Thanks for popping in.
For those of you who like to be reminded of what’s what,
thought I’d blog another of the demos
from the HOCHANDA TV Show last Sunday.
It was a little rushed at the end of the show,
so I would rather take it from the top slowly....
Here is a super new
All mounted, fired up, and ready to play.
There is actually a Thank You mask included in the kit,
but here’s the traditional way to cut out masks.
Stamp image onto copy paper,
and cut out the centre, cutting a little of the actual image out, too.
Why? This prevents getting a white halo if you cut too precisely along the line.
The stamp now has a little green ink left on it
from the previous Lettuce ink pad,
so ink it up again in Stonewashed Blue without cleaning it,
and when you plant the stamp,
you will get a very cool mix of both colours.
Draw around the outside of the blue-green lettering
with a fine black Micron pen.
Add a little pencil depth to the inner area of the lettering first.
Colouring pencils are ideal.
Next, add a little grey shade around the outer edge,
always bottom left, to create a drop-shadow.
Build up the depth gradually.
The closer you get to the actual line, the darker.
Time to add the little birds from the set using Black Archival.
Now for the centre....
Cover up with the mask you made
or which is included in the stamp set.
Using the same colours as before,
load a Clarity Stencil Brush,
make a mask with some torn paper, and brush in the grass.
Prepare a blue brush and add the sky next.
Time for the Romeo, the cat.
18 years old now, but he’ll see off any encroacher any day!
How about a little foliage from the
And here I have used a stamp from the
and certainly not looking stamped.
Brush a little colour around the outside with what’s left on the brush.
Trim the artwork to a good size.
Add a little more depth around the outside edge now.
Run an ultra-thin black line around the edge,
using a ruler and a black Sharpie pen.
Or just drag the side of the card across the top of a black ink pad.
It won’t get much finer than that!
The background is an inky Gelli Plate piece from my stash,
which was the perfect colour!
I hope you like it.
My aim was to steer you away from
always using a black ink pad for the framer.
Although it is lovely, there is always
room for something a little different, don’t you think?
Have a great day!
When shall we start getting festive?
How about the 12 days leading up to Christmas Day?
Let’s do that...
So when is the first day?
Monday 14th December.
Yep. That’s when we shall go Christmassy,
have some seasonal fun and games
and prizes and competitions and limericks and ...
I am so looking forward to Christmas this year!!!
More than usual actually.
Love & hugs,