Thanks for popping in.
Yep. This is the first time I have really got frustrated with my neck, because I just couldn’t play with them all for hours –
and I sooo wanted to!
But there we are, c’est la vie.
I had to pick one, and Holly it was.
Here’s a step-by-step, to decipher the artwork above.
Oval Nest framer,
Add Holly, walking into the frame…
Add the second oval.
Now use the Square nest to make a rectangle.
Just means moving the parchment along a little.
Add a small double line.
Mine was a bit out, but by the time this is finished
you won’t notice that!
This is where the new Groovi Plates are brilliant.
Above and below each of our Clarity Characters
(and yes, I did draw these myself)
are the most superb relevant pattern elements.
Naturally with Holly, we have holly.
So fill the corners.
The Holly part of the border also tessellates.
So you can join it up top/bottom, left/right,
to make a larger holly block too.
Check the front. Lookin’ good…
Time for the Landscape Plate from the Starter Kit.
Mountains and hills…
Make them smaller in the distance.
And closer together far away!
Soft side of the Starter Kit Blue Mat.
Working from behind, time to start some whitework.
White crescent moon.
Now it’s a race against time with the neck,
until I have to submit.
Using the fine stylus, the one I use for the actual line art embossing,
I have added dimension to the fenceposts and some wire.
Add some white shade to her cap, cape and her dress…
I could spend many many more hours on this,
white mountain peaks, pattern on her bag, holly detail,
and would if I didn’t need a blue blog today!!!!
and some snow!
Coloured in the open oval with a purple and blue pencil.
Real solid colour from behind, and cut the art right back with a ruler and blade.
I have a plan….
Funky Gelli Plate background from my stash.
We will have to get the Gelli Plate out this weekend methinks….
Here’s why I wanted to make the oval really opaque with colour –
so that you can’t see double-sided tape I am going to attach the parchment with!
4 little pieces, north south east and west on the oval border.
I love it when you can see a funky background
through the parchment.
Layer up to brighten up.
As I said,
the potential for Holly and her five friends is massive.
They are so interchangeable, and work so beautifully together.
This spot marks their official Weekend launch.
I thought I’d introduce them to my Blog friends first.
I have come up with a good deal, a very good deal for you.
They are all available individually, @ £7.99 each.
Or you can get them in 2 groups of 3, @ £6.99 each.
Holly, Laurel and Douglas
Lily, Rosie and Annabel
Or you can buy all 6 character borders together,
@ £5.99 each, saving £12.
I do hope you like them.