Thanks for stopping by.
Had a little lie in today.
The flight back from New York was pretty uncomfortable.
It never ceases to baffle me how cramped and packed the back of the plane is - you know, the large area where the peasants (those who paid a mere £1,000 for the privilege of flying the friendly skies) get to huddle. The most entertaining part of the flight was watching two stewardesses get into a bitch-fight, with one telling the other one she was useless. Several times. Which she was. But I thought one reserved those altercations for the Head of HR - not whilst throwing dried up Croissants at the customers. Yep, that’s right. For a moment there, maybe they forgot that all of us poor sods, trying to hide under flimsy blue blankets in a feeble attempt to simulate night, were paying guests.
Ok. UA rant over.
Nice to be home.
So here’s a little offering I made for you when finally I got up.
Plus a little wave of the wand for some added magic...
Gelli Card 7"x7".
Then make a panel with low-tack masking tape.
Dust in some colour with your stencil brushes.
I used the two new Fir trees to fill the panel, first and second generation ink using the same ink pads.
Just tapped the trees in the blue AND the green for a mottled effect.
Very quick and easy.
Remove the Masking tape.
Time to add 2 beautiful new stamps:
I used Cornflower Blue Archival for this job.
Dusted round the edges with Old Paper
and a stencil brush
Whizzed round the edges with the blue and green leftover ink
on the other brushes.
Looking good, but needs a little something....
Go round the trees with a fineline Micron Pen, bringing darker trees to the front and lighter trees to the back.
Add some snow peaks to the tree-tops.
Now close your eyes, clap your hands three times quickly
Found a super Gelli Plate background in my stash, using the large Gelli Plate
and the large Dotty Wave stencil
I used the dotty wave stencil and the Old Paper + Faded jeans
to dust into the artwork.
Makes it flow better...
Outlined the artwork with a black Sharpie pen too.
I enjoyed that one.
Wasn’t sure where we were going,
but a panel usually sets me on the right track.
Especially when I’m still reeling from a gruelling flight.
Or should I say fight?
PS Fantastic Limerick efforts yesterday!!
Cheered me up no end. x
We will all read them at work tomorrow,
and then pick a winner.
To be announced Tuesday.