it together. :)

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  4. Love it Holly!! Absolutely adorable :)

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    1. Thank you Dana! I am happy you like it! :) xo

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  5. Brilliant and lot of fun!

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