Thanks for popping in.
Thanks for popping in.
We’re at Ally Pally today.
And we are streaming a live Clarity TV show from there at 11am.
So fingers crossed it works!
We had such a blast in April when we streamed out live.
It is great working with a live audience!
Here’s the demo I am hoping to show you,
using Jayne Nestorenko’s fantastic Christmas designs,
which complete the Flower Frame Collection.
We held them back for just this auspicious occasion.
The Holly & The Ivy Plates
The Poinsettia Plates
which are also designed to fit into the A4 Alphabet Picture Frame
It’s not a complex design.
I can’t do complex - especially not on Live TV at a Live show!
NOT A CHANCE!!!!
Start the frame, but leave a corner open.
Slot the plate in on top of the Alphabet and
add a little pine element.
Add the fantastic large pine branch.
Close the frame around the hanging pine.
Add the words top and bottom...
I LOVE this font!!
It really is beautiful.
Well done Jim x
Let’s use some holly from the large central image in the corner....
Next comes the landscape and the moon from the Starter Kit
and the snow from the Diagonal grid.
I am chuckling at myself.
The trick on live selly telly is to be sure to use
all the things on the counter.
I think I’ve pretty much got EVERYTHING going on here!!!
Oh hang on!
The black mat.
Yep, let’s use the soft side of the black mat for the whitework.
And let’s use the biggest baddest ball tool in the bag...
Time to decorate the side panels of the frame.
What are the chances of completing this in the alloted time
Colour in the border in blue.
I used Spectrum Noir Blending Pencils.
We have a special offer on them:
5 tins for the price of 4
Flip over to the back and attach to a piece of copy paper.
Load one of our brushes with a dark blue ink pad.
I’m liking the new Artistry pads.
We stock the full range now.
So I went with Midnight Blue.
Round and round and round the outside with the brush.
I caught this trick from Maria on the telly .
She used the ink pads as a colour palette.
Not diluted, just pure colour to paint with a paintbrush.
So out with the No 6 Sable hair brush.
Very good. Well done Maria!
That works well.
Now here’s the thing.
Do I use the Light Blue parchment as a layer behind?
Or do I go with the dark ivory in the background?
That totally changes the blue to a teal colour.
Just wanted to show you how a translucent layer of colour in the background can completely change the whole feel.
Blue for TV though.
And Blue for the blog too.
Hope you were able to watch.
Hope you love Jayne’s designs as much as we do.
Once again, she has struck a wonderful festive note
with these illustrations.
Love & hugs,