Sunday, 7 February 2016

Sunday Step by step and time for Reflection.

Happy Sunday!
Thanks for dropping in.
TV Day today.
If you aren’t going out, and you haven’t got any plans,
or rugby’s not your thing,
then why not tune in to HOCHANDA
Freesat 817(24/7)  •  Sky 663 (24/7) • Freeview 39 (6am-9pm)

I shall be getting inky 2-3 pm and 5-6pm
We decided to split the hours, because it’s just less stressful.

Here’s a step be step guide to one of the projects 
I will hopefully get to at 5pm;
sometimes it’s cool to get a snapshot breakdown....

Reflection time!
Stamp the Elegance Dancer onto the 8x10 Gellplate
using Black Adirondack/ dye-based ink.


Flip the plate on the matching Megamount and place the girl on our large 8.5" x 11" Stencil Card.
Flip it back, rub the back of the card and pull the first print.


Provided you positioned her right, there will be plenty of room for the ghost print, the second print.


There she is.


split them up, and stamp the upside reflection into place,
this time using a Black Archival.



Place the mask which comes with the stamp 
over the image above the water.



Add a moon upstairs and partition off with masking tape.


Using a brayer, roll an undercoat of Juniper across the sky.


Now roll Denim in from the top.
This combo of colours is delightful.


Pull in colour from the edges with a make-up sponge.


And now let’s switch ends, and do the water.
Shuffle the mask up, add a little denim and then add the moon.


Add more Denim to the brayer, roll the inky brayer over a sheet of screwed up paper, and roll the brayer over the water area.


Remove all the masking tape.


Colour in the girl’s leotard with a matching pencil,
both above the water and in the reflection.


Now come the 3-D bit.
Using grey and black pencils create a drop shadow 
underneath the letters of the word ELEGANCE.


Amazing how a little drop shadow can create so much depth!


Run a black Sharpie around the edges 


Mat and layer.


All done.
Now if I can remember all this on the live art show, 
it’ll be a miracle !!!


Time to go figure out what to wear....


A leotard and tights?
Well now... that might increase the number of viewers!!!


Love & hugs,

84 comments:

  1. Leotard and tights.. that would be worth seeing. I will be watching leotard or not. Good luck with demos.
    Gayle x

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  2. Sadly I shall miss the shows as out in Spain just now. On your recommendation visited Córdoba, Granada and the Alhambra. Thankyou for lifetime memories. You see, you have such an impact on people's lives. xxx

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    1. Brilliant! I so want to go back there! Xxx

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  3. Lovely. Looking forward to an afternoon of watching you today. Enjoy. F x

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  4. Morning Barbara, I have all your shows set to record, and hopefully I will be able to watch too (as occasionally the recorder doesn't work). I love this tutorial and will be eagerly watching you demo this. Gorgeous !!
    I saw Maria yesterday at the Craft Show at Event City, she was doing a brilliant job with the Groovi.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  5. Morning Barbara, I have all your shows set to record, and hopefully I will be able to watch too (as occasionally the recorder doesn't work). I love this tutorial and will be eagerly watching you demo this. Gorgeous !!
    I saw Maria yesterday at the Craft Show at Event City, she was doing a brilliant job with the Groovi.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  6. Have a good one,or should it be two? Will miss the first of your shows,need to sleep after night duty,but, I'll catch the second hour. I'm very happy you have decided to split up the presentations, otherwise I'd have missed both. Also looking forward to seeing what is in store at 8 pm. X

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  7. Beautiful Barbara, I think I need a Gelli plate just for reflections. By the way, I have been assured that the rugby fits right between your two shows, although I was told that even if it didn't "Barbara has priority"! Looking forward to seeing you on TV later, Caroline xx
    Caroline xx

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  8. Leotard and tights, enter the studio on your Harley! That's the way to do it! xxx

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  9. Might make you want to do a little twirl round the studio! Safe journey up and will look forward to the shows xx

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  10. Hi Barb,
    Love this reflection step by step and I'm positive that you'll be able to do it on to with your eyes shut! Really looking forward to all of the shows today and tomorrow. Have to admit I've had a sneaky look at the Groovi kit and it's brilliant - I won't spoil the surprise though! Suffice to say that my order will be in as soon as they're come live on the Clarity site. Love Alison xx
    Ps leotard and tights would be interesting!!

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  11. Leotard and tights might be a little chilly in the studio and goosebumps and nerves, oh, no! Looking forward to your shows set the recorder. Thank you for the step by step. Love Alison xx

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  12. This is gorgeous. I can't wait for the shows. What a vision from Linda. Leotard, tights and your Harley! Brilliant! Imagine the looks on the faces of your Hochanda colleagues!!

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  13. Beautiful card Barbara. Will be recording all shows.

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  14. Beautiful, looking forward to the shows. I notice C&C are having a Clarity stamp sale! X

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  15. Half price Clarity on C & C is! £8.99 for stencil brushes! Sorry Barbara but had to share this. I will be watching you later - can't wait!

