Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Inktense Portrait......Rose

It is baseball season again...

While my favorite guy watches the games...

I sit next to him with my lap desk and color with
Inktense Pencils

Life is Good !

Lastnight I colored and painted this rose.
It grows on our patio out back.

It was great fun to do all the shading on this flower

Border Fabric Audition 1
Paintstik Surface Design on Black Fabric

Border Fabric Audition 2
Hand Painted Fabric
I do like the watercolor appearance of this...

However, I just can't resist all the drama here !

Be sure to cover the Inktense Pencils & Paintstik with
Parchment Paper

It will protect your iron

I am using 2 layers of very thin batting...

Everyone is in their places...
We are ready start Machine Quilting:

Suzy & Gunnr sleep underneath the sewing machine table.

I plan to quilt this simply...

Let the gorgeous flower do all the talking:

I am outlining the rose petals in
24 KT Gold Rayon Thread
by Robinson Anton

Click Images to Enlarge:

The doubled batting helps the petals pop out.

I quilted a few wavy lines in the border area:

I didn't want the 24 Kt Gold Thread to compete with the
Paintstik surface design on the black border fabric
so I kept the border quilting simple.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

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