Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful sunny Sunday.
What glorious weather it is here in Kent!
It’s my Aunty Esther’s 70th birthday, and the family is having lunch together to celebrate. So I can’t stop long!
Always running around from one place to the next it seems.
Life certainly moves fast!
Last week, when we drove back from France, as soon as we hit Dover I noticed a marked increase in the volume of traffic!
More cars, more lorries, wider roads, more speed.
I know we must be careful what we wish for,
but sometimes I wish things would slow down a bit.
But just for today, I shall put my favourite shoes on, and we shall dance round the M25 up to the beautiful little market town of Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire.
Pub Quiz: Where is Beaconsfield on the map?
This is a really cool Stamp, you know!
Here’s a card I made a while ago on Telly
using a lovely grey ink pad call Watering Can
(which reminds me!
I must water those plants quickly before we leave!)
Anyway, yes. Stamp the British Isles map Stamp onto coarse
Water Colour Paper.
Decide where you live...
and make a dot!
Colour in the counties Map using 4 colours, so that no two counties next to each other have the same colour.
(Another Pub Quiz!)
And add the compass.
If you have used coarse paper, and you shade in lightly, the texture from the paper gives a real authentic aged look.
Tear the edges, using a ruler as your guide.
If you run a water-wet paintbrush along the edge of the ruler where you want to tear, and let the water soak into the paper first, the tear will be easier and more fibrous (fluffy!)
Stencil brushes to dust in a background
with Butterscotch and Tumbled Glass Distress Pad.
Draw some faint pencil lines coming away from the compass and across, to give the map a real feel.
Set to one side.
Time for the Letterbox Kit.
A5 Theuva Card.
Spell out your message in Black Archival
Lay the Mapwork over this piece and make marks where you need to cut to make the slits.
Cut along the upper and lower edges of the Take me boxes, and the upper and lower edges of the with you boxes, so they can act as photo corner slits,
if you know what I mean!
This pic will explain it better!
Join the boxes with a black Micron pen,
so they look like they are strung together.
Now slot the map into the two corners.
Great man’s card.
So think about a great man in your life...
Anyway, I must dash !
But before I go,
I think if you buy the Map stamp,
we will give you the compass as a gift!
Call me old-fashioned, but
give me a Map Map over a Tom Tom any day!
And Everybody should have a compass in their handbag....
Black Archival (sale price)
(There are 5 tins. The Essential set is a great starting place)
Have a great day!