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    1. Hi Lynne, yes it would have rude not to take advantage of the fab offers, including the blending mat at half price. xx

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    2. Yes John & I now will have a longed for stencil brush for each colour family! What with the Clarity winter sale & now this I better put in some overtime! Hope you are feeling better today x

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    3. Hi John glad to hear you are out of hospital. Just in time for a little retail therapy! Xx

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    4. Thanks Lynne and Donna, yes retail is a good healer. My wife just doesn't understand though :-)
      Off to watch Barb xx

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    5. Hi john hope your feeling brighter today xxx

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    6. Good to hear you are home John - just in time for the one day wonder tomorrow when you will have to rest! X

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  16. Looking forward to the shows - recorder button set!

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  17. Looking forward to the shows - recorder all set up!

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  18. This ballet dancer stamp is so elegant. Love the line of the arabesque!

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  19. That would be fun to watch! Lol!
    I love this technique, and with this stamp it looks beautiful. You are so right (as always) the drop shadow makes all the difference.
    So looking forward to all the shows coming up.
    Hugs
    Amanda xx

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  20. Good luck with the leotard and tights! I'd look like Max Wall! Now I'm showing my age! Beautiful card! Looking forward to the shows x

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    1. I must be showing mine too Nettie because I know who you mean.
      I'd look like a badly stuffed sausage!!!
      Gayle

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  21. Yes I'll be tuning n. Hope everyone didn't miss the Clarity bargains on create and craft this morning to top up their stash 50% off. Mini mounts for £5 too good to miss. Got my Groovi club stuff yesterday loving my storage folder and baby plate mate can't wait to get started x

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  22. Beautiful reflections. Looking forward to watching your shows today. Hubble and son are going through to Edinburgh to visit my daughter and go to an American football game at her uni, so I get an afternoon of craft before they come back to watch the Super Bowl tonight.

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  23. Love rugby, love Clarity, best of both worlds today then

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  24. Very eloquent. Enjoy your shows I will be watching...

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  25. OK I read that as a leopard! Good luck with the shows I will be watching and recording..........and buying! Loving the reflection technique! Xx

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  26. Afternoon Brenda, Sheila, Diane, Pam and Dot. Was late yesterday but I think I'm first to say hi today! Xx

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    1. Afternoon Donna just watched the first show so popped to say hi before the next one crafting hugs xxx

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    2. Hi Donna, yes you are first. Missed the first show as forgot to record it, but recording and watching the others today.xx

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    3. Hi Donna hope you had a lovely time last night what was you up to nice relaxing day with Clarity now though hugs Dot.xx

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    4. Hi Donna hope you've had a lovely crafty day. Think you're in for a windy day at school tomorrow, hope you're not on playground duty! Xxxxx

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  27. This is beautiful Barbara and oh so elegant and love the colours too. Looking forward to watching your shows. x

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  28. Don't forget the leg warmers. I'll miss the two evening shows as I'll be working - petted lip. However, I don't work on a Monday but I've got lots to do so I'll be running around like headless chicken in between shows 'cause I'm not going to miss them.

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    1. Hi Julia don't work to hard hugs xxx

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    2. Hope the recorders on Julia and yir shift went quick..x

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  29. Hi Barbara
    TV already set for record and I'm ready and waiting also.Have a great show.

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  30. Beautiful artwork! Looking forward to your shows, they will be awesome whatever you wear! xxx

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  31. Beautiful delicate set just watched the first show looking forward to the next hour also the one day .
    Crafting hugs xxx

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    1. Afternoon Diane Dorothy pam Brenda gilly thinking of you all xxxhappy crafting hugs to all on the blog xxx

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    2. Hi Sheila! Hope that today is a better day for you, and you are taking Dr Gilly's advice!! Lots of hugs from Gilly xxx

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    3. Hi Sheila, hope today is a better one for you. Plenty of rest in between plenty of shows. XX

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    4. Hi Sheila, hope you've been resting and are feeling the benefits today. Nice that Barbs in the Tele and you can rest while you're watching.xx

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    5. Hi dear blog friends just sat ready for the 5pm show must have my clarity fix I've been naughty as just done a very little bit of stamping but been good now resting because body says I have too hugs xxx

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    6. Brilliant 2nd show lots of inspiration your so wonderful to watch Barbara looking forward to the groovi 8pm show xxx

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    7. Hi Sheila hope you've had your feet up all day watching our Barbara isn't a lovely way to spend a Sunday wee hug coming your way...xx

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    8. Hi Sheila, oooh what have ou been stamping? Good to hear you are taking it easy and relaxing - good thing Barbara is on so you can enjoy watching whilst you relax. Take care xxxx

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    9. Wow how much I enjoyed the groovi show so looking forward to tomorrow's shows
      How fabulous showing the art work that your friends and customers have made the first 4 are stunning so looking forward to seeing more crafting hugs xxx

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  32. Hi Barbara, just watched your first show and really enjoyed it! It was especially good to see you do the canvas - in action on tv, although I really loved seeing it on your blog recently. You were brilliant on the tv (as always) - and I loved your outfit!! Perhaps you had your leotard on underneath, or are you saving that for the 5.00pm show!!! Love Gilly xxx

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    1. WWOOO HOOO Gilly so chuffed for you ....xx

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  33. Oh Barbara please stop tempting me. I now need to save up for Mod Podge & canvas pack! Loving show one now have to watch the rugby but might just go upstairs & play..!

