Thank you for stopping by this Sunday.
Tipped down in the night here, so the air is fresh, mild and lovely this morning.
I have had an idea for a stamp and want to get my drawing pad out, so forgive me if I write fast here! Try and keep up!
Ok. Here goes:
Use up one of the little pieces of white card which came in the Gelli Card Packs and drag Grunge Paste through the Ginkgo Stencil.
Did you notice I said CAME? Came with the Gelli Card Packs?
Yep. You spoke, we listened. The little added packs of card in the 7"x7" cardpacks were irritating people apparently, so we have eliminated them. Easy one. Easier for us too!
Now you can buy the 7"x 7" card without the add-on.
I will check how much of the little card we have left and bag it up, too. Some of you will want it for sure.
Place the Grunge piece underneath the stencil where it fits,
load your Stencil Brush with Butterscotch and
brush yellow around, especially round the edges.
With the stencil still in place,
stamp the script stamp from our super duper Journaling set
in Old Paper Distress ink
All over. Set to one side.
Cut a piece of the 7x7 White Gelli Card down, as show here,
and dust round the edges with Butterscotch Adirondack.
If you want to get an ink pad which instantly softens white
and ages the artwork, Butterscotch is your answer.
Now place the little card on the large card and set the stencil. Secure the stencil and then dust round the outer edges of the large card with the yellow again. See?
You can add a little of the Old Paper to the outer edges
of the mini piece while the stencil is in place too.
So when you lift the little art, the big art has an aperture.
Tadaaaa! Which was the purpose of the little card all along...
Now here’s a lovely Geisha which I drew a while ago now. I decided to draw a pretty one, because a lot of Geisha designs you see look more like Sumo Wrestlers in drag.
Stamp her in black Archival to the left.
Now take the Grunge paste square and cut 4 chopstick strips.
No, we aren’t getting a takeaway,
and no, she doesn’t look under nourished!
The Fiskars Trimmer is worth having, though!
They come in black and orange. Same thing basically.
Refills for the blades also available.
Now let’s get cutting with the scissors.
We are going to make a Gingko Garden for her.
Cut out the Grunge blooms and piece them around her, like so:
I wouldn’t stick it all down yet though. So make sure nobody opens the door and the wind catches your ginkgo parts. Nothing worse than getting your gingko parts caught by the wind!
You can see where we’re headed though, right?
Now she needs a dress. I found this scrap from another project.
I know. When I say I don’t throw much away, I mean
I DON’T THROW MUCH AWAY!!!
Stamp her into the colour area.
Off with her head! We only need the dress.
Adhesive on the back,
Place her dress, then the Ginkgo pieces.
I see a path and a little oriental bridge...
Just needs a matching backing paper.
Here at Clarity, we like to make our own when we can,
don’t we, girls?
Little bit of Terra Cotta
Touch of Butterscotch
Stamp up the script,
Black Sharpie Pen round the edge.
Lots of tricks and ideas in that one. Hope you like it.
By the way, many many thanks for all the lovely
Blog Birthday wishes yesterday!
Like I say, when people appreciate you, it fires you on,
don’t you find? If somebody says they love your artwork, don’t you feel encouraged to keep going? I think it’s basic human nature.
If I got a lot of criticism, I think I would give up. Simple as that.
I think a lot of people do, because of that. And it starts quite young, that criticism and sense of not being good enough.
So when I say please leave an uplifting comment,
it’s because we all thrive from positivity.
Learn it, love it, live it.
Lots of love,
We’ll pick a winner for the Nursery Rhyme Plaque tomorrow. I am looking forward to making it already! It is such a pleasant pastime, making things for others.