Thanks for popping in!
Sun’s shining, birds are nesting in the garden.
Here’s a little easy step by step,
combing stamping and Groovi
One of my favourite stamps is our Lily of the Valley,
which our Melanie drew a while ago.
It comes in a little 2-stampset
, with the verse I used here yesterday:
Thought I’d combine it with our new coloured parchment….
Using an Archival Olive ink pad,
stamp the stamps onto the colour flooded sided
of the green parchment.
You can tell because it’s darker.
Let the ink dry completely.
You can blot it. Takes about half an hour.
Maybe use your heatgun to gently speed it up?
We will be working from the back.
and let’s make the darling flowers white
using our No. 4 and then No. 3 embossing tools
(also in the Starter Kit).
Really easy little exercise, but looks so pretty.
Working from the back,
colour in the leaves with a Yellow pencil.
Add a little green shade.
This next bit was the only bit I had to focus on to get right.
Using the no. 1 stylus, very very gently add a white drop shadow.
Took me a while to get into my stride…
Nice though. Just lifts it, don’t you think?
Make a double-frame at one end,
then slide along and do the other end.
And that’s how you make a rectangle out of the nested Square.
So much easier to finish now!
I think a little landscape in the background will be effective.
back to the plate in the Start Kit!
Colour in the hills with Distress Markers.
We have a large shipment of the full sets coming in from Ranger next week.
The yellows and greens change the green coloured parchment beautifully. Always working from behind here….
Add a couple of birds from the sign on the side of the
Groovi Plate Mate from the Starter Kit…
Attach and layer to yellow card and more green parchment with bradsbefore you set it on white.
The white brings out the little flowers beautifully….
Ran out of yellow brads, so there’s an odd one…
Whatever….don’t sweat the small stuff…..
The Coloured parchment is super.
We have 5 different colourways:
A selection pack will be coming out soon.
Have a great Sunday!
love & hugs,
PS the Green Frog and the Eggnog limericks have been a great hit, haven’t they.
We have had some real belly laughs .
So so funny…
If you missed them, go to the comments Friday’s blog…..
all 127 of them! Not to be missed.
But to pick a winner????!
Now that is hard.
The one that really made me crack up
(every time I thought about it)
was the one about being legless in France.
It didn’t even rhyme, but it sure did hit the spot.
Let me go find it….
There once was a lazy green frog
who drank way to much strong eggnog;
whilst in a drunk trance
he booked a shuttle to France –
and now he really knows the meaning of being legless!
So thank you to all of you who contributed
I actually think that this is the best batch of poems
since we started this game!
The Dancing Cockerels were very good too though,
But a winner we must have.
Jomada-Dawn’s husband is the winner.
Well done that man!!!!
(Email me your address and I will send a £20 Gift Voucher to your husband….)