Sunday, 4 September 2016

Time to get in shape!

Hi there
Thanks for stopping by

I hope you managed to catch the shows today.
It’s been a long but enjoyable Sunday.

I thought I would share the demo we did during the 2pm show



Take a selection of colours from the Artistry Ink range.
I went with Aqua Fusion, Golden Turmeric, Mellow Green and Cotton Candy.




Using a brayer, apply some colour to the 7x7 stencil card in a couple of areas.

When you are happy with the amount of colour on the 7x7 stencil card, spritz the blending mat with some water and mop up with the brayered background you have just created.


Use a heat gun to help the drying process


Take some household bleach and put into a pot. Using a stencil brush, apply to a piece of Cut n Dry felt to create your own ink pad with bleach! 
Take the solid diamond stamp, and stamp onto the bleachy Cut n Dry felt.
 Apply to the background you have created, holding in place to allow the bleach to sink in.


Allow the bleach to dry and then using the same stamp and the Golden Turmeric ink pad, stamp, blot, plot into bleached diamond


Repeat as above using the Cotton Candy


Again with the Aqua Fusion.


A really nice, mottled background, very arty.


Next take the diamond outline shaped stamp and ink up with a Black Archival and overstamp the diamond

This is one of the real benefits of our clear stamps!


Take the little star stamps from the Christmas Sprig set of unmounted stamps and stamp using a black archival ink pad


Now it is time to glaze the diamonds.
Dust your card with talc 


Before you glaze, paint the little stars with bleach, 
to really make them pop.
Use the Diamond stamp in a Versamark ink pad,
 and overstamp the diamonds.


Cover with Clear Embossing powder.


Tap of the excess and then use a heat gun to apply the heat from above

Can you see how dimpled it looks?


Reink with Veramark, apply the heat again, this time from underneath, to give you a much smoother finish.

Looks like glass.


Once you have done the other two diamonds, use the Christmas Word Chains to stamp your greeting, making sure that you keep them towards the bottom 2 diamonds


Trim off a piece from the left and then stick to the underside of the right hand side giving a nice contrast.


Cut a panel off the top.


Take a Sharpie pen and edge both pieces.


Then mount onto some Kraft Card.


Finally, mount the larger piece onto a white card blank.

You now have an elegant card and matching gift label ready for Christmas.



Night night!
Love and hugs
BeddyBarb
xxxxx

87 comments:

  1. I've been waiting up for you. Lovely shows and you looked wide awake this afternoon! I looked at these stamps before the shows and thought not for me. Now I know they are definitely for me! Love the Groovi flowers too and looking forward to seeing more tomorrow. Sleep well xx

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    1. Hello and goodnight all xx

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    2. Night night Chris sleep tight xxx

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    3. Morning Chris,
      I felt exactly the same about the stamps too! Have a great day, love and hugs Alison xx

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    4. Morning Chris. Everything was wonderful, Gilly xx

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  2. Great shows, great blog Barbara. Have a little glass jam jar of bleach from my last foray about a year ago. Will try its potency one of these days. Clarity order already formatted. ;~}

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    1. I knew I wasn't the only one waiting for Barbara xx

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    2. How's your mum Shelagh? Xxx

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    4. Not too great, but many thanks for your concern, Sheila. However, on the plus side, moved to another ward today and all medication hopefully restored.
      So pleased you were able to enjoy the shows, as did I. Lots of new things to try!!! ;~}

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    5. Afternoon Shelagh pleased your mum has gone to another ward and hopefully will get the help she needs take care hugs xxx

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  3. Enjoyed the demos today, especially the new shape stamps. So versatile. See you tomorrow on tv. Xx

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  4. Great shows Barbara. You are still the one who makes me really inspired to get stuff out and play when I think I have lost my mojo. Your stamping always gets me in the creative heart

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  5. Wow Barbara fantastic shows fantastic groovi well done Jayne stunning art work
    Can I say how wonderful it was to see you with the new presenter appoligies as didn't catch her name I was watching as you included her as though you was teaching her and how excited to receive your art work you gave her well done to her I was captivated watching you both .
    the groovi show was amazing congratulations on your sell outs .xxx

