Thanks for dropping in.
Well here’s where we say goodbye to San Francisco,
– it’s been great fun spending time with Mark –
and HELLO OPEN ROAD!
First stop Yosemite.
The weather is a bit ropey apparently,
The last time I was in Yosemite, I was driving a 40ft RV along a cliff edge in a storm.
Mark was not even a year old.
I remember it well. In fact, what I remember most clearly was my dear old Dad the co-pilot, with his hands over his eyes!
Ah yes, and then there were the bears…
but that’s another blog altogether!
While we’re on the road,
here’s a little crafty offering,
using those wonderful Sunglass stamps which are on special offer.
Buy one get one free.
Here is a neat technique on thinking outside the box or is that Bubble!
Line the stencil up on the Gelli Card and then take the Black Micron Pen and draw through each of the Bubbles
So now we are going to go freehand and let the Bubbles float all over the card!
Position the stencil on the card so that some of the Bubbles are on the blank area of the card and draw through them, as before.
Keep moving the stencil around and repeat the process.
When you have finished, you will have something that looks like this. Notice how I have just drawn one of the largest bubbles.
Next, take a selection of Aqua Markers, I have gone with 7 different colours and start to colour in each Bubble. Start with 1 colour first and colour in randomly, then take the next colour and then next until you have used all 7 colours and all the bubbles have been coloured, leaving the largest bubble white
You will end up with something like this.
Now take some of the small stamps from the Summer Shades or Ladies Glasses set and add to the Bubbles.
Lets add some colour to the white Bubbles. Take a piece of scrap paper and lay it over the car, then position the stencil back over to protect the rest of the area
Take a makeup sponge and Adirondack Mushroom and add some colour under the car so that it is not floating.
Then tear some hills into the scrap paper and repeat with the Adirondack Peach Bellini
Position the stencil to create the sun, again using the Adirondack Peach Bellini
Do the same with the other white Bubbles, so that they blend in.
Trim down 2 pieces of the 8×11 Gelli Card as follows:
7.25″ x 7.25″ and 7.5″ x 7.5″.
Now choose 2 colours you have used and create a border around the edges using a ruler.
Mat and layer to finish off.
I am gathering them in spadefuls over here.
And loving every minute of it.
Actually the Bubbles are just crying out for any of the Wee Folk or any of the miniature stamp sets on the website!