Monday, December 13, 2010

25 Motif Challenge - #18

I'm still plodding away on the Petal Doily, but I found a motif I had done to use up thread on my shuttle. It's a teeny thing but excellent for tatting off leftover thread.

Motif #28
from Motifs for Marie
by Kaye B. Judt
unknown pink variegated thread

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Missing in Action / Christmas Cards

Sorry for being gone so long. My old computer's monitor died and everything for the blog I have been doing is stuck on the tower. I have to get some cases to salvage my hard drives and make them portable drives. So I had to establish my laptop as the main computer and load files I needed, hook up to the internet, let Windows update itself several times a day (I never connected the laptop to the internet). I am also working on another tatted Petal Doily which takes time. So I thought I would share my Christmas cards I am sending out this year.
I started with Canson Watercolor Greeting Cards for the base since they would be good and sturdy. I found a poinsettia pattern in one of my painting book and used a lightboard to trace onto the cards. I then colored the base colors with BIC and Sharpie markers. Highlights and shadows were added with Prismacolor pencils. The inside message was printed, torn to fit, and then edged with Real Red Ancient Page by Stampin' Up.