Thanks for popping in.
Monday morning, and it’s back to reality!
Good to be back in the saddle though.
In fact I have got so much more energy than a week ago!
The old grey/gray? cells are pinging ideas all over the place!
So please allow me to blog a simple Monday Trees Blog,
which I did on German TV last week, so that i can get back to designing the Christmas Wee Folk and the Christmas Word Chains!
Stamp the tall trees from the Tree Rows set
This little Wee Folk stamp from Wee Folk Set 1 ALWAYS makes me think of our lovely Lynne Hammond.
She has the most beautiful chocolate lab.
Allow the black ink to dry completely, and then cover the trees with their respective masks. They come with the set.
Run low-tack masking tape around all four sides. Moon optional.
Cover up the meadow area, the land, with masking tape and a piece of copy paper.
Load your brayer in Stonewashed ink (light-blue), roll it out onto the Clarity Blending mat and transfer to the sky area.
Flip the artwork, cover up the sky with said masking tape
and copy paper,
clean your brayer and load with Lettuce (light green).
Same process as with the sky….
Add a little Bottle (darker green) to the lower edge.
It should now look like this:
Colour in the trees with Distress markers.
They work beautifully on our coated cardstock.
Remove the masking tape around the border.
Using a black micron pen, run a deckle line around all four sides and add a path for Lynne and Maya to stroll along…
Very easy, but pleasant.
I do miss our black labs, Dutchie and Duke.
Home just isn’t right without them.
But with our lifestyle, all the running around and travelling,
it just wouldn’t be fair.
See the other two tree rows? They are lovely, too.
The stamps come unmounted, so easy storage.
No, no dogs. Not yet anyway. One day though…I promised myself a couple of beautiful faithful companions. The fence is already in place!
Speaking of large furry friends, we had a limerick competition last Friday, for a Bear called Fred who like to wear red (don’t ask!) You should go and read the entries. Blimming funny.
Many thanks to all who joined in the fun; it was very hard to pick a best one, and the laughometer definitely spiked a few times!
But there can only be one winner, and this time
the winner of the Fred Bear Limerick is….
here is her masterpiece…
There once was a bear named Fred
Who insisted on wearing bright red
When it faded to pink
It caused quite a stink
With the folks who’d nicknamed him Red Fred
Well done Jane!
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