Thursday, 22 November 2012
A free copy of the Drawing Flowers with Calligraphy Pens book will be sent out with every purchase of the Drawing Flowers with Calligraphy Pens DVD.
Click onto the image below and you will go straight to the offer.
Stock is limited so be quick.
This set will make an ideal Christmas gift that will give hours of pleasure all year round. You may even get a card made with the flowers as a thank you.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
For details on how to draw the daisies and make the card please watch the video.
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Sunday, 5 December 2010
What you will need:
1 base card, 140mm x 140mm
Gardening Fairy Unmounted rubber stamp
Zig Kuretake tut pens in colours: 207 (for skin) 50 for stems and a variety for the fairy,
Baby pink and pure pink Kuretake calligraphy blending pens
6 mm green gingham ribbon
This card is easy peasy to make.
Draw the flowers (see the 'Quick and Easy guide to drawing flowers with pens)
Put a strip of double sided sticky tape across the base of the card and stick the ribbon on to the card. Add a bow to the ribbon.
Stamp and colour the fairy, cut it out and use some foam pads to stick it to the card.
Add your desired sentiment and doodle around the edge of the card.
Thursday, 18 November 2010
What I have shown you here is how to use the drawings to create a card.
The daisies are drawn on a piece of card which was 7 cm x 9 cm approx.
I used Butter and Rose to draw the flowers and Olive Green 56 in Art and Graphic pens to draw the stems and the leaves.
The daisy in the middle was drawn first when the second colour was at its strongest and the two others were then drawn. The lighter colour on the two flowers either side give some appearance of recession.
The card was then edged in the gold metalic calligraphy pen to make it look as if it had a border.
Finally I added someof the new 16 mm satin ribbon in willow to give the card some texture and luxury and a saying to finish it off.
Sunday, 31 January 2010
First of all you'll need at least two calligraphy pens in toning colours. I've used a light and a dark one from the Heart pouch set.
What I then did was touch the side of the lightest pen with the dark pen.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Saturday, 28 March 2009
1 base card in white linen 14cm x 14cm when folded.
3d foam pads
light olive art and graphic pen from Zig by Kuretake colour 56
What I did:
I cut four squares from the spare piece of white card and drew four flowers with the calligraphy pens. I did them slightly off centre. I used the green Art and Graphics to draw stems and leaves.
I used 3d foam pads to stick them to the piece of lilac card and made sure to leave a border all around the squares.
I then stuck this lilac card to the base card.
I drew around the base card with a dot and a dash line .
I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card.
I wonder what will come next. I won't commit myself as I need to see what mood I'm in.
The first little card is using the blue set of pens and a small scrap of card. I did three different flowers to give the card a bit of an edge.
This second card is made with the pens again but this time I drew lots of different flowers with each of them at different heights.
Next I made a simple tag with the technique that I call 'shaky hand'. This is very quick as it is only one flower and little else.
My final piece is this gift bag which is the one that I made in my workshop.
I hope that you like them too.
Monday, 23 March 2009
Friday, 27 February 2009
What I did and used.
1. First fold a sheet of A4 card in half to make an A5 size card.
2. Then put green dots where you want the flowers to be placed and load the light pink calligraphy pen with a little of the medium pink and get to work on those flowers. It really is easy. All you need to do is small fan shapes around the dot that you placed on the card. Sometimes I made them bigger, sometimes smaller. On others I held the dark tint to the outside. It's up to you. There are no hard and fast rules.
3. Now draw in the stems in and add a few buds.
4. To make the border across the bottom of the card cut a strip of pink card with a scollop scissors of a template. Cue a strip of white card slightly thinner so that when the white is placed on top of the pink, the pink can be seen.
5. Use the thick end of the Dottariffics in pale green to draw lines on the white strip.
6. Tie a knot in some pink ribbon and tape in place behind the strip of border card, Now stick the border card to the base card.
7. Stamp out a sentiment and stick it to the base card with 3d foam pads.
use 3d foam pads to add the dragonfly.
8. Draw a dotty border around the edge of the card and hey presto your card is finished.