I am closing the Swap with this last postcard post update. I just need to share the postcards I have gotten in the DIY Postcard Swap, autumn 2013. Because I adore all the postcards I have received, so much! Those who sent me “extras” warms my heart double.
I am sending all of you a big thank you for making this swap possible! Thanks so much!
Here are the cards I have received:
Gwen Delmore, Washington, made me an extra, it’s the collage with a feet image above. It’s so layered and textured. Then the blue flowers are from Janetta, known as texanntx on instagram . Of course I’ve already showed you the machine embroidered postcard with the sentiment Wishing you a Day filled with Good Things by my mom.
I got the first postcard of the season from Tina Jensen, Denmark. I love the simplicity of it, and how cool that she used lace on white – love that. She even used a vintage postcards from Sweden (Haparanda!) as the back, with yellowed paper, spots and all. I might copy that idea for the next swap round.
Lisa Hardman made the giraffe postcard – it’s super awesome and makes me really happy (3).
Here are some close-ups of some of them:
Outi Laaksonen, Sweden sent me a super cute owl postcard. How perfect for a owl lover like me, right?
Tricia Watts, Mississippi State, sent me a “small piece of happiness” decorated with especially the wooden butterfly! What a happy postcard indeed!
Sophie De Court in Dubai made a mixed media layered postcard with a machine sewed edge, and oh, even the backside with stamps and stickers is lovely. Just so you know. Tracy Vandermay have mixed paint, tape and collaged images. And a poem about dancing. Super cute, all of it!
Tammy Garcia of DaisyYellow makes such happy artwork. I feel lucky to have this beauty in my possession.
Betty Richardson, Texas, painted a flag! ! A very cool one, and love the stitching that is kind of hidden but really adds to the postcard! Sam Farman used her own hand carved stamp (it’s her sweet cat Eddie) on gelli prints, two of her favorite tools.
Sally-Ann Garrett, England made a brown collage with the quote: We don’t meet people by accident, they cross our path for a reason. & Kelly Warren, Florida, used tape and collage for hers. Yum!
I’m super happy that some of you wanted to send me an “extra” postcards too. So if you count to more than 10, that’s why. I have a pile of those too! Want more postcard inspiration? Then check out the postcard link list. Lastly I did two personal swaps. First one with Sue Maher, who asked for a postcard for her birthday (it’s the first one in this post). And then one with my new mail art idol, who inspired my pop art postcards this year, Stephanie Dodson:
I have been posting them as I got them to my Facebook page Studio iHanna. Please like it if you want to get sprinkles of what I’m up to on a daily basis.
Oh, almost forgot, I got two Christmas cards this week too! Crazy I know, Christmas is here soon.
Doodle on black by Chris Miser and a art celebration postcard by Adrianne Martin! Thank you ladies!
Thank you all!