Hello and Happy Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by.
Excited to welcome you into my new artroom.
It’s a little sparse and the keyboard taps are echoing as I type,
but the roof is on, the lights are on, the internet is connected -
what more can I ask?
I’ve got a stash of this and that,
and the money plant came upstairs with me.
It’s needs some proper space to breath - just like me.
Incredibly, this huge plant started out life as a primary school project which young Mark brought home way back when.
Just a tiny little shoot.
It is very dear to our heart, and we always panic when it sheds even one leaf!! Superstitious or what??
But it is looking very, very healthy, and there are loads of new shoots. Mark always beams like a Cheshire cat when he sees it.
There’s something very refreshing about an almost empty space.
Of course, this lovely loft space will get filled up all sorts of art and pots and pads and paper and paint.
But just for today,
I am really enjoying the serenity, the unclutteredness.
Tomorrow I am off to the Fatherland for a couple of days to do a TV show on HSE24. Just 2 live hours,
but a HUGE deal nonetheless.
Our German friends are really enjoying Clarity!
And I do like Munich...(GREAT shoe shops)
Then on Thursday, we are having a
Clarity Christmas Day
on Create & Craft.
5 hours of all the Clarity Christmas Collections,
from Twas the Night
to the Carols Collection,
with Clarity Classics
and the fabulous traditional window stencils, too.
There are many more kits than I could possibly do demos for,
(We really are doing Clarity Christmas Day in a big way!)
so I thought it might be nice to have a daily peek at the sets which will be on the shows, but which I probably won’t get to demo.
Here’s a card made using some of the stamps.
Snowed in is an old Woodcut stamp.
So I’ve stamped it with a Black Archival ink pad,
on cream card cut leaving a generous border.
Extend the stamp frame with a Black Micron Pen.
Now let’s bring out the deer. They come in different sizes.
You can see he’s quite large, although he would work at the front actually.
However. I’ve stamped him on translucent shrink plastic.
MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO!!!!
So if you stamp the deer onto the Shrink Plastic using the Black Archival, place him on a teflon nonstick tray and pop him in the oven for a minute, look how small he comes out!
Would you believe me if I said you can put him back in for another minute and he shrinks even more?
In fact he even turns round and faces the other way, too?
I just used a smaller stamp on the shrink plastic...
Set of Forest Miniatures
Anyway, what next?
So let’s shrink a few and make a whole herd of them!
Add a little glitter, or Glamour Dust on Zig Blue Glue,
Have you tried Stickles?
They are like a glitter with built in glue.
In fact, they are called Stickles Glitter Glue!
There are loads of different colours; we’ve got some super Christmassy colours in stock.
Let’s have a
Lickle Stickle Sale!
Usually they are £1.99 each.
So how about all 7 colours for £10?
Add a miniature Let it Snow banner, too.
Just remember to punch a hole either end,
so that you can thread the ribbon.
Mount on a baby blue card and a layer of glitter card.
Both the Deer and the Snowed in Kits will be on TV
Bye for now.
I shall be blogging from Deutschland tomorrow!