Saturday, 25 July 2015

Gelli Card Scraps rock!!!

Hi there!!
Thaks for popping in.
Just a quickie though.
Evening in with Dave and an Indian.
Think I maybe ought to rephrase that...

Last day of the first 6 days of retreats today.
Thoroughly enjoyed spending a week with a load of lovely, creative, like-minded people.
So many, many thanks to all those of you who attended and supported the workshops again.
Couldn’t do it without you - nor would I want to!!

Here’s a five minute offering,
 before I draw the curtains on Clarity for an evening...

Walk the brayer with Fresco paints on Gelli Card....


Stamp our cool Treescape Claritystamp into the opening 
with Black Archival.


Cover bottom with a Post-It 
and add a little shadow around the base with dye-based inks,
like Adirondack or Distress pads



Tear a piece of copy paper and add a hill in the background 
with a make-up sponge


Using a black Micron pen,
jiggle back and forth from side to side, to draw in lines for hills


Add a little shade along the lines 
with a selection of matching Spectrum Noir Pencils.


That’ll do!


Hope you like it.
Hope you have a nice evening.

love and hugs,

50 comments:

  1. It's lovely and so restful to look at. Well done on the first retreats, they were great. Have a well deserved relaxing evening with your wonderful Dave and an Indian. Take care and have a restful Sunday. Lots of love to everyone.
    Vanessa XX

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  2. The colours are so summery, like walk through a wood with the sun peeping trough the trees. Very relaxing. careful with the'Indian' I'm told that they can be 'very hot'!!

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  3. Lovely card to celebrate the fantastic retreats! I think all who went thoroughly enjoyed them! I certainly did! I do hope I can make it next year!
    Have a good relaxing Sunday and next week ready for the next retreats! Claritystamp rocks! Xxx

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  4. Lovely card to celebrate the fantastic retreats! I think all who went thoroughly enjoyed them! I certainly did! I do hope I can make it next year!
    Have a good relaxing Sunday and next week ready for the next retreats! Claritystamp rocks! Xxx

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  5. Lovely card to celebrate the fantastic retreats! I think all who went thoroughly enjoyed them! I certainly did! I do hope I can make it next year!
    Have a good relaxing Sunday and next week ready for the next retreats! Claritystamp rocks! Xxx

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  6. Take a good rest , hold Daves hand . Pray he is doing better and better each day .

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  7. Hello Barbara

    Enjoy the Indian and have a good rest both of you. Love the artwork by the way.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  8. Lovely artwork, must take my brayer for a walk. Glad week one went well with the retreats, must try and get more organised so I can attend one year. Enjoy your Indian ;-) and have a nice chilled evening with Dave xx

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  9. Great effect, looks lke the stamp is floating. Glad your retreats were a success. Enjoy your Indian whoever he is! Xx

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    1. Hi Donna hope your school holidays gives you plenty of time to craft I'm enjoying doing my canvas hope you get to do yours too lots of hugs xxx

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    2. Spent today making a special card, so hoping tomorrow will be canvas day. I have decided to do an 8x8" one as it is my usual card size so won't feel too daunting! Xx

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    3. I've done an 8x8 too as 6x6 was too small for my lapwings enjoy let me know how it goes lovely that Brenda said hi owlet hugs xxx

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    1. Oh Brenda I'm so pleased to see you! How are you doing? Big hugs xxxxxxxxx

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    2. Hmmmm I know the answer already. I've been thinking about you, and hoping and praying you would feel able to say hi. So pleased you have managed it tonight. Xx

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    3. So glad to here from you hope your getting our hugs ....xx

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    4. Brenda just a hi is soooo good lots of hugs xxx

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  11. Hi Barbara
    Glad you've all had a great week.
    You do know three's a crowd especially after such a busy week;-)
    Loved the card and will give this a go as I've given in to fresco paints.

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  12. glad that it was a good week for you. i love what you have done here. lovely hues.
    enjoy your evening, hugs xx

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  13. Great card, glad you had such good workshops. Hope Dave had a better day. X

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  14. Big thank you to you and your retreat "team". I had a really wonderful, instructive time and plenty of help. Still not come down to earth. It was over too soon. I have lots of goodies to play with and cannot wait to get groovie!
    Best wishes
    Anne (Reading)

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  15. Hi Barbara.just wanted to say a very BIG THANK YOU for a wonderful couple of days. Home safe and sound and did get to see mum in hospital this evening on our way home and she is not to bad. Love the card and I will certainly be trying out the techniques you have demonstrated. Enjoy your evening with Dave.

