Thanks for popping in.
Hope you are doing well, in the run up to Christmas?
Having spend a delightful weekend with my Mum,
it’s time to knuckle down and sort out a few last minute things.
Like tax returns and the proposals for January’s TV Shows!
But actually, they can wait till tomorrow...
I have had a think about how we can celebrate
the days leading up to Christmas here on our blog.
The situation is this:
At Clarity, our lovely loyal elves are still caving
under the last time I had a good idea - namely Gray Friday!
The good news is they reckon all the Gray Day Sale orders will be out by the end of this week.
So I DAREN’T add another sale or special offer to the mix.
You understand, I’m sure.
But, and I hate to presume that anybody would appreciate an original card by myself,
what I can do without adding any pressure to anybody except myself, is give away the artwork I blog each day.
So between now and Christmas Eve,
I thought I would make a card or something each day,
and then you, in turn,
could say something pleasant or uplifting below.
Then I would close my eyes
and pick a person to send the artwork to.
That way, nobody at work is involved -
only me and thee.
Signing art always feels a bit pretentious
when I am giving it away, but I shall.
Because You never know.
One day, if I do something outrageous that goes viral,
it may be worth a few bob signed !!!
So on this first day,
Barbara made for Thee...
A Gelli Plate brick stencil background from my stash.
inked up in both Sepia and Black.
Add the large corner from the same set in the corner.
You need a permanent ink pad to stamp on acrylic paint;
hence the Archival mix.
Small corner in the lower corner.
Then let’s colour in the line art.
The Spectrum Noir pencils work well on acrylic too.
This way, the brickwork inside the deer etc is covered up.
Add grey or black underneath to create a shadow.
Colour in the holly and the stars.
White takes well on acrylic paint too.
It’s almost like the texture gives you tread.
Noel from our Christmas Word Chains sit well...
Love love love the lettering.
Let’s make some stars with the masks from the mask
which comes with Santa.
Dab dab dab some green Archival gently over the masks.
Easy does it!
Add a little drop shadow with a brown pencil.
Add a little shimmer with a Sakura Stardust clear pen.
Works a treat on card and acrylic paint.
Trim back the card to leave that lovely gritty printed edge.
Looks good on green....
Green it is then.
And then white.
So that’s it.
If you like the art, and you would like me to send it to you,
then leave an uplifting message below,
and maybe your name will be randomly picked.
If you don’t like it, just don’t leave a comment,
and you’ll be spared!!!
So let’s have a count down to Christmas, shall we?
We celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve.
That’s why it’s 10 days away for me!
Love and hugs,