Thanks for stopping by on this Monday morning.
Monday’s blog is Trees & Flowers,
so I have decided to play with one of the best trees
in the Claritree Collection:
Of course, most of us are programmed
to associate the Pear tree with the Partridge,
and we have a fabulous partridge,
drawn by our good friend Mel.
But let’s step away from Christmas for a moment,
and just make a lovely bright general greeting card.
Let’s brighten up this Monday!!!!
Stamp the little partridge in Black Adirondack in the middle of an A6 piece of Clarity Card; the shiny coated stock.
Stamp it again at the sticky end of the Post-it and cut it out,
to make a mask.
Cover up the bird with the mask, then stamp the tree over the bird in black again, making sure that the feet land on a branch!
Remove mask, and Yay! We’re in business!
Colour the little bird and the leaves in with Distress markers.
We have a great price on The Collection, you know.
rrp is £130. £99.99 with Clarity.
And an additional 10% discount for our Club members.
The Black Adirondack won’t bleed with the Distress markers
once you let it dry.
Add the large Partridge at the base of the card.
Colour it in, too.
Can you see how mine is mottled?
Colour in with your colour choice.
Then if you have the Distress Pen set,
you will have Picket Fence, the white pen.
This acts like a bleach pen.
Dot dot dot over the solid colours and after a while, the dots will appear white. Then go back over the white, dot dot dotting round the edges with the coloured pens again, to add depth.
Let’s make a funky frame.
Swirl a black Micron pen around all 4 sides.
Extend the base of the tree with the pen.
Go round the other way now.
Colour in the panels with the same colours as the birds.
Almost like a carnival card!
Use the fine black pen to add stripes to the ribbon frame.
The Picket Fence pen will make the little bird in the tree
stand out too.
Mount on a matching colour.
And this is what I like about our kind of art:
You can take the exact same stamps and use pretty much
the same techniques, but with a little twist of colour and
a flash of snow, you can transform Mardigras to Christmas…
Let’s have a Special Offer on the Tree and Birds!
Buy the Pear Tree, and we will give you BOTH birds as a gift.
Yep, FREE. You actually save more than you spend!
For the special offer,