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    1. Evening dear family of blog friends goodnight hugs to you all catch up tomorrow to comment on you all xxx
      Happy birthday Dorothy big birthday hugs hope your having a wonderful holiday and Amy coped well xxx

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    2. Hello Sheila, hope you've enjoyed the show today and have had a good rest. Sending hugs xxx

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    3. Hi Sheila,
      Glad you enjoyed shows yesterday, I did too. Looking forward to today's. Love and hugs Alison xx

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    4. Hi Sheila - I totally agree with you about watching Barbara with the lovely new presenter! I really enjoyed the shows yesterday and even managed to watch this morning before leaving for the hospital. Keep watching and resting, Sheila my lovely, love and hugs Gilly xxx

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    5. Afternoon gilly hope hospital goes well for Neil and you hugs to take with you xxx

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  6. WOW! Love it! You are sooo inspirational, can't wait to find a slot in my day to get creative.
    Thanks, Barb xxx

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  7. Hi Barbara
    I hope you are back at the hotel ready for bed and a poldark catchup. I caught the 2 o'clock show, what an inspiration and beautifully Clarity with the brayer and lovely inks. Great new stamps, lots of ideas whizzing around my head too, so a huge thank you from me. I hope the other shows went well, by the looks of Sheila's comment you've has sell outs. Looking forward to catch up and watching you tomorrow.
    Sleep well
    Love Diane xxx

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    1. Hello lovely blog friends, hope you've had a good day watching Barbara. Got my ironing done whilst watching but have to make sure I don't get distracted and burn something! Hope everyone is ok. Sending hugs and a special birthday hug for the lovely Dot - hope you've had a good day xxx

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    2. Hi Diane,
      Glad you got the ironing done without burning anything! I have to watch something on to whilst ironing too, takes my mind off the horrible task I'm doing! Looking forward to shows today. Love and hugs Alison xx

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    3. Hi Diane - glad you enjoyed the shows & got the ironing done too! I went to bed early & watched Poldark trying to guess which places they had used. Charlestown was 1st place I saw - just 1 mile from us. Hugs Gilly xxx

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  8. Amazing shows! Fantastic products! Your demo's were so inspiring. I've never used a gelli plate but I shall be ordering one tomorrow. And the masks, and the stamps. And Jayne's artwork is breathtakingly beautiful. I've fallen in love with the agapanthus and the chrysanthemum. Can't wait for tomorrow's shows. Thank you so much. Helen xx

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  9. Haven't seen the shows yet, have them recorded. Love this demo, I've been admiring the shape stamps since Sam Crowe used them at the Crowborough Open Day. And like seeing Christmas cards - I've been making them all year, Christmas is never out of season in our house!

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  10. Super demo, got these shaped stamps at Crowborough, yet to use them. Recorded your shows, just watched the 1st one, great idea with the bleach. xxx

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  11. Brilliant card and what a fabulous demo you did! Love and hugs! X

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  12. Brilliant card and what a fabulous demo you did! Love and hugs! X

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  13. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't get the opportunity to watch any of the shows today but I'll definitely be watching on catch up after seeing this demo.

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    1. Hello dear blog friend enjoy when you catch up on them hugs xxx

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    2. Hi Julia - enjoy watching on catch up! Hope that you are coping ok, love & supportive hugs, Gilly xxx

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    3. Afternoon Julia have you mannage to craft hugs to help you through xxx

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  14. Hi to all my lovely blog friends, hope you've had a good day.xx

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    1. Special Hugs dear pam xxx

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    2. Hi Pam - lots of love and caring hugs, Gilly xxx

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    3. Afternoon pam how's your pain are you getting any help now careing hugs xxx

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  15. Hi Barbara, brilliant, shows, brilliant new products, brilliant demonstrator and demonstrations, what more can I say. It was so lovely to see, and feel, how happy, excited and enthusiastic you were, especially in your first show. The hard part is now trying to work out what to get, don't think I can justify buying everything!!! I love this card/tag too, thanks for sharing. I think I've thought of a way I could do this kind of thing without the bleach ☺

    Would it be possible to please show on here a close up photo of the reverse of the Groovi rose design, so I can sit with it and really work out the concept/rules of where to put the drop shadows? I was sitting willing you to do the rosebud that was pointing up! My psychic powers clearly not up to scratch today !!! I think it would help me with learning shading too if I could learn this concept as a first step. Thank you if you can.

