Under a pink moon

I’ve finished an artist trading card called Under a pink moon.

Under a pink moon - ATC detail by Hanna Andersson, aka iHanna

Last year I wove two ATC backgrounds for embroidery, one is orange green the other one purple. The fabrics I used is hand dyed by Kristin Shields. I love all the colours I got from her.

I call this ATC Under a pink moon because as you can see, the moon is pretty in pink. It looks like this:

Under a pink moon ATC by iHanna

When I started to make collage art I created a lot of ATC. The Artist Trading Card was my standard size. I still love this small size of 6×9 cm (2.5 x 3.5 inches). It is a very handy size, plus trading is a lot of fun. I traded almost all of the paper ATC I created and got little pieces of art back in the snail mail inbox. It is more difficult to trade fabric art. Even a small embroidery takes a while to make, and I get attached to it very quickly.

Under a pink moon
I’ve given “Under a pink moon” to my friend Elisabet, because that was my plan while embroidering it.

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ATC size cloth, but nothing on it yet.

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5 Responses to Under a pink moon

  1. K Hutchinson says:

    This is so gorgeous! Love it! I love to stitch!

  2. Melissa says:

    I like both of those a lot. I must try weaving bits of fabric together!

  3. Robin says:

    Beautiful work! The ATC size is one of my favorites, too. It’s not too overwhelming for some experimentation. I am so going to try this!

    Here’s a question: Did you attach your woven piece to a base fabric before doing your embroidery?

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. iHanna says:

    Robin, about your question. I did pin the woven fabric strips to a background and then I hand stitched all over like you can see on the green piece. After it was all secured I did the embroidery. When that was finished I glued everything down on a atc-sized cardstock piece of paper. :-) Hope that helps?

    Thanks for commenting!

  5. Janelle says:

    Under a Pink Moon is so charming! Love the inventive and crafty appearance!

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