Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Under the Sea Postcards

These three postcards have been in the works for quite sometime and I finally got down to putting on the finishing touches of yarns, beads and ribbon.

The background fabric is made from silk fusion fused over a blue or lavender piece of fabric.

On the first card, the big lavender blob is a ceramic bead of sorts, that my mom made. Doesn't it make a great piece of underwater embellishment? Next time I am home I will have to snag a few more.

My favorite touch is the tiny fish I created. On the second card the fish are done with two square cut beads and on the third they are done with a twisted bugle bead. Click photo for a larger view of the postcards.

I also experimented with various stitches for the border, zig zag, button hole and a straight stitch. I like the zig zag and the buttonhole the best.


Vicki W said...

These are beautiful! Your Mom's bead is perfect for the scene and I really love the schools of bead fish.

Nellie's Needles said...

Amy, I'm so glad to have found your blog. Your creations are wonderful.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Oh, I like those little fishies, too! They look like neon tetras.

Anne Wigfull said...

Fantastic cards, Amy, but with all that lovely handwork can you bear to put them through the postal system? They deserve special treatment.

sammyjo said...

i love them they look so realistic and pretty