    I'm looking forward to tomorrow's shows. Hope you have a good sleep.
    Love Brenda xx

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    1. Goodnight hugs for you and daisy xxx

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    2. Hi Brenda,
      The shows yesterday were great weren't they? I was carefully watching the dropped shadow part as well. The card was simply stunning. Looking forward to shows today. Love to you and Daisy, Alison xx

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    3. Good idea, Brenda. I'd love that close up too as colouring is not my strong point Mxx

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    4. Same here! I really do need to learn how to colour & shade! Brenda, hugs to you and Daisy xx

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    5. Afternoon Brenda hugs for you and daisy I got a new appointment for the liver specialist 30 September he should have my scan results by then too xxx

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  16. Fabulous shows and demonstrations as always. I love the new Groovi plates, just need to decide which ones to get.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  17. Hi Barbara, well done on all your shows today. I've watch them all and still didn't have enough so I watched one that I recorded when Maria done the cube box, all so so brill. I regret I do have a complaint though and that is you are going to cost me so much money AGAIN when I see you at ally pally LOL xx keep up the good work my lovely

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  18. Great show love stamping shows looking forward to show tomorrow have ordered Sams stamps direct from you so looking forward to playing with them hope you have a good night sleep hugs xxx

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  19. Hi Barbara
    Loved the shows and the amazing samples. I am so pleased to see Jayne's exquisite artwork and thank you for bringing it to us. Such a lovely lady and so talented. I have admired her for many years. I think the agapanthus is my favourite and my order will be placed shortly for the Groovi plates and the stamps too.
    Hugs from Chris X

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  20. I dropped in and out of the shows but have them recorded ! This is a lovely project - I love shiny and simple lines too. I'm lucky enough to have the challenge voucher to think about spending - decisions, decisions! Xx

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  21. Great show. Did you know that you went back to school today as I watched you on the interactive whiteboard in my class (yes I went in on a Sunday to finish getting my classroom ready) I hope you had a sellout Jeanette xxxxxxxxxx

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  22. HI everyone, hope you've had a good day. We finished taking the stair carpet up and have put the sofa in the garage - managed it ourselves too without having to call on son for his muscles ! New sofa coming in the morning. We had to get a garden chair in with a cushion for Mikey as he's most put out the sofa disappeared! Didn't want him pinching our chairs either! The staircase replacement stars tomorrow so it's all go. Enjoyed then bits of the shows I managed to catch today and will look forward to thinking what I'm going to spend my Clarity voucher on. I'll have a think about that when I'm on holiday ! Hugs to all xxx

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    1. Hi Jackie,
      Hope everything goes well today! Congratulations on your win by the way. I'm saving my voucher for Leyburn! Love and hugs Alison xxx

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    2. Hi Jackie - good luck with the stairs replacement & enjoy choosing how to spend your voucher. Hugs Gilly xxx

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    3. Hi Jackie wow your busy enjoy spending your voucher hugs xxx

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  23. These triangles look fantastic and the glossy finish really makes them pop Barbara. Have a great day tomorrow. x

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  24. Love the card , love the stamps and loved watching you on my iPad . Joy now Jan

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  25. Morning, great stamping shows yesterday lots of great techniques to try. The Groovi plates are beautiful, very nice samples from the DT. Will catch up on shows from today. Xx

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  26. Beautiful work Barbara...such a clever idea so many design possibities. TFS and have a lovely week xx

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  27. Morning bloggy friends, back to work today. Hope you all enjoy the shows today. Have those cushions had a lot of use? Xx

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    1. Hi Donna,
      Hope today won't be too much of a shock to the system! I always used to say that as soon as I walked through the doors of school, it was like the holidays had never happened!! Love and hugsAlison xx

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    2. Hi Donna thought you might be, have a good day xxx

