Thanks for popping in.
I only just got home myself!
After a very busy morning at the studios,
(busy is a bit of an under-statement!)
I went to Mum and Dads for lunch,
and spent the afternoon chatting with them.
Loved it. They are such smashing people.
So while Dave is looking for a good film for us to watch,
I have shot upstairs to chat to you and share the first demo from today’s TV show.
I wasn’t really able to show you the little details this morning,
so a step-by-step is in order!
It’ll take Dave a while to find a film...
Don’t do violence,
don’t do horror
don’t do thriller,
don’t do psycho-head warp crap,
and Dave HATES chick flicks
so as I said, he’ll be a while...
It is pretty much self-explanatory, isn’t it?
We need the Joy Peace Love Plate.
And the Starter Kit, of course.
This is the linchpin of the whole process.
Tape the parchment to the Groovi Plate Mate.
Wipe with a tumble dryer sheet and emboss the word PEACE.
Then change the plate to the snowflake plate and move the snowflakes to find one pointing upwards, like so:
I didn’t use the outside line.
No. 2 embossing tool, then back in with No. 1.
No. 1 being the smallest.
Pick another, smaller snowflake.
I’m just showing off now!
The detail is absurd.
Add the little rings to the snowflakes.
We want to hang them from Peace.
Next add the thread.
I love this way of using parts and elements.
Like the Lego analogy I used today.
Jim said it last week.
It’s like emptying a load of Lego onto the table
and then selecting pieces to create something unique.
Now we have this, right?
Here I used the Deckle edge on the long border.
Of course, you could now use the Deckle concentric squares we loaded and launched on our website yesterday!
And just so you know, the deckle on the nests is
EXACTLY the same as the border deckle.
So they work perfectly together...
Anyway, where was I?
Deckle on all four sides.
Start adding snowflakes where you fancy,
staying inside the frame you have just made.
Some with the star shapes, some without.
Couple of the little circles too...
Now for the outside border.
Straight line on border, from the deckle to the edge.
Straight lines, using the neighbouring pattern as you alignment guide.
Alignment. Long word for this time of night!
Just to stop you going wonky !!
All four sides.
Takes a while.
Fear not, I have already got another border in the pipeline
which will be perfect for this kind of funky framing!
Colour in from behind using the Spectrum Noir Pencils.
Blues and teals.
I guess the best tin is the Oceanic one...
Colour in from behind.
Clamp the parchment piece between the hard side of the craft mat and the Groovi Plate Mate.
Stops you leaning on the work.
Attach it to some complimentary glitter card, using brads.
Mount on a white card.
What I love about getting Groovi is the playful aspect,
that I can mix n match.
And I also like that, although I have only been doing
parchment craft for a month or so,
I am already getting some really neat results.
That spurs me on to do more, to practice more,
to master the whitework and the shading.
Soon I want to tackle the pricking and cutting.
But not tonight.
By the way, have I told you just how grateful I am for your business and support?
How delighted we are that our new Groovi System
is being so well received?
That also spurs me/us on,
to come up with new and Groovi ideas!
But we won’t forget the stamps or the stencils.
NOT A CHANCE.
Are you kidding??
I want to learn how to use stamps and parchment together!
One thing at a time though...
love and hugs,