A few weeks back, I saw that iHanna had her Postcard Swap going on!!! The idea sounded fun to me, but, still, I didn't sign up. Finally, when inspiration hit, I went to work! I checked out a few details, and saw that I would need to create 10 postcards!
With little to no idea in mind, I went to work! I began with 3 sheets of 9x12 watercolor paper. I picked my color pallet, and just started painting. Working on the 3 different papers gave me freedom to move around a bit.
I layered some of my "special papers" on top of the paint, including some gorgeous silver/gold handmade paper wrappings from Anthropologie...a total fav of mine!!!
Once I was done, I cut each page into 4 pieces, creating my 12 postcards (leaving 2 extras!!!!- one for me, and one to most likely send to my mom!)
I then moved on to my next step. I knew from the beginning that I was going sew on these cards. I love the feel of the texture, and the interest that it adds to the layers!!!
I continued sewing these today. I needed a relaxing place to just think, let my mind wander, and my sewing machine just happened to be the spot!!!!
I loved guiding the paper aimlessly through the machine and seeing the beautiful outcome of the stitched thread. It really was exactly what I needed for my thoughts to wander free. No rules. No stress. Just creating.