Thank you for popping in.
Monday’s blog flowers and trees?
Well, I have had a hankering ALL day to get out our
Do you ever have something in your mind’s eye?
All day I was wondering whether the little Clarity Characters could stand on the big leaves, like a sort of fantasy piece.
I couldn’t wait to get up here in my little den and see if I could
put what was in my head onto card.
Happy to report
The first thing was to pull a tangle print out of my stash
This was made using the 8" x 10" Gelli Plate,
the matching size card,
our tangle stencil
and acrylic paint.
Stamp the large bird tree (another fabulous stamp to use)
using Sepia Archival.
Blue and brown always good.
Build a base for the tree, using the Filigraphy leaves.
I have to tell you,
I did have a scrap to the left, where I was checking positioning.
Enter the lovely Rosie.
We watched the new Far From the Madding Crowd film last night.
My absolute favourite author, Thomas Hardy.
She was in my head all day.
That independent yet vulnerable young woman.
So this one’s for her.
Slot the leaves in beneath her feet, like a jigsaw puzzle.
If you haven’t got this set of Filigraphy leaves,
I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Just fantastic to use.
Trim the card back.
Magical from the Word Chain works well.
And gives us a new launch pad to wrap more leaves around...
Now it’s time to add the shadows underneath the leaves etc.
Coffee, Spectrum Noir pencils and half an hour should do the trick....
Blues and greys underneath the leaves.
Build up depth gradually.
A Grey Denim Promarker around the edge of the card.
Define the moon too, using the same pencils.
NOT THE PROMARKER!
Mount on brown card.
I could spend another hour adding more depth with a grey pencil,
or a charcoal pencil....
But firstly, my neck is killing me.
It really is getting worse.
Looking down aggravates it no end,
and I can’t colour in and look up yet!!!
Yes, I am going to the doctors before we head up to Catterick/Colburn on Thursday.
Secondly, Dave has made a lovely supper.
So I really must dash,
said the Mexican....
love & hugs,