Thanks for popping in.
Thursday blog is always blue, right?
So I decided to lose myself in the groove this evening.
Late night last night;
early start this morning!
Lots of thinking, action, planning, listening.
So what better way to wind down and clear the head
than get in the groove and stay there for an hour or so...
I’ve been itching to try this new netting Groovi Plate!
And I am DELIGHTED with the result.
Just exactly as I had hoped.
Here’s where I went this evening...
First I embossed the Butterfly and its circle,
Then I swopped the Butterfly Plate
for the new Nested Circles Plate.
I wanted to see whether the circles sat together right.
Added a second circle inside the Butterfly circle.
Swopped the Circles for the Nested Squares.
I KNEW these would prove invaluable.
A dream to use!
So now I had prepped the area ready for the netting....
Love this look!
I wanted to make the dots at the joins larger,
so out with the soft mat
and the larger ball tool from the Starter Kit.
Next, I used the nested squares to emboss lines into the frames...
See what I mean?
I am sticking to playing with all the endless possibilities tonight.
I find that working out things like this are both fun and rewarding.
And I want fun and rewarding this evening!
When I want challenging, I can move into the world of pricking.
Hahahahaha! I really must come up with another term for that!
The lines in the round frame around the Butterfly
were a little more taxing...
The dots in the corners were simples.
A little whitework/embossing on the butterfly,
to make her stand out a little.
Always working from behind on the soft mat,
with light feather strokes.
Reading that again slowly...
Do you know, if you had a saucy mind like me,
you could really wonder what this is all about!
pressing on, a light teal colour Spectrum Noir Pencil first.
Added a little blue too.
It being Blue Blog Thursday n all...
Check out the back.
I have just blended the two colours by laying down the teal, like so:
then shading into the teal with the contrasting colour.
If you struggle getting a lovely blend,
then I would suggest you get the Blending Solution
and the Paper stumps.
Simply dip a paper stump in the solution,
and using light circular motions where the two colours meet,
blend them into one another.
Works a treat.
That’ll do for this evening.
I want to go for a walk with Dave and get some fresh air.
So I hope you got something from that little demo?
I certainly did.
Love and hugs,