Thanks for popping in.
Pleased to report it’s been a very productive day.
Since the best of the best of the best Sir!
have joined the Groovi revolution,
(ie Tina Cox, Linda Williams, Pat Murphy and Josie Davidson),
the whole Groovi gig has gone to a whole other level!
Which is all very, very exciting,
but I do feel I have got a little left behind skill-wise.
I really ought to make more time to learn that lovely picot cutting…
but not this week!
What I love about the Groovi system is that you can still make lovely artwork without having perfecting those skills.
So this means I don’t get despondent, I don’t feel less than.
I just enjoy what I CAN do,
and look forward to learning more.
Give time time, as they say….
Easy one following…..
I want to put a couple of little butterflies in front of the banner.
Here’s what I came up with.
Slot the banner border
in the new Border Plate Mate.
Tape the parchment into place.
Now slide the Bamboo Plate with the butterflies
|designed by Tina Cox xxxx|
underneath the parchment, and position them exactly where you would like to see them.
Trace them into place, using the No. 1 tool which comes with the Starter Kit.
Slide the Bamboo plate back out,
and then add the banner behind them.
Next add some bamboo behind the banner….
until you like what you have.
Square Nest Plate to make a double-frame.
This plate is a very important player.
The Renaldo of the Groovi Team!
He can also make a rectangle; just slide along.
Trace out the banner on a scrap,
and write what you want to say on the front.
When you flip it over, you have your key.
S e r e n i t y .
Start from the middle of the word and work your way outwards.
The Y got a bit obscured, but heck!
The mind will work it out!
Do a little embossing on the bamboo leaves,
using the No. 4 tool, then the No. 3 tool.
As soon as I went to add some highlight to the Bamboo,
I realised we needed a light source.
Out with the Landscape plate from the Starter Kit,
and in with the moon…
Bit of white detail on the butterflies…
A blue/grey Distress Marker – Weathered Wood – worked really well.
Colour in from the back.
And this is where I get off the Groovi Train today.
Attached to a blue piece of parchment and white card with blue brads.
I used our punch to hold it in place.
Now what I really would like to learn is to picot cut all around the outside of the frame and the leaves.
But right now, Grace is here.
There’ll be plenty of time to picot cut round whatever,
but not tonight.
I have enjoyed doing this though. It hit the spot for me xx
So if you have time,
try a little picot cutting for me!
I’m helping Gracie this evening with an audition tape she’s submitting for some big cheese in New York.
And Dave’s the cameraman when he gets home!
So keep your fingers and toes crossed that she gets the part.
Also, she’s done a voiceover for a certain shampoo ad here in the UK, which is coming out about now –
see if you can hear her…..
All good fun and interesting.
Love & Hugs