Thursday, March 4, 2010

"All You Need Is Love"


When Colorful Art Girl posted the theme for March’s Postcard Challenge, “Words To Live By,” this idea jumped into the front of my mind and wouldn’t leave until I had completed the piece.  I rarely work on a white background, so I thought I’d give it a go – and now I remember why I rarely work on a white background: It’s rather unforgiving of stitching mistakes.  However, this is my year of Thinking Outside The Box, so I decided to persevere and ignore the little holes left by ripped-out stitches.
Everything is fused, especially the words, which were printed on fabric and cut out using tweezers to hold them (I was determined).
I was tickled with the result; I’d love to expand the idea to a larger piece and add embellishments to it – beads or hand embroidery, maybe.  I’m finding these postcards to be wonderful springboards to new and different projects.
Visit here if you’d like to join the challenge!  And, as always, thank you for being out there -- it's wonderful to feel connected to such a fabulous group of kindred souls.


Diane

12 comments:

ArtGirl/California/United States said...

This looks great, Diane! I love the bright colors, and set against the whit background it really pops! It's a nice set of words too. plus your stitching looks fabulous!!

Mermaid's Purse said...

Love the thought process and the hearts!!

Terri Stegmiller said...

This is great!

Tracey said...

Lovely!


Do you actually post them or are they just for yourself?

Marilyn Rock said...

This is lovely! The hearts are really wonderful. Love it!

Deborah said...

Charming and cheerful!

tangled stitch said...

It's great Diane! I love it. Never would have noticed the unforgivingness of white as the piece was so cool.

Joanna Monroe said...

Okay, my friend. "All You Need is Love" is playing nonstop in my head! "Love is all you need..."

imquilternity said...

Stitching mistakes? You? You must be confusing yourself with me! lol Gorgeous postcard...dare I say, as usual! You are a real inspiration to me. I love everything you do and you do it with such style. Thank you.

Lynne said...

Hi,
I've just posted my postcard for March and thought I would visit and see how everyone else has done.
I agree, that these postcards get you thinking in different ways.
Love your postcard.

Lorraine said...

la la la la...youve got me singing that song now..lovely colourful card

Marit said...

...love is all you need... I had to sing along, too. Great design - even the colours sing!

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