Hello there! It’s Saturday, and officially, we ought to be checking out a new technique, but with all this flooding and incessant rain, I thought I’d just do something light and refreshingly bright.
Makes you feel better just looking at it, don’t you find?
And how lucky are we, who can disappear into our creative spaces, just take a blank piece of white card, a stamp or two, a few Promarkers or colouring pencils, and create something that will put a smile on somebody’s face? We received so many beautiful, handmade Christmas cards from friends and customers once again this year. I never throw them away, you know. Many, many thanks.
So technically speaking, at the time of writing this blog,
it’s my good friend Sam Crowe’s birthday.
This one’s for you Sam.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIDDO !
You are catching up with me slowly…
So let’s take a close look.
I used so little, it’s surprising.
The Bicycle Stamp
The Posie Stamp
Ready, steady, go!
Stamp the Bicycle in Espresso Brown
Make a mask of the little basket and stamp the posy into place.
Stamp the posy all around the edge, turning it 180° each time,
until it looks like this.
Start with the bike. I used Promarkers.
Try and leave a little white when you colour in.
Gives the flowers that 3-D look.
Then enjoy the journey round the edge.
Promarkers work a dream on Theuva Card.
The fine blue line on the inside of the entire border
makes it look 3 dimensional.
Especially if you squint a bit!!
Go on, nobody’s watching; squint a bit at the card. See?
See how the background between the posy stamps is coloured in?
I’ve used the lime colour and the bright yellow to fill the negative space! How appropriate! That’s how we should approach Life:
Fill in the negative space with brightness…
So it doesn’t matter if the posies round the edge weren’t close together; all the more bright background space!
So happy, happy birthday Sam!
And hands up everybody who squinted at Sam’s card!
with love from