Thanks for stopping by.
Stuck in traffic on the M25, trying to get to the studios for American TV shows this evening.
Oh the power of The Cloud!
Mmm.mambulance just flew past. Some poor soul is having a bad day up the road.
So I thought I would chat to you and sort my blog out at the same time.
I am hoping to do this project on the TV tonight,
so it will serve me well to go over it again anyway!
Letterbox Stamp kit at the ready, and decide what you want to say.
Friends Forever, methinks…
Starting in the centre, work out which letterbox combination you need.
If you want keep the boxes tight together, then you may need to mask off the centre ones.
Mount the letters and add them.
Now doesn’t that look lovely!
But then I had an idea!
Decided to split the letters up…
Play it again Sam!
Like I’ve got enough time on my hands to start over!
Ah well. Now I have one for Ron.
Mask off the letters with the masks enclosed.
If you have got the stamps but not the masks, you can get them separately too.
Add the two little blue tits from the Garden Bird stamp set.
They come with masks too.
Trim the card.
Add a moon/sun, and add some blue skies,
Tear a piece of copy paper and make some hills in the background,
Using Willow Green and another brush.
Unmask and check it out. Pretty.
Now I think a darker vignette would look good,
so out with the Clarity Blending Mat and mini blending tool
Work your way round the edges with Antique Linen.
There are two small cherry blossom twigs in the Blossom Branches Set
I think they will look good in the background.
Now it’s time to tie up the bunting in the branches.
A black Micron pen will do the trick.
How about a splash of colour?
In the Letterbox set, there is a solid box stamp
This is perfect for instant colouring AND glazing.
Pick some bright spring colours, like
Spiced Marmalade and
Notice that I use second Generation ink.
So I blot the colour once first.
Ink, blot, plot! Remember?
Colour in the birdies with Spectrum Noir pencils
We have a very good offer on the full set.
Couple more hills at the bottom, and we are nearly done.
I added an edge with the chisel edge of a Denim Promarker.
Mount on a white 8″x 8″ card, sit back,
and think of a good friend
Who would really enjoy this artwork.
I bet they appreciate that you took time to make them something.
Just for them.
You got a kick out of making them a special piece of artwork,
And they get a kick out of knowing you think they’re worth your effort.
Making cards for others.
It’s a win-win.
Still on the wrong side of the Dartford Tunnel.
Good job we gave ourselves 7 hours to get there!
Blimey. I could have made a couple of cards in that time!