Quiltart Travel Challenge

I made this postcard for the Quiltart Travel Challenge. It is along the same lines as my Rainy Streets postcards but it features a prominent landmark in my town.

purple/blue/grey fabric postcard featuring bridge over river

It is called Industrial Legacy and the statement I wrote to go with it reads:

The most famous landmark in Newport, where I live, is its Transporter
Bridge, a legacy from its industrial past. There are only two other such
bridges in the UK and seven in the world, not all operational. It has a
suspended platform on
which cars, cyclists and pedestrians go, which is then pulled across the
River Usk on cables.

I have been playing with layering sheers on top of painted calico to depict
the rainswept streets of South Wales, so I decided to use that as a
background for my travel postcard. Because our prevailing winds are
westerly, we get a lot of rain!

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7 Responses to Quiltart Travel Challenge

  1. Mary Manahan March 13, 2006 at 11:29 am #

    I love these pictorial postcards that you make…they are very beautiful and evocative, especially to anglophiles like me…

  2. Sue Krekorian March 14, 2006 at 10:20 am #

    This is really lovely – I like the use of fabrics, stitch and shapes

  3. Rachel March 14, 2006 at 1:55 pm #

    Liz — this is just lovely!

  4. Frances March 26, 2006 at 5:28 pm #

    it is lovely Liz, I have found a frame for my Rainy Streets, it is not in it yet, I never submitted to the travel challenge just run out of time, yes this is how far back I am on your blog, love cobweb, I like the squares at the top of the blog but wanted to see how you arrived there,

  5. Linda Teddlie Minton July 13, 2006 at 11:50 pm #

    Liz … I LOVE IT!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Dreaming Spirals » Blog Archive » Shells…. - July 12, 2006

    […] I had an exciting letter this morning! Do you remember the Transporter Bridge postcard which I made in March? I entered it into the Newport in Bloom art competition… and I won second prize!!! Fun, fun, fun, especially since it’s the Transporter Bridge’s centenary year – I’d forgotten that when I decided to make the postcard. […]

  2. Dreaming Spirals » Blog Archive » Bits and Pieces but mainly marbling! - October 10, 2006

    […] Remember I won second prize for my Transporter Bridge postcard in the Newport in Bloom art competition? Last Friday, they had an award ceremony and I got this certificate and the little shield and a cheque for £20!! […]