Hello and welcome to Blue Blog Thursday !
I was hoping to be able to use the free download from Yesterday’s blog, the beautiful teapot that our Melanie drew.
But if I am to follow my own instructions around calming the mind,
then I want to be in a less deadline-hectic space than today.
So let’s do something else;
let’s have a look at some rather lovely new stamps which are being aired on TV on Sunday morning, 9am - 11am.
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I combined some new Wedding line sentiments
which our Jim designed,
with some new Peony Blooms
which our Julie Owens designed.
I am surrounded by talent!
using some Fresco Acrylic Chalk paints.
They are fab!
Bora Bora and
Stamp the Love & Cherish in Black Archival up from the base.
Stamp the Wedding in Black Archival up from the base.
Bend the 3rd line sentiment on the mount, and
stamp the Anniversary in Black Archival up from the base.
I have a plan!
Time to add the flowerheads...
Cover the peony heads up with their respective masks,
and using a Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink pad,
add yellow into the background behind the flowers.
You don’t realise how much this is adding to the background
until you lift the masks.
Add a little Denim Adirondack, or any blue ink,
to the lower area behind the flowerheads.
This will turn the yellow to green in that area.
You could even very lightly add some Slate, for added depth...
There we are.
I knew it would work!
Go round the edges with the yellow and a blending tool.
Line the outer edges with a Sharpie pen and a ruler.
Mount on a spritzy geli platey kinda background.
Time to go for a walk in the bluebells.
It being Blue Bell Thursday and all that...
Both of these sets of Claritystamps will be available on Sunday,
so be sure to tune in!
And wait until you see the large bouquet in the set,
which Julie designed.
It is wonderful.