Thanks for popping in.
Wanted to flag a couple of things up:
firstly, when your new Groovi plates arrive now,
they should come with a label on them. These labels are not just intended to irritate you! No, No, No!
(first thing I do when I buy a new top is cut the label out!
Brand name be gone! Cannot stand itchy scratchy at the back!)
But these labels are there for a very good reason.
It’s called indexing.
If you peel them carefully, they will come off,
and you can restick them in your storage folders.
That way, when you use a plate, it has a home and you can easily relocate it.
Look! Maria Maidment’s lovely plates are all stored and ready to go too! In this chaotic, fly by the seat of your pants life that I lead, you cannot imagine how comforting it is to be able to find things.
Did you notice the magnificent new plates which Linda Williams has designed? They are modestly brilliant. There is so much to do with these! A set of four A5sq. plates, with infinite combination possibilities!
She will be launching her Flowers and Lace Collection on HOCHANDA TV next Sunday evening at 6pm.
And I want to work on one of the plates this week, so that I can blog a nice tutorial which ties in next Sunday. I just want to keep up with the parchment side of things here at Clarity!! Now I am back on the Mixed Media and Stamping train, I don’t want to forget my lovely Grooviness, do I ?!?
Let’s go with the Aquilegia, shall we?
The first thing I like is that the lines don’t actually touch. You think they do, and they look as though they do. But when you begin to trace them, you realise immediately that you can extract shapes and elements entirely, like this:
Looking ahead to my next move, i want to do whitework in the little frill on the inside. So I have flipped to a larger tool, the No. 2 from the Starter Kit. I could use the No. 1 and not press so hard too.
Now to join up the shape…
If I flip the parchment and simply repeat the whole piece,
I get an oval, see?
But. If I overlap one of the scallops and join up the opposite side,
I get a perfect circle.
So now, let the games begin.
This is my starting place.
I shall do a little every day,
and then blog the finished project next Sunday.
I shall enjoy thinking about my next move, the next thing to do,
as the week progresses. I know for sure that Linda will blow the doors off on Sunday evening. How long these will last on the TV I cannot guess. I DO know my brother is on permanent nights at the moment, trying to keep up. Do we sell out because we don’t give enough stock ? NOPE. We increase the stock levels every month!
But now we are off to watch little Evie, Dave’s granddaughter, in her ballet. How quickly they grow up….
Love & Hugs,
PS. If you missed it, we have compiled a pack of labels for all the plates we have produced thus far. It was a big job and cost a packet, but they are available to buy online.
|click here to investigate|
Going forward, the labels come on the plates. This is just a catch-up of the 500+ plates we have designed in not even 3 years.
Blimey. That’s insane.