It’s Sunday, it’s a simple step by step,
and I hope with all my heart that your house is safe and dry,
and NOT flying away, up in the clouds!
So what do we need?
Cotton wool ball
First I did a sketch of what I wanted on copy paper.
I find planning a rough composition before I launch into the artwork reduces the chances of error. Well, that’s the theory...
Once I know roughly what I’m doing, the rest is just a process.
Stamp the houses in to place on the A5 card
with the Black Adirondack.
Blot or let it dry.
Cut a mask of the houses. Punch a moon, too.
Fluff up the cotton wool ball (you only need a tiny amount)
soak it in Versamark ink, transfer it to the sky area
Lift it off and discard.
Load the brayer with Cloudy Blue and roll back and forth
until the clouds come out.
Wipe with a cloth.
Then add Juniper to the bottom half with the brayer, too.
Then add the little village lamp post and the Birthday greeting, using Black Adirondack.
Cut out your banner shape, whatever you have decided to go with.
If you want to add more Juniper, now’s the time.
Before you mount the banner, take a Denim Blue Promarker and run around the outside with it.
What a funny language English is.
I just had an image of you putting your wellies on, and running around the outside of the house waving a Denim blue Promarker.
Good for the circulation!
Anyway, I jest.
Attach the artwork to another piece of lovely white card,
run around the edges of that card with the Denim (chisel end) again.
Using a fine black Micron pen (the one we use for Doodling and Filigraphy and all that Zen stuff!), tie little bows to the four corners. Cool.
I added the miniature house from the Village set to the bottom.
These little stamps are also great for the insert, the envelope, the gift-tags etc.
Colour in the houses and the lamp post with Promarkers.
I have yet to finish mine!
But I do like this little piece.
It has a whimsical, refreshing feel about it.
When I get back from Stevenage, I may just have to paint the houses. If I have enough energy, that is!
Be safe, be dry. Stay in unless you really have to go out.
Perfect weather for getting arty!
and WARM wishes,