Thanks for popping in.
When you read this I will either be steaming up the M40
to Port Sunlight for the Saturday Stamp Show,
or already be there, doing press-ups in preparation for set-up tomorrow.
When I woke up this morning, those were the first two words that came out of my ungrateful mouth!
Only because the drive is gutty and the set-up even guttier.
But once Saturday arrives, it‘s always really enjoyable.
Manic, hot, crowded.
So as penance for being so very ungracious about what will doubtless be a great Port Sunny Day,
here’s a quick and simple blue step-by-step.
Nothing too challenging.
The background does the job.
Remember the rain backgrounds last week,
using our large Stencil (was Gelli) Card 8.5" x 11"
Fantastic for wet work.
So stamp the beautiful Joy Frame stamp onto
a piece of said rainwater card,
using Black Archival.
Add the birdhouse in the centre.
Couple of birdies...
Let’s add Always and some music.
Few more birds.
Always comes from Word Chain No. 2
Now let’s jazz up the background a little.
The twig in the Birdsong set is ideal.
Edge with a black Sharpie pen and ruler.
Using a black Micron pen, let’s hang the Always from the Joy...
Tear a hill mask,
and use one of our Clarity brushes to lightly dust in the backdrop.
I used a very dry brush which still had some Stream left on it.
Pick one of the other water cards for the back piece.
Contrast, but same colour.
Difficult to choose!
Which one would YOU pick?
The cloudy or the rainy?
Leave a comment and let me know.
Then I will count the Clouds and Rains.
Whichever team wins,
I will pick a name out of the Rain or Cloud hat.
I will send that person the finished card.
with a £20 Clarity Gift Voucher in it!
Now let’s have a think...
The Joy Birdsong set is usually £17.99
The Word Chain is usually £9.99
So if you decided to buy both the sets together,
let’s change that and call it £21.99 (you save £6)
Well, I must dash, said the Mexican.
Got a van to get from Darn Sarf to Oop Norf!
love and hugs,