Last week when my friend Helen came round she was making paper snowflakes, so I thought I would have a go too. I was trying different ways of doing them [instructions can be found on the web] but I got it wrong on the bottom two as you can see - half snowflakes. I stuck them to a window and waited while it was dark before taking the photos so they would show up, but they don't look very white.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
My daughter has been to stay for a few days so we have been to Beamish [the living museum] to see the pigs
and the bull???
and the rocking horse in the school
we also went for a walk around Chopwell Woods
lovely views and wooden sculptures
and a quick visit to the Metro Centre where we saw the giant reindeer and tree
Look at more photos of Beamish on my other blog which were done for a photo challenge
Friday, 29 November 2013
My original fabric [shown at the bottom of this post] was painted with inktense blocks.
I've been playing with the image on my Galaxy Note tablet with photoshop touch.
Do you have a favourite?
I used the new 'fabric' for the monk's clothes [sketchbook pro]
the original fabric
Posted by Linda Calverley at 12:36
Thursday, 28 November 2013
I used embroidery as the inspiration for the swatch above, and have drawn on faux stitching.
The swatch below was inspired by games which I designed a few years back, but changed the colours recently.
This one was developed from a photograph of woven strips of art work and painted papers.
Fabrics available at Spoonflower
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Three stylized floral fabrics. These are from my imagination rather than any particular flowers but the red ones do remind me of crown imperials. The pink ones are my favourite.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Monday, 25 November 2013
More of my 8" fabric swatches from Spoonflower. In the past I have used postcards and vintage papers for collage and I thought it would be nice to have them on fabric for applique. Use bondaweb or wonder under, cut them out and iron them where required. They could be written on or stitched on. Since getting the swatch I have altered it, I'd designed it for a 8" swatch but I decided it would be more economical as a fat quarter so the lined and squared papers are wider than shown above.
I love how this blue swatch has printed, the colours in it look really nice. The starting point for this one was a brown faux snakeskin bag.
This one was a collage in a sketchbook.
Click on the images for a closer look and if you wish to purchase fabric it is available at Spoonflower.