Monday, January 30, 2012

And they're off!

Shannon at Musings on Realities is currently hosting an international postcard swap!
For the swap, we each made ten postcards to send out into the world by February 20. 
Today's post is a gallery of the cards I sent to my swap partners.
I used the painted tags that I posted about earlier (created in response to Dina Wakley's Creative Jump Start idea), and then went a little crazy with additional rub-ons and stitching to complete each card.  Some included lace and ribbon, as well.
I went to the post office this morning to get them out, and now the cards are on their way to various U.S. states, as well as Scotland, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia.
And hopefully some beautiful mail art will be on its way to me very shortly!
It is so fun to know that the mail over the next month or so is likely to hold something much more exciting and beautiful than a bill or a Clipper magazine!
I sewed the fronts and backs of the postcards together with the sewing machine, rather than gluing them together as I usually do.  This meant that my less-than-tidy stitching lines showed up on the back.  I actually thought it added a pretty touch of color!
Many thanks to Shannon for organizing this fun swap!

16 comments:

Kym said...

Oh I love, love the way the stitching looks on these and your color combos are great. There are going to be some lucky and happy post card recipients out there.

Joyfulploys said...

Hi Andria...An impressive group of postcards...I like!!! I like how you did the stitching all around and used tags on them. That reminds me that I need to order some. Be sure to show us the ones you get in return.
Mary

Andria said...

Thank you, Kym and Mary! These cards took a long time--lots of steps--but I truly enjoyed the whole process. And I will definitely be sharing the postcards I receive in return!

Dolly B said...

They look great!

Cheers
Mary

lee said...

I love those tags, so great. I to am taking joanne sharpes class,

Caatje said...

Ooh these are absolutely fabulous. I'm jealous of the lucky recipients!

misty said...

Such a cool idea and these are all so stunning! Great work!

Janet said...

Wow - there's going to be 10 very happy people! Love the postcards and I'm sure they will, too.

VivJM said...

Wonderful cards!

VivJM said...

Wonderful cards!

Andria said...

Thanks so much for your encouraging comments!

Lee, I look forward to "seeing" you in Joanne's class with me!

April Cole said...

These are terrific!
Clever idea with the tags, you are so creative... love it.
I ALWAYS get inspired when I visit here, thank you for sharing your wonderful talents. ((hugs))

Ravenous Rae said...

Your cards are great! You did such a good job.

LaWendula said...

Oh these are awesome! Great work!

linda loe said...

They look great I hope that you have sent one tot the Netherlands ( to me LOL )

Jean M. said...

Your cards are gorgeous:)