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    3. Hi Donna - hope your day goes well! Gilly xx

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    4. Hi Donna have fun on your first day back it will soon be weekend hugs xxx

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  28. Love this beautiful card, caught a bit of the shows but was out voted by the cricket fans so will watch the rest on the recordings I did x

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  29. Morning Barbara,
    Fantastic shows yesterday and the samples were simply stunning! I thought originally that the stamps weren't going to be useful but how wrong was I! Then I saw the beautiful plates and that was it, I HAD to have them so the stamps will have to wait. I think with Jayne's stamps I will have to get them at Leyburn as I will have got paid again by then! Hope today's shows go well ( if you've got any stock left!) love and hugs Alison xxx

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    1. Morning bloggy friends,
      Well, I feel onto cushions big style! Got the Groovi plates, which I couldn't resist. Will have to wait now until I get paid again before I can get anything else! Unless we live on bread and water!! Going to hospital with Dave today - nothing serious, just has to go to see haematologist to make sure his gout is still under control. Enjoy the shows today, love and hugs to you all, Alison xx

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    2. Hi Alison - enjoy your fabulous new plates! They are truly stunning, love and hugs Gilly xxx

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    3. Hi Alison enjoy your parcel when it arrives hope hospital goes well hugs xxx

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  30. What a great idea those shape stamps are - well done to Sam! I wasn't sure how to use them but am now buzzing with ideas. Great Christmas cards on show yesterday. Mxx

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  31. Great shows have them all recorded. Just placed my order thanks to my voucher for some of the artistery inks. Many thanks.

    Just playing with the Africa stamps at the moment :)

    Crafty hugs x

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    1. Hi Pen - the shows have been wonderful. Enjoy playing with your Africa stamps, love and hugs Gilly xxx

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    2. Afternoon pen enjoy your inks when they arrive xxx

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  32. Loved the demos with these very simple looking stamps...just shows how a little imagination (and bleach) goes a very long way to make something so beautiful!! Stamps added to my shopping list for Leyburn!

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  33. Loved the demos with these very simple looking stamps...just shows how a little imagination (and bleach) goes a very long way to make something so beautiful!! Stamps added to my shopping list for Leyburn!

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  34. Love the shapes, really unusual. Thanks for demoing the gelli plate, might get mine out of the package now or maybe after a few youtube visits!!! I am working with the ribbon 'Merry Christmas' right now. It was good to have a reminder of the colouring.

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  35. Hi Barb

    Love this work you've produced and enjoyed the shows immensely

    June x

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  36. Great shows and demos. I especially appreciated the gelli plate revisit, being one of the Retreaters who needed two shots at it and a lot of help from Paul! I also have the lovely Xmas stencil set, so very useful ideas.
    Your enthusiasm for the shapes stamps was infectious and you presented their versatility so well that I now want them, having being doubtful I needed them. I agree with Sheila's comment about your considerate handling of your 'handler'. Carol x

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  37. Hi Barbara - truly fantastic shows! I love everything and really enjoyed you showing the white work and colouring techniques, this I need to learn!
    I fought your corner on FB yesterday, re the no new stamps comments! Just shows some people don't look at Clarity website! Hugs Gilly xxx

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    1. Hi to all my lovely blog friends, didn't come here last night, was tucked up in bed watching Poldark & then early to sleep! Love and hugs to you all, Gilly xxx

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  38. So enjoyed the shows yesterday Barbara so many tips love the stamps Jayne is so gifted just like you so pleased she's on board with lovely people xxxx

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  39. Really like this simple but complex effect, if you know what I mean! My OH had rugby on the TV all day yesterday, so I'll have to watch the shows on catch up when I can. Just off to the airport to pick up mum and dad and am so excited to see them x

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  40. Watched your show where you did this demo
    Fantastic artwork. Bit to advanced for me I still have not hot my gelli plate out f it's box. Lol
    Love the effects you can achieve with stamps I just need to have a go me thinks xxx

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  41. Hello Barb, have not caught up with all the recorded shows yet, and it looks like I have plenty to look forward to. Love the idea and inspiration with your artwork today. Take care. Bx

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

Barb x