Sunday, October 15, 2017

October's Postcard of the Month
Foliage.
There really wasn't any while I was working on these.
It finally started to pop after I mailed them out.
Magic.  ;-)

The Fixin's


Sadly - I haven't yet found a simple (and free) means of making my little steps 'movies'
now that YouTube has discontinued their Slide Show option.  :-( 

The Steps

Production entailed a mere 10 steps this month
(had I applied each 'leaf' individually, it would've been more like 110!).

Panels of 12 of October's postcards:

Fin.


Monday, September 25, 2017

September's Postcard of the Month
Bales or snails?!
The intention was hay bales, but I totally agree that these look a lot like snails!
And to compound the ambiguity, I added a final step -
musical note 'antennas'?? or are they pieces of 'grass'?!
Minimal (blurry) prototype:

The Fixin's

I made a spiral stamp out of a wine cork!


The Steps: The Movie


The Steps

(18, this month)



Panels of 12 of September's postcards:

Fin.


Monday, August 7, 2017

August's Postcard of the Month
Dog Days.
I've been wanting to do a Dog Days collage for August for a few years.
I have a couple of dog paper punches
but I'd wanted one of a lazing dog - one lying down - and have never found one.
So I went with the howling dog/wolf/coyote.

Prototype:
too basic; needed more.

The Fixin's

Steps: The Movie

The Steps

(a mere 7 steps this month!)

So... As I was putting these cards in their respective subscribers' envelopes
I realized that if I'd faced the dog the other way,
it would have looked even more like the notes were coming from it's mouth...  Ah, well.

Panels of 21 of August's postcards:

Fin.