Thanks for popping in!
Monday’s blog is trees and flowers, and so yesterday, before the doors opened at the Alexandra Palace Show for the second day,
I thought I’d best sort something out!
So here is a little something I cobbled together, using
The first thing I have to tell you is that I didn’t have time to clean my Gelli Plate on the Saturday after the Show, because they were locking up pretty quickly.
So here were the leftovers from the last demo the day before!
Lightbulb moment. That’ll work! That’ll do!
The best way to clean the plate is with more paint, so I spread a layer of Buff Titanium Acrylic Paint over the dried up paint with a Brayer.
patted it with a sheet of scrunched up copy paper and
took a load out of the centre, so that a stamp or two
would fit in the opening.
Pulled the print on our 7" x 7" White Gelli Card.
Result: great background setting for the blog
AND a clean Gelli Plate, all set for the day.
5 minutes I had before the public came in....
Black Archival always a safe bet for a sharp clean image....
so I stamped the Freesia and one of our best messages into the clearing.
Here is where our stand is at Ally Pally
- right underneath the beautiful Rose Window.
The sun was pouring in...
So I quickly coloured in the flowers with Distress Markers,
They are great with acrylic paint and Archival ink pads.
Take it from me: Promarkers and alcohol pens literally melt the acrylic paint AND make the Archival ink bleed.
Lovely Flower stamp for birthdays, anniversaries, wedding, Easter - all sorts!
Great Sentiment. I made this as a NEW DESIGN CLUB STAMP when my Mum had Breast Cancer a few years back;
happy to say she is still doing great.
And these are her favourite flowers.
Aha! Bingo! Just made Mum and Dad’s Easter Card!
I blended a little Willow Adirondack at the base of the opening with a make up sponge,
to soften it,
and added a very thin black line with a ruler and Sharpie pen.
And then the doors to the building opened, and the public arrived for another busy day.
Nowhere near as busy as Saturday though!
That was unbelievable!
Thank you for visiting us at the Show if you did!
We had guests on the stand from all over the world.
But loads from London, Essex and Kent, too.
Liz! Thanks for the Lemon Drizzle Cake; it was delicious!
PS Thank you so much for the hilarious Limericks on Saturday.
Much amusement reading them in the car to and from Ally Pally.
Am spinning for the next few days, doing business things, so
let’s pick a Limerick winner
and and have general Giving Session this Friday.
In fact, why don’t we have an Easter Giveaway?!
Leave an uplifting message this week,
something kind and positive for Easter,
because after all, it is GOOD Friday,
we will pick a random winner for a £50 Clarity Gift Voucher.