It’s early Monday morning, day after the Harrogate Show, and I feel as though I’ve been lifting weights all weekend! The tops of my arms!! No Bingo Wings here, that’s for sure. Now if I can just clutch a brayer with my derrière, we could sort that area out too.
Now there’s a picture….
So moving on swiftly, Monday’s blog is Trees and Flowers; here’s a super Frame stamp combined with a set of useful little flowers.
Stamp the large Flower Framer into the centre of the A6 card, using black Adirondack.
Take the little pansy stamp from the set of 5 and stamp it to create a larger flower. This is where the Claritycard comes in very handy.
it has the same surface as the glossy Claritycard, but it is much lighter weight. 170gsm. So when you want to cut an image out, the paper is ideal.
Colour the flowers in with suitable Promarkers.
Cut the flower arrangements out, leaving a very fine white border.
Using a long Post-it,
cover up the Flower frame, leaving a border all around.
Take the same little pansy, and stamp all around the edges.
Colour these in too. Takes a little time, but well worth it.
If you move your arm energetically up and down inbetween colouring in petals, you can be working on your upper arm flab at the same time! Don’t forget the other arm though….
So now you should have two lovely rounds of pansies.
Add a little depth to the top one.
Curl the petals in.
Then attach one on top of the other, using a little double-sided tape. I have to tell you, I never use squirty glue! I know it has a little more give, so you can still move your work around for positioning, but when it all squelches out the sides, like too much mayo on a sandwich! Heavens above! I thought we were making art, not lunch !!!
Position the bottom one so that it peeps out inbetween the upper petals.
So now all we have to do is remove the Post-It and add a fine deckle line around the inner flowerline with a black Micron pen.
This would make a perfect little photo frame, too, for an anniversary or a birthday.
Add a few leaves from the set with Willow Adirondack,
and then add your Pansy bouquet in the O.
Mount the card on a lovely lilac cardstock, and hey presto!
Happy Monday Flower!
And the winner of yesterday’s little giveaway prize is:
Alison, AKA Alimecca
(so let me have your address,
so that we can send you tour £20 Gift Voucher!)
Have a great Monday, and lets hook up again tomorrow. x