Sunday, 3 April 2016

Two cards

I made two more birthday cards. One is embroidered and made without a plan, but I used Sharon B's crazy quilting templates (well worth investing in, and enjoyable to use):

The other card was another stumpwork portrait:
I haven't made a stumpwork portrait in a long time and it was, as always, so interesting to see it grow. 
The veil is made of a stretchy fabric, and if the pin is removed the lady's face, and hair, will be revealed 


24 comments:

Séverine said...

Your postcards are beautiful.

Linda Calverley said...

Love your stump work lady.

Renee said...

Your cards are wonderful! Your stumpwork portrait is amazing. Gorgeous work! I love Sharon's templates - thanks for the idea of using them on a curve.

margaret said...

such talent with your stump work and revealing too, goo to see you blogging on a sunday. The card with Sharon`s templates is so good too, reminds me I bought her second set to keep the first company but have not used it yet maybe a play later this week

crazyQstitcher said...

The first card of stitches is so bright and beautiful. I love the mystery of the veil over the face. She looks a little surprised to be unveiled. Both views lovely. I have missed your stumpwork ladies.

Anneliese said...

Nice to see your work, the lady - a veiled lady - a delicate theme though in Europe- discussed over and over again.

Julie Fukuda said...

Both are so nice and are going to make someone very pleased.

Annet said...

Love your new stumpwork lady!

Pamela said...

Beautiful, creative cards!

carorose said...

They make great cards Queenie.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. They were fun to make.

Queeniepatch said...

Isn't it fascinating how much more you notice the eyes when the rest of the face is behind a veil?

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you! It is always fun to make stumpwork portraits as you never know what a personality you will get!
Sharon's templates are SO useful! Just play around and you can make the most amazing designs.

Queeniepatch said...

Don't miss the fun of using Sharon's templates - the result will be great!
I was very pleased with this portrait, but adding the veil was a bit fiddly.

Queeniepatch said...

The embroidered card was just a 'scribble' with the needle!
Yes, I guess the lady was a bit surprised, but I wanted to show her flaming hair.
I have missed making portraits, too and hope to make another one shortly!

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, it is a topic of discussion! Throughout history and culture there have been ways to show or hide one's hair or face. The fascinating thing with these two pictures is that when the face is half hidden, the eyes are much more noticable.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Julie.
The first card was a work in haste and although the second took much longer it was made in an instant!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. I stitched the eyes differently from many of the other portraits but the eyes are very striking, especially when the rest of the face is behind the veil.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Pamela. How are you enjoying Shikoku?

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. They are very different, though, but were equally fun to make.

Lilian said...

Lovely work. I really like your stumpwork lady.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Lilian.
How is your crafty world? Busy?

Tanya said...

I LOVE your stumpwork! I treasure mine... Let's see... Didn't I name her Blanche? Your card is so cute! I really wish you'd do a tutorial as I don't think I'm going to get to Tokyo on a regular basis.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Tanya, you are always so full of encouragement. Yes, I loved making Blanche because she has that embroidered collar.
Actually I have a number of photos prepared for a tutorial, I just haven't had the time to write up the text. Once I have done that I'll hold an online tutorial. Before that I need to get hold of more free time. Today was another TOUGH day!