Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Color tinting

I am doing a sort of study on color tinting. You know, its when you add color to your stitchery with either crayons or colored pencil. This is a design by
Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill. 
It was lots of fun to do!

Then I decided to try it on a design of my own.  I began with crayons, coloring in the whole background with white and then adding the color.
Then I added the stitching and some colored pencil detail. I couldn't stop there and ended up using watercolor pencils.

When I am finished the whole thing will be heat set with and iron, pressing from the back onto a piece of scrap muslin (in case some of the color comes off)
What do you think?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My friend Jenny is having an awesome giveaway!

Jenny has a great blog in Australia,
and she publishes a monthly little digital magazine called Elefantz Home 
which is all about beautiful stitchery and also lots of tips and inspiration.
I "heart" Elefantz Home,
I have been invited to be a guest designer in a future issue!
Jenny is having a really great giveaway to celebrate 
 (Wow! check that out!)
Among the PRIZES is a $50.00 gift certificate for 
So hop on over to Jenny's blog and check it out!

Quilty Neighborhood #5 and peek at house #6!

At long last the 5th installment of the Quilty Neighborhood series is here!
Only 2 more houses to go, and House #6 is almost ready as well!
Here is a sneak peek at the whole thing so far, WITH a little peek at house #6!
Its coming along, don't you think?

Available at your favorite Needlework shop or at my website here!