Happy Easter friends! I hope you have a pleasant weekend planned with friends and family. We‘re here, although Dave and Paul are using the empty office time to move some big equipment from one factory to the other. I did ask if I could help, but the answer was “not really”. So I‘ll be chief cook and bottle washer instead.
Look what came through the letterbox here this week…the official invitation!
Thanks to several of you lovely people, who went to the trouble of nominating me to attend a Royal Tea-party – Dave and I are going to the Palace in May!
I was in hospital when the nomination letter landed, and I will never forget the surprise, then the disbelief, and then the 180º turnaround in my head, from so low and sad to so overwhelmed and excited! I cannot tell you how much that letter helped me. The very fact that folks got together and knocked on that door on my behalf was pretty humbling. And timing is everything. The timing was perfect.
The King’s Coronation is actually on the 6th May, our dear old Dad’s birthday, who died in January. So when we were asked whether we’d prefer the party on the 3rd or the 9th, I actually picked the 3rd, BEFORE the big coronation gig. I was a little perturbed when I asked you in a previous blog which date you would pick – and most of you went for the 9th!! I wondered if I’d missed something crucial! Anyway, we are going to the party on the 3rd May! It’s official!
To celebrate, we’ve come up with some very cool designs, AND some Royal Gnomes! Had to be done! There are free Postcards included too, and the Royal Gnomes come with masks AND an additional free colouring postcard. Nice!!
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How about a Groovi version? On Güd Friday?
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Right. Ready for a little arty exercise, to limber up for all those choccie eggs?! I spent a relaxing couple of hours yesterday, prepping a little step by step for you.
Really easy, but the sequence on the flag emblem is worth noting. Easy rule: Start in the middle, with the red cross!
- Mount the stamps
- Pick 2 royal colours
- Use a sponge to spread the ink on the red cross and plant in the centre of a piece of white stencil card
- wrap the blue triangles around the red cross. Great little flag! Bunting stamp works the same x
- Add the round writing with a black Archival ink pad
- Using sponges, blend the same red and blue around the London art. Apart from the Charles III writing, all the other parts of the stampset will play perfectly for other occasions after the Coronation. Give us some ideas below x x x
- Stamp the Celebrate on a scrap, and sponge a background piece with the same colours.
- Use the right size embedder to add a classy edge.
- attach it with low-tack tape to the front
- flip over to embed with a tool. Ahh. Here we see on the back how I learned to start in the centre, with the red cross! So much easier to position. I had a 50/50 chance!!
- Make a background layer the same as the Celebrate layer. I used a Blending mat and the same sponges
This card is going to the palace. I will send it from all of us, if that’s ok? Clarity – AND the Clarity Community.
The little gnome ATC cards are such fun to use !
I hope you like them as much as we do. All Limited edition. Happy Coronation. And thank you again for making it possible to attend the Palace tea Party. What an honour.
Quote of the day?
Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.Queen Elizabeth II
Barb x x x