Thanks for poppeting in! Got these little girls on the brain at the moment! All set for the 6pm launch of Marina Fedotova’s Christmas Poppets? I sure am!
I am really chuffed with myself right now. All week I KNEW I should be stamping these little cherubs on clear parchment in black, and creating a fabulous Josie Davidson grid around the outside. All week, I have been scrambling, doing demos for the TV launch, and saying to myself, “Nope. No time for gridwork today!” Even though you know they will be a match made in heaven, you opt for quicker, just to get ahead of the TV recording curve.
Well, this morning I woke up and said to myself, I said “Right. MAKE TIME”
So as soon as Dave trundled off up the road to work, I came up here to the SHAC, and made a plan. It’s taken 4 hours, start to finish, but she’s just as I pictured her….
Here we have our Presh, on a bed of Northern Lights Paper, framed with Josie’s Charles Grid.
Since Lockdown in March, things have been pretty manic here in Barbyland, and I don’t think I’ve gone near a Groovi plate since then, let alone a grid! You understand. Parchment art takes time. It takes as long as it takes -and you can’t rush it. That said, when you stop, make the decision to invest your time in it, and go with the processes, it is THE most therapeutic, relaxing, rewarding craft I know. I have had a fabulous morning….
It was also very gratifying to discover that I haven’t forgotten how it works either. It’s like riding a bike. You never forget how, do you. Those little picot scissors sat in my hand like a comfortable glove, and I was off again.
While I was sitting here alone in silence, snipping away and thinking – as you do, I had an idea. We really could organise a Zoom Snipping morning, where we hang out together and snip away. Maybe once a month on a Saturday morning. Help each other, practice. Why not? I’ll see if we can organize that. Paul is a dab hand at snipping too. And I’m sure Linda and Glynis and Hazel would join.
And the little Poppet stamps brilliantly on parchment too. We decided at Clarity that we would lose too much of their delicate line art on a Groovi plate, which is why I really wanted to stamp her on parchment and work with her in black line art. Beautiful.
Tomorrow, I shall write up a very detailed photo step by step on how to tackle that lovely gridwork. So easy with the plates! Easy to size, easy to match with the centrepiece. Just easy.
If this is the sort of Groovi parching art you have been wanting to get into, then poppet over here at lunchtime tomorrow, and I will have stepped up the whole project. I took loads of photos!
Enjoyed it so much, I may even do a youtube. Perhaps a different grid and a different Poppet, just for variety.
Anyway, must empty the washing machine and get some housework done!
See you at 6pm on HOCHANDA TV. I’ll announce the winner of the Poppet Names Competition live on air.
Love and hugs