I hope this blog finds you in a good mood?
My spirits were certainly lifted when I received this wonderful bouquet of freesias and roses from the ‘Scottish Team’.
Thank you so very much, ladies!
You shouldn’t have, as they say, but I am so grateful you did!
Since Monday’s blog is TREES & FLOWERS,
I got to thinking…
The colours are so beautiful here,
The pinks, reds, light greens, yellows
I decided to borrow the colour combination,
and make a thank you card.
First things first.
Rummage around and find a suitable background.
Shaving foam drag –
and then again, but through the Olive Branch Wreath stencil.
I know. You look at this and think, mmm.
That didn’t go so well, did it, Barbie…
I agree. But the colours are ok!!!
Next, rummage around for a flower stamp.
The only set I have got in this mess at home is the Funky Leaf Set.
So there you go. Keep calm and carry on…
Stamp in Olive Archival.
You need a permanent ink pad to stamp on top of shaving foam.
Missed the middle. Rats.
But we know the golden rule:
Don’t go over it – Get over it!
I will use a pencil or something to touch it up later…
Let’s add a couple of stray flowers at a funky angle,
to distract from the weak stamping effort!
See? You wouldn’t even know if I hadn’t pointed it out!
Notice I used a sheet of copy paper to keep the stems level.
Colour in the flowers.
Study the models in the vase,
test the colours and go for it.
Use a green pencil to correct the weak stamping effort.
These pencils work beautifully on shaving foam.
Let’s add a baseline,
Get radical with the trimmer,
and then run round the edge with the chisel end of
a green Promarker (Pear Green)
Mount on a white piece of the same card, the square Gelli Card,
which I seem to use for most things nowadays!
The iffy background is ideal,
See how I stopped at the flower I trimmed at the edge,
and then started after it again on my way round the card?
So here’s a very big Thank you to Margaret and Christine
for the flowers and the inspiration.
A tone in tone card,
Hope you like it!
What a fabulous array!
Cheers up this empty space rather beautifully.
I’ve just had a thought.
How about a Blog Sale here, one day at a time?
I am working from home for the next week or two,
sort of half working, half not.
So I can do this easily from here.
Let’s have a special offer every day.
And some daily blog candy too.
Cards, gift vouchers and freebies for the next fortnight.
TODAY’S SPECIAL OFFER
Today, if you click here to buy the stamps,
you will pay just £20, (£18 if you’re in our club)
plus we’ll also send you
the 7″ x 7″ Olive Branch Wreath stencil as a gift.
(save over £7)
And if you have already got the stencil, then give it to a friend for Christmas!
OFFER ENDS SUNDAY 31st AUGUST 2014
TODAY’S BLOG CANDY
Today, leave an uplifting and positive comment today,
and go in the draw for a £10 Gift Voucher.
You have until midnight today to go in this draw…
Yes, let’s have some fun!