July 14, 2011

* Lennas' Postcard Swap ...

Lenna is currently hosting a couple of swaps.  An ATC swap with a monthly theme, and a one time three for three postcard swap.  I chose the postcard swap because of the mailing situation here in Mexico.  Cards are not due until September, and I thought, surely the card would make it if I mailed early ... like NOW.

I completed them today.  The theme of the swap is "A Summer's Day" ... my theme within that theme seems to be 'Summer Flowers'.  Here they are.

The shoe image is from a water colour by Dennis Kyte.  Google him ... you will be in awe.  I have had a couple of images of his since the 90's and thought he wouldn't mind if I used them in a one time postcard with acknowledgement on the back.  In both cards, I photocopied the image directly on to card stock.  In this particular instance sewed coordinating ribbon around the edge.

Both cards with these images came from old telegrams I had.  I have not yet used the originals.  They were issued in Belgium in the 1930's.  The entire page contained the telegram itself, plus these lovely flower girls.  This, of course, was in the days, when a telegram was delivered directly to your door.  These were celebrations telegrams, for birthdays, weddings, etc.  So beautiful.

Both these images were added to fabric post cards I sewed.  The girls were glued, then sewn on in a random manner.  The words "Summer Flowers" are hand stamped.

This is the same Dennis Kyte image enlarged a little. I antiqued the card stock with TH distress ink.  The words were hand stamped,  then covered the entire card with a sheer sparkly fabric.    It has softened the image and given it a very romantic look, I think.

Do hope you are all having a lovely day.  Be well.  Thank you so very much for stopping by.

More than kisses, letters mingle souls; for, thus friends absent speak.  ~John Donne


  1. Lovely work, I hope I get one of your postcards! I am still waiting for my little books, they haven't come yet! You seem to have had a fun day creating! Hope today will also be so. Hugs, Valerie

  2. oh Donna, so beautiful! I love your theme of a summer's day with summer flowers. What a treat it is to open my computer, see your blog icon on my desktop, decide to visit here before even opening my email and find this lovely post! Thank you for participating in my swaps all the way from mexico. You are a first for me from mexico! have a happy and creative day. i so look forward to your envelope. xo lenna

  3. Love your postcards, Donna, they evoke a summer day! the yellow is lovely...jane

  4. Donna your cards are all gorgeous and so summery. We are still waiting for summer here. That shoe image is amazing. Take care...Donna

  5. Wow I am in awe Donna ! These are just beautiful, amazing, gorgeous, I love love love them ! such beautiful summery work. Sounds like the post here in Greece most things get lost or delayed it;s awful !
    Have a great weekend.


  6. These are so fresh and colorful! And done early... good for you. I'm taking part, but the ideas are just simmering at the moment. Of course, I live a lot closer so the mail won't take too long. Well done!

  7. dear Donna,
    Just love your postcard art today. The shoe flower image is fantastic. Love how you did the stitching details too. I think its time I started using my sewing machine. A friend gave me winter 10 "sew somerset" mag this week,,,and it reminded me of these pieces today. take care dearie, gerri

  8. GORGEOUS...Lenna is very lucky to receive it.

  9. Wow Donna, these are so beautiful and sunny postcards. i am in love with the shoe one
    hugs June xxx

  10. Oh, I do love the shoe! Your postcards are terrific and so much fun. I think it is wonderful that you share copies of special pieces that you have collected over the years along with new finds. Perfect sewing too.

    Very fun postcards for Lenna's swap.