Saturday, November 16, 2013

Stitched Photo Cards

I've been missing sewing paper, and I'd wanted more of these photo cards that I sometimes create.  So on Thursday I made a new batch.  I'd had the digital images already printed, for like four months already.  Each card has a digital image on it, in most cases images of surface designed fabric.  But two have images of CitraSolv'd National Geographic pages.

I originally started making these cards to tuck into the pockets of my shabby-style occasional journals.  The first ones had photos I took while out and about ~ but I don't get around much (by choice) so I started using photos of my work instead...handmade books, handmade fabrics and the like.  In all cases I'll start with the digital image and add other handmade or decorative papers, bits of text, etc. 

Then I stitch it all together on a backing that's heavy enough to send in the mail should I decide to do that. Which I sometimes do with the postcard-sized cards.  The narrower ones typically go into my journal pockets.

12 comments:

girlunwinding said...

These are great! I love the look and feel of a stitched collaged card.
~Dawn

MegWeaves said...

Love love love, but then you know I do. I love the ones with texts in particular this morning.

Valerie Kamikubo said...

These are just gorgeous!

john said...

Your stitched cards are fabulous! Could they be postcards?

Jeannie said...

I love the textural effect of layers of paper with stitch. The cards are fantastic! Have a fun filled weekend, my friend!

Jacki Long said...

These are gorgeous! Each one terrific! Do you ever do mail art?

Maggi said...

These are great and it is such a good idea to use digital images of your own art.

Irene said...

What great cards, Connie. It seems to me that you have to be both gifted and patient to be able to make them. xox

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I like these so much...perfect size and lovely compositions!

jenclair said...

Several years ago, I belonged to a group that did a fabric postcard swap. I loved making them and receiving them, and now, I'm reminded of how much fun they were.
Yours are gorgeous!

Karen Isaacson said...

absolutely gorgeous. and I love that you are using digital images of your own art as one of the elements. you are a constant source of inspiration!

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Well....not to be boring but I agree with everyone. These are really cool. Love the stitching and the whole thing! You could mail them for sure!