Thanks for popping in.
Just got back from an evening walk,
after a long but good day up in Peterborough.
The Groovi plates were epic again.
I really did try to hang on to the embossing tool as long as I could,
before Martyn virtually prized it out of my hands
because everything had sold out again.
Thank you so much for watching and supporting;
I curled up when Beryl, she who called Martyn Nigel –
was pulled out of the Cup of Chance.
Anyway, it’s late,
so I thought I would just show you a step by step of the piece I wasn’t able to completely complete today.
Not everybody watches Clarity on TV.
I understand that!
And then, we’ll play a game. A guessing game…
Well, the first thing was the trickiest part for me;
that was to take the round shape stencil,
you know the one from the pack of different shapes,
and use it to emboss a large round frame on parchment.
Now I had a starting place for my little creation!
The new Bunting Alphabet Border was next,
so I attached it to the Groovi Plate Mate,
the large frame in the Starter Kit.
Wiped the parchment with a tumble dryer sheet,
and lined up as many bunting flags as I needed to spell PEACE.
That’ll be 5 then….
Perfect and crisp every time.
I get such a kick out of this!
I think now that I am starting to trust that it will work every time,
I am enjoying playing, mixing and matching the plates and parts of images.
In with the little letters.
They are a perfect size for when
you want to spell long words in little areas!
Back to front and from behind when you work.
But when you flip it – voila!
Time to perch the robin, dove, birdie on the bunting.
Slide the appropriate plate into the mate ,
then position the parchment so that he sits in the right place.
Did you even see the two new Christmas plates?
They were technically sold out 3 minutes into the show.
See him in the background, all ready to join the party?
There he is!
Now, when you have done all the embossing and image transfer you want to do with the bird,
exchange the Bird plate for the Hills plate which comes with the Starter Kit
Add the hills and a moon, always staying inside the Stencil circle.
You see, the cool thing is once you get to grips
with the stencil shapes,
it makes it so much easier to have an edge to work to!
Check out the tiny tree in the background.
Comes from one of the baubles
on the other Pine Branch border plate.
That’s what I love about the Groovi Plate System:
being able to use little elements from various plates.
So then I started using the holly wreath around the deer
to build holly garnish.
Yes, let’s call it garnish!
This isn’t finished, not by a long shot.
I still want to add an ornate border, and some shading with my fatter embossing tool and the soft side of the mat.
However, that requires time and skill,
neither of which I have this evening.
But I just love being able to study the images on the plates
and then apply parts.
Like the snow here.
Done using the dots on the bird’s breast.
Just bear in mind, that I am only about a fortnight ahead of you on the Groovi trail!
So it may not be a Parchment masterpiece,
but it’s definitely got potential !!!
Now I want to challenge you.
Dave, Brother Steve and I went for an evening stroll after
our steak and chips (or in my case, steak and salad).
Clue No. 1 : We didn’t go far.
Clue No. 2 : We were returning something.
Where did we go?
And what were we returning?
If you can guess this correctly,
I will send you a £20 gift voucher,
and an application form to join INTERPOL!
They need you !!!!
Please write your answers below.
Let’s see if we have a Sherlock Holmes in our midst.
After all, we do live in Crowborough,
the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!
Lots of love