Thanks for popping in.
Just in case you didn’t get to watch the 2pm show today,
I was working with the beautiful new Christmas floral stamps
by Jayne Nestorenko.
I’m hoping to get to see her next week.
Hoping to visit her while we’re up at the NEC.
So let’s do a very traditional kind of stamp art –
just as Jayne would like it…
Big frame first…
Do you know how many times I have to stamp the same thing
for the stages on a TV show ?
No wonder I can do it in my sleep!
Post-Its round the edge to mask.
Stamp the beautiful holly sprig into the corner.
I use the soft blue mat underneath from the Groovi Start Kit.
Gives a bit. Easier with large stamps.
Long elements round the frame.
These lovely trellis weaves are beautiful on their own too.
Post-its to mask the frame again.
Let’s tone the white down by adding a little yellow ink on one of our brushes.
How about a little trick?
Stamp another of the leafy ivy trailers in the set into the top.
Move the mask and continue the stamp into the frame.
Add a sun or moon, and brush in some yellow into the centre area.
When you lift off the mask,
you can see how the white frame pops out.
Colour in the flowers and leaves.
Takes time, this colouring in lark….
but well worth it.
Good for the head too.
Red berries. They make it.
Let’s dust a little greenness around the outer edge
with one of our brushes.
Add a drop shadow on the lower side of every element
with a dark grey pencil.
Every leaf, every frame, everything.
But only the underside.
See how it suddenly looks 3 dimensional?
Mount on red, and decide who’s getting this one.
Happy Christmas Mum and Dad!!!
Time to get ready for the next show at 5.
And then the One Day Special.
Groovi all the way !
Love and Hugs