This 2005 Calendar called Photographic Journey Through The South of France is the Inspiration for the Post Card I created called "Provence"!! This photo is of the Lavender Fields near Banon France.
I used Shiva Artist's Paintstiks to add extra color to my three fabric pieced Post Card.
This is the beginning of My "Provence" Post Card after adding the Oil Paintstiks colors of green. brown, blue, red, and gray.
This is the back of the "Provence" Post Card where I used a Alphabet Stencil and blotted it with the Purple color Paintstik. This was my first try of using a stencil and you can see I struggle with it a lot. vbg
I find embroidery to be the most fun and relaxing part of creating "My Provence" Post Card. I worked on it for several weeks. I used three simple embroidery stitches in this projects, the French Knot, Straight Stitch, and Button Hole Stitch. I used several different kinds of embroidery floss which includes EdMar Boucle Rayon for the hedge in the grass, along the road and for the purple flowers. I used Needle Necessities Hand Dyed floss for the Lavender Fields. Mouline DMC color variations was used for the field furrows, Almond Tree trunk, leaves and bushes. DMC Perle Cotton was used for the Old World stone house with it distinct Blue Shutters. I also used DMC Mouline, Pearlescent Effects to outline the Mountains.
Artistic Impression: Provence, Lavender Fields brings back wonderful memories of driving through the lovely Countryside of France. I was so impressed with this region that I now have the same color "Provence Blue" painted on the Shutters of our "Home" along with lots of Lavender planted in my gardens.
I hope you all enjoy this wee reflection of Provence. Hugs Judy