I am not usually a fan of "cutesie"-style illustrations, but I picked up a little book from a recent book sale entitled Who Finds a Friend Has Found a Treasure (and other proverbs) published by Laurel Library. I savaged the book for collage fodder before taking note of the author or illustrator.
In this case, I was drawn to the "cute" little children offering each other tokens of friendship, with platitudes to match. I created stitched patchwork background, and added the illustrations to create these patchwork paper postcards.
I enjoyed going into my paper stash to find colors and patterns that matched the spirit of the illustration and looked fun together.
And, of course, I always love an opportunity to "go to town" with my sewing machine!
Looks like I have some postcards to address and get out into the mail!