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 :)