Thanks for popping in.
Thursday’s blog is something blue, right?
This piece actually started out life as a tester for the TV show,
you know, where I make sure that what I’m planning in my head actually works.
Yep, so we are tearing hills using the side of the
Clarity Blending mat,
which comes FREE with the Blending Tools I plan on using...
Next, load a Clarity Stencil Brush with Denim Adirondack,
lay down one side of the hill and brush in the night sky,
then add the other half of the hill copy paper and add another load of dark blue ink.
Then, if you think like me,
try and kick yourself up the derriére
for forgetting the moon mask.
Not easy, but burns loads of calories.
The clock is ticking, and I don’t have time to start again.
So. No moon.
Makes a nice change actually!
Spritz a little water and flick a little water.
Then swing that leg again for forgetting to cover up the land part and getting a huge puddle in the snow,
instead of subtle planets and clouds.
This is turning into quite a workout!
Let’s deal with the puddle later.
Here’s where I showcase one of our fabulous
new Christmas Stamp sets which is being launched
on the TV on Sunday.
It’s a huge unmounted Ribbon-Writing Merry Christmas,
which comes together with a set of brilliant words...
Of course, these are lightly joined,
so that you can cut them out and use each one individually.
But as I read from top to bottom,
“Perfect. I’ll use them all together!”
So I did.
Great set to use with the Funky Word Chains too.
Earlier in the year, we designed a Thank you Stamp set like this.
Then out came one of the Christmas Wee Folk,
who are also joining me on Sunday!
There are eleven other brilliant Wee Christmas stamps
in the two Wee Stamp Chains,
most of them Wee Peeps!
Decided to colour in the ribbon writing with
Looks so cool!
Thought I’d add some snow with a white Pilot pen.
But the white ink just kept soaking in and disappearing.
So I decided to anchor the elf - give him something to stand on,
while I came up with something...
Time to deal with that puddle.
Let’s go right round the card with a blending tool I said to myself,
and cover it up.
Nobody will ever know.
Black n Blue ink combination.
Didn’t hide the puddle though, did it!
Nope. Just made it worse!
So now I’ve got snow which won’t settle,
and a dark patch right underneath the elf!
Then I had a moment of Clarity!
How about using a white pencil underneath the white Pilot pen,
so that the white ink just sits on the not so white pencil dot.
Spot on! Works a treat!
And while I had the white pencil to hand, I thought I might see if I could tone down the puddle and bring out the parcels....
Needs a little bling.
I’m no glitter girl,
but a bit of shimmer on a Christmas Card is great.
Rummaged around and pulled out a Sakura Star Dust Gell Pen.
It’s clear, so it goes straight over any colour and adds a shimmer.
Went back over the ribbon-writing with it.
Called Steve to check we have them in stock.
So there we are.
Now you know what to do.
And what not to do.
Time press on.
I got totally distracted there.
TV prep for this one now!
I’ll see how different I can make it!
Nothing like a little challenge...
love and hugs,