Thanks for popping in!
How has your Monday been?
We have been busy at Clarity,
firing up the Laser machines, making sure that we have got some Groovi Plates for our Crowborough Open Days
this coming Friday and Saturday!
The word on the street is that we need a lot!
Dave got up a 4 this morning to crank up production,
Jim came over here to help me with Groovi YouTubes -
it has been go go go!
But we are all so happy and grateful that you like what we have come up with, who cares about the work?!?!?
Anyway, Monday’s blog is Flowers and Trees,
so I thought I would have another run at the
and mix it up with the long Groovi edging rulers.
Since we have sold so many of them in so few hours,
my guess is you will be wanting some ideas!
Slot them into the mate.
Tape the parchment to the Mate,
get in the groove and emboss all 3 trees.
Swop plates and slot in the Hills.
Add the baseline.
Using one of the Border rulers,
add a few leaves from one of the leafy edgers to the baseline.
Wherever you fancy, just add the little leaves...
even in the trees.
Add a few of the little circles too.
Attach the Border with the double-line to the side of the Groovi Plate Mate using cellotape.
The other patterns on the border will help you get the lines straight as you frame the piece.
Go around all 4 sides.
Now you should have this:
Now let’s use the actual leafy border to introduce a little leafy hill in the background.
I really find it helpful to check my progress by
looking at the front regularly.
Time to add colour.
We are still working from the same side, the back.
I find it helpful to sandwich the parchment
between the hard side of the blue mat which comes in the starter kit and the Groovi Plate Mate.
I have attached the artwork to the Mate with cellotape,
so that I can keep checking what it looks like.
Brown Spectrum Noir pencil for the tree trunks.
Light Green for the leaves.
Dark green for the base.
I have built up the waxy layer gradually, but quite heavily too.
The parchment will mute the colour, so it’s ok to get quite vibrant!
See what I mean?
Flip to the back again.
Add a little light green shade to the top hill.
and a touch of orange or red to the fruits or flowers
in the grass and trees.
Now to back it.
Well, the Photo slot punch is easy!
Light grey then on black?
Or straight on black?
Or light grey behind the artwork and then on black?
YOU tell ME!
I am no Parchment Expert, that’s for sure!
But the more I practice the better I will get at it.
Want to join me?
This is a pretty groovy way to make art!
Today is also the day we picked a winner for the Cheeky Cockerel Limerick Competition, which ran on Saturday.
I haven’t laughed that much in a lot time.
One after another had me in stitches.
I think it’s right what they say.
Smutty?? I’ll say!!
We women are worse than men!!!
It was so hard to pick,
but I have to say that the one which had me chuckling every time
I thought about it was this one:
There once was a chick from Leicester
who met a huge cock from Chester
He said "Hello chick, They call me big Dick",
she said "Please to meet you, I'm Esther"
This one just cracked me up!
So, although there are dozens of brilliant limericks,
and I thank you clever poets profusely
for joining in the fun and giving us all such a hearty laugh,
especially me on Saturday night,
when I really really needed to break the tension,
the winner this time has to be:
Send me your address Sue
and we’ll send you a £30 gift voucher!!
lots of love,