Thanks for popping in.
Thursday’s blog is something BLUE,
so I thought we’d have some fun today.
Ready for a little game?
Most of you will probably already have our Letterbox set.
It is the biggest selling stamp set we have ever conjured up!
Having said that, the Wee Folk are hurtling up the outside and likely to lap them very soon!
So I thought it would be fun to marry them up for a project.
Decide what you want to say,
and box out the letters on scrap,
Once you are happy with the spelling,
box out the words again on Gelli Card.
Now it’s for real!
Then mask off the boxes with the masks
which come with the stamps.
Add a moon mask,
and start brushing in blue skies with
our stencil brushes.
The Moon masks, Cloud masks and Hill masks
all come in a Landscapes Mask Set.
Together with the Castle and the Rooftops.
You can get all 5 for £11.99
For all it’s worth, I think that hour for hour, pound for pound,
this set is fantastic.
Add a set of Clarity Brushes and a couple of ink pads:
Bingo. Hours of art.
Time for a few clouds.
Again, the Cloud Mask does the job beautifully.
Don’t even re-ink the blue brush;
just keep brushing along the edge of the mask.
If a cloud goes through the moon,
remove the mask while you add it.
It would look pretty weird
if the clouds went round the back of the moon!
Use the small clouds mask to add a little contrast to the blues.
I used Latte Adirondack.
Next let’s add some hills.
Once again, the Hills Mask is brilliant.
It comes with rolling hills and mountain peaks.
I used Willow Adirondack for this area.
(ink pad offer of the month...)
The thing is, you can add amazing depth to a composition
just by moving the hills to the back
and using less ink. i.e. not re-loading your brush!
Before you remove the letterbox masks,
add a little shadow with the Black Adirondack
and a make-up sponge.
The scene is set.
Enter the Wee Folk!
Add a couple of them, using a Black Archival ink pad.
Isn’t that delightful ??
Trim back the artwork on the sides,
Add a black trim with the black Sharpie pen along a ruler.
Our C-thru Inch ruler with the steel inlay:
(product of the month)
And now let the fun begin!
Here are the letters which make up the words.
I mounted them on our mini handles, all ready for the job.
Some of them are used twice.
Your job is to figure it out.
As soon as you do, DON’t write the answer below,
or you will spoil it for those who drop in later.
Email me your anagram solution:
and tell us you’ve cracked it in the comments, by adding
Tomorrow I will randomly pick a winner from the e-mails and send that lucky winner the card with a £20 Gift Voucher included.
If you hate anagrams, then don’t worry!
It’s not an exam!
Just leave an uplifting comment below and make my day x