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  34. Your first hour was brilliant Barbara. I loved it. The cards made by your design team were all fab. Lots of great inspiration. x

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  35. Great first show watched most of it but not well dozed the end fel ruff so try to sleep between shows xx

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    1. Hope you'll feel a lot better soon.xx

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    2. Hope you have managed to rest up today and feeling brighter hugs xxx

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  36. Hi Barbara
    Just watched the 1st show. You were brilliant and I loved your outfit. The poppies and grasses will be joining my Clarity Ccollection. The samples were beautiful so well done to the DT. Looking forward to the next show and the One Day Special.
    Hugs from Chris X

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  37. Really enjoyed your first show, but have had to record the second on so you're probably doing this demo live on TV as I type! Lovely outfit by the way - classy and comfy. X

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  38. Brilliant step by step today, love the reflection ones. Been too nervous to try but will do soon. Missed your first show but all ready to watch the others. Should be able to watch the one I missed if they repeat it. Fingers crossed.xx

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  39. Hi Diane, Brenda and Dot, are you all ready to watch Barbara on Hochanda? Hope you've had a relaxing day.xx

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    1. Hi Pam hope you've got the tea on not long now till a wee Groovi hour.xx

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    2. Yes Dot, kettle filled ready, can't wait to see what's new with the Groovi.xx

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    3. Hi Dot hope you are ok. I've set the recorder for tonight, three times in one day I gut just be a bit too much for Julian. I'm going to enjoy watching tomorrow too! Xxxx

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    4. Hi Pam hope ou are ok. I hope ou enjoy been resting and watching Barbara with your cuppa. Enjoy watching tomorrow too xxxx

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  40. Lovely to watch your art demonstrations this afternoon, and looking forward to groovy borders solutions tonight at 8pm xx

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  41. Now if you did wear a leotard/tights would you colour match with the images and of course there would have to be the long tutu with the short sticky out one ready for quick change xx

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  42. Hi Barb,
    I thought you'd be wearing leotard and tights!! What a disappointment ha ha.
    Have seen the two shows so far today and they were so helpful and artistic, I really enjoyed the canvas demo. I'm now waiting for the 8 pm show. Great news, I've figured out how to record them with our new fangled box.
    Maureen xx

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    1. Hello my lovely Maureen - nice to see you. I know you and technology get on soon we'll!!!! Xxxxx

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  43. Well what a lovely Sunday have really enjoyed the two shows so far looking forwards now to a Groovi hour hope you've got your cheese and pickle sandwiches with you see you in a bit...xx

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    1. Hi Brenda you managed to tune in to ...xx
      Hi Diane hope you are to been great...xx

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    2. Hi Dot left you a message under Pams comment. I think we've got the storm tonight instead of Scotland! Xxx

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  44. i loved your top. lovely blues, right up my street. do they do it in my size i wonder?
    great shows this afternoon. love the new stamps especially the poppies, hugs xx

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  45. Hi Barbahra
    Well we both loved the first show today, Julian thinks we need to try some canvasses ( note the Royal we!). I've recorded your next two shows, rugby and dinner got in the way, so I can watch tomorrow . You looked lovely, had a little giggle at the thought of the leotard and tights - Victoria wood did a sketch in leotard and tights many years ago, very funny - and brave!!! Have a lovely rest tonight and we will see you tomorrow
    Love Diane xxxxx


    Hi Brenda
    Hope you are ok xxxxx

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  46. Fabulous shows Barbara. I so enjoyed all three today. Am visiting my Mom on Monday so unfortunately will miss those shows. Looking forward to you blogging some of the artwork you did. You looked lovely as always and loved the outfit. More products to add to my ever growing collection. Any chance you might be doing a "Groovi Border Mate" so we don't have to use tape all the time. Think that would be wonderful. Enjoy the rest of your evening after your long day.

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  47. Just logged on to see what the One Day Special was, you read my mind as I was hoping you would produce specific storage for the border plates as I have run out of room for them in my Groovi folders and doubling them up in causing a strain on the pockets. They will definitely be finding their way into my basket, I expect the new poppy and meadow grasses will find their way in too as poppies are my favourite, just done a bookmark with the Groovi ones for a belated birthday pressie next week. Have recorded all the shows for a binge watch tomorrow between work sessions, can't wait. Sleep well. Karen xxx

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  48. Hello Barb, well the shows were just fantastic, looking forward to todays as well. Fabulous items, my hubby saw the first show with the dancer stamps, his comment was, wow those are brilliant stamps, I did mention that I don't have them yet! Take care, hope Monday goes well. Bx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x