Thanks for popping in.
Monday’s blog flowers and trees, right?
Well I was sitting in the clubroom at work,
which sounds glam but isn’t.
In fact, I was surrounded by boxes of old New Design Club Chapters, stamps and stencils.
Then one of my faves caught my eye, and I thought to myself,
“Aha! today’s Blogtree!!”
I hope you share my enthusiasm with this lovely Tree Row stamp!
Here’s another take on it:
Mmm... So do you like the more traditional landscape art?
With the shadows underneath the trees?
Or the funky creeper version?
Well, the good news is that all the old projects, past issues,
AND the stamps & stencils of course, are still available.
So this one, No. 92 from June 2014 can still be had.
When the past issue batch is gone however, it is gone.
We just always do an overrun at the printers, to be safe.
£6.50 for the unmounted stamp AND the double project sheet.
I think that’s pretty good.
So if you are looking for inspiration, there are literally hundreds of Past Issues on the website.
For today though, I think I’ll dig out the instructions
for the funky creeper version....
Forgive me if you already have it, but I really am scrambling to keep up at the moment, and just have got the time to start a project from scratch.
Mind you, the time it takes me to find the blinking photos and rightsize them, flip them, etc etc, I might as well get going with a blank card!
Ready? The reason I want to show you this particular card
is because although the trees are silhouettes,
you don’t have to settle for solid black trees!
See what I mean?
So how do we do this?
Well, we stamp the silhouette Tree Row with a very faint colour, like Juniper.
That gives us our guide for the trees.
Use the same colouring pencils I have used to colour
in the letters on the funky verse
to start adding light colour to the trees.
Yellow + blue = green, remember?
Add shade, or a drop shadow on each tree too.
Once you are happy with the colour of the trees,
outline them with a Microfine black pen.
And the trunks...
And the hill, in fact.
So easy when you know how!
Let’s finish off the artwork,
now you’ve got a black Micron pen in your hand!
Run a width of low-tack masking tape round the card,
Draw two swirls up either side,
using the masking tape as your ruling guide.
The Clean out a Corner Stamp is very cool, too.
Add a few leaves, colour them in,
and add a few dots & dashes for good measure.
So there you have it.
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LOADS AND LOADS!
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Got to go.
Have a great day now!
Love & Hugs xxx