Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Great Outdoors! Let’s go!!!

Hi there.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday’s Blog a step by step and typically Gray.
This is pretty typically a Gray piece, methinks...

What think you?

Let's start with a blank piece of Gelli Card,


Build a panel with low-tack masking tape.


Using stencil brushes and Stream, Juniper and Stonewashed,


Fill the panel with those colours.


Stamp the fabulous branch in Black archival into the aperture, before removing the masking tape.


It should look like this now....


Time to add the boy in flight.Oh! and the great outdoors.


Colour in the letters with Distress Markers and add a couple of tiny birds from the Birdhouse set.


A dot dot dot with a Micron pen will enhance the art easily and effectively.



All done.
Tired now! No flying away for me, except in my head!  The first day at Catterick was amazing! 
It really was. I was soooo proud of our team.

44 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Barbara. Love those colours together. xxx

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  2. Simply perfect. Hope day 2 goes well

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  3. This is gorgeous. Must go now as coming to see you at Catterick today. I'm very excited xx

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  4. I love this idea Barbara! Lovely card :) x

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  5. He is lovely the little boy love the simplistic look if this card. Have a great day at caterick xxx

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  6. Hello Barbara,

    Absolutely love it. Have everything but the branch but I am sure I have something similar. Enjoy day two.

    Love, Roz.x

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  7. Beautiful make this morning

    Kathyk

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  8. Hi Barb, simply beautiful, great for a fairly quick card, but very effective. Enjoy day 2 of Catterick, you have every reason to be proud. Bx

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  9. I will definitely have go at today's inspiration. Wish I were with you in Caterick I so enjoyed my day in Crowbourne. Don't get too exhausted just enjoy!!

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  10. Hi Barb,
    Absolutely fabulous. Really love the three colours together. It is quite simplistic in design but I like that - it looks fresh. The little boy is always a winner. Have a great day today - if yesterday was anything to go by, you will all be working hard and the visitors will have a fabulous time and spending lots / learning loads. Thanks for everything. Love Alison xx

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  11. Barbara....simply lovely...that little boy gets about doesn't he!!!
    Much love
    Kimxx

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  12. Good morning, this is fantastic and yes typical you. So glad to hear you had a fantastic day and only hope today is equally cool. Wish I were in England!

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  13. Morning Barbara, that's another lovely card.
    Have another wonderful day today
    Jackie x

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  14. I had an amazing day yesterday at the Catterick show. I learnt a lot from the fabulous demonstrations and spent too much.......too many tempting treats to be had! A super card design today, which I will try as I bought the boy stamp yesterday. Good luck for another great day today. You were in great form yesterday. x

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  15. Beautiful way of using these stamps. Hope you have another fab day at Catterick. xx

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  16. Another stunning design, crisp, clear yet wistful.x

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  17. Love this boy, from the tip of his nose, to his stocking feet. Super card. Enjoy your day. X

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  18. Love the background idea Barbara, I'd have to sub the main stamp as I dont have the boy. Hope you aren't too tired from your first day at Catterick.

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  19. Beautiful card. Love the colours.

    I really enjoyed myself at Catterick yesterday. This afternoon I plan to put some of what I learned into practice. Have a great day!

    Love Joan xx

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  20. Beautiful colours fabulous stamps xxx

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  21. I am liking the branch stamp more and more so it's going to have to fall in my basket soon lol!
    I hope today's another good day in Catterick ..... I may not be able to get there but I do have the sun out and a picnic to enjoy so I shall not sulk to much today lol!

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  22. Beautiful card, I watched you demo this one yesterday, you just used a different sentiment. As you said, it's a good technique for beginners who may struggle with composition. I had a fabulous day yesterday, wish I could do it again today. Thank you Barbara xx

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  23. Hallo liebe Barbara,

    was für eine wunderschöne Idee und Gestaltung. Deine Karte gefällt mir sehr gut. Ich liebe diese Farbkombination. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

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  24. Barbara, a simply gorgeous card and yes, typical Gray! Wish I could be at Catterick, just not enough time, perhaps next year? Take care, Jackie x

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  25. Hi Barbara
    Such a lovely card,definitely a Gray card.

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  26. What fabulous colours - a stunning card. Pat x

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  27. Very pretty. I really need to get some sentiment stamps only got about two. Hope you not too shattered by tonight. We have been out for dinner today a treat from our daughter and son-in-law, for helping out with grandchildren quite a bit. As if we mind. Safe trip home. xx

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  28. Stunning card! Have a wonderful day! xxxxx

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  29. Beautiful card, love the colours and the simplicity of this, great ideas. X

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  30. Stunning card Barbara, my sister was hoping to win the one you did at Catterick today, but sadly she missed out, I will have to attempt to make her one now, hee hee. Had a great day today, spent loads, now I need to get myself back into to the flow and start playing again. A great big thank you for a lovely day today, from me and my sister. Michelle XX

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  31. Yes Barbara , it is a typically you card, I love everything about it !
    XxxxxRuth

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  32. very effective technique. love these panel cards. they make artwork stand out. lovely choice of colours. glad Catterrick has gone well, hugs xx

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  33. Love the card Barbara love this stamp thank you love June xxxxx

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  34. Really beautiful - all I need is some time to have a go myself! Maybe next week....Glad your first day went well, and hope today is as successful. Trying not to be too jealous of all those lucky people who can be there with your lovely team!!! Susan x

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  35. Hi Barbara
    Beautiful image today, I do love the boy stamp. Please to hear day 1 went well, I'm sure we will hear about day 2 tomorrow and from comments it sounds like it was a good one. Well done and have a safe journey home. Just been bopping around the lounge to the ELO concert on radio 2 , it was fab and I still remember the words! Haha that dates me!!! Hope you have a rest tomorrow. Take care love Diane xxxx

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  36. I am just amazed that you can find time to blog with all that is going on up there at Catterick. Love this design, clean and stylish. xx Maggie

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  37. Incredible card!

    How come no one ever sends me a beautiful card like this one? :/

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  38. Hi Barbara. What a beautiful card, love it all. I'm sure the 2nd day went as well as the first, I hope you are not too tired. Take care.

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  39. love this card Barbara off to craft room to make at once Pamela x

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  40. Love the card today .. Happy crafting ...x

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  41. Loved it today too, what a great atmosphere and boy how fast it goes? I love this card, the technique the layout the purity of it. Xxx I say today? It's actually Tuesday now and I am doing catch up. Xx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x