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Thursday, 20 August 2015

The Lake District Stag....

Good afternoon and as always thanks for popping in for a catch up...it has been a busy few days..

In my last blog post I shared a wedding card with you...well I am going to start today by showing you the gift that went with it.....it is so nice to be able to personalise items....don't you agree....and the little logo in the top right hand corner was taken from the design on the wedding invitations.......

Yesterday I drove up to Kendal for the Summer Crafting event at the Paper Warehouse....and what a brilliant day I had....the staff are wonderful, ( what a lovely lunch we had too) the shop is full of must have items and I met some lovely crafters....thanks to some of the Clarity Cumbria ladies who came , it was great to see you...oh and thanks to my Mum and Sister...it was great to see you too...

There were 14 demonstrators all together including Sarah, Pauline and Linda.....I just couldn't resist snapping this shot of Linda ...ready for action.

One of my Demonstrations was using the Woodland stencil and animal stamps ,

So for those of you who couldn't make it,,,,,I thought we would have a short photo tutorial...

Start with a piece of Gelli card, and tape the stencil into place. Add the sun mask, and tear some copier paper...carefully brush in the sky using the blue then some pink Adirondack ink.

Please excuse the copie paper , it is a well used piece , well I am a crafter...

Next work on the landscape, I like to start at the bottom of the picture with a dark green...and build it up using a lighter green to give perspective...

See how the scene is building...

Now for the sun, swap the sun mask for the outer part and using a make up sponge gently add some yellow....followed by a little orange...always remember to dab the colour on the mask first...this will blend the ink and give a better result.

Next the stencil is removed and we can start stamping....using black Archivalink....oh look at that stag....he is right at home in the Lake District...

Then an owl in the tree, and a squirrel on our Sharpie faux twine....

Also take the Sharpie around the edge of the card and a fine liner around the aperture ....what a difference that makes.

When I got home ...it was party time as it was Eric's first Birthday....I really don't know where the time has gone...

He is such a good dog.....but I had better share a photo of Tess too....no favouratism...

They both had a lovely long walk this morning and as the sun was shining Karl and me had a coffee in the garden.....well it is my day off...

Enough from me....time for Dinner....

Enjoy your evening...

Much love,

Jo. xxx

 

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Jo, glad the day went so well. Hugs.

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  2. so glad you had a good day - big hugs rachel xx

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  3. fab wedding gift Jo and great card and tutorial. my goodness remember the day you said Eric was a few weeks old..... hugs xx

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  4. Love the sky, blue with a touch of pink works so well! Wow, can't believe its been a year since you showed us puppy pictures! Happy birthday Eric. Xx

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