Thursday, May 21, 2009

May PC for Calendar Girls

Yesterday I received this wonderful card from Sandy as part of our swap for Calendar Girls, check out every ones great interpretations here

This is the original picture chosen by Doreen,

I decided to home in on part of the image and use that for my inspiration.

My biggest problem with this image is that I don't do yellow and green, so had no fabrics, wool tops or paints in those colours, then I remembered my Brusho powders, I used a piece of interfacing for the base and sprinkled, yellow, green and orange over the fabric and spritzed it with water, this made all the colours blend, it looked great but by the time it dried it went very pale, I had left it on top of a piece of kitchen towel and the colour had bled through, I kept them together as it made the top colour stronger, then started to create my version of the lily pads.
Looking through my threads no green remotely like the picture, just every shade of turquoise, then I found a variegated rayon bought years ago, with yellow green and purple, shame it hadn't had a shot of rust but never mind.
I just checked who I am sending to and its Doreen, I hope she likes this as it is her picture choice :)


JannArt said...

I am sure Doreen will love it. I think the colours have worked beautifully.

Stitchety Grub said...

Wow! I think you did a fantasic job - Doreen will be thrilled!
Britt in West Australia


Beautiful work Carol - love the colours and shapes, Carolyn

ps. I'm having a giveaway over on my blog if you are interested - ends on Sunday 31st

Angelcat said...

Your card is just beautiful!

MargaretR said...

Love it Carol and so will Doreen.

Heather said...

This is lovely Carol and I'm sure Doreen will think so too. I have just received my copy of Stitching the Textured Surface and am so glad it's too hot to do anything but look at a book! It's wonderful and every page is gorgeous. There is so much information and inspiration I shall be kept quiet for ages!! Thankyou for writing it - am just going to find Lynda's blog to say the same to her. I was even lucky enough to have a little goodie bag with knitting ribbon in it.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Congratualtions to you both on writing your book. I got mine today and have had a lovely evening looking through it.

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