Mondays are often dull days, so let’s brighten today with a burst of floral magic.
The card is easy peasy. All you need is
Spiced Marmelade Distress Pad
So start by cutting the card back to 12cm x16cm. When in France…
Then simply stamp out a simple composition with the black Adirondack. Use the small Gerbera around the edge. I drew these Gerbera flowers many, many years ago, when I first started making Claritystamps. Still think they’re lovely. But they would be! Flowers are!!
Colour in the flowers with Promarkers. I used Gold, Pumpkin and Apricot.
Sometimes, when we are colouring in flowers, we forget just how vibrant they can be! I have an idea! Let’s take a walk around the grounds here, and spot the flowers! Coming? I think we should dress up warmly though; it’s pretty chilly….
9th December? Really? It is so warm in the sun!
That’s it, you see. When you actually take the time to stop and stare, you see so much more than when you are tearing around. On our walk, we didn’t see a soul or even hear a car. “Imagine what’s going on at Bluewater, or Tunbridge Wells Victoria Place right now, in the run-up to Christmas,” I said to Dave, “and here we are, in the middle of nowhere, taking photos of flowers!”
I can’t help thinking we got it right…
Dave just made me laugh. “What now?” He asked, as we came back in from our walk, “Barb’s Bot Blog?” (As in botancial!) Hardly, I am no gardener! Wish I knew more. But maybe that’s something to get good at in our golden years. We can’t do it all, can we?
So load the stencil brush with Spiced Marmelade and dust to and fro around the edges of the card for that wonderful airbrushed effect.
The dew on the flowers? Simply add tiny drops of glossy accents in the centre of the flowers and allow to dry.
Check out the dew on the flowers here this morning…
Let’s get in a bit closer. By the way, these pics are taken with the new Ipad Air. I bought it for blogging because it has an amazing camera. Point and click brilliant.
Mount on black card or run a black Sharpie pen around the edges.
So there we are. A very simple Gerbera card, with a very real greeting from beautiful Bretagne.
Isn’t nature wonderful, Boo Boo?
Christmas presents? We have decided to go and buy a few lovely French baskets, and fill them with wonderful specialities from France, then top them up with some lovely British fare, and call them hampers. The job’s a good’n!