Happy Bank Holiday Monday!
The suns shining in through the window,
the bluebells are a-ringing in the woods,
but I just wanted to share a quick step-by step with you
from yesterday’s TV show.
It’s using the new Shepherd’s Purse stamps,
which Mandy drew for us.
They are so lovely to use!
Weed or flower?
Apparently it’s a weed, but
one man’s weed is another man’s flower.
Cut a 7″ x 7″ piece of Gelli Card back to 6″ x 6″
and run low-tack masking tape around all 4 sides.
Add a square Post-It where you would like to see the aperture.
Using a couple of our Clarity Stencil Brushes,
dust Evergreen Bough and Picked Raspberry Distress inks
into the opening.
The longer you do it, the darker the colour will get!
Move the Post-It down, so that when we stamp the plant into place,
it looks as though it’s tucked in behind.
Use Black Archival to do the job…
There we are, all three in place.
You can bend them in different ways on the mounts.
If you look back to the stamp set above,
you will see how they actually come.
Colour the flowers in with Spectrum Noir pencils.
We have a great offer on them:
Using a black micron pen,
draw two lines freehand around both edges.
Then colour them in.
This really transforms the boxes.
Layering up the card on more black lined card
makes the flowers pop too.
And finally, using a grey pencil to add shadow around the outside of the white box gives that 3-D effect we always like.
So what shall we put in the box?
Well there’s the latin words for a start.
It comes with the stamp set.
I think a little landscape with our old torn paper hills
would look lovely.
Or we could turn it into a Save the Date card,
using the Wee Folk Wedding Set
and the New Wedding Stationery Set
But now I have a date with Dave.
We are going for a walk through the bluebells,
before they are gone for another year.
Carpe Diem, I think it’s called; seize the day.
Which is what we are trying to do, isn’t it?
Stay in the day, in the now.
Wednesday’s blog is about that, remember?
How’s your teapot coming on?
I want to complete mine this evening.
I am looking forward to a colouring in session….
When you have done your teapot
(see last week’s Wednesday blog for the FREE colouring in download)
Please email me a pic of it. I have a plan….