I know she looks as if she’s running for her life! She is a great source of amusement at work in the picking department. Whenever you mention Laurel, all the guys throw their arms in the air!
I think she is excellent actually! (Apart from the fact that I drew her!), She is ideal for highlighting something. You just position the Sentiment or gift or point of interest exactly where her hands are!
In this case, I used the Laurel Hedge to make a pouch, to house a couple of tickets for a garden show. I know; at this time of year Marks & Spencers Gift Vouchers might be more welcome!
Anyway, here goes.
Theuva Card A5
Laurel, Laurel Hedge and Mask Kit (Special Blog-Price)
Stamp Laurel the Girl and Laurel the Hedge on Theuva card, using Black Adirondack.
The reason for Adirondack Dye ink instead of Archival permanent ink is that we are colouring in with Promarkers.
And here they are! Notice that the laurel hedge tessellates; it slots into itself left and right, so there is no gap. Great for backgrounds. And healthy hedges…
This takes a little while…
Stamp Laurel the lady onto a panel of Theuva Card.
Use the mask to cover her up while you do the background.
So now you should have 2 Lady Laurels stamped;
one on the panel, and one to cut out and layer up.
Colour in the Hat, head, legs and arms on the one underneath the panel, and the dress on the upper layer.
In other words, just the bits you can see.
If we get in close, you can see here that the dress is layered up over the top of the Laurel hedge panel.
Think of a sandwich:
Lady Laurel with background first.
Laurel Hedge panel next.
Lady Laurel’s dress next. And yes, we do cut off her head!
And arms and legs! Ouch!!
So now let’s think about the sleeve, or pouch.
Very simple rule: DON’T glue that area down!
Makes a lovely gift-card.
Even a couple of £10 notes would look good. The right colour, too.
Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!
So you can see here how Lady Laurel is drawing the eye to the gift voucher.
Here is a card made by one of the Clarity Design Team.
Unfortunately, there is no name on the back, so whoever made this card – hands up please!!
I had to laugh when I first saw this artwork, because it looks like she wants to strangle him!
Or eat him!
have a lovely day,