Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mystery Challenge Postcards

Art 4 Mail had a Mystery Challenge postcard swap.  Two of these are for my partners, one is for me.  When I signed up, I had to pick 5 numbers between 1-50.  Each number corresponds to a different item that has to be added to the card.  When sign ups closed and partners were assigned, I received an email stating the 5 items/techniques that had to be on my postcards.

My assignments were:

Applique Something - I did fusible appliqué and added some green holly leaves and circles
Add Single Thread Stitching  - I used a green thread to go along with my green holly leaves and did a single line daisy stitch
Add a Sketch - the whole card is a sketch with some green shading in places to match the green holly leaves - perhaps I went a little over board in this section.  :)
Add a Strong Vertical  - I am hoping the green thread stitching, flanked by two black lines, works for this requirement.
Add Something Very Dark or Very Light (or what the heck, both!!) - the muslin background is light, and the black edging surely qualifies as something dark.


  1. They are FANTASTIC!!!! Truely little works of art!

  2. ohmygosh!!!! LOVE these...FABULOUS!

  3. WOW I just love how you have put your sketching into your postcard... and I must say a big thank you for my post card I love it and have been telling everyone about it xxx

  4. Great job Leah, you always do such wonderful cards. It was always a pleasure to receive them.

  5. Oh my goodness, Leah, that is Gorgeous!! Very lucky mystery partners! You did good.