Sunday, 26 October 2014

Anniversary cats

I made this for my in-laws who are cat mad!
Judith Maslen pattern.
Peel off sentiment.
Sewn onto  Dawn Bibby card.
Thank you for looking and for any comments which are most appreciated xx

Monday, 20 October 2014

She sells sea shells.......

.....on the sea shore,
The shells that she sells are sea shells I'm sure.
Remember this tongue twister lol :-)
Sea shell and dolphin card made as a thank you for my sister
who provides us with a lovely Cornish holiday every year :-)
The border and inner are from two different patterns by Martha Ospina.
Coloured with blendable pencils and sewn onto rainbow paper.
Thank you for looking and any comments xx

Saturday, 11 October 2014

To Dorse or not to Dorse..........

......that is the question (sorry Shakespeare lol)

Dorsing is colouring with oil pastels.
If you use the Pergamano trade oils they are called Dorso, but any oil pastel will do.

You need to spread the pastel with a medium e.g. dorsoil, lavender oil, almond oil - you get the picture.

Fold a piece of kitchen paper to make a point, add a little oil and spread on the parchment paper. Then use the moist kitchen paper and rub a little pastel on to it. Then rub in  a circular motion on your parchment. Use a dry part of the kitchen roll to remove excess pastel and buff up.

If using more than one colour, apply each colour separately and then blend together.

These two cards have been coloured with dorso pastels.

Thank you for visiting and for any comments you care to leave x

Monday, 6 October 2014

A few more cards using colours

Here are the last of my uploads using ink, pencil and paint as comparisons.
They are all Christine Coleman patterns.
Thank you for looking and any comments you leave.
tinta inks
acrylic paint 
blendable pencils