The second instalment of the 12 month collaboration with You, Deer. Have a look on Alex's blog to see where she's up to with her side. It's so exciting to see how each of us interprets the theme of the month. We live in very different places (different time zones and everything) so we really don't swap ideas or take a peak over the others shoulder. Each piece is completed independently from the other. This is half the excitement with a project like this.
I really don't do much cooking - it's generally baking for special occasions or helping others cook meals. The recipe that I have illustrated for February is one that I have done the past two Christmases and it has been such a hit! If you get a chance to try out this recipe then let me know :-)
I have again used gorgeous handmade paper. It's heavily textured and in fact has a natural wave the crinkles the edges in a lovely manner. A little note to self : if printing on similar paper in the future, make it a one colour print! It was a little hard to interpret where the screen would move the paper to - as it caught when going under the screen. The result of this is a lovely off bonk print on most of the 10 prints I did.
This print is now available in my Etsy shop : www.charlottevallance.etsy.com