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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.

5 comments:

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

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

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  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.
    xx

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

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  5. That really is beautiful!
    xxx

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