Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Water Iris

Guess who the designer is of this pattern.  Judith of course.  I am on such a roll with her patterns at the moment.  They are giving me such good practice with pen and ink and colouring.  The great thing about Judith's patterns - apart from the fact that they are all great designs - is that the borders are always different and attractive but not complicated gridwork so one can concentrate on the 'picture'.   That is my take anyway.

I used purple ink for the flower outlines and just one purple Faber Castell pencil for the colouring.   With the leaves I did use two colours of green pencil  as I wanted a darker one for shadow.  I changed the pattern in the oval- just to my taste  - and then stitched it all on to the BP with thread and little crystal beads.


  1. Another stunning card Carol. I love flowers but Iris's have to be among my favorites.

  2. Another gorgeous card Carol, your Iris is coloured perfectly and is so life like.
    Christine xxx

  3. Thank you both very much for your kind comments. I remember when I was going to evening classes for watercolours I found Irises hard to draw and paint. But here fortunately Judith has done the drawing - half the battle.

  4. This is so pretty and such good workmanship. You make it look so easy I wish I was so patient!
    Jenny x

  5. That really is beautiful!


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