Yesterday, I saw a piece of torn cardboard from a box and remembered some collage artist I admired using the ridged and shabby cardboard pieces in her collages. Taking the stairs at a gallop (which isn't all that smart at my age), I was immediately busy cutting cardstock to postcard size, digging through fabrics, then through lace and other possible embellishments. Off and on all day, up and down the stairs. When things stalled, I just left the item alone and did the laundry or read. Then I'd think of another idea or a piece of fabric that might work and rush back upstairs to search for something to make it happen.
The first one has everything machine stitched down.
Then I started some hand stitching,
but stopped, deciding to save that 'til later, and
started putting together some other possibilities.
None of the others have any stitching yet;
only possible arrangements.
I purchased a roll of fabric about 4" wide with the French text
several years ago and still love it.
I liked the effect so much that I stamped on other pieces of coffee-dyed muslin.
Today, I will continue working on these,
maybe finding other things to add.
After machine stitching everything in place,
I can add the hand quilted or embroidered elements.
Yesterday was fun
and today is looking good, too.
Have a great week-end!