Thanks for popping in. Back in the Clarity saddle today. Early start, and heads down to get all the demos set up for my upcoming TV shows on Friday and Sunday. Paul’s also showcasing Part IV of Linda Williams wonderful layering Collection on Thursday, and there are some really exciting new ideas coming through to fruition at 9am on Friday… more will be revealed.
I know I know. I can hear you… no sooner is she back in the country than she’s nose to the grindstone again. Well, today that’s very true. And tomorrow will be the same. But this surge in activity is in a bid to get all the TV prep sorted soonest – so that I can get my hair cut on Wednesday, and then spend Thursday with Mum! So 2 long days of work, followed by 2 days off, before 3 days at the studios of Create & Craft. Makes sense to me! Anyway, I can think of worse ways to pass the time than making art for a TV show! And I really, really want to spend the day with Mum on Thursday. So I do have my priorities sorted actually.
It will be ok…
On the Friday show there are also some superb Bijou Blockprint stamps, complete with shaped embedders, which I love. CLICK HERE
This afternoon I spent a happy hour with these stamps, practicing my two-way overlay trick with the dropshadow.
There’s a sweet spot, where you overlay the infill stamp (the blue part) just so that there is a sliver of white and a drop shadow on the light green. Offset a tad. First time was BINGO. Then the sweet spot eluded me a few times. Either too far over, or perfectly aligned. The art was still lovely, but not what I was trying for. See what I mean here? Just right. A very cool kind of screen printed effect.
If I get time, I’ll try it on Friday. I certainly worked out a few tricks and ideas as I practiced, which I shall share with you then. I do love these stamps.
Oh. And topped off with our lovely stickers…CLICK HERE
It will be ok.
Well, it’s time for bed now, said Zebedee. The jetlag just hit me.
Barb x x x