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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Colouring book tutorial.

There's no doubt that colouring is a therapeutic activity and colouring books are having a moment right now. There are some very intricate detailed works available, in the shops or as Internet downloads. Obviously there's no right or wrong way to colour, but I thought I'd share the way I prefer to colour using basic 12 shades staedtler coloured pencils. You can see from the images, I work from dark to light with the pencils, I find this works best for getting light and shade. Thank you for reading!
1) I use black and brown to add shadows and depth.
2) I add the darkest reds and pinks.
3) I add the lighter pink.
4) Finally I add the lightest shades of pink and orange, then add the lighter tones to the leaves. 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Circus Girl Colouring Book!

At last The Circus Girl Colouring Book is launched! After around a year of work, a collaboration between myself and daughter Amber, AKA Talulah Blue. We have 20 pages of pretty acrobats and circus designs, with a few peacock feathers for good measure!
I've coloured a few pages from the book, which is available as a printable download. I'm using basic inexpensive printer paper and coloured pencils, easily found in any supermarket! I'll be back soon with a tutorial on blending colours and a competition! Thank you for reading!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TalulahBlueDesigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name#itemsWithy Bush Longlands Road East Wittering CHICHESTER PO20 8DD

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Happy Easter, holiday discounts!

I'm still offering 10% discount in my Etsy shop with coupon code LULU17
Plenty of new fabulous designs are going into the shop for summer fun, festivals and parties, click on the images to go to the shop, thank you for reading and Happy Easter!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Colourful neck ruffs.

Costume has never been more popular and not just for Halloween any more! Masquerade Balls and holiday clubbing have opened up a new age for dressing up, not forgetting fabulous new face and body art achieved with makeup! I'm making new colourful neck ruffs and offering 10% discount in my Etsy shop with coupon code LULU17.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Bridal fascinators and cocktail hats.

Of all the items I make for my shop, there's nothing as satisfying than finishing a cocktail hat for a bride. I use silk or satin fabrics and I'm happy to use the bride's own fabric, ensuring a perfect match for her dress. I love to embellish the little hats with either a simple bow or an embroidered, beaded trim. French or Russian veiling completes the mood! I have a good selection in my Etsy shop, ready for the wedding season, thank you for reading!
For 10% discount in my Etsy shop please use coupon code LULU17 at checkout.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Ivory Bridal birdcage veils.

Spring is well under way, a time for new beginnings and the start of the wedding season. A Bridal wedding trousseau is a very personal thing, whether to go with a full veil or maybe opt for a birdcage veil. If you're looking for a more sophisticated edge, you might choose a birdcage or bandeau veil, especially if you are a slightly older bride. Ivory birdcage veils are my most popular Bridal item and I'm developing new styles for a range of budgets. Thank you for reading, click on the image to visit my shop.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Masquerade Ball.

It's the time of year for spring Balls! Why not go for a themed event, masquerade parties are the very thing this year! Dress to impress and add a touch of mystery with a lace or filigree mask! I have a  large selection in my Etsy shop and I'm always coming up with new ideas! Thank you for reading.

Kimono Cocktail Hats and Fascinators.

I love using oriental fabrics in my work. These quirky cocktail hats are made from Japanese Kimono fabric crepe. The blossom millinery flowers are evocative of Sakura time in Japan, when the cherry blossom trees are in full flower! Thank you for reading, click on the image to visit my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Choker styles!

Chokers are having a moment and I'm designing a few pieces for my Etsy shop. I love adding iridescent Swarovski crystals to velvet ribbon, so opulent! Click on the image to go to the shop, thanks for reading!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

50 shades of Veils!

50 shades of Grey has become 50 shades darker! I Personally haven't read the books or seen the films yet, I'm a bit of a prude, the truth be told! All the same, there's a theme running through our Etsy shops right now! We've been very busy making blindfolds and veils, using only the prettiest lace and trimmings! Click on the photos to go to our shops!
Find all the veils pictured either at www.talulahblue.etsy.com or www.talulahblueburlesque.etsy.com


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Circus Girl Colouring Book.

A mother and daughter collaboration is always very special. Amber and I have been working for some time on our Circus girl colouring book. Amber came up with the idea initially and we worked organically on the images, going with the flow, to get a feel for the project. I worked on the first pen and ink drawings by hand and Amber completed them digitally. At the moment the pages are available singularly as a download to be printed by the buyer, it's a simple process and great fun!
Available to buy at www.talulahbluedesigns.etsy.com Please click on the images to go to the shop, or the icon in my sidebar! Thank you for reading.


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Tears of a Unicorn.

we all need to indulge in a little fantasy sometimes, it helps with life's balance of work and play! Dress up and makeup like you mean it! Talulahblue Burlesque at Etsy is full of ideas, like these fab easy to wear horns! She has lots of fun, pretty costumes to make the whole vibe work. Go the whole way and arrange a photo shoot, so you'll always have a great memory to look back on! Click on the photos to go straight to the shop! Thanks for reading.




Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Red for go!

Here at Talulah Blue HQ we're always fired up on red alert and ready to go with orders! My daughter's Etsy shop is filled to the brim with exotic finery and it has been said that wearing one of her gowns make one feel like a goddess! Today I'm showcasing a collection of red themed beauties, thank you for reading! Please click on the photos to go to the shop.


Monday, 20 February 2017

Etsy shop discount gift.

A quickie post to show off what's in my Etsy shop these days. I have a coupon code to offer 10% discount at checkout until May 2017!  Here's just a few of my items, many thanks for reading!

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