Good of you to pop in this morning!
After the trip home from hell last night
on the M25 and the Dartford Bridge,
it’s okay if I don’t see another Motorway for a while!
The trucks were double-stacked all the way,
lining pretty much the entire orbital. It was surreal.
Thank goodness Dave came up by train to drive me home;
I would have parked up on the central reservation
and gone to sleep!
Needless to say, this morning I’m no use to man nor beast -
so I shall just offer up a step by step project from the weekend’s events.
Using the oh so elegant Charm Stamp from this set
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Mount her on a XL Clarity Mount, and
Place the Paris Mask underneath her toe.
Add the tiny detail in the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomph,
I think it is...
Cover up the top area with a piece of copy paper.
sweep some colour into the city area.
Now add some Black Archival, sweeping downwards.
Easy does it.
Using a make-up sponge and a piece of paper,
dab in some contours.
Next cover up the city with the positive part of the mask,
and mask the girl off too.
I am so happy that these intricate dancers now come with their masks!
Add the large moon mask from the Landscapes Mask Set.
Castle & Bunting
Hills and Mountains
Start sweeping the Black Soot ink across the sky,
using the moon as a starting place.
Colour in the girl.
Add a drop shadow to her, using grey and black pencils.
Trim the card back to a pleasing size.
and work it into the mini blending tool.
Gently and gradually add a lovely vignette to the artwork.
Double-mount it on white card.
White on white is so elegant.
There we are.
I love this artwork.
I think that the four elegant dancers are the most beautiful Claritystamps Mel has ever illustrated for us.
I’ll even go as far as to add a little bling in the corners!
Got to go.
Got a business to run
love and hugs,