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  16. I just love this technique, Barbara. Thank you, again, for two fantastic days at the Retreat. You put so much into them, on our behalf, under such worrying times for you. Really appreciate it. Hope that you and Dave have a restful week, before the next Retreat. Take care. Xx
    PS hope the Indian wasn't too HOT!

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  17. Hi Barbara & Dave enjoy your Indian ,love the way you make a wonderful piece of art from gelli scraps and a stamp have a lovely restful evening hugs xxx

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    1. Hi Brenda lots of owlet hugs xxx

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  18. Hi Barb,
    Really pleased that the retreats have been such a success - everyone seems to have enjoyed them judging by the comments. I would love to come to them one day. Love the artwork today using my favourite paints. Hope you enjoy your evening with Dave and the Indian ( hope Dave doesn't mind sharing you!!!) love Alison xxx

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  19. A couple of weeks ago I found you You tube film and watch them all. You make it look so easy to create. Even this card is so beautiful again. Thanks for the inspiration

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  20. Have a lovely relaxing evening with Dave and "the Indian" . You both deserve and most probably need it. Love & best wishes, Jeanette xx

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  21. Hi Barbara
    Lovely artwork today, the stamp is one of my favourites. Enjoy your rest tonight and tomorrow the retreats sound like they have been a huge success so far, must get to one some day soon. Hope the indian didn't get in the way too much with your quiet evening with the lovely Dave!
    Love Diane xxx
    Ps must read instructions more carefully, couldn't work out why I needed to stick a post it note on my bottom! Xxx
    Hugs flying your way Brenda xxx

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  22. So good of you to go ahead and make all these lovely people happy at such a worrying time now relax and take care of each other your card is lovely you make it sound so easy .. xx

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    1. Hi Dorothy owlet hugs xxx

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    2. Hugs back Sheila hope your ok and looking forwards to your new wheels....xx

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    3. I'm a bit up and down but managing to do my daily craft so that's my daily goal I get my new wheelchair Monday lots more comfortable hope your doing ok owlet hugs xxx

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  23. Hi Brenda here is tonights Big Hug coming your way......xx

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  24. I am just off to bed but I had to stop tonight and say what a wonderful time I had at the Retreats. You have given me so many ideas to work on, apart from the joy of working with you, Paul and all the other talented crafters who came along. Hope you had a lovely relaxing evening with Dave and that you soon get the news you need. Try to get plenty of rest this week and plenty of time together. Take care of yourself as well. xxx Maggie Lots of little hugs

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  25. Hi Barbara
    Beautifully simple and stylish artwork. Enjoy your evening and have a rest tomorrow. I have been "Grovin" all afternoon.
    X Chris

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  26. Had a wonderful time at the retreat yesterday and today. The time just flew by! Thank you so much for all the effort you put into making everything so perfect. Looking forward to next year already!

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  27. very nice art work today, it looks so tranquil and gives the impression of bluebells in springtime, really uplifting, enjoy the rest of your weekend. Night night sleep tight
    Linda

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  28. Lovely artwork, Barbara. Not only do you make it look easy, but now, after the Retreat, I know it isn't that hard. Thanks for a great 2 days. It's always so well planned and executed, but manages to remain friendly and flexible at the same time. I'm glad the week went so well, and now I hope you get some you and Dave time.

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  29. This is beautiful Barbara and love the fresco paints walking the brayer technique, nice and random, and the trees with the freehand hills and the nice shading make the perfect scene. Hope your Indian went down well and that you had a good evening after the last of your retreats with another set of very happy customers. Have a nice relaxing Sunday. x

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  30. Hello Barb, a really lovely image. My hills never seem to turn out like yours, so need some work. Hope you had a nice relaxing evening in with Dave, and enjoyed the indian. Take care. Bx

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  31. Brilliant look, love these simple looking landscapes. Have a wonderfully relaxing Sunday xx

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  32. Love the card lovely picture hope dave is ok enjoy your meal with dave and the Indianlve June horrocks xxxxxx

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  33. Love the look of those fresco paints, but really need to use up what I have before I invest in more. Great colour mix on this piece and love the little squiggly hills. Hope you enjoyed your curry and quiet night in, and glad that the workshops were so enjoyable for all. Susan x

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  34. Lovely art work, enjoy your Sunday.

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x