Thanks for popping in. My list of things-to-do got so long, so overwhelming, that I decided to go to Pottery all morning, then come home, have a nap and make a little step by step card project for this ere blog! Roast lunch? Nah. Plate of nachos. Nothing like hitting the Sod it Button on a Sunday!! In fact, I may even go down in the garage and throw a few bowls this evening – just to be able to say I actually stepped out of the Wurka Hollick treadmill for a whole day.
The Pottery Session was a bit dry. Handbuidling a butter dish requires a quite a bit of thinking and pre-measuring. The clay was also too wet to work, so this is all I achieved!
Thing is though, with pottery – and any art or craft for that matter – you have to have an idea of where you want to go, what you want to achieve. Lidded vessels are this term’s subject. A butter dish needs a lid with a fitted recess, and it has to be large enough to fit a half pound slab of butter! Not as easy as one might think! Ah well. If it takes all term, that’s fine by me too.
On to the little card…
Which Stamps did I use?
- Pick a selection of Distress Oxides,
- dab them onto the small circle Backdrop stamp,
- blend them with a Spot-On Sponge
- spritz with a little water
- plant on a piece of Clarity 7×7 inch Stencil card
- rub the back of the acetate and peel off backdrop stamp.
- Use the Autumn Seasonal semi-wreath to wrap around the coloured backdrop.
- Bend into the right curve on the mount and stamp using black Archival.
- Stamp both sides
- Infill gaps with smaller leaves and berry stamps from the stampset.
- Add the owls from the same set
- Add the deer silhouette from that set. I also added a tiny deer from one of our Miniatures Stamp sets.
- Colour in the leaves and branches of the wreath with a dark grey Polychromos pencil
- Whiten the snow berries with a Fine white Posca pen.
- Use a little moon mask to introduce a moon. Use a white pencil
- Remove the moon mask and add a drop shadow with a grey pencil.
- Add shade underneath the floating deer
- Cut a doodle frame using our Square Doodle Die. I LOVE THESE DIES!!!!
- Trim white card back
- Assemble time. Mount on Indian Summer Paper, which happens to match perfectly,
- …or keep it simple, on a 6×6 inch black cardblank.
- Use a Clarity Tape runner to attach. Done
Today was a day for clearing the head, not the laundry nor the ironing pile. Much more important.