Thanks for popping in on this lovely Thursday.
Dave and I are off up to London today,
in readiness for a business meeting on Friday.
Dave’s got tickets for a show this evening – it’s a surprise.
And I do love a surprise, don’t you??
Mind you, if it’s a Death Metal Band, he’s on his own!
Thursday’s Blog is always blue,
so let’s make a card together, shall we?
And then let’s have a little bloggy sale….
I can’t always make art to order –
especially when there’s a lot of pressure.
Like I’m supposed to have finished all 6 of the New Design Club projects by now. And I haven’t.
But I will. And therein lies the solution.
But to take the pressure off the thinking,
there’s a go-to stamp in my stash which works every time:
The Bird Boy! Fly away Stampset.
So let’s do an easy background with Stencil card
and Distress Inks
Best to put a Clarity Blending mat underneath the card when you are working with the Mini Blending Tools.
Fill the card with various Blue tones.
Yellow (Mustard Seed or Squeezed Lemonade) always freshen it up.
Clean Blending Mat and make a background at the same time.
Just Spritz the inky mat and then lay stencil card down in the wet.
Flatten in a book. Perfect
Spritz a little water into a little pot
and soak it up with a clean sponge.
Lay the round sponge down on the inky card, let it sit,
lift it and dab to dry.
Repeat it several times all over.
This is called the Bokeh technique.
Cut up the card into two panels.
And here comes the boy!
Stamp him in Archival Black.
Add the grass at the bottom.
Dab a little white acrylic paint onto the blending mat.
Tap a dry clean blending round into the paint and then lightly dab it through a sheet of punchinella, or a stencil.
This will lighten the whole affair.
Add a highlight to the birds, leaves and boy with a white pencil
or the Scattered Straw Distress Marker.
Have we got the Distress Markers?
They’ll be here next week, xx
Run a black Sharpie pen around the edges with a ruler.
Hope you like it.
I think this would make a great card for Father’s Day.
What would be the caption?
Thank you Dad, for giving me wings,
and teaching me to fly.
What I like is starting out with a piece of white card
and creating a scene.
That’s what I like.
So to the Bloggy Offer:
Let’s drop the price on the Boy and Branches stampset
from £18.99 to £14.99 –
just until midnight tomorrow.
The Boy has a girlfriend, you know…
She is lovely!
So how about, just until midnight tomorrow,
we set the price on this set down from £14.99 to £10.99
Have a great day .
I’m sure we will.
Sunny London – here we come !!!!