Wednesday, December 17, 2008

X marks the spot!

X is for... X marks the spot - finally got these finished (to be fair, they didn't take that long to actually make, it was finding a block of time to sit down and do them that took the time). The fabric is a rust-dyed fabric (there is another on the back, as well, though it's a bit lighter) - I ran it through the printer, using a kids' colouring page from the web for the map itself. The edges and the outline of the land are done as FME on the machine, then colour was added with fabric pens and the red X is embossed. On the whole, a simple card, but I hope a fun one - the rust dyed fabric really worked a treat, I thought - looked a lot like aged paper. A little late with this swap as it was due in the post Monday, but not too bad, given the time of year...

6 comments:

Pat said...

LOVE it...good idea for the X...and you are right about the fabric looking like old paper.

kiwicarole said...

What an extra cool idea Kate!! Love it! (would be great for kids parties too!)
Have a great Christmas!
Carole

anne bebbington said...

Inspired!

Genie said...

lovely work Kate
Happy Christmas from Devon

black bear cabin said...

sometimes simple is best! these are totally cute, and i love that you even included the compass rose!
a very clever X card :)

Ferret said...

I have some fabric I have been meaning to do this with for ages (no I am not going to work out how many ages). It is really effective, I should get some made.