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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

WIP Wednesday #5 and PRIZES everywhere!

Hey!  Did you see I'm at 3CreativeStudios with a tutorial?  It's true!  There's also a contest that the hosts Vicki Welsh and Terri Stegmiller organize with their flickr group.  Basically, if you make anything using the techniques in my tutorial, you have until October 16th, 2011 to upload them (link at the bottom of this post).  All submissions will be eligible for draw prizes, including a great big how-to Fibre Art book, hand dyed fat quarter fabrics from Vicki, and some postcard art from me.  Sounds fun!  Unfortunately, I doubt I can join in.  haha.  I do want that fabric from Vicki though.  : )  So here's what I've done with leaves and a bit of thread sketching.

strawberry leaves from my garden

I took a bunch of leaves that had changed color, and some odds and ends of thread and yarn.  I placed them all under sheer fabric and started to free motion sew.  (Yes - I see my thread popped out from the hook there.)

my poor shamrock... being recycled into art.

All I did was outline the leaves and some main veins with different thread colors.  I ended up with three very colorful thread-sketched postcards.  It's so very fun to do.  These are for a swap I'm in , so I'm popping them into the mailbox today!



Ahh... I think the shamrocks look much better here.  Have fun with whatever you make!  ; )  You can read more about the prizes and get that flickr link for your work HERE.  Good Luck!!

Since I most likely cannot enter, I'm going to Rachel's at Stitched in Color with this last postcard.  She has a Celebrate Color event happening and I am so into FALL!  ; )

Linking this WIP Wednesday post to

~Monika

12 comments:

Ellie said...

These look wonderful, but I'm sure they are not as easy as you seem to make it look. You definately have an 'eye' for art.

Kit said...

Those look like fun! :)

elle said...

Good stuff, Monika. I have your pdf on paper beside my sewing machine so I can try your technique. Great tutorial.

Vicki W said...

I love these cards!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Your postcards are so cool... and you left the leaves under the material? What a fun idea? I look forward to using your tutorial as well.

Sheila said...

Such fun cards , I am intrigued by how you used the leaves! I have printed off your great tutorial and will give this a go,thanks so much.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Very nice, Monika! Postcards are very cool!!

Dale Anne Potter said...

These are FABULOUS Monika! LOVE the shimmer background also.

Leanne said...

Those are very pretty and they look fun to make!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for introducing us to 3CreativeStudios. Congratulations on your tutorial. I was just in the process of printing it when my printer ran out of ink. (I've been milking it for a loooong time haha) I've also been reading through the Creative Artists Archive. What a goldmine of information.
Thank you!
Joyce

Anonymous said...

You are welcome Joyce! Yeah - it's full of fabulous & free instruction.

And THANK YOU everyone who has been sending me help with my last post. ; ) MUCH appreciated!
~Monika

Rachel Hauser said...

Yeah! So glad to see this pop up, Monika!

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