Still at Ally Pally today.
Love it there.
But very happy be home tonight!
Prepped this one for you on Thursday,
so I could curl up with Dave, curry and Poldaaaark
as soon as we got in tonight !!
Great to see so many familiar faces and old friends again today.
(oi!! Less of the old!)
By the way, it’s Jayne Nestorenko’s birthday today,
so can we all join together
in wishing her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY?
As you know by now,
we made Jayne’s art into Groovi art AND stamps.
Thought I’d get stampy arty and make a simple bookmark
with an inky scrap I just couldn’t part with!
She designed the sets with loads of little elements,
as you can see above,
so I decided to have a play,
and build a dahlia from the leaves and buds.
Tried it on scrap first,
since we only have the one inky scrap!
Here we go then!
Better to leave a gap and then use a black Micron pen to fill in.
Refer to leaf below….
Blast. The bud worked well – perfectly.
But the leaf over-lapped.
Tries to remove with Blending solution,
but only succeeds in making a blotchy smudge…
Radical measures required.
Bleach will shift ANYTHING, right??
except Blending solution.
Can you believe it?!?!?
Ah well. Whatever.
It was only a scrap to start with!
Time to re-introduce some colour.
They work very well on bleached out water-colour paper I find!!!
A little grungy.
A little imperfect.
And STILL the blobby smudge on the leaf!
I have another piece !
That’ll do for the back then.
What did I use for the background?
Edge the front with a black Sharpie pen,
spray mount to the other piece and trim back.
Dave just came into the room.
“Ooh! I like that flower art”.
So I gave him the bookmark as a pressie.
Which reminds me.
Leave a pleasant comment below,
and you may be in with a chance to win that
lovely artwork by Linda Spencer with the £20 gift voucher included!
We really do have such a special Clarity Team.
Thank you Linda
Love & Hugs,