Thanks for popping in today!
Can you feel the excitement rising over Barb and Dave’s house?
I got up at stupid o’clock today
to try and clear as much work as possible,
so I won’t have to do too much while Grace and Mark are here.
They land Monday!
I’m telling you, I cannot wait.
I cannot blimming wait to see those two kids.
America is way too far away. And so vast!!!
The last time they saw each other was at Mark’s graduation,
and that was one and a half years ago!
Did I show you the new little addition we got whilst in France,
to join Gracie in the garden?
Yes, I know I’m a soppy sod,
but they sit right outside the back door together.
Anyway, enough of that.
Let’s see which card I want to give away today!
How about an old favourite…
This is done with acrylic paint and a Gelli Plate.
I must have done this one over 100 times at the NEC once.
No sooner had I finished it than somebody said,
“How did you start it? I missed the beginning.”
So how did I start it?
Acrylic paint on the small Gelli Plate
and patted with a screwed up piece of copy paper.
If you pull the print straight away, you get this:
However, if you want this texture behind the bricks
but not in the middle, (see below)
then use the copy paper to dab off most of the paint in the centre,
and leave the taupe coloured paint on the Gelli Plate to dry.
When the paint has dried on the Gelli Plate,
roll a layer of brown acrylic on top of the taupe all over,
place the brick stencil on top and blot through the stencil
with clean copy paper.
Lift the stencil,
place a little piece of card where you want the aperture on the wet bricky pattern.
Now place your white 7″ x 7″ card on top and rub the back,
to transfer the paint to the card.
Peel print off.
I have a stash!
The landscape next.
I love the Birdhouse Stampset.
One of the best ever.
Archical Watering Can. Grey. Great colour ink.
Let’s add a little drop shadow on the picket fence and on the cat…
This is our cat, Romeo.
over 18 years old.
Every time Grace and Mark leave, there are tears.
They get emotional because they think they will never see
And I guess 18 years is a long time in a young person’s life.
Haha! The old boy’s still here and going strong.
In fact, I think he’s never been better!
If you would like this picture of our cat Romeo on Acrylic,
looking longingly up at his lunch,
then leave a pleasant comment below,
and greatly increase the chance of getting picked out of the hat!
You’ve got to be in it to win it!
Lots of love and hugs,