Thanks for popping in.
And thank you for watching and supporting us
on HOCHANDA TV yesterday and today.
I have loved it. Really.
If you missed the shows, and you would like to have watched them, you can always play catch up on their website.
Here is the demo I did last night,
to launch our lovely new Woodland Stamp collection.
I appreciate that several of our blog friends live in other countries,
or simply don’t do TV!
So this step by step is for them...
Very simple use of the Clarity masks which come with the stamps.
As we want to create a little landscape inside the trees,
we have to cover up (mask) the outer area.
I have made a second mask out of a piece of copy paper,
to cover up the whole card.
Simply lay the paper over the art.
Draw a box to cut out.
Now we can fill the trees with wonderful little hills and horizons, without worrying about getting ink on the card.
Start with the front and work your way to the back,
This green is fabulous;
check out the Artistry Range on our website.
The colour range is magnificent.
Add a little moon.
Change sponges and blend blue into the sky.
Now for the images.
Black Archival is best.
And less is more.
How cool is that?
You can use the mask over and over and over again.
Now for the background outside the tree.
Use the other mask for this, to cover up the tree.
Using a Clarity Stencil brush, start adding a subtle shade behind the trees. Do this by lightly flicking the ink outwards from the centre of the mask.
Add the father and son, and colour in the tree trunks .
Trim the card back.
NOW THIS IS A SERIOUS NEWSFLASH.
We’ve introduced something so simple to our range, but believe me when I tell you it is a game changer.
It is simply a kind of thin vinyl which stops your ruler sliding
when you cut.
Excellent on parchment (which is way too slippery for my taste!)
It’s a must have in my stash!
Brush in a vignette of yellow
and stamp a sentiment into the lower half.
Outline the path.
Add a little shadow with a make-up sponge.
Outline the piece with a black Sharpie pen.
Layer up on a piece of backing paper.
This is from the Brighton Rock collection.
These stamps are right up my street.
Just my cup of tea.
The tiny ones AND the XL outline stamps.
Here are the ingredients all laid out for you.
Just got back to the hotel room.
Not driving back until tomorrow morning.
Can’t risk falling asleep at the wheel.
I am always full of beans when I leave the buiding, but with half an hour the eyelids are heavy, and the adrenalin has worn off.
Ask me why I look so tired, I dare you !!
Love & Hugs,