Thanks for popping in.
What a beautiful day we have been having here
in our little retreat – a slice of heaven.
I made a pact with myself before leaving England, that Sunday, today, was going to be a craft-free day.
After the last couple of weeks, I decided to STOP.
The others on the other hand, were all set to get
creative as soon as the sun came up!
Mel, illustrator par excellence,
Sazz, getting right in the groove.
Sylvia, our very own in-house Parchment Queen,
and of course, the fab Maria Slimms,
So while most of the others dived into
I dived into the pool!!
And stayed there most of the day!
In the water, out the water, dry off, get too hot,
in the water, out the water, dry off, get too hot,
etc etc etc.
Did I read? Nope.
Did I sleep? Nope.
I just chatted to whoever came to look for me,
and basked in the heat.
But what I did do, before we even came here,
was prepare a nice step by step project for you for today.
Actually, this one’s for Dee.
She hasn’t been well at all.
Last week she worked so hard to make the Clarity Open Days
the success they were, and to be frank,
it wiped her out.
So mid-week, she finally conceded that it was going to be too much for her to make the trip here.
I was gutted, and she was probably a lot more gutted.
So I sat up in my little art room, and made you a card Dee.
A5 Chromo Card.
Added a mix of Lettuce Alcohol ink and blending solution
to the outer edge.
Here’s a set of lovely Alcohol Bottles
How much ink? This much
How much blending solution?
Keep building up around the edge, using a fresh felt for each colour.
Butterscotch and Raisin next.
I put a sheet of white paper underneath too….
Next comes the Denim.
This is the colour that turns the whole thing into something like a celestial burst.
I LOVE IT!!!!
You just keep layering up the colours.
Next, I added the Allium in Black Archival.
Next I used a Get Well Soon Line Sentiment along the base.
Then I noticed that the scrap behind the artwork was pretty cool too!
See what I mean?
I say I say I say!
That’ll make a damn fine background!!
Dee, if you’re there,
this one’s for you.
Next year kiddo, you will be here at the big old table again!
I’m off to enjoy the rest of the daylight and sunshine.
Longest day of the year today!
Life is good today.