Thanks for popping in.
Just got carried away here! Was supposed to read through my TV notes one more time and make sure everything’s pack. So what do I do? Well, maybe I haven’t done enough demos to cover two hours. Maybe I should do a couple of quickies, just to CMA (cover my bottom). Three hours later, I’ve got everything back out of the boxes and am having a fine old Groovi time.
But I did have a little epiphany. I was trying to do a really simple coaster. You know, something special for the Christmas table. I thought, if each guest had one coaster, and then we Groovied their name and the number of the verse on the back, then the guests could read out the poem after Christmas dinner, or on the 24th in our case (we celebrate Christmas Eve – German style)
Anyway, the edges looked a bit rough. The plan wasn’t to spend hours picot cutting and doing gridwork on each coaster – although I might if I had more time (NOT THIS YEAR !!!) And it was a bit tight to add an outline frame. So I was stumped…
Then I remembered this little fella! It’s a little Pergamano embossing wheel
Then, in a twinkling, and working from behind, I whistled round the edges! The wheel travels in the Groovi tramlines too! BINGO! I remember now! Paul and I worked this out ages ago…
Couple of things I figured out as I was doing this: You need the Groovi Guard to hold the work flat if you want to get really close to the edge, like here:
Add a few stars, bit of whitework, a little vignette with a Stencil brush and ink – and the job’s done. Coaster Verse No. 9 is DONE!!
Anyway, let me tell you what is being showcased tomorrow from 2-4pm.
We launched the completed collection of Twas the Night Stamps earlier in the year, and added the final 5 designs, remember?
All available individually, in sets of 5, and in a big bundle with the Universal Framer.
What do we call it the Universal Framer? Because I drew it to be useful at all times, not just at Christmas.
Which reminds me. I did draw these stamps myself (aka ©Barbara Gray 2018) That’s why they span almost 20 years!! So much else going on! Mmm. So the copyright looks more like an epitaph ! 1998-2018!! Hahaha. Dave said something sobering the other day.
He said that on a gravestone, when it says for example, 1900-1985, that little dash between the two years was the LIFE!! Food for thought…
So tomorrow, I am launching the same designs, but in GROOVI format.
Here are the new final five :
New Collection 11-15
And here are the original 10
Here are some lovely art samples created by the ever clever Clarity DT.
Maggie ByfordSheila BradleyMaggie Byford
Linda PageJosie Davidson
Formidable artwork, eh?! I certainly won’t be producing anything that fabulous, but I’ll have a good go in the alloted time!
Here’s the inset plate that slots inside the Starter Kit Plate mate.
And here’s the whole collection which is on offer tomorrow. If you already have the original set, then of course, the last five are available separately too.
Complete Collection including Alphabet plate/Universal framer & folder
Right. Time to get on.
I hope you can join me tomorrow.Here are the times
SUNDAY 2-4pm. 6-7pm and 8-9pm
MONDAY 9-10am 12-1pm 5-6pm
www.HOCHANDA.COM . SKY 673 (24/7) . FREEVIEW 85 (6AM-7PM) FREESAT 817 (24/7)
See you on the other side!
Love & Hugs