Wednesday, 7 August 2019

The Henries Awards 2019

My range of greeting cards with @rogerlaborde have been shortlisted for 'The Best Art Range' Category at The Henries Award 2019 (The Premier Awards for the Greeting Card Industry). 
The winners will be announced 3rd October 


The full range is available to buy 
from my online store www.sublackwell.co.uk/shop/

Monday, 22 July 2019

Residential Workshop at Chateau Dumas

I’ve had the most incredible week teaching at Chateau Dumas, which I can only describe as a 'dream'. Set in an idyllic location amongst rolling hills, there were 4 students and myself, staying in a French Chateau, with amazing food and fantastic people.
Here are some examples of the fabulous work my students created. They were all complete paper cutting novices at the start of the week. Over the course of the week, we made shadow boxes (with lights) and tunnel books inspired by the Chateau and the places we visited in the surrounding area. 
I loved seeing their ideas taking shape.





In and around Chateau Dumas
 For the first couple of days, we explored the Chateau and surrounding area, taking in the local Brocante Market in nearby town of Cahors. I asked my students to take photos of things that interested them, or take inspiration from a book or map they found at the Brocante. 


 Town of Cahors
We bought fresh produce at the markets, which our host's chef created the most amazing dishes from (below). 



           
Yulia working on her tunnel book in the garden. 


  Above: Yulia's paper-cut shadow box was inspired by the Chateau's garden, and for her tunnel book, she incorporated cut-out illustrations from a children's book she found at the Brocante. 

Above: Sue was interested in the local architecture and nature, and both passions are visible in the work she produced.   

(Above) Marilee took her inspiration from the Chateua, and for her tunnel book, a children's book illustration she found at the Brocante. 

(Above) Jill incorporated the archway entrance to the Chateau as the inspiration for her tunnel book, and her shadow box design was inspired by a 19th Century illustration she bought at the Brocante.

 (From left to right) Jill, Sue, 'Me', Yulia and Marilee. 

Six New Laser Cut Card Designs

Now Available from Online Shop

 

These beautiful cards featuring some of my favourite artworks, 
 are printed front and back, inside and out in vibrant, summery colours. 
Size: 17 x 12 cm 

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

New Cards


New laser cut card designs featuring 'Wild Flowers', 'Alice: A Mad Tea Party', 'Butterflies' 
and 'The Enchanted Forest' with www.rogerlaborde.com are now available 
from my online shop www.sublackwell.co.uk/shop/

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Now Available - New laser-cut greeting cards

New Laser-Cut Cards added to my Scissor Paper Tree Range with Roger La Borde

Roger La Borde have re-issued some of my designs in bright new colourways, and have added some wonderful new designs to their collection too.
New Designs include 'Butterflies' and 'Observer Book of Birds'. 
I'm so impressed with the quality of these cards; Roger La Borde really are at the cutting edge of design. 
They also share my ethos of creating well-thought out, complex designs, 
stepping ahead of what is possible in the advancement of printing and laser-cutting techniques. 

 I love these new cards,  & I think you will love them too.  

 Alice; A Mad Tea Party
 The Enchanted Wood
 Book of Birds
 Wild Flowers
The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Available from 

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Gift Boxes



These Gift Boxes are back in stock in my Online Store

Featuring my designs 'Alice; A Mad Tea Party', 'Out of Narnia' and 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses'

£4.75 for a Pack of 3. 

Monday, 15 April 2019

'The Book Collector' On Loan at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery


'The Book Collector' is currently on display at Horsham Museum & Art Gallery 
in West Sussex until 22nd June in 'The Written Word', an Exhibition celebrating 
Horsham